Spotted in China: a Mercedes-Benz ML But it is Not
Published on October 7, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Parked near my house in Beijing. One would think a boring Benz ML but it is much better; it is a fake boring Benz ML, there is a Huanghai Qisheng SUV underneath. Conversion well done, but actually it wasn’t so much work as might appear.
The real thing. Yours from 93.800 yuan up until 125.800. A Benz ML starts from 777.800 yuan. The conversion was around 60 yuan for two three-pointed stars. Who is stupid?
Huanghai thinks ‘suv’ is not cool, so their suv’s are called ‘cuv’.
The wife’s car, parked very near to the ML. It is a Shanghuan Noble, a copied Smart with the engine up front. Real Smarts don’t have Benz-stars, conversion not well done. Benz tries to sell Smarts in China but nobody is buying them, Chinese people think Smart too expensive. The Noble on the orther hand, is a succes. The Noble costs 36.900 to 49.000 yuan. A Smart costs 134.800 to 20.600. Conversion, again, 60 yuan. Who is stupid?