Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mercedes-Benz ML 350 Disguised as a Honda CRV in China

A China news article reported and showed pictures of a Honda CRV police car with an uncanny resemblance to Mercedes-Benz ML350, or so it seems.

The article which gathered a lot of negative comments directed to Fengchenggang city government, said that it is indeed the luxury car which was re-badged in an attempt to conceal the fact that the car is priced at 900,000 yuan ($140,000). In the midst of issues regarding the government wasting taxpayers' money, they changed the logo on the grill and tailgate to the big “H” and removed the three-star logo that is found in all Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

The change backfired to the authorities as the citizens learned about the truth. With almost everyone in the world learning about cars because of Internet access, it is no surprise that they immediately learned about the 'masking' attempt.

Below is the original ML350 for comparison.

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