YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 7:00 am, October 27, 2011
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, this pops up.
Doing a Google search of the Chinese auto manufacturer Shuanghuan Auto, who’ve been sued for ripping off Daimler’s smart fortwo (ya think?), I find that there’s a dealership in Des Moines, Iowa (supposedly) selling this stuff.
The cars are marketed under the Noble nameplate; the LC being the electric version, the G4 gasoline powered… and, oh yes, there’s also the SCEO SUV, the previous model of which was a BMW X5 knock-off.
I find it difficult to describe Shuanghuan Auto’s products adequately, so here’s a quote from the China Car Forums website:
“Shuanghuan Auto try to make high quality Auto products since 16 years and we always operation without on borrowings and losses incurred year. Shuanghuan Auto Commpany adopted at field of production as per zero-defect development and high quality production purpose, we passed ISO9000 quality control system in 2000 and gained 3C constraint products certification in 2003. Now we accomplish product quality lifetime tract system with control procedure and rewards and penalties system. S-RV, full set of car become good quality products at same grade throughout the country. We cut over 24 hours service hot line and return a visit to customer, we have 200 pieces of monopolistic shopping and almost 300 of pieces mainantenance station all over the country.”
There, ya got all that?
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know