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It looks like they’ve gone and done it again – this time, the Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck is the unlucky recipient of having its design plagiarised. The Jiangling T7, a shameless copy of its German counterpart, will go on sale in the near future in the People’s Republic.

Technical specifications are limited for the time being. An Isuzu-sourced, 2.8 litre turbocharged diesel producing 100 hp will feature alongside a 2.2 litre petrol mill with 110 hp. A six-speed manual transmission appears to be the only gearbox available, judging from photos by auto.sohu.

As generic as it may look, no amount of camouflage can disguise that distinctive Amarok-esque front end. At least the interior of the Jiangling T7 is decidedly reminiscent of a China-made vehicle – that is to say, rather low rent. Jiangling Motors Corporation markets passenger cars via a joint venture with Chang’an Automobile Group, itself responsible for the Range Rover Evoque counterfeit, the Landwind X7.