You’ve read about the Landwind X7 by now, surely. Here comes another clone, and this time the unwitting target is the latest Toyota Alphard, just launched in Malaysia. Spotted on, the Ruili DoDa V8 is just its name, rather than any indication of being powered by eight cylinders joined at the crank.

Powering the DoDa V8 is in fact a Mitsubishi 2.4 litre, four-cylinder engine, compared with the Toyota Alphard’s 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine; which brings about more complications as to the Alphard clone’s direct lineage: the DoDa V8 is actually based on the Joylong Aifei, itself a clone of the previous-generation Toyota Alphard, as is clear to be seen by its interior below.

Exterior dimensions offer little between the two, with the Toyota Alphard measuring 4,925mm long, 1,850mm tall and 1,890mm wide, while the DoDa V8 stretches the tape at 4,900 mm long, 1830 mm tall and 1,890 mm wide (identical to the Alphard). The DoDa’s wheelbase is 2,950mm long, while the Alphard’s is 50mm longer.

When the DoDa V8 goes on sale, it will reportedly be priced higher than the Joylong Aifei it is based on, and it’s expected to reach the Chinese market in the fourth quarter of this year.