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      01-29-2010 11:58 AM #1
      Post rebadging jobs that most people forgot about and/or don't know about.

      Here's a good one as an example:

      Honda Crossroad aka Land Rover Discovery Series 1 (sold in Japan and New Zeanland):



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      01-29-2010 11:59 AM #2
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »
      Post rebadging jobs that most people forgot about and/or don't know about.

      Here's a good one as an example:

      Honda Crossroad aka Land Rover Discovery Series 1 (sold in Japan and New Zeenland):

      The most unreliable Honda evAr?

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      01-29-2010 12:00 PM #3
      Sold in Mexico:

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      01-29-2010 12:02 PM #4
      not exactly obscure but, I am always intrigued on the very rare occasion that I see one.

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      01-29-2010 12:03 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by enriquejcu »
      The most unreliable Honda evAr?

      no doubt.

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      01-29-2010 12:04 PM #6
      This car has been rebadged as EVERYTHING! Honda, VW, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Kia, Koeniggsegg

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      01-29-2010 12:04 PM #7
      huh looked for this photo in Japan, found one with Cali plates

      saw them a lot while I was in Tokyo many years ago.

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      01-29-2010 12:07 PM #8
      Lancia Delta rebadged as a Saab , believe this was just for the Swedish market.

      Alfa Romeo ARNA. A real low point for Alfa when they rebadged a Nissan Cherry for an entry level model. Major failure.


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      01-29-2010 12:12 PM #9
      In North Korea, the Fiat Palio is the Pyonghwa Hwiparam. Locally produced too...


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      01-29-2010 12:13 PM #10
      That Honda Crossroad is truly weird, I thought that the Rover-Honda collaboration only produced rebadged Hondas. For instance, here's a Rover 416i, more well known as a Honda Integra:

      This is also something that most people have forgotten - a VW Taro (Toyota Hilux):

      Saab 600 (Lancia Delta) was also quite the oddball, since it was sold exclusively in Sweden.


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      01-29-2010 12:18 PM #11
      Also from North Korea, the Mercedes 190 rebadged as a Kaengsaeng 88 or a Pyongyang 4.10. Could be an "unauthorized" rebadge though.


    12. 01-29-2010 12:19 PM #12
      Never seen this one before. What is it?

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      01-29-2010 12:22 PM #13
      The Dacio Logan is a Nissan Aprio in some markets:


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      01-29-2010 12:27 PM #14
      Audi 100 is still produced in China as the FAW Hongqi ca7220e. I'd probably have it over any Chinese-engineered Geely, Cherry, Great-Wall, or Brilliance death trap.


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      01-29-2010 12:32 PM #15
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      01-29-2010 12:33 PM #16
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      01-29-2010 12:35 PM #17
      Isuzu Gemini


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      01-29-2010 12:48 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »
      Audi 100 is still produced in China as the FAW Hongqi ca7220e. I'd probably have it over any Chinese-engineered Geely, Cherry, Great-Wall, or Brilliance death trap.

      I'm surprised they didn't call it the Krauti!

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      01-29-2010 12:51 PM #20
      Note that it's not strictly a rebadged Civic, but actually a rebadge of the Honda Domani, a more conservatively-styled "luxury" Civic. This was also built and sold in Canada as the Acura 1.6EL.

      The Isuzu Gemini has a funny history, starting in the '70s as a rebadge of the Opel Kadett C, then becoming a unique Isuzu-designed car that was rebadged for the US as a Chevrolet (the Spectrum), then reverting to a rebadge (of the Domani) from 1993 on.

      The Isuzu Aska is even more obscure, having been a rebadge of three completely unrelated models. The first Aska was introduced in the mid-'80s to replace the Isuzu-designed midsize Florian. It was a rebadge of the Opel Ascona C/Holden Camira, a GM J-body:

      The second-generation Aska was a rebadged Subaru Legacy:

      The third and fouth generations were JDM Accords:

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    21. 01-29-2010 12:58 PM #21
      Daewoo Arcadia- originally Acura/Honda Legend... made in Korea from 1993-2000


    22. 01-29-2010 01:00 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Sportero »
      Isuzu Gemini

      Hey it's a Canada market Acura 1.6 el! my GF has one!


      It's nice inside but it's painfully slow with it's SOHC 1.6l. Perfect for her actually.


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      01-29-2010 01:18 PM #23
      Australia produced a bumper crop of funky rebadges in the late 80s and 90s.

      Ford Telstar (Mazda Capella) - this was sold in many countries in Asia besides Australia.




      The rest of these cars were only sold in Australia, due to misguided Government policy...

      Ford Corsair (Nissan Pintara aka Bluebird)

      Ford Maverick (Nissan Patrol)


      Holden Apollo (Toyota Camry)


      Holden Astra (Nissan Pulsa)


      Holden Nova (Toyota Corolla... yes, that's right, Holden replaced rebadged Nissan Pulsa with a rebadged Corolla. The madness!)


      Toyota Lexcen (Holden Commodore)



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      01-29-2010 01:29 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by patrikman »
      not exactly obscure but, I am always intrigued on the very rare occasion that I see one.

      I still see Isuzu Ascenders from time to time.

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      01-29-2010 01:34 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Sledge »

      I still see Isuzu Ascenders from time to time.

      Now that I haven't seen.

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      Man, we could have a whole thread of Isuzus!

      Opel i-Mark, which was a rebadged Opel Kadett, which in turn was just another T-Body (Chevrolet Chevette).

      In fact, the very first Isuzu was actually a rebadged Wolseley A-9, which was also the very first car to be built in Japan:

      And of course, Hyundai got their start by selling the "Hyundai Ford Cortina"



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      01-29-2010 01:41 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »
      Also from North Korea, the Mercedes 190 rebadged as a Kaengsaeng 88 or a Pyongyang 4.10. Could be an "unauthorized" rebadge though.

      I wish I could get more info on this. There's nothing out there aside from this photo and quotes attributed to defectors. There is, however, a video that pops up in Google search that shows a North Korean intersection with at least three 190E (or 190E look-a-likes) passing through the shot. Apparently the car was only made in 1987-88. These look much newer (early 90's).

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      01-29-2010 01:43 PM #29
      I was expecting Vad to post a bunch of wacky Soviet bloc cars that are rebadged Fiats, Lancias, and whatever else.

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      01-29-2010 01:43 PM #30
      Oh, and since we're doing rebadges, I'll throw an old stand-by in the mix:


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    31. 01-29-2010 01:43 PM #31
      Here's another VW TARO:


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      01-29-2010 01:45 PM #32
      Izuzu Trooper-like vehicles



    33. 01-29-2010 01:48 PM #33
      My favorite so far....


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      01-29-2010 01:49 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by Fritz27 »
      I was expecting Vad to post a bunch of wacky Soviet bloc cars that are rebadged Fiats, Lancias, and whatever else.

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      Alright, alright...

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      01-29-2010 02:02 PM #35
      Moving on to Brasil... another land of funky rebadges largely due to the miserable marriage of Ford and VW in the late 80s. Do a google search for "Autolatina joint venture" if you desire more info

      VW Apollo (aka Ford Escort 2 door - a Brasil only model. Apollo is a popular name for rebadges in the Southern hemisphere!)

      VW Pointer (Ford Escort - not to be confused with VW Gol based Pointer sold in Mexico)


      VW Logus (2nd gen Apollo - another 2 door Ford Escort)


      Ford Versailles/Royale (VW Santana)




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