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      02-02-2010 07:56 PM #106
      Quote, originally posted by e30_miata_lowerit »

      This is obscure because this Isuzu I series is a rebadge of a GMC Canyon, which is a Rebadge of the Chevrolet Colorado, which is a Rebadge of the Isuzu D Max. Only GM can do this. .

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      02-02-2010 10:46 PM #107
      Quote, originally posted by VadGTI »

      Someone should price these front ends out in Europe and sell them as conversions in the US. Hell, the Dodge --> Mercedes conversions sell well (and yes, they're much less involved ).


      They do.
      http://oemplus.com/index.php?m...d=618

      Quote, originally posted by bzcat »

      This is a Skoda Felicia Utility

      Which was rebadged as a VW Caddy Pickup from 1996 to 1999. It's called Type 9U


      Sonofabitch! I never even noticed the pickup version was different from the van version. I thought they were all based on the Polo. My bad!

      So the Felicia/Caddy pickup was based on the Favorit, an old Skoda original design... interesting. I didn't think VE left any of the old cars around, i thought they would have just replaced them with badge engineered models just as they did with all of SEAT and Skoda's other cars.

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      02-02-2010 11:50 PM #109
      Quote, originally posted by l88m22vette »

      Did that guy ever find that pic he was looking for?

      Quote, originally posted by GLIRyder »
      I truly love the tiger-stripe paint job on the front of this car...very aggressive.

      Except for the fact that what you see is shadows... It would be cool though if it was real.

      Interesting thread. I didn't know about most of these rebadges but the subaru legacy rebadge was especially interesting. And that VW Taro truck just confuses me. I see the truck and think Toyota but then see the VW badge and go WTF.

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    5. 02-03-2010 03:04 AM #110
      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.

      Lol, epic. Ghetto w201!

      Quote, originally posted by Murderface »
      The Audi R8 was sold as the BMW 850i in...well...wherever some dumb ******* lives

      Not really a ripoff, the E31 costs around 9k, while an r8 costs 120k. And the 8 series went for roughly the same when brand new.

      Just debadge and problem = gone.


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      02-03-2010 06:46 AM #111
      Quote, originally posted by Sportero »

      This is obscure because this Isuzu I series is a rebadge of a GMC Canyon, which is a Rebadge of the Chevrolet Colorado, which is a Rebadge of the Isuzu D Max. Only GM can do this. .

      IIRC, the D-Max only shares platforms with the Canyon/Colorado/I-Series. I don't remember exactly why it wasn't sold here, but I don't think the other trucks are true rebadge jobs of it.


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      02-03-2010 01:04 PM #112
      Quote, originally posted by xdre »

      IIRC, the D-Max only shares platforms with the Canyon/Colorado/I-Series. I don't remember exactly why it wasn't sold here, but I don't think the other trucks are true rebadge jobs of it.

      D-Max and US-spec Colorado/Canyon/I-series share door stamping, some windows, and a couple of random pieces of exterior trim. Not a true rebadge in the sense of the word but not totally different either. Kind of like Ford Mondeo --> Ford Contour transformation.

      However, The Chevy Colorado/Holden Rodeo (which was renamed Holden Colorado) sold in Asia and Australia is a D-Max rebadge. Convoluted... yes?

      Isuzu D-Max (original flavor)

      Holden Rodeo/Colorado (1st order rebadge of D-Max)

      Chevy Colorado (Thailand - rebadge of Holden Colorado which is a rebadge of D-Max)

      Chevy Colorado (US spec - somewhat related to the Thai version but slightly bigger)

      GMC Canyon (straight up rebadge of Colorado

      Isuzu I-series (rebadge of Canyon back to Isuzu - now we have reached a full circle of rebadges )


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      02-04-2010 03:24 PM #113
      The F150 Limited is badged as a LIncoln in Mexico:


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      02-04-2010 05:29 PM #114
      Quote, originally posted by bzcat »

      *D-Max/Colorado/Canyon/I-series/Holden/Colorado (Thai) Post*

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      02-04-2010 06:05 PM #115
      Mitsubishi Proudia/Dignity

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      02-04-2010 06:12 PM #116
      The galant was badged a Dodge 200gtx in some markets (canada, venezuela)


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      02-04-2010 06:31 PM #117
      Quote, originally posted by bzcat »

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      Isuzu I-series (rebadge of Canyon back to Isuzu - now we have reached a full circle of rebadges )
      ...

      Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!

      Great thread, sorry I have nothing to contribute. I understand the reasoning and basis for makers to rebadge a car for different markets, but where does it makes sense for some of these that have been rebadged with 4 or 5 different auto makers (i.e. Chevy/Isuzu/Honda/Opel Trooper)?

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      02-04-2010 06:34 PM #118
      If you're sad about the Saturn VUE departing, don't worry, there is still a Daewoo Windstorm:

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      02-04-2010 06:39 PM #119
      And if anybody is sad about the last gen Sebring not being with us anymore 1. you should get your head out of your ass. 2. If that doesn't work, you should get a Volga Sibir:

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      02-04-2010 06:44 PM #120
      The Aveo is a Suzuki in some markets:

    16. 02-04-2010 06:52 PM #121
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »
      The F150 Limited is badged as a LIncoln in Mexico:

      Yeow! Not much of a looker!

      Nice thread, like seeing the obscure rebadges. The non-obscure ones everyone has seen aren't particularly interesting.


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      02-05-2010 12:10 PM #122
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »
      If you're sad about the Saturn VUE departing, don't worry, there is still a Daewoo Windstorm:

      And if you live in the Middle East, you can get a GMC Terrain badged version:

      That's very odd I think, it's the first GMC you can't buy in the US


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      02-05-2010 12:11 PM #123
      The Suzuki Wagon R is also a Chevy in some markets:

    19. 02-05-2010 12:18 PM #124
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »
      The galant was badged a Dodge 200gtx in some markets (canada, venezuela)

      2000 GTX, and for only a year (1990) in Canada. In '91 they changed the badges to Eagle.



    20. 02-05-2010 12:23 PM #125
      And speaking of Eagle rebadges, the second-generation Mitsubishi Mirage was sold in Canada as the Vista:


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      02-06-2010 02:48 PM #126
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »
      The Suzuki Wagon R is also a Chevy in some markets:
      the first in a loooooong line of crappy cars that are rebadged as chevy's that actually looks better then the original.
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      02-09-2010 02:39 PM #127
      How bout the Holden Suburban? AU an NZ markets...


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      02-09-2010 03:03 PM #128
      The Dong Feng Oting. Which is a Rebadged 1st gen X terra. Is made under license from Nissan.


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      02-09-2010 03:40 PM #129
      Quote, originally posted by VDub2625 »
      I will be honest, I had no idea Chrysler more or less rebadged the Horizon for here. But after reading the article on it it seems that the car's basic look was the only thing that survived translation Simca had it first, in 1977, then Talbot took over in 1978. The US got it as the Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon in 1978 also.

      The waters are even muddier. In the UK the Horizon and Alpine were badged as Chryslers, while in most of mainland Europe they were Simcas (and with numbers not names). The Chrysler UK/Peugeot collaboration saw the rebranding to Talbot. My Dad took delivery of a new Chrysler/Talbot Alpine in 1980 (dreadful thing) and it was mid rebranding. The car had been built as a Chrysler and the badges were removed either by the factory storage yard or the dealer and it was delivered with holes in the bonnet and tailgate where they should have gone!

      Anyway, How about a nice Alfa Romeo?



      Alfa also built the Renault 4 between 1963 & 1965 but I can't find any pics online.


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      02-09-2010 05:28 PM #130
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »
      The Suzuki Wagon R is also a Chevy in some markets:

      And Opel as well


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      02-09-2010 05:54 PM #131
      Don't think these have been posted... never seen either on the road

      Suzuki/Nissan

      Mitsu/Dodge


      I think most people know what they are based off, but since they are so rare (at least here) we tend to forget about them.


    27. 02-09-2010 06:06 PM #132
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »

      And if you live in the Middle East, you can get a GMC Terrain badged version:

      That's very odd I think, it's the first GMC you can't buy in the US

      And if you live in Australia you can get either the standard Opel / Saturn / Daewoo / GMC version as the Captiva 5

      Or you can get the Daewoo / Chevy version as the Captiva 7


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      Mitsubishi Starion

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      02-09-2010 06:45 PM #134
      Quote, originally posted by VDub2625 »

      They do.
      http://oemplus.com/index.php?m...d=618


      Sonofabitch! I never even noticed the pickup version was different from the van version. I thought they were all based on the Polo. My bad!

      So the Felicia/Caddy pickup was based on the Favorit, an old Skoda original design... interesting. I didn't think VE left any of the old cars around, i thought they would have just replaced them with badge engineered models just as they did with all of SEAT and Skoda's other cars.



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      02-09-2010 07:01 PM #135
      *Mitsu Raider /Suzuki etc are NOT obscure. Please make sure you post obscure cars, stuff most of the people doesnt know or forgot. please?

    31. 02-09-2010 09:08 PM #136
      Probably not all that obscure to most Canadians, the Isuzu Impulse was briefly sold in Canada as the Asuna Sunfire:

      The Asuna brand was very short-lived, and only had three models.

      The above is an Asuna "SE", clearly an Opel Kadett/Vauxhall Astra/Pontiac LeMans/Passport Optima. The Asuna version didn't even have a name, it was just trims: either SE or GT.

      The last Asuna was a version of the Suzuki Sidekick:

      It was called Sunrunner.

      The Sunrunner replaced the GMC Tracker

      and was itself replaced by the Pontiac Sunrunner.

      So, for those who lost count, the Suzuki Sidekick was sold in Canada at various times as the Sidekick, Geo Tracker, Chevrolet Tracker, GMC Tracker, Asuna Sunrunner and Pontiac Sunrunner.


      Modified by 93JC at 7:10 PM 2-9-2010


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      02-09-2010 09:50 PM #137
      I think GM can be blamed for most of this madness. Holden Suburban?!? Look at them trying to hide the bowtie!
      The GMC Vue, Pontiac Sidekicks.... this is some strange stuff.

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      02-10-2010 01:39 PM #138
      Quote, originally posted by Bav17 »
      I think GM can be blamed for most of this madness. Holden Suburban?!? Look at them trying to hide the bowtie!
      The GMC Vue, Pontiac Sidekicks.... this is some strange stuff.

      Well, it wasn't like GM was going to sell the Suburban in Australia as a Chevy... nothing wrong with rebadging it as a Holden. I see no problem with that...

      As I said before in this thread, Australia is the land of obscure rebadges, largely due to geography and Govt policy. Aussie rebadges can fill a whole thread by themselves. Another relatively obscured one... Holden Drover aka Suzuki Samurai

      Or what about a Holden Piazza?





      Modified by bzcat at 10:44 AM 2-10-2010


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      02-10-2010 02:03 PM #139
      Rebadging the same car as a Holden in Oz, Pontiac in Canada, Chevy in the USA, Opel/Vauxhall in Europe, and Suzuki pretty much everywhere else makes some sort of sense because it's those brand's home markets (or for some reason or another are more saleable). People in Oz are more receptive to buying "Australia's own car", even if that car was made in the USA with Japanese designs and engineers from Europe, and it's badged as any of 6 different models elsewhere.

      The laws you speak of are also partly responsible... hence many Toyotas going there as Holdens. I would really like to get into Australia's crazy car laws some day...

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    35. 02-10-2010 02:32 PM #140
      The first-gen Suzuki Swift/Geo Metro became the "new" second-gen Subaru Justy (outside the USA):

      They did make an AWD version of it.

      It replaced Subaru's home-grown first-gen Justy.
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