Chinese company creates bootleg Toyota Tundra

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This puts the “toy” in Toyota.

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A Chinese company is selling a mini pickup truck that is a spitting image of a Toyota Tundra.

It is listed as both the SVH Tundra and SVH Tunda in a Facebook post by the China Vehicle Hub that sells it, but its tailgate bears the Tundra name, as is the authentic Toyota.

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Technically a four-door crew cab, the small truck also shares its six-way grille and headlight shape with Toyota’s full-size pickups.

At the rear is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine supplied by Isuzu, of which Toyota is a minority shareholder.

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Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission, but that’s only enough to reach a top speed of 62 mph.

List price is just $6,000, according to autoevolutionAnd that includes air conditioning.

Toyota and SVH did not respond to requests for comment on the vehicle’s similarity to the Tundra.

This is the first time a Chinese automaker has sold a model that appears to be inspired from a foreign brand. Many models have been copied over the years, from the Ford F-150 to the Lamborghini Urus.

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The bootleg small truck shares the six-way grille and headlight shape with Toyota’s full-size pickups.


The truck is listed as both SVH Tunder and SVH Tunda in a Facebook post by China Vehicle Hub that sells the truck.

The truck is listed as both SVH Tunder and SVH Tunda in a Facebook post by China Vehicle Hub that sells the truck.


The bootleg truck is just enough to get it up to a top speed of 62 mph.

The bootleg truck is just enough to get it up to a top speed of 62 mph.


List price for the bootleg vehicle is just $6,000 and that includes air conditioning.

List price for the bootleg vehicle is just $6,000 and includes air conditioning.


It’s rare that an automaker wins trademark infringement in court, and they often don’t bother to sue, but in 2019 Land Rover was successful in preventing a company called Landwind from selling a copy of the Range Rover Evoque. Years legal battle.

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