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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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.