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Old 12-30-2017, 12:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Stubby79 View Post
553? I'm surprised even China has that many models to slash! Unless, maybe, they are counting each variation of model based on different engine and/or trim.

There aren't that many different models for sale over here, let alone that many available to slash.
Well China is famous for knock-off products and "borrowing" IP. They have knock-offs of knock-offs. While we rarely see a knock-off vehicle in North America, I bet it's commonplace in China. Wouldn't be surprised if they have look-alike Teslas with cheap internals and lower performance.

Some of their knock-off products are quite good. I'm a fan of most all of Xiaomi products, which can be superior to the products they replicated. Their floor vacuuming robot is getting rave reviews, with many saying the $250 robot outperforms Roomba's $850 top of the line product. I'm wearing a $15 fitness band that tracks sleep, steps, and HR, and it holds up better than Fitbit bands.

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Old 12-30-2017, 04:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Are you suggesting the People's Republic of China might have ulterior motives other than those stated?
They may be willing to optimize space in the assembly lines to enhance the profitability on newer, more advanced platforms, in order to increase the appeal for export markets, and enhance their market share in developed markets instead of appealing only to the third world countries where the price tag is often all that matters.

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