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Chinese Automaker Foton Creates A Ford F-150 Raptor Ripoff Called ‘The Big General’

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Chinese automakers have developed a reputation in recent years for building vehicles that are essentially blatant ripoffs of existing models from major manufacturers. This, despite the fact that those established automakers typically always take legal action against such efforts. Regardless, China’s car makers keep on churning out thinly-veiled, rolling cases of copyright infringement, and the Ford F-150 Raptor is the latest target.

The vehicle shown here is from Foton, and it’s called the Da Jiang Jun, which is Chinese for “The Big General.” And, as it turns out, this pickup looks suspiciously like a new Ford F-150 Raptor. Some photos of the General surfaced online earlier this year, but Foton recently released a couple more as the model prepares to make its debut at the Beijing Auto Show on September 26th.

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Though it may look a lot like the F-150 Raptor, rest assured, the General is not quite up to spec. Instead of finding Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 under the hood, buyers will discover either a 2.0L gas-powered turbocharged four-cylinder or a 2.0L or 2.5L diesel powerplant. The gas engine produces a mere 238 horsepower, while the remaining specs haven’t been released yet.

In lieu of Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, the General makes due with a ZF eight-speed manual, no matter what the engine choice, which is undoubtedly interesting. And that’s not really where the lack of similarities ends, either. Apparently, the General is a mid-size pickup, so it’s also smaller than the real Raptor.

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Regardless, this is just another blemish on the reputation of Chinese automakers that can’t seem to come up with an original idea. We get that the F-150 Raptor is awesome, but perhaps the folks designing these vehicles should come up with something different, yet similar. Kinda like the Ram TRX, for example.

We’ll have more on these wildly similar Chinese models soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 news, Ford F-150 Raptor news and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Wow, are the Chinese really that lacking in creativity that they couldn’t do a better job of disguising their offering? Maybe they don’t have any plans of selling outside China and figured why not?

  2. What a joke. I’m sure they have the talent to create their own designs… look at all the amazing pottery and other art the Chinese have created throughout history. I’m honestly at a loss as to why they don’t even bother to come up with new ideas.

  3. China has been copying and stealing designs from the West for years. Nothing particularly new, but perhaps time to really consider shunning anything Chinese made.

  4. I’m beginning to believe the Chinese couldn’t make anything without stealing it first! They’ve been trained to have ZERO imagination, and take everything for the CCP.

  5. So funny Americans killed and stole United States from the Indians ,what can top that off . Bunch of girls here complaining about a truck that doesn’t even look like a raptor or it’s beast engine,so go back in ur closet and keep typing and the person who published this article is a BIGGER sissy go put a real article out like ur mom

  6. So funny Americans killed and stole United States from the Indians ,what can top that off . Bunch of girls here complaining about a truck that doesn’t even look like a raptor or it’s beast engine,so go back in ur closet and keep typing and the person who published this article is a BIGGER sissy go put a real article out like ur mom

    • Clearly your not American, Is that what they taught in you in history class or did you watch a youtube video? Your depth of American history is staggering.

      • Your use of just America to speak obout the United States of America is ignorant and shows your stupidity. America is made up of two continents with over 20 American countries. The U.S. is just one of those countries. Wake up you fools. You make us look as stupid as you are.

  7. “Imitation is the greatest of flattery “, I say b$, dam chines copy cats! We made big mistakes in allowing them to attend our colleges and universities, sometimes on free scholarships, now it’s coming back to kick us in the @ss.

    Knock-offs & rip-offs, when you are a leader in technology, design and engineering you have to mindful of those who can’t even tie their own shoe strings.

  8. Definitely So S Beast who is educationally challenges think white men destroyed the indigenous cultures of America. If this Twit new anything about history he’d know small event’s like Christopher Columbus discoveries of the South America’s and the Spaniards conquering and enslaved Africans and Indian’s to work their Sugarcane field’s. 26 million died from diseases the Spanish Conquistador. 82% of African descendants were shipped to the South America’s. So if you must hate do it for the right reason.

  9. I don’t mean to sound like the grammar police, but “it’s called the Da Jiang Jun, which is English for “The Big General.”, is incorrect.
    It should read “Da Jiang Jun is Chinese (or Mandarin, or…) for “The Big General.”” Whatever it is, it surely is Not English.

  10. Copy, copy, copy, steal, steal, steal. Send your kids to school in USA and tell them to copy and steal. And then Lie about It! Wake up people, stop buying made in China. You are supporting this crap everyday….

  11. Communists have no reason to be creative. Think U.S.S.R with copy cat Fiats and East Germany with hideous Trabant and Wartburg. Chinese were creative pre C.C.P.

  12. And Ford wants to produce their vehicles like the Lincoln Nautilus and Aviator in China? What next Mustang and F150?
    The day Ford hands the reigns to China to build the latter two, Ford will never again grace my driveway.
    Whatever happened to “Made in America”?

  13. This is not new from China .. even you will find JLR cars with china brand.. copy paste works without any hesitation .. that’s surprising.

  14. They take the same approach to world defense and Communications technology, showing a flagrant disregard for the law or even mere morals. China actively steals information from the very people who purchase or use their stolen technology. They’re not lazy or stupid, they are the enemy, actively trying to bring down the U.S. The money they saved in research and development was used to purchase plummeting American stocks after the “accidental” release of a deadly virus. As a consumer the only thing we can do is stop buying their products. Do some research, look for labels from competing markets and purchase them. If you’re lucky you may even find something made in America.

    • Hate for China is a distraction from Russia (who actually meddles in American politics!) – and you sound like a Russian ally. You get paid?

    • That’s the American way… but then people gets all racist when “someone else” is stealing our jobs… Nobody complains about their iPhones not being $4000 made in the USA!

  15. Your life (or profession) must be boring if you need to be angry at someone copying the styling of someone else’s truck that you don’t plan on buying. Do you have a Raptor? And even if you do, why do you care? Journalist at its best here folks.

  16. All you red-blooded American Ford fans who feel that a similar looking truck made in China makes you angry – chew on this: Henry Ford was a Nazi supporter… how’s that for creativity? China is just trying to make a buck and you’re getting angry because you can’t afford a Raptor?

  17. What’s the big deal. Three Chinese ARE copiers. It is well known on both sides (them and us) and they are very VERY good at it. They are industrialists, remember when we used to be? And our economy was good bc we made tangible things to sell instead of blue sky products with only 1s and 0s? They ended up copying us there too. I would say they are pretty smart!

  18. The interesting part out of all of this, is that they made a clone out of whole cloth. Regardless of the copyright and IP infringement, it still is an achievement. Yes, I think it is interesting, no I certainly would not buy one ever, as it is not the product it claims to be. Another interesting rabbit hole, look up Chinese firearms of the 19th century, they have been doing this for a VERY long time.

  19. Look at the square wheel wells you bunch of sheep! It looks more like a 4Runner sized pickup. And y’all just angry there’s no Ranger Raptor.

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