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Old 01-13-2009, 09:16 AM   #26
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^ not sure if it makes a difference, but Toyota wasn't the one who made the engine, it was Yamaha I believe. Perhaps Lotus bought the engine from Yamaha instead of Toyota?
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:37 AM   #27
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so then BYD pretty much has it made. since it's a toyota design that has already been sold in the US, then it should pass crash testing, etc. if they can prove that the driveline is reliable and won't burst into flames and there is enough product support...
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:32 PM   #28
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^ it's called rebadging...
toyoto provides (or sells) parts and technical support to them...and they sell the car.

similar to Lotus bought celica engine for the Elise
ok what the hell, no, BYD is just copying other companies.

Toyota has never approved anything, it's not like Pontiac Vibe.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:06 PM   #29
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I believe it is common practice that they sell the outdated model to the poorer countries.

if you have been to eastern europe or south america, you will see a lot familiar models with different badges.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:36 PM   #30
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sort of like seeing old jeep cherokees in china i guess.
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