ORA Motor presented the Punk Cat model at the Shanghai Auto Show 2021.
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This article was translated using AI technologies from our Spanish edition. Errors can occur due to this process.
There is no car that evokes more affection and nostalgia in Latin America (especially Mexico) than the icon Volkswagen Beetle so much so that it is affectionately known as "Vocho" . The two-door sedan earned a place in popular culture because it was the first car of many and is still fondly remembered despite the last car produced in Latin America on July 30, 2003.
It seems that love for the famous sedan crossed boundaries when Chinese automaker ORA Motor unveiled an electric version of the car at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show.
According to the Milenio newspaper, the Great Wall Motors conglomerate company showed a modern take on the Volkswagen New Beetle ORA Punk Cat . It has four doors, white leather seats, chrome and wood dashboards, and digital screens.
Volkswagen could sue
Although the similarities between the ORA Punk Cat are very obvious, technically it is not a Vocho as it is not involved in Volkswagen. The German company informed the Carscoop website that its lawyers "will investigate this matter with regard to a violation of the utility model or the construction rights of Volkswagen AG and we reserve the right to take the necessary legal action".
It is worth remembering that Volkswagen registered the eBeetle name last year, so it certainly wouldn't hesitate to sue the case with the Chinese company.