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Twin affairs. These cars look alike but have different brand names

If you are a vehicles enthusiast you may have come across certain vehicles that resemble one another so much yet they have different brand names. The differences between them are so negligible that by just looking at them you may think they are one and the same thing. They include the following:

Toyota Ractis (up) Subaru Trezia (below)

1. Voxy and Noah

These two vehicles made by Toyota are so common in our roads. They are similar in almost every aspect, from the body shape to engine and suspension just to mention a few. It is impossible to notice the difference between them without checking their respective names.

Toyota Voxy (left) Toyota Noah (right)

2. Hiace and Regius-Ace

Toyota hiace is perhaps the most popular vehicle we have in our roads because nearly all 14 seater vans in Kenya (matatu) are Toyota hiaces. Did you know that Toyota hiace has got a twin known as Toyota RegiusAce? This normally goes unnoticed due to the striking resemblance between the two.

Toyota RegiusAce (left) Toyota Hiace (right)

3. Lexus RX and Toyota Harrier

There is a day I was seated minding my own business when a car that was obviously a Toyota harrier in my perception passed by. To my surprise I found out that it was Lexus RX rather than Toyota harrier. Upon researching, I found out that Toyota automotive (which also owns Lexus) rebranded Toyota harrier to Lexus RX in export markets from 1998 to 2008.

Lexus RX (left) Toyota Harrier (right)

4. Toyota Ractis and Subaru Trezia

If you have a Toyota Ractis then you are in the same league with someone who owns a Subaru Brezia since the only difference between the two is their names.

Subaru Trezia (left) Toyota Ractis (right)

5. Mitsubishi Pajero and Mitsubishi Montero

Pajero was renamed to Montero in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries since the word 'pajero' has an obscene meaning in Spanish. In order to be accepted by the, Mitsubishi opted to rename the cars sent to Spanish speaking countries from Pajero to Montero. Therefore Montero and Pajero are similar cars but with different names.

Mitsubishi Pajero (up) Mitsubishi Montero (below)

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