Chinese carmaker dumps Trumpchi model name to avoid Trump link

The company says the name, ‘legend’ in Chinese, will be changed to avoid the ‘wrong connotation’

Chinese automaker GAC is changing the name of models it plans to introduce in the US market next year, because Trumpchi sounds too much like it is linked to President Donald Trump.

“The name will change for the US market to avoid the wrong connotation or misunderstanding,” a GAC spokesman told AFP on Tuesday at the Detroit auto show.

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