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The greatest rebranded cars

Motoring Research Logo By Gavin Braithwaite-Smith of Motoring Research | Slide 1 of 43: ‘Yes, I’m the great pretender, pretending that I’m doing well.’ If Roy Orbison crooned those words today, we might assume he was talking about the Toyota iQ and Aston Martin Cygnet. At times, we all pretend to be something we’re not, but some cars owe their entire existence to ‘badge engineering’. We select some of the most notable rebranded vehicles from over the years, starting with another Toyota.

What’s in a name

‘Yes, I’m the great pretender, pretending that I’m doing well.’ If Roy Orbison crooned those words today, we might assume he was talking about the Toyota iQ and Aston Martin Cygnet. At times, we all pretend to be something we’re not, but some cars owe their entire existence to ‘badge engineering’. We select some of the most notable rebranded vehicles from over the years, starting with another Toyota.

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