View Full Version : 2005 Cuckoo Series from North Korea

03-21-2005, 01:20 PM
<A HREF="http://ucc.media.daum.net/uccmix/news/politics/north/200503/21/khan/v8642921.html?u_b1.valuecate=4&u_b1.svcid=02y&u_b1.objid1=16602&u_b1.targetcate=4&u_b1.targetkey1=17134&u_b1.targetkey2=8642921&nil_profile=g&nil_NewsImg=4<br>" TARGET="_blank">http://ucc.media.daum.net/uccm...g=4<br></A><p>The one on the left is called "Cuckoo II" and the other "Cuckoo III". Strange names to say the least. But unlike suburban moms in the US, North Koreans have a legitimate reason to own SUVs - their roads are mostly unpaved and in poor condition, thus the popularity of SUV in the North Korea.<p>Personally, I think Cuckoo II looks better than Honda CRV <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

03-21-2005, 01:41 PM
Those are based on old Isuzus...

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03-21-2005, 02:41 PM
oh god

03-21-2005, 05:15 PM
wait did isuzu go out of buisness?

03-21-2005, 07:32 PM
Lol no Isuzu is still in business.<p>There are hundreds of copies of Isuzu technology throughout China, Africa, and the Middle East. I would say Isuzu might be even more copied than Toyota, but it seems that all of the copies are based of the last generation Isuzu KB, not the new D-MAX. The only D-MAX ripoffs so far are the Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon, Hummer H3, and Thai Rung Adventure, but all of these are actually liscensed from Isuzu, not stolen.

03-22-2005, 02:54 PM
Cuckoo cuckoo cukoo???... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Isuzu is still in business i haven¬Ět seen one in 6 years...(jk) <br>Why would a Korean car company copy unsuccessful Isuzu.

03-22-2005, 03:29 PM
Uhhh Isuzu is only unsuccessful in the US but anyway back on topic......

03-22-2005, 03:56 PM
This is NORTH Korea not South... so I guess that they need to lean on some mainstream manufacturer for technology.<p>In any case, look better than what the name's impression gave me! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

03-22-2005, 05:03 PM
Try reading the literal translation by Altavista for this vehicle. It's a hoot. "In poem of the enterprise initial Italy blood art company whichkicks peacefully orthe grudge hwi also the green onion Ram and the small-sized Jeep vehicle." I wish there was a better program to translate these pages :-( Anybody know the specs on this thing?<p>M0L0TOV