China still suffers from its reputation of being a copycat manufacturer. An acquisition could lend clout to some of the nation's 100 car companies that are largely unknown outside their home country.
Such a deal would be "off-the-shelf legitimacy that you can purchase," said Aaron Bragman, an auto analyst with IHS Global Insight.
Can you tell me ' "off-the-shelf legitimacy' mean? Thank you.
In Webster's, "off-the-shelf" means:
available as a stock item : not specially designed or custom-made
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