The infamous Landwind X7 SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market in June, two months later than the company announced earlier. The extremely controversial Landwind X7 debuted on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November last year, looking far too much like a Range Rover Evoque.
Range Rover has threatened with law suits and all such more ugly, but Landwind is moving forward no matter what.
The real Evoque is manufactured in China as well, by the Chery-JLR joint venture. It was launched on the Chinese market in February, priced from 448.000 yuan to 582.800 yuan ($71.600 – 93.017). The Landwind X7 will be much cheaper, with a price expected to start around 150.000 yuan or 24.000 USD.
Dash partly Evoque clone and partly nicer. Screen is much bigger than in the Evoque, and the seats are much more luxurious. Wood is fake but looks nice nevertheless. Start button next to central air vents, just like in the Evoque.
Landwind is a Chinese car maker jointly owned by Jiangling Motors and Changan Auto, coincidentally (0r not?) both joint venture partners of Ford, with Jiangling-Ford and Changan-Ford respectively. Ford owned Land Rover-Range Rover until 2008 when they sold it on to the TATA conglomerate of India.
Mirrors housing a lane-departure warning system.
No under-the-bonnet design for Landwind.
The X7 is powered by a Mitsubishi-sourced 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 190hp and 250nm, mated to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. The X7 is based on a shortened variant of the platform that also underpins the Landwind X8.
Fake Range Rover badges will become available soon. Just ask BMW…