Range Rover clone Landwind X7 gets a Price in China

Range Rover clone Landwind X7 gets a Price in China

Landwind Motor has announced pricing for the extremely controversial Landwind X7 SUV, a 99% Chinese clone of the Range Rover Evoque. Price will start at 134.000 yuan and end at 149.000 yuan ($21.573 – 23.988). The Landwind X7 will officially launch on the Chinese car market on August 6.

Now!, let’s have another look at that Range Rover again:

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Here she is. This is the China-made version, manufactured by the Chery-JLR joint venture. It was launched on the Chinese market in February. Present price ranges from 398.000 yuan to 552.000 yuan (64.075 – 88.868). The Evoque is thus at least three times as expensive as the X7.

Landwind is a Chinese car maker jointly owned by Jiangling Motors and Changan Auto, coincidentally (or 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.

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This again is the Landwind X7. Time for a comparison on size:

Range Rover Evoque 5-door: 4365/1900/1635, wheelbase is 2660 and kerb weight is 1850 kilo.

Landwind X7: 4420/1910/1630, wheelbase is 2670 and kerb weight 1775 kilo.

Size wise, it is the same car. Interestingly, the Evoque is 75 kilo heavier.

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This is the Evoque. The X7 has nicer wheels. Power now:

Evoque: Ford 2.0 turbo petrol with 240hp and 340nm, mated to a nine-speed automatic, AWD. Fuel consumption: 10.8 liter per 100 kilometer.

X7: Mitsubishi 2.0 turbo petrol with 190hp and 250nm, mated to an eight-speed automatic, FWD. Fuel consumption: 10.4 liter per 100 kilometer.

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The Landwind X7 has a much larger screen for the infotainment system and sweet leather seats. Design is partly cloned, start button!, and partly self designed.

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But the Evoque has a knob for a gear selector, an that is hip, although not very manly, but then again, the Evoque was never meant to be a manly car.

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The best cloning work has been done at the back, Landwind in overdrive, hitting those copy-paste buttons again and again, harder and harder. Compare with the original:

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We almost mixed ’em up too…

The zillion dollar question now it: will be Landwind X7 be a success? In many ways it already is. Tata-JLR has been unable to stop Landwind building the bloody car, and that is considered a huge victory; tiny Landwind from China beating the giant Indian-British conglomerate. A sales success seems likely too. There is an enormous hype going on over this car, with customers ready to pay up, with many saying JLR can only blame itself, asking far too much money for the Evoque.

Gold on the horizon for Landwind, and other Chinese automakers, because a success will absolutely inspire more cloning again, and some has already started… More to come!

11 thoughts on “Range Rover clone Landwind X7 gets a Price in China”

    1. I hope!!! I want to see it in Europe. I am ready to buy ten. Sell 9 tomoorow!!!
      And many, many more! Europe also love this kind of strategy. You just need how to hit the market. And some of us do.

      Write me on [email protected] if you can export this! Seriously!

      :))))

  1. Some day one of these will make it to Europe…
    I like to see a proper road test and how it most likely will fail in regards to safety & quality.

  2. Given the look, specs & features the low price of the X7 will certainly attract some people. I would buy it, but would not expect it to enter western markets!

  3. Chinese copy paste at its best.
    Hope chinese creaters something by themself someday and the world copies. But that day will never come I guess.

  4. Just Bought 2015 Land Wind X7 10-10-15 in Guangzhou, Vhina – would not buy a Range Rover Evoque in China – simple Economics – X7 better styling outside and great ride – turns a lot of heads and quite reasonable – better than wasting your money on an over-priced vehicle like a Range Rover Evoque.

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