Zotye T800 is a Range Rover ripoff from China
Zotye is Ford’s new friend in China, companies signed a joint venture agreement to make cheap electric cars for the masses. Ford used to own Land Rover until they sold it on to Tata in 2008. So Zotye must have thought it was perfectly okay to ripoff the Range Rover Sport for their new flagship T800 SUV. And don’t think these are just some patent drawings, the Zotye T800 is very real:
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Jeep Launches Seven Seat SUV For China
This is the 2018 Jeep Grand Commander, a large seven-seat SUV for the Chinese car market. It is the production version of the Jeep Yuntu Concept. The Grand Commander will debut next April on the Beijing Auto Show.
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Chinese car brands love to launch weird celebrity-endorsed special editions of their cheaper cars. It is however very rare for a foreign premium-car maker to do such a wuzzy thing. But Jaguar did! And how! Don’t laugh! Jaguar is launching an XEL Love Edition, complete with an androgyn celebrity.
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This is the new Jaguar XE L for China. The XE L is the long-wheelbase variant of the Jaguar XE sedan. It will debut later this week on the Guangzhou Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in December. Price will range from 298.000 yuan to 418.000 yuan.
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New Spy Shots of the Jaguar XE L for China, yes that is XE[space]L, not XEL. The Jaguar XE L is the long-wheelbase variant of the XE sedan. Wheelbase is extended by 10 centimeters for more space in the back. It will debut next week on the Guangzhou Auto Show.
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Spy Shots showing the upcoming Jaguar XEL testing in China. The XEL is the long-wheelbase variant of the Jaguar XE sedan. Wheelbase will be extended by 12 centimeters for more space in the back. The XEL will be manufactured locally at the Chery-JLR joint venture.
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New Spy Shots of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery in China, revealing most of its lights, grille, and bumpers. The new Discovery will debut on the Paris Auto Show in October and launch in early 2017. It will be made in England and in China by the Chery-JLR joint venture.
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Chery will base five new cars on their new T1X modular platform, which was developed with assistance from Jaguar Land Rovers, partner in the Chery-JLR joint venture. The T1X platform can support various body styles and engine configurations. The only fixed asset is the steering wheel-front axle ensemble. Everything else, including wheelbase and rear overhang, is variable.
It will be followed by a coupe version of the Tiggo 7, a larger seven-seat SUV (likely to be called Tiggo 9), a PHEV with a yet unknown body style, and a seven-seat MPV. All these cars will be launched before 2020. The new cars will mainly use turbocharged engines but Chery will retain the long serving naturally aspirated 2.0.
Spy Shots showing the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery testing in China, revealing most of its lights, grille, and bumper. The new Discovery will be launched late this year. It will be made in England and in China by the Chery-JLR joint venture.
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Reuters reports that Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is suing the Chinese automaker Jiangling Motor (JMC) for copyright infringement and unfair competition. JMC is the largest shareholder of Landwind, the maker of the controversial Landwind X7, which is a near-perfect copy of the Range Rover Evoque.
Is JLR going to win? Based on looks alone they sure should, as the photos below will prove. But this being China; there is more than meets the eye.
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