This is not a Range Rover Sport. This is a Zotye T900 from China. Zotye is our favorite copy cat brand. They copied the Macan. And a prototype. And a Mazda. They are also Ford’s friend. And now they went for the Range Rover.
Our favorite Chinese copycat automaker Zotye is going to ripoff the mighty Range Rover Sport for their new T900 SUV flagship. The Zotye T900 looks almost exactly like a Range Rover Sport, in overall design and in detail.
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:
Revenge! A Range Rover Evoque crashed into its clone; the infamous the Landwind X7, hurting it a little bit. Both cars are red so we can see once more how much the X7 looks like the Range Rover. The accident happened in the great city of Chongqing. The Range Rover has Chongqing license plate, whereas the Landwind hails all the way from Guangdong.
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.
A heavily personalized interior of a Range Rover Autobiography, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The entire interior is in red leather with wood panels and a load of gold colored metal. The details are stunning, the vents for example are in gold. the rim around the touch screen is in gold, and the panel around the main controller on the center tunnel is in gold too. Brilliant work. But best of all is the dragon:
Spy Shots showing the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible in Shanghai, where it was snapped by Reader & Super Spy Antoine Chalendard, thank you for the photos! The open Evoque debuted on the the L.A. Auto Show in November and will have its China debut in Beijing in April with a launch on the Chinese car market in May, just in time for summer.
A brutal bling-bling Range Rover, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in the far eastern suburbs of Beijing. The racious Range is wrapped in an eye murdering shiny gold wrap, so shiny there is almost no light left in Dongba today, and further sexed up with an extra shiny grille and darkened windows.
The China-made Land Rover Discovery Sport has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 368.000 yuan and ends at 518.000 yuan ($58.000 – 81.800). The Chinese Disco-Sport debuted in September on the 2015 Chengdu Auto Show.
A ruling Range Rover Sport SUV, Spotted in China in the the faraway eastern suburbs of Beijing. The good Range is wrapped in baby blue, and further racked up with darkened windows, black A-D pillars, black mirrors, black strips around the windows, matte chromed door handles, matte chromed air vents, matte chromed side bars, a matte chromed grille, and matte black multispoke alloys.