Chinese carmaker produces Range Rover copy for one-third the price

By Ryan Kilpatrick, November 25, 2014

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Chinese auto company Landwind has unveiled its latest model at the Guangzhou Motor Show — a carbon copy of the Range Rover Evoque. 

The Landwind X7, however retails for just RMB 135,000. The Range Rover Evoque, on the other hand, will set you back around RMB 385,000. 

Jaguar Land Rover, who produce the Range Rover line, are understandably furious about the copy cat SUV, and are threatening to sue the Nanchang, Jiangxi-based automaker. 

Spot the difference 

"The fact that this kind of copying is ongoing in China is very disappointing,"  Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Dr. Ralf Speth told Autocar magazine. "The intellectual property is owned by Jaguar Land Rover and if you break that IP then you are in breach of international regulations."

Not everyone in Britain was quite so miffed as Dr. Speth, however. Many web users pointed out how over-priced Range Rovers are and that hoped that more competition in pricing could make a luxury vehicle like the Range Rover more attainable for the general public. 

 

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