Cars will only debut in production form.
JLR filed the suit against Jiangling Motors, alleging the LandWind X7 copies the design of the Range Rover Evoque. We compare the two CUVs to see what's what.
Autocar reports that the LandWind X7, an exterior clone of the Range Rover Evoque, goes on sale in China next month for just about one-third the Evoque's price.
Longer is the next Chinese automaker to crank out a terrible knockoff, this one being the Yueling X1 EV. Like the Landwind X7 before it, it takes liberal inspiration from the Range Rover Evoque, but adds BMW badges on the wheel caps.
Despite its position as a communist state, the People's Republic of China has taken a decidedly laissez-faire attitude towards copyright infringement. It's why, as evidenced in an old episode of Top Gear, you can buy a fake Omega, wear fake Ray-Bans, talk on a fake iPhone and drink at a fake Starbucks. It's also why Chinese automakers so shamelessly rip off the designs of western automobiles (exhibits A, B, C, D and E). Land Rover is the latest automaker to take exception to this practice.