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Spy Shots: Landwind E31 SUV hits the Beach in China

Published on November 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Landwind E31 SUV hits the Beach in China

A spectacular spy shot from the Landwind E31 SUV testing on shore of Qinghai Hu, a gigantic lake in the remote and mountainous Qinhai Province. The Landwind E31 will be called Landwind X5 when it hits the Chinese auto market in January 2013, debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November.

Spy Shots: Landwind E31 SUV hits the Beach in China

On a mountain road. The E31/X5 is by far the funkiest Landwind ever made, a sort of shrunken Landwind X8 but much cooler. Price will start around 110.000 yuan to compete with fine cars such as the BYD S6 and the Great Wall Haval H6.

New news about the engines. Base power plant will be a 160hp Mitsubishi-sourced 2.0, this we knew. But!, there will also be a 180hp 2.0 turbo, mated to that still kinda mysterious 8-speed automatic. The naturally aspirated 2.0 will have to do with a 6-speed automatic. Earlier we heard about a 1.5 turbo but it ain’t sure whether that engine is still on the table.

Via: Sohu.

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  1. Anon- November 2, 2012 Reply

    Landwind has the potential to be a Chinese Land Rover, a global four wheel drive brand producing products which are both appealing and have a deep engineering excellence.

    This new model shows huge promise.

  2. Markus- November 5, 2012 Reply

    It´s a long way to go for Landwind. Everybody remembers the crash test disaster not long ago and I´d have too many doubts in things like safety and quality to buy a Landwind! IMO, they are at the same level as Yema! They still have to prove that they can succeed!

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