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New photos of the Landwind X7, China’s clone of the Range Rover Evoque

Published on November 10, 2014 by Joey Wang

New photos of the Landwind X7, China's clone of the Range Rover Evoque

New photos of the Landwind X7, a Chinese clone of the Range Rover Evoque. The Landwind X7, formerly known as the Landwind E32, will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this month and will be launched on the Chinese car market in March 2015. Price will start around 120.000 yuan or $19.600.

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Price for the Range Rover Evoque starts at 528.000 yuan and ends at 668.000 yuan ($86.300 – 109.200).

Land Rover however is working hard to start local production in a joint venture with Chery Automobile, which will bring price down to about 425.000 yuan. Fuzzily, the China-made Range Rover Evoque will debut on the very same Guangzhou Auto Show, so the two can connect.

The x7 will be powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 190hp and 250nm, mated to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. The X7 is based on a shortened variant of the platform that also underpins the Landwind X8.

Landwind is a Chinese car maker jointly owned by Jiangling Motors and Changan Auto, coincidentally (0r not?) both joint venture partners of Ford, with Jiangling-Ford and Changan-Ford respectively. Ford owned Land Rover/Range Rover until 2008 when they sold it on to the Indian TATA conglomerate

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Checking sides. There are a few differences. Really.

1) The mirrors of the X7 are in the same color as the roof, whereas the mirrors of the Evoque are in the same color as the body.

2) The X7 has a chrome strip running under windows. The Evoque does not.

3) The X7 has a roof rack. The Evoque does not.

Otherwise they are pretty much exactly the same.

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Green car very hip. Bright colors go great on clone cars.

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Checking the rear. One notable difference:

1) The third brake light of the X7 is red when not engaged, whereas the third brake light of the Evoque is white when not engaged.

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Otherwise they are pretty much exactly the same.

All attention now to the Guangzhou Auto Show for the battle of the clone. May the best Range Rover win!

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  1. dragin- November 11, 2014 Reply

    What is puzzling is that Chang’an, holding 50 per cent of Landwind, would be a party to such blatant copying. Until now Chang’an has been a company that has stood apart from shameless copycats, turning out mostly its own Turin studio-designed models.

  2. santos palisander- November 11, 2014 Reply

    I agree that there is no honorable excuse for this level of copying. Having said that, the Evoque is a radically over priced piece of kit that just begs to be cloned. Land Wind may end up doing quite well with this model despite the blatant plagiarism!

    1. Ark- January 26, 2015 Reply

      I agree… Ver well said. Far too high its price, in UK.

  3. Chris C- November 11, 2014 Reply

    Meanwhile Land Rover chose a Chinese manufacturing partner who have never produced a cloned car, oh hang on a minute….

  4. marco loglio- November 11, 2014 Reply

    I already saw in Shenzhen the Land Wind x7 with a regular plate.
    So i think that this vehicle is already available in the market, at least here in Sz

    1. Tycho de Feijter- November 11, 2014 Reply

      Hello Marco, Please send me a picture if you can…

      info[at]carnewschina.com. thanks!

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