China’s Landwind X7 Copycat Crashes Into Range Rover Evoque!

Not even the most twisted minds could have come up with this scenario; a red example of China’s infamous Landwind X7 smashed into a same colored version of the car it unashamedly copied, the British Range Rover Evoque.

Chinese media reported that the accident happened yesterday afternoon at an intersection in the city of Chongqing, with police finding the driver of the Landwind X7 at fault. While the two similar looking SUVs suffered some minor body injuries, no human was hurt in the making of this crash.

A highly convincing copy of the Range Rover Evoque, the Landwind X7 was announced in 2014 before entering production and going on sale in China last year at a fraction of the cost of the original Land Rover, with prices starting from around 120,000 yuan ($18,000) compared to 528,000 yuan ($80,000) that the British automaker commands for the Evoque.

As you’d expect, Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) wasn’t at all happy with the Chinese automaker, but despite all their legal efforts, the British company failed to stop Landwind from offering the X7 for sale. In June, a Chinese court cancelled both JLR and Landwind’s design copyrights on their respective models, designating the Evoque’s and X7’s exterior design filed patents as “invalid”. Despite the setback, JLR is still continuing litigation against Landwind owner Jiangling Motors, though, legal experts say the lawsuit for copyright infringement and unfair competition is likely to be thrown out.

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  • Mark

    It might be just a publicity stunt..

    • Miknik

      given the identical colors I feel the same way…

  • Zed68

    Clone wars…

  • Fling3t

    If I owned an Evoque and I lived in China I would deliberately go out of my way and crash into every Fart X7!

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Hmm, more money than you need?

  • Julio

    Not an example of irony. Possibly the most misappropriated word in the English language.

    • brn

      2nd most. “Literally” is #1.

  • matrem

    It’s like rAIEEEAIIIIIIN on your wedding day.

  • gregory cassanova

    hmmm I suspect its been staged….

  • Gigi

    Driver: Its only a mirror.
    Passenger: No its not!
    Driver: Is too! See…

  • klowik

    I think LR should not be too worried about the copycat products being sold in China. Spending millions in litigation is not worth it but a waste of money. why don’t LR spend the money on advertising jeering the copycat Landwind? Who wants to buy the fake LV bags or watches when they have the money to buy the genuine products? Those who can’t afford will buy something else cheaper if not the copycat Landwind.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Because the Chinese government will force them to remove a commerical putting down one of their cheap, knock-off products, if it ever makes it to air at all. I’m sure the gate keepers of the Chinese illusion have to sign off on anything airing.

  • f1300

    Looks pretty much staged to me… :-

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Small victories…