Landwind Has Made An SUV That Doesn’t Look Like An Evoque

For most car enthusiasts outside of China, Landwind is best known as the automaker that produces the infamous Range Rover Evoque rip-off. While a number of design changes last year did give Landwind’s X7 a slightly new look, its similarities to the Evoque were still evident.

Fortunately, the Chinese car manufacturer has been hard at work expanding its range, and the first images of its latest SUV model have just emerged online thanks to Autohome.

As Landwind has yet to officially launch the vehicle in question, not even disclosing its name, many key details about it remain unknown. Nevertheless, this images of an undisguised pre-production model reveal both interior and exterior designs radically different to those of previous Landwind models.

Viewed from the front, you’ll immediately notice a pair of thin daytime running lights and a mammoth front grille that somewhat reminds us of the new Chevrolet Blazer. Located directly below the running lights are the main headlight units which include the turn signals and high beams, whereas even lower you’ll find the fog lights.

The crossover pictured is painted in a dark shade of plum which certainly isn’t the most desirable color imaginable. Fortunately, the paint has been offset nicely by silver window surrounds, B-pillars, and C-pillars. As for the rear, it adopts a pair of simple taillights and dual tailpipes.

Spy shots of the SUV’s interior show off a large infotainment screen, flat-bottom steering wheel, two-tone leather, and a number of silver accents.

It remains unclear when this new Landwind will be launched or arrive in dealerships across China, and whether it will be sold outside its home market.

more photos...
  • OdysseyTag

    But instead looks like a Hyundai.

    • EL CHAPO

      It’s look more like a Toyota

    • Galaxium

      Oddly looks like an incredibly lethargic Kona

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      With two different shaped shift knobs.

      • Rj Mansfield

        Looks like the longer shifter is a manual

  • Matthijs

    Well, those light clusters are more like what Citroën introduced and where Hyundai followed.. for an European car enthusiast Landwind is more known from being the first Chinese brand to try it in Europe. They failed miserably with very bad crash test results (and sales) with their SUV… this looks pretty good though

  • klowik

    It looks original although the front grille has some hints of citroen and hyundai. It looks a bit unrefined in some corners but it’s getting better..

  • stelvio

    Should’ve been called the Break Wind


  • Brian

    There’s a lot of Lincoln MKX/Nautilus in the side profile.

    • Mike anonymous

      (I feel as though MKC is the ‘forgotten-gem’ model in Lincolns’ line). I would rather say MKC over MKX/Nautilus (as it directly takes the side profile, window design, and “Clamshell” trunk, directly from MKC itself.

      But I do see elements from the MKX/Nautilus, so I absolutely can agree

  • Paul

    My what an ugly front end. The rest in’t so bad though.

  • yes Land Wind, do your thang! get the MBUX in there as well!

  • Mike anonymous

    I personally feel as though the Lincoln MKC is a VERY underrated vehicle within the luxury automotive world. It’s curves are unlike anything else in it’s class, it is elegant and beautiful,. (And it is in my opinion an iconic vehicle, even if it’s something you may miss) Truly an amazing vehicle. (Though it has it’s faults, it seems as though the good FAR outweighs the bad, with my only issue ever with the vehicle being it’s facia design which has now been fixed mostly with the 2019 model year).

    Now how does that relate to the LandWind here,.. well at least in terms of SUV’s (overall (as in from one side of their vehicle line-up to the other)) Lincoln makes some of the best looking luxury SUV’s out there next to LandRover… and it’s quite apparent where this new LandWind grabbed it’s side profile from.
    (LandWind LEFT . Lincoln RIGHT)

    Again I think the MKC is pretty underrated especially for it’s unique design &…
    …considering the vehicle was released about half a decade ago, and was designed nearly 7 years ago originally. To See other companies copying it’s design, I think could be a compliment to Lincoln itself, even if it may be a shameful one at that.

    • david santiago

      Love the taillights on those.

    • Astonman

      I agree the outside looks good. If they were able to replicate the Aviators interior… that would be real nice.

  • Dennis Scipio

    There are some things that should just stay in China.

  • Shtekeris

    Reminds of something that would fit nicely in GTA V. Like a combination of various other cars and weird proportions at places.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    I can understand why they copy others. Their “own” design looks like turd.

  • Bash

    I can’t figure what did they put in the blender to come up with that. It might be original but still ugly.

  • DJ

    Looks like a Ford Edge

  • Nihar


  • Liam Paul

    looks like a deformed Buick hook on crack

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    It looks terribly ugly.

  • Bill Nguyen

    Looks more like a Hyundai/Genesis SUV now…

  • Aelwyn

    If a car could have Down syndrome, this would be it.

  • Dude

    That’s pretty bad but at least it’s unique

  • erly5

    Pretty ugly but at least it ain’t a blatant copy!

  • Althea Later

    Pretty funny they have watermarks on their images. Afraid someone will use them / copy them??? Hahahahaha

  • Althea Later

    Looks like they put the front of a (insert one of many cars, but mainly a Toyota) on the front, but upside down… and ripped off a Lincoln MK whatever for the back

  • StrangerGP

    Hyundai must be proud that someone is finally copying their design.

  • Ben

    Hyundai: WAIT! Someone is allowed to copy our designs!? That’s bogus man!

    side note: that grill looks like its ripped off a toyota tacoma

  • Momogg


2019 Toyota Yaris Arrives In The UK With New Y20 And GR Sport Models

Toyota’s prolific supermini receives a boost in style and attitude, plus a limited version, for the new model year.

Cupra Ateca Is Very Fast And Well-Rounded, But It Lacks Character

As the first product of the newly founded performance brand it’s very good, yet not that exciting.

Here’s What It Costs To Maintain An Impressive 30-Vehicle Collection

Harry Metcalfe reveals just how expensive it was to own 16 cars and 14 motorcycles last year.

Infiniti Canada Spruces Up Q50 And Q60 Red Sport With I-Line Editions

Both special editions are powered by a 400 HP twin-turbo V6 and are exclusive to Canada, .

Some Jaguar E-Pace SUVs Miss Key Infotainment Software – And There’s No Fix

A batch of 2019 models were delivered without certain features and, unfortunately, they can’t be retrofitted .

First Production 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Sells For $1.1 Million

The really good news is that the proceeds will go to research for curing type 1 diabetes in children.

2020 Volkswagen Golf: This Is It, The All-New 8th Gen Model

As always, Volkswagen went for evolution instead of revolution, but even so the new Golf looks very sharp.

Mazda CX-7 Driver Shoots (!) At Cammer During Road Rage Incident

The driver of the white Mazda crossover was an 85-year old Florida man.

2019 Corvette Special Edition To Be Revealed At Daytona 24-Hour Race

In all likelihood, GM is getting ready to send off the current, seventh-gen ‘Vette with a special model.

Groups Protest GM, Ford At Detroit Show With Prayers And… Inflatable T-Rex?

The protesters object to planned job cuts and plant closures as well as more lax emissions regs.