Chinese Cook Up Counterfeit Land Rover Evoque: The 'Land Wind'

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I’m sure the engineers at Land Rover’s Solihull HQ are simply overcome with “flattery” over being ripped off so hard by the Chinese Land Wind E32— a dead ringer for the Range Rover Evoque, down to the font on the tailgate.

CarNewsChina says Land Wind just applied for a patent on “their” design and hopes to sell the E32 at the end of this year for 120,000 yuan; about $20,000 U.S.

It’s going to pack a 2-liter turbo four-banger with 190 horsepower and transmission options of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic.

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Hmm, the Land Wind actually sounds like a better deal than the original... but I’ll reserve judgement until I see the crash tests.

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AutoBlog reached out to Land Rover to find out if they’d angrily dropped their monocles into their tea yet, but the Green Oval has been quiet so far.

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Hat tip to Autoblog, images from CarNewsChina, Land Rover, “The Parent Trap”

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hammerheadfistpunch
HammerheadFistpunch

Are we ever going to get to a point were we just stop letting this blatant theft happen? I mean, this is totally sanctioned by a 1st world government....sanctioned theft. I know we don't have the recourse, or the courage to deal with the blowback of recourse, but...will we ever?