Range Rover Evoque crashes into its Chinese duplicate, Landwind X7

The case of patent infringement filed by Jaguar Land Rover against the Chinese Landwind for copying the Evoque’s design is pending in a Chinese court. In what could be described as an amusing crash, the Range Rover Evoque and its Chinese clone, the Landwind X7, crashed into each other at a junction in the city of Chongqing.

The crash of the real deal and its doppelganger, both finished in red, highlights just how similar they are to an average beholder. Looks like the Evoque got tired of waiting for the result of legal dispute and decided to take things into its own hand!

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The damages are not extensive but the crash highlights just how similar the Landwing X7 (right) is to the Range Rover Evoque.

A local media report says that the police arrived at the scene quickly and decided that it was the Landwind X7 driver’s fault and hence the repair costs for both vehicles should come from the X7’s insurance. The Landwind X7 is priced at around 129,000 yuans (around INR lakhs) while the China-made Range Rover Evoque is priced at 448,000 yuans (around INR 45.19 lakhs).

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A court in Beijing has announced that patents of both companies are invalid. So, the case is stagnant as of now.

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The Evoque is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine which is tuned to develop 240 PS and 340 Nm of torque. The Landwind X7 sources a 2.0-litre petrol engine from Mitsubishi. Power and torque outputs stand at 190 PS and 250 Nm of torque. The former gets a 9-speed AT and AWD while the latter settles of an 8-speed AT and FWD.

Land Rover Evoque Landwind X7 crash (4)

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Via – Carnewschina.com