D This dispute has been going on for a long time - as early as 2015, the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) group filed a lawsuit against the Chinese manufacturer Landwind for theft of intellectual property. The X7 SUV was presented at the Guangzhou Motor Show, the design of which is strikingly similar to the Range Rover Evoque. 'This is a violation of international regulations,' said JLR CEO Ralf Speth outraged, and he could not imagine that China would be happy about actions that undermine the country's credibility.
Many lawsuits, few successes
Now a judgment has been made in the Beijing District Court, like the Frankfurter Allgemeine Newspaper reports. The sale of the Landwind X7 is now prohibited. At the first attempt, however, JLR did not achieve this success. After the first lawsuit was dismissed, the next followed in 2016. Landwind then changed the rear of the X7 - too little change to ensure a clear distinction from the Evoque. Another lawsuit followed accordingly. The Range Rover copy is offered in China for the equivalent of 18,000 euros, while the Evoque costs around 50,000 euros there. A two-liter turbo gasoline engine with 190 hp works in the land wind.
The second generation of the Evoque appears on the market in April. Not only because of this, the circus could start all over again. Manufacturer Landwind could also go into revision in the process. You can see with which manufacturers legal proceedings could be sought in our picture gallery with the brazen copies from the Far East.