Chinese auto makers have always been in news for getting a bit too inspired by car designs from other parts of the world. We’ve already seen a gazillion Chinese clones of popular international models so far and this latest model, the Landwind E32, takes this cloning business a step further (Right when we thought its as bad as it can ever get!). Many patent photos of the Landwind E32 show that the upcoming model is a complete rip off of the Range Rover Evoque, which is easily among the most successful Rangies of recent times.
Landwind E32 Images
What’s even a bigger irony is the fact that these images here are actually patent photos of the Landwind E32, filed by owner Jiangling Motor Corporation, who wants to own the rights to this design!
This five-door Range Rover Evoque cop will be launched in fourth quarter of the year. The upcoming Evoque clone rides on a shorter version of the Landwind X8 and powering this model will be a four cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that has a max power of 190 PS (140 kW) and peak torque of 250 Nm (184 lb-ft). The engine will come mated to a six speed manual transmission and an optional eight speed automatic transmission.
Landwind E32 prices are expected to start at around 120,000 yuan (19,200 USD / 13,800 EUR / 11,400 GBP).
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on this blatant copy of Range Rover Evoque.