Range Rover's design copy, the made in China Landwind X7 has got a thumbs up for being sold in China, after Chinese officials dismissed Land Rover's complaints saying it was a copy of the Evoque.
When the vehicle was first revealed, Ralf Speth, the CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, along with Chery, JLRs joint venture partner, indicated they would file a complaint.
During the Shanghai Auto Show, Speth spoke a few words and claimed that Jaguar and Land Rover cannot do anything to stop this copy from going on sale.
The Landwind, when going on sale most likely by this August, will have a price tag that is just one third of that of the original Evoque.
When JLR tried to call up the company that made the Landwind, Jiangling, did not answer or return calls.
Since the Evoque's launch in China last October, the SUV has seen steady sales. So now, it comes down to a customer's choice if the original Evoque is picked or the Landwind X7.