The controversial Landwind X7 has been photographed in the metal ahead of its official debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China.

The result of a joint development between local automakers Jiangling Motors and Changan Auto, the Landwind X7 is nothing more than a shameless copy of the Range Rover Evoque and it will actually be commercialized starting March 2015.

The side by side comparison photos were taken in the parking lot of the Guangzhou Auto Show and show the obvious similarities between the Range Rover Evoque (China-spec) and the Landwind X7.

While the locally produced Range Rover Evoque costs 400,000 yuan (about $65,000), its lookalike is expected to kick off at approximately 120,000 yuan ($19,600). The Landwind X7 will be powered by a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo rated at 190 bhp (141 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) sent to the front wheels via a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic.

Gallery: Landwind X7 arrives at Guangzhou Auto Show looking like a Range Rover Evoque clone

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