Land Rover chief executive officer Dr Ralf Speth has announced the British manufacturer will complain to Chinese officials about the Range Rover Evoque clone Landwind X7
Land Rover chief executive officer Dr Ralf Speth has announced the British manufacturer will complain to Chinese officials about the Range Rover Evoque clone Landwind X7.
Autocar reports Speth considers the controversial Chinese vehicle to be Intellectual Property theft regarding the luxury Land Rover SUV. The Landwind X7 that debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show is nothing more than a shameless copy of the Evoque and it will go on sale in the country from March 2015.
“The fact that this kind of copying is ongoing in China is very disappointing," Speth commented. “The simple principal is that it is not something that should happen; the Intellectual Property is owned by Jaguar Land Rover and if you break that IP then you are in breach of international regulations that apply around the world.”
He also went on to say “I will talk to our officials and I will talk to our partners at Chery to find a way around this situation. I cannot imagine Chinese officials will be happy at any actions that undermine the credibility of the country. What we have seen today is not correct.”