Land Rover has announced it won’t take any legal actions against Jiangling Motors and their Evoque copy, the Landwind X7
Land Rover has announced it won’t take any legal actions against Jiangling Motors and their Evoque copy, the Landwind X7.
Speaking to Automotive News at the Shanghai Motor Show, JLR chief executive Ralf Speth said his company cannot stop the SUV from going on sale. “I really regret that all of a sudden, copy-and-paste is coming up again,” he commented. ”There are no laws, there's nothing to protect us, so we have to take it as it is.”
Back in November last year Speth described the controversial Chinese vehicle as an Intellectual Property theft regarding the luxury Land Rover SUV. He then announced that this is “not something that should happen” and “what we have seen today is not correct.”
The Landwind X7 will reportedly go on sale in China for about one-third of the price of the Evoque.