China is the land where you have a choice of two kinds of Red Bull, both equally fake. The Austrian maker of the stuff has been in court for years, did win, and still can’t sell the original stuff in China, because the other party appealed. Now, Jaguar Land Rover is faced with starting its own arduous battle against the fakers: There is an energy drink called “Land Rover.”
Found by a reader of Carnewschina in Guangzhou in southern China, the “Land Rover” drink has a logo that looks like a Jaguar. Or maybe it’s a tiger. The Chinese characters say “Lu Hu”, which , according to the linguists at Carnewschina means ‘Road Tiger’. It is also the proper Chinese name for Land Rover.
The product may draw attention from another side. Design and colors of the bottle are a mirror image of a Brazilian-Chinese energy drink called Recca.
We are sorry that we cannot supply a review of the product. A friend in Huadu, a suburb of Guangzhou, volunteered to try the stuff. And now he won’t answer his phone.