Landwind E32 Bites (And Patents) Evoque's Style For Local Market
It seems Mrs. Beckham (and Range Rover) may have to deal with another brand knocking-off her style, thanks to Landwind’s introduction of the E32 soft-roader SUV.
CarNewsChina reports the Jiangling Motor Holding’s brand — which sells its wares in Europe as well as in its native market — is seeking to patent the Evoque-esque SUV’s design for the Chinese market, which will grace showrooms sometime in Q4 2014 for a price of 120,000 yuan, or just under $20,000 USD as of this writing; the Evoque’s base price is just over $41,000 for comparison.
Powering the E32 — based upon a shortened Landwind X8 — is a 2-liter turbo-four that delivers not Mrs. Beckham’s 240 horses and 250 lb-ft of sand-dune scaling torque, but instead just 190 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the power will be channeled through either six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, as opposed to the Evoque’s nine-speed automatic and six-speed manual and automatic options.
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