CHINESE COURT SUPPORTS FAIR COMPETITION AND FINDS IN FAVOUR OF JAGUAR LAND ROVER

Whitley, UK, 22 March 2019 – In a ‘first’ for the global car industry, Jaguar Land Rover has won a significant case in the Chinese courts against the company that produced a copy of the iconic Range Rover Evoque.

n a ‘first’ for the global car industry, Jaguar Land Rover has won a significant case in the Chinese courts against the company that produced a copy of the iconic Range Rover Evoque.

The decision issued by the Beijing Chaoyang District Court decreed that the Evoque has five unique features that were copied directly in the Landwind X7 built by Jiangling Motor Corporation and that the similarity of the two vehicles has led to widespread consumer confusion. The Court determined that all sales, manufacturing and marketing of the Landwind vehicle must cease immediately. The Court has also ruled that Jaguar Land Rover be paid compensation.

The latest generation of the Range Rover Evoque was launched in London in November 2018.  With its new body style, vehicle architecture, emissions reduction technologies including hybrid-electric, and design features such as deploying door handles, the latest Range Rover is a sophisticated evolution of the original.  The new Range Rover Evoque will be launched in China at the Shanghai Motor Show in April 2019.