Jaguar Land Rover, the British conglomerate controlled by the Tata Indians, has already gained some experience in design disputes. In 2019, a Beijing court agreed with him in a dispute with Jiangling Motor Corporation that launched the SUV in the domestic market. Landwind X7 whose excessive resemblance to evocation They drove to Sale ban production suspension (here news). Instead, JLR itself won the following year against billionaire Jim Ratcliff’s Infineos who decided to launch the Grenadier, an off-road vehicle similar to the previous-generation Defender, according to JLR. In this case, the file lines They were judged enough badges So as not to prevent its marketing.
And this time another Chinese car seems to want to take inspiration from an English car. It comes with an extension Yangwang U8an electric off-road vehicle presented by the new brand BYD, the Chinese manufacturer that has just launched its European offensive with three zero-emission models (Han, Atto 3 and Tang SUVs) that could arrive in Italy as soon as the end of 2023, that Much like to the last generation of Land Rover Defender.
As we can see from the photos, if not in the details of the front and tail, which are clearly different, then in the general layout of the bodywork Yangwang U8 I definitely took inspiration from Defenders. Among them, however, is clearly different from the mechanical point of view of Electrical engine (the British suv can be used as a plug-in at most), among other things it has a power that is not indifferent given that it reaches 1,100 hp.
> Pictured above is the defender, top of the Yangwang U8.
In the 8-seater version, the Defender is 5.36 meters long, while the Yangwang U8 It stops at 5.3, proportions that can also facilitate comparison in design. As for performance, the top-of-the-range Yangwang U8 is unbeatable: it records a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 3 seconds. Thanks to the technological gadgets it was equipped with, it was declared capable of traveling at speeds of up to 120 km/h even with a flat tyre.
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