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Old 11-12-2007, 04:14 AM   #1
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Many news coming from Landwind's Belgium-based importer.


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Landwind will promote the Chinese origins of its vehicles when it launches sales of an SUV and a minivan in Europe next year. "We will be positioning the models as made in the workshop of the world. After all 60% percent of the world's computers are made in China," said Paul Williams, managing director of Landwind Motor Corp., the carmaker's Belgium-based importer for Europe.

Williams said the Landwind X-Pedition medium SUV will go on sale in 10 European markets including Germany, France and Spain in the first quarter of next year. Italy, the UK and Switzerland will get the car in the third quarter. Sales in the rest of Europe start in 2009. Landwind's Fashion medium minivan will launch in late 2008 with five- and seven-seat variants.

The X-Pedition will be aimed at buyers who live in rural areas who want a cheap, practical vehicle, Williams said. It will be offered with a choice of two gasoline engines, a 2,0-liter priced at €15,000 and a 2,4-liter priced at €18,000. A diesel model will be added later, Williams said. He did not specify a date.

The Fashion's prices will start at about €13,000. Landwind will target sales at value-conscious families and private businesses. "It will be the cheapest seven seater in Europe. We expect it to be a big hit with taxi drivers." Williams expects the Fashion to account for 35,000 of the 50,000 units that Landwind expects to sell annually in Europe by 2011. Landwind hopes to recruit 800 dealers in Europe including 300 in Germany.

Two years ago, Landwind pulled the X-Pedition from the European market. Sales were stopped after the car failed a crash test run by the ADAC. Williams said Landwind has since made 350 engineering changes to improve the SUVs safety. The X-Pedition will be crash-tested by EuroNCAP next month. The SUV will not go on sale unless it receives a three-star safety rating, Williams said.

He expects the Fashion to achieve a better safety rating than the X-Pedition because it has a more modern design. EuroNCAP has not set a date to test the model.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:17 AM   #2
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Most interesting points highlighted here:

Landwind will promote the Chinese origins of its vehicles

Landwind X-Pedition medium SUV will go on sale in 10 European markets in
the first quarter of next year (2008)

Landwind has since made 350 engineering changes to improve the SUVs
safety

The X-Pedition will be crash-tested by EuroNCAP next month (Nov.07)
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
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Wow Jiangling could have FOUR classes of SUV's

X-Pedition
X-Cursion
X-Plorer
and the smallest would be X-Cape!!!!!!
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:15 AM   #4
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Bijvelds is a Dutch importer, not a Belgian. The sales from Landwind in The Netherlands:
2005: 57
2006: 52
2007: 19



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Old 01-29-2008, 11:24 AM   #5
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Huh ? Instead of increasing, it is decreasing. Very poor sale figure. anyone can explain this ?

Is this the reason in the article above ?

Two years ago, Landwind pulled the X-Pedition from the European market. Sales were stopped after the car failed a crash test run by the ADAC.

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:25 AM   #6
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What is the result of the crash test ?

Quite a number of reports said that Landwind will only come back to Europe when their cars hit at least 3 star crash test and Euro 4 emission.

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Old 05-01-2008, 09:04 AM   #7
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Landwind is returning to German market.

Belgian importer Landwind Motor Corporation will start selling modified X6 which got 3,5 stars at EuroNCAP crash test at a price of around 15.000 EUR. Also later this year Landwind Fashion will be introduced to German customers with basic price of approx. 12.000 EUR.

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The Chinese automobile brand Landwind reverts back to Germany. From the summer, the GS6 SUV for around 15 000 euros. The General Import for Europe, the Belgian Landwind Motor Corporation, German main dealer be loud "kfz operation" Automobile Reinders from the Lower Melle. Germany will start with a quota of 1 200 vehicles. For the EuroNCAP crash test awaits the main dealer 3.5 stars. Also later this year, the seven-seater Landwind Fashion in Germany from a base price of 12 000 euros in the trade.

In 2005, the mark of the manufacturer Jiangling Motors tried in Europe foothold. When you cut the crash test was offered jeep model with a catastrophic result, whereupon the import initially reinstated.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:23 AM   #8
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3.5 stars ? Euro-Ncap does half a star too ?
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:14 AM   #9
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Landwind in the UK



EXCLUSIVE: Chinese carmakers say UK still on for late 2008

30 April, 2008

By Guy Bird

Some of the breeze might have blown out of Landwind’s proposed UK debut this summer with the departure of its European MD Paul Williams earlier this year, but the brand says it’s still on course to be the first Chinese car manufacturer to arrive on UK shores by late 2008.

The Rover (reborn as Roewe), Geely, Chery and Great Wall brands could all follow within three years.

Landwind’s European sales director, Robert Pronk told BusinessCar: “We’ll be the first one. As far as we know we’re the only Chinese brand with an EU type-approved car. Other brands are a year or more away.”


Pronk says its X-pedition compact 4x4 will be first this autumn followed by the Fashion seven-Seat MPV. He refused to go into details about a sales process but said all would be revealed this summer and that the firm was confident its car would gain a three-star NCAP crash rating.

New brand Roewe showed the highly competent 550, a VW Bora-sized saloon, at the Beijing motor show last week to slot under its 750 (the old Rover 75). It goes on sale in China in late 2008 with a plan for Europe not long after.

UK Subaru and Daihatsu distributor IM Group is in ongoing talks “too sensitive to divulge” with several Chinese carmakers, but reckons 2010 is still a feasible UK launch date.

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Old 08-07-2008, 11:10 AM   #10
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So is the 3 star rating confirmed yet ? or is it still "would" and "will" ?

Well we are only 1 month away from Autumn 2008 now.
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