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Windy said:
It looks very like the fantastic "Sunspot" color used by MG but that was an optional color costing over £2000 extra so I don't think many will be made in this color if it is the same!
The color itself shouldn't be difficult to duplicate, and it wouldn't actually cost that much more if anything. I'm sure I've seen similar colors before. The reason Sunspot cost so much was because it had a special undercoat which made the final result look like a bunch of different colors- depending on the angle of the light hitting the paint. Some of the cost was probably also because it was limited production and meant to be exclusive.
 

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I think the Fashion looks very decent, although the Chang'an CV11 is better looking. I believe the Fashion will be introduced in the Netherlands in 2008, the Dutch/West European importer Bijvelds will then start the import of the Fashion and the X-Pedition (X6). JMC Landwind sold only 67 vehicles in the Netherlands in 2005 and because of the low sale numbers (and the bad results in the crash test of the Landwind SUV by the Dutch automobile club ANWB) the importer ended the import in West Europe.
 

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Re: Landwind Fashion MPV

People carriers are a Euro***pean invention. You can argue about which car maker was first on the market, but manufacturers across the Conti***nent have been refining and dev***eloping MPVs for decades. How***ever, now China thinks it can beat them at their own game.
Even though Chinese car brands are still in their infancy, when Landwind’s SUV was described as “appalling” by Euro NCAP after a German crash test last year, it was clear that the marque had a long way to go. But the firm’s development has continued nonetheless, and Landwind is ready to launch its first MPV on the Continent in April.
The unfortunately named Fashion merges design cues from many of its competitors, with teardrop headlights, a chrome grille and high-set rear lamps. Get close up, and the shape lacks the flowing lines of more established rivals, while the fit and finish could be better.
Inside, the dash***board is well laid out, with all the switchgear logically positioned. Equipment is generous, with sat-nav and plenty of electric gizmos available. Again, build quality is flimsy, but there’s nothing wrong with the Landwind’s cabin packaging. The thin sixth and seventh chairs fold flat into the boot floor, while the middle bench slides to leave a massive luggage area.
With a 95bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine, the Fashion needs a following wind to make swift progress. Sluggish performance is matched by lacklustre dynamics – it’s not that much worse than many other MPVs, but body roll and a tendency to understeer are likely to take the fun out of driving for many owners.
While the Landwind Fashion is no match for top European rivals, it’s a sign of things to come.
 

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Re: Landwind Fashion MPV

Seems race driver/importer Peter Bijveld has had nothing but roadblocks in his path to getting the Landwind products launched in the European market. His director Paul Williams up and quit, and ADAG's slamming the SUV product quite thoroughly is old news by now. In 2006 Automobilwoche's editor Guido Renking commented that the MPV was "qualitatively the worst car by a long shot that I have ever encountered at an auto show". I hope the Landwind suits were listening.
 

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Even though Chinese car brands are still in their infancy, when Landwind’s SUV was described as “appalling” by Euro NCAP after a German crash test last year, it was clear that the marque had a long way to go. But the firm’s development has continued nonetheless, and Landwind is ready to launch its first MPV on the Continent in April.
The unfortunately named Fashion merges design cues from many of its competitors, with teardrop headlights, a chrome grille and high-set rear lamps. Get close up, and the shape lacks the flowing lines of more established rivals, while the fit and finish could be better.

However, before levelling criticism at the Fashion, you have to take its price into account. In Europe, it will sell for the equivalent of £8,200, and bosses hope to bring it to the UK for a similar amount in the next couple of years. That’s little more than a basic Vauxhall Corsa, so it soon becomes far easier to forgive the seven-seat people carrier’s shortcomings.

Inside, the dash***board is well laid out, with all the switchgear logically positioned. Equipment is generous, with sat-nav and plenty of electric gizmos available. Again, build quality is flimsy, but there’s nothing wrong with the Landwind’s cabin packaging. The thin sixth and seventh chairs fold flat into the boot floor, while the middle bench slides to leave a massive luggage area.

With a 95bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine, the Fashion needs a following wind to make swift progress. Sluggish performance is matched by lacklustre dynamics – it’s not that much worse than many other MPVs, but body roll and a tendency to understeer are likely to take the fun out of driving for many owners.While the Landwind Fashion is no match for top European rivals, it’s a sign of things to come.
 

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That interior looks a lot better! It's a pity the Fashion never came to the Netherlands/Europe, because this MPV could have been a small success here. Now it's too late: The exterior is already a bit dated and the engines are too old and unefficient to have green energy labels.
The Jianghuai Heyue RS looks like a better deal.
 
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