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Jaguar Land Rover regarded it as a copy of the Range Rover Evoquewhich is produced locally by Chery Jaguar Land Roverand tried unsuccessfully to stop its production. Although the designs of the cars are similar, the X7 was almost three times as cheap as the Evoque when the former hit the market.
Such kits include the grille, logos, and badges of the Evoque. The patent for the exterior design of the Evoque in China was declared invalid in April by the Chinese intellectual property regulator, because the car was unveiled before the patent was filed in China in November The nullification happened at the request of Jiangling Motors.
The X7's patent was annulled on May 16 at Jaguar Land Rover's request, because the design was too related to the Evoque's design. The car manufacturer blamed Jiangling for copyright infringement and unfair competition. It was a rare move; most non-Chinese car manufacturers choose not to go to court over design copying by Chinese companies because of the small likelihood of winning such lawsuit.
According to that same source, both companies had also discussed what would be acceptable in a design update for the X7.
The judge answering to Daimler's demand to ban the Chinese vehicle from entering the Greek market said that "The impression the Noble makes on a third and informed party by its visual appearance is different to the one that is made to the same person by the Smart The judge noted the salient fact that "the plaintiff is no longer selling the specific generation of the Smart which claims to have been copied, but a different vehicle, with much different characteristics.
The car has been described as a "complete knockoff", with many aspects of the exterior and interior resembling the Macan.
Due to this supposed threat by the Chinese government, Toyota postponed the launch of the current-generation Prius until they learn more about the plan. Automobile production[ edit ] China surpassed Japan to become the world's second-largest vehicle market inand passed the United States to become the largest in China is presently capable of manufacturing a complete line of automobile products and large automotive enterprises.
The proportion of vehicles burning alternate fuel will be increased to help optimize the country's energy consumption. Major cities like Beijing and Shanghai already require Euro-3 emission standards.
On March 10,Beijing became the first city to require light-duty vehicles to meet China-4 emission standard, which was equivalent to Euro Beijing shifted its emission standards to the fifth-stage standards for light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles in January and Augustrespectively.China's car market rules are already designed to help develop the local industry.
For one thing, foreign companies are only allowed to operate in China's automobile market through joint venture (JV) partnerships, with foreign equity capped at 50%; these equity restrictions have been maintained by the most recent version of the Catalogue Guiding.
Publications “China Auto Message” Introduction China Auto Message, started publication in , is one of the most influential and valuable industry magazines sponsored by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). The automotive industry in China has been the largest in the world measured by automobile unit production since Since , annual production of automobiles in China exceeds that of the European Union or that of the United States and Japan combined.
The. Current, comprehensive coverage of the Automobile Dealers Industry. Includes: industry forecasts, trends, financial information & detailed analysis. Updated 11/12/ An example of an emerging heavy industry is automobile manufacture, which has soared during the reform period.
In only , automobiles were produced annually, but by production had reached ,, then jumped to nearly million by and increased fairly evenly each year up until , when it reached million.
1 Recent Developments in the Automobile Industry The automobile industry playsan important role in overall business cycle developments.