This is not a Range Rover Sport. This is a Zotye T900 from China. Zotye is our ‘favourite’ copycat brand. They copied the Porsche Macan and a Mazda (who whould have thought!). And now they went for the Range Rover Sport.
These pictures show the real final product. Proportions are exactly the same as the Sport. Zotye hasn’t released any specifications yet, but on their earlier clones, they stayed very close to the original model’s size. Only the facia and rear differ a bit from the Range Rover, but mostly in detail. The overall design is very much the same.
The car seems (un)surprizingly similar to the patent drawings we saw earlier on, bar some minor details. The car’s name is expected to be Zotye T900. The codename is L10. Power will come from a 2.0 turbo with 230 hp and 350 Nm, mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The interior is somewhat more original; mixing design elements of Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Range Rover. The instrument panel is all digital, and there is a large touchscreen in the centre. Materials seem nice with wood and smooth leather – don’t expect it to be real Nappa, of course.
The Zotye T900 is expected to launch on the Chinese car market in early 2019. Price will start around 170.000 yuan or £18.050/$23.400. For comparison, Range Rover Sport starts at 1.02 million yuan, and that’s £115.100/$149.000.