The Chinese company Hanlong Auto, based in Hubei province, introduced a crossover under the difficult-to-pronounce name “Hunkt Canticie”, although the car will be sold as “Hanlong Kuanshi” in the home market.
It is interesting that initially this model was developed by Zotye, and the SUV was supposed to enter the market under the name T800, but then the brand’s plans changed, and all the developments were at the disposal of their Chinese colleagues from Hanlong Auto.
However, this SUV is remarkable not at all for its origin, but rather for its appearance. Outside, the car suspiciously resembles a Range Rover Sport SUV, and if the front and rear of the car have some original details, then in profile the resemblance is simply incredible.
The salon also has a “British accent”, although the Chinese have added a number of their own solutions. There is a massive central tunnel, while the large 14.0-inch displays of the digital dashboard and the multimedia system on the front panel are located under one glass and from the side are perceived as a whole. A simple steering wheel has a minimum of buttons, and the company decided not to apply the logo on it at all.
On the part of the Chinese brand, this is a rather bold step, since earlier Land Rover was suing one of the local companies, which brazenly copied the design of the Evoque model, and then the court sided with the manufacturer from Foggy Albion. Regarding this car, the British are still silent.
Under the hood of the Hunkt Canticie is a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine with 218 hp, which is paired with an eight-band automatic transmission that transmits traction to the wheels of the rear axle (for a surcharge, an all-wheel drive version can be ordered).
The start of sales of new items in China fell on the end of the nineteenth year, but the main thing is the price of the Hunkt Canticie: at home they ask for only 126,800 yuan (about 1,140,000 rubles at the current exchange rate) for such a car, while the original Range Rover costs at least there 1.22 million yuan (over 11.1 million rubles).