Landwind is a company with a sketchy history. This car is being sold as a Landwind SC2. But Wikipedia denies its existence. There are three** Landwinds on sale at Mobile.de at the moment.
“Landwind is an automobile marque owned by the Chinese automaker Jiangling Motor Holding, a joint venture between Changan Auto and Jiangling Motors Corporation” is what Wikipedia says, in case you are interested.
The SC2 is possibly an early version of what is now sold as a Landwind X6. At present Landwind sell in Europe only the CV9 (according to their site), a five-door MPV. It is “ready to compete in any car segment”. In the rest of the world i.e. China, they have X5, X6, X7, X8 and X9. Confusingly, the CV9 and a saloon called the CV7 are both discontinued (in 2011, both).
So, what we have here is a China market brand with a faint presence in Europe and a portfolio of cars that are somewhat poorly documented.
The SC2 has a two litre engine, turning out 84 kW. It is for sale for €3,300, which is a somwhat arbirtrary number given the fact only two others are for sale. With two cars on sale such fine tuning makes no sense. When there are 148 similar cars on sale the price might be fine tuned as suppliers jostle for a small advantage.
The other car is an SC2 with a 2.4 litre Mitsubishi motor. And – mystery – car three is not listed at Wikipedia, it’s a Landwind Pulsar 1,2. No wonder: The dealer, Walkenhorst, have evidently misplaced a Nissan Pulsar under the wrong category.
We have discussed here how in the 1950s and 1960s the Japanese made good use of the Italian carrozeria to design their cars. Isn’t it a source of puzzlement that the Chinese manufacturers and carrozeria could not repeat the experience and produce fascinating Italo-Chinese cars instead of the rather unhappy-looking vehicles that have emerged from China in the last 15 years: wierd or derivative or both and almost always of no technical interest.
** or so I thought.