Zotye Z300, another Clone from China
Published on December 14, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Zotye joins the cloning game in China with this new Z300 sedan. It is an almost exact copy of the JDM Toyota Allion. A big step back for Zotye, until now they mostly made rebadged Fiats and Daihatsu’s under license. Not good, but at least they paid for it. The Z300 however is just a plain Chinese clone. Horrible!, bad Zotye.
The new Zotye Z300 sedan will be listed on the China car market on December 18, price will start around 80.000 yuan. Size: 4565x1766x1493, wheelbase is 2700. Engine: Mitsubishi sourced 1.5 with 113hp and 147nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic.
Dash a kinda curious mix between plastic, wood and chrome.
Well, let’s hope this madness ends one day. Fortunately Chinese car buyers are getting better informed these days and don’t like to buy clones as much as they did before. Just ask BYD.
[Thanks to commenters Ricardo and LaurentG for waking me up here!]
Pics via: Autohome.