Spy Shots: Yema S-MPV is a mix of two Mazda’s
Published on January 29, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the Yema S-MPV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. The Yema S-MPV debuted as the Yema A-MPV on the 2012 Chengdu Auto Show. It is a clone of two Mazda’s, which is rather original. Front resembles a Mazda CX-7 SUV and the rest of the car a Mazda 5 MPV. Beat that for cloning! Interior is cloned too, there we go:
The Mazda CX-5.
Interestingly Yema will offer four engines in the S-MPV: a 95hp 1.5, a 111hp 1.5, a 111hp 1.6 and a 140hp 1.5 turbo. The need for a separate 1.6 isn’t very clear, the torque numbers are the same too. But this is Yema!, and Yema does the Yema-thing. Size: 4585/1750/1700, wheelbase is 2750.
Check the back. Compare:
Mazda 5. Biggest difference are the doors. Mazda has a sliding door, while the Yema has four conventional doors. Otherwise a near 100% clone, even the rear lights are copied perfectly.
Interestingly Yema posted some ‘design sketches’ of the s-MPV on its website. Pictures show a Photoshopped Mazda 5 with different rear lights. These rear lights are actually not copied, but Yema’s own. Yema decided to go for the copy-version anyway.
A little bit more work went into this one. CX7 nose Photoshopped on 5. Now the best part:
This is a picture from the interior, again from Yema’s website. Note Haima logo on the steering wheel.
Mazda 5. Exactly the same. Yema just changed the logo with Photoshop. The real thing:
The same!, except for some quality issues and the steering wheel. The dash we saw in the Yema A-MPV in Chengdu was actually more original, and came with a big screen and some wood.
Will seat seven. But will Yema ever change?