Lifan 330 hits the China car market
Published on October 21, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The Lifan 330 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 39.800 yuan and ends at 69.800 yuan. The Lifan 330 is a slightly more up-market variant of the Lifan 320, which will continue to be made and sold alongside the new 330. Design of the nose of the 330 is a coolio copy-mix between the Fiat 500L and the Mini, where the Lifan 320 is just a Mini copy.
The Lifan 320. Price starts at 36.500 yuan and ends at 52.900 yuan. Lone engine is a 1.3 liter four cylinder petrol with 90hp, mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT. The new Lifan 330 is powered by exactly the same engine mated to exactly the same transmissions. However, Lifan is working on a 1.5 liter engine for the 330 with about 120 horses, which would make the 330 a much better package. Price for the 1.5 will start around 55.000 yuan.
Lifan says the 320/330 doesn’t look like a Mini because it has four doors. They got a point.
Chinese media say the center console looks like Mickey Mouse. We think it looks like Minnie Mouse. Flat bottomed steering wheel very racy.
Rear spoiler very racy as well.