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Spy ShotS: automatic & CVT for the Lifan 330 in China

Published on October 29, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy ShotS: automatic & CVT for the Lifan 330 in China

The Lifan 330 hatchback, which was launched on the China car market last week, is only available with a 5-speed manual, seriously limiting its appeal, especially among women and first-car buyers. All that however is going to change soon because Lifan is readying an automatic gearbox and a CVT for the 330. On first pic the auto.

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And here is the CVT.

Why Lifan feels the need to make the rather cheap 330 availeble with two similar kind of boxes is not immediately clear. The automatic will likely get some override function so the driver can pretend to be in control. The new boxes are expected to debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April 2014.

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CVT badge.

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Otherwise similar to manual model.

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  1. Maybe This Is Why China Isn’t Buying Chinese Cars | NHAT NET- April 23, 2014 Reply

    […] of our friends at Car News China, here’s a shot of what the 330 looks like on the inside. As a Cooper S owner myself, […]

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