The best photos so far of the Zotye T700 SUV, the new flagship of the Zotye brand. It is the production version of the Zotye T600 S concept. Happily it is not a clone. There are influences of Range Rover visible but it isn’t as bad as with the Zotye SR9.
We have an early candidate for the 2017 Crash of the Year (COTY); with a Zotye SR9crashing into a Porsche Cayenne. The SR9 is very famous for being a clone of the Porsche Macan. This particular wine red example apparently wanted to be a Cayenne.
The Zotye SR9 is a completeclone of the Porsche Macan. But with Zotye badges on it people might still think you are poor. That problem has now been solved thanks to innovative Chinese entrpeneurs selling their wares on Alibaba’s Taobao, a Chinese e-commerce website that combines eBay and Amazon.
They sell full sets of Porsche Macan badges for the SR9, the sets are so popular that even Zotye dealers are putting them on, a seen on the first photo. The same thing happened with the Landwind X7.
Many people have asked me what on earth can be done about Chinese copycats like Zotye Auto. Nothing can be done really, so I always jokingly reply that somebody should clone Zotye back, to teach them a lesson, to make them feel how it feels to be cloned. Well now; a low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) maker from China’s Shandong Province didn’t make just a joke, they actually did it: they cloned a Zotye, the E200 EV to be precise, and they called it the Tieke E200. Eat that, Zotye!
This is the production version of the Zotye T300 SUV. It debuted in concept form on the Beijing Auto Show in April and the real thing will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of 2017. The car on the photos is the EV version, seen on a Zotye dealer event.
No, this is not a Porsche Macan. This indeed is the Zotye SR9, a Chinese clone of the Macan. It was delayed by a coupe of times but now it has finally been launched on the market. Price of the SR9, formerly known as the SR8, starts at 109.800 and ends at 162.800 yuan ($16.115 – 23.900). The Macan starts at 558.000 yuan ($83.000). So you can have 5.5 SR9’s for one Macan. I have since heard that the first SR9’s have arrived at the single Zotye dealer in Beijing, next Monday I will go to have a look.
The Zotye SR9 is a new SUV from China made by a company called Zotye Auto. It is also a shameless clone of the Porsche Macan. But how much of a clone is it really? Today we find out. Starting with a white SR9 wearing trendy black wheels. And here is the Macan:
The Zotye SR9 Porsche Macan clone has been officially launched in China, pricing will be announced tomorrow and deliveries will start next month. The Zotye SR9, formerly known as the Zotye SR8, is a near perfect ripoff, only details such as he grille and lights differ from the Macan. See a detailed comparison here.
Starting with the big news; like we expected the Zotye SR8 Porsche Macan clone will be called the Zotye SR9 when it hits the Chinese car market on October 12. This kind of late name changes are common in China and business as usual at Zotye.
Zotye has released the first official photos of the infamous Zotye SR8 Porsche Macan clone from China, showing a single car in blue with a red dashboard and beige seats. We have seen that car before. Zotye however has not released the name of the good vehicle. Earlier on we heard it might be called SR9 instead of SR8.