New Lifan 520 naked from all sides in China
Published on November 14, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
These are the very first live-pictures of the new Lifan 520 that will debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show later this month. The Chinese press ain’t sweet on the 520, they say it is a Toyota Vios-clone, check out this comparison. The final result however doesn’t look that bad. Lifan actually bothered to make a different front and back on the 520 and that at least is a kinda good thing. Lifan however won’t stop here, their new 620 is a clone from the Toyota Corolla and there can me no mistakes about that one…
On the side there are virtually no differences between the 520 and the Vios.
The Vios, indeed. Bad Lifan! Save money in the short term, loose it all in the long term.
There will be two engines: 1.3 and 1.8 mated to a CVT. Lifan’s 1.8 will not be available in the 520. Price of the current 520 ranges from 37.900 yuan to 54.900 yuan. Cheap indeed. The new car however will likely be a little bit more expensive, price to start around 50.000 yuan.