Lifan keeps us busy. Earlier on the launched their Ford S-Max MPV and today we have the launch on the large new Lifan X80 SUV. Biggest surprise is the price. We knew it was going to be cheap, but didn’t expect it to be so cheap; it seats 7, it is just under five meters long, and powered by a 2.0 turbo petrol. Price starts at a scarcely believable..
This is not the Ford S-Max. This is the Lifan Xuanlang, a new Chinese MPV that looks a lot like the Ford. Really a lot. Lifan does that kind of stuff all the time. They think that is cool. It is also very cheap. The Xuanlang seats seven and price starts at just 69.800 yuan and ends at 106.800 yuan.
It is finally going to happen; the Lifan X80 will hit the Chinese car market on March 26, a full two years after we saw the finished car for the first time. Lifan celebrates the impending launch by releasing a bunch of crappy photoshops, showing off a brand new logo. The new logo is a simple black badge with the word Lifan in a silver font. The more creative old logo is gone.
The Lifan X80 SUV has debuted on the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show in China. We have seen the X80 many many times, on dealer events and spy shots but this is the first time Lifan brings it to a show. It will finally launch on the Chinese car market in the first quarter of 2017.
We have new photos of the Lifan Xuanlang MPV, a clone of the Ford S-Max like there is no other. Even the alloys are very Ford-like! The wheels are idiotically small. The Lifan Xuanlang will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this month and launch on the Chinese car market in March.
And the cloning continues. The latest example is this Lifan Xuanlang MPV, which looks far too much like a Ford S-Max. The proportions are the same, overall design is the same too, and so are the roof line, windows, the bonnet, the lights, the ‘Aston Martin’ grille, and even the alloys.
The LifanMaiwei X7 SUV has been launched on the Beijing Auto Show, looking nice in white with a big shiny bar in the grille. The Maiwei X7 is a crossover between an SUV and an MPV, it will hit the Chinese car market in the second half of the year for about 80.000 yuan.
The much larger Lifan X80 SUV was also expected for debut in Beijing but didn’t show up.
New Spy Shots of the Lifan X80 SUV, the new big-barge flagship of the Lifan brand. The Lifan X80 will debut on Monday on the Beijing Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in July. Price will start around 100.000 yuan and end around 130.000 yuan.
New Spy Shots of the Lifan Maiwei, showing the new compact SUV from all sides and in all colors in the factory. Happily, the grille is painted in chrome now. The ugly black grille we saw on earlier spy shots was likely just unpainted.