November 11, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
October 26, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
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:
October 11, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
October 9, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
September 21, 2016 by Joey Wang
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.
August 19, 2016 by Joey Wang
We have a boatload of new photos of the infamous Zotye SR8 Porsche Macan clone from China, showing a whole flock of the things on a factory parking lot, and they come in every color. The Zotye SR8 will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in early September and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.
But there is bigger news: we hear that Zotye has decided to rename the SR8 to… SR9. No official confirmation yet but Zotye does this kind of fuzzy all the time, so we wouldn’t be surprised.
July 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
We have a shipload of new photos of the infamous Zotye SR8 Porsche Macan clone from China, showing blue and a red example in front of a Zotye dealer. They are late-test cars with some measuring equipment installed, but otherwise production cars. We can also confirm that mass production has started.
March 9, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
This white wonder is the brand new Zotye SR8 SUV from China, looking completely ready for its debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and its launch on the Chinese car market in H2. The Zotye SR8, formerly known as the Zotye T700, is a near-perfect clone of the Porsche Macan.
December 28, 2015 by Joey Wang
This is not the Porsche Macan. This is the Zotye T700, a Chinese clone of the Porsche Macan. And as a clone, it is almost perfect, up until the mirrors abd the roof rails. The only real differences are the shape of the grille and the design of the lower part of the bumper. Otherwise a 1:1.
December 1, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
New Spy Shots of the controversial Zotye T700 SUV from China, an almost perfect clone of the Porsche Macan. We first saw photos of a design model in June, causing stir around the world, with Porsche saying they might sue Zotye. But Zotye ain’t afraid and started testing the thing on the road. The new photos show the naked rear bumper, giants of taillights, and a large spoiler on the window.