Auto Shanghai 2013 Live – Zotye reveals T200 Compact SUV

Posted on: Apr 20, 2013 - 3:46pm IST

Zotye has taken the wraps of the T200 mini-SUV, popular known to us Indians as the Premier Rio. This is not an all new model but just a facelift of the current one. It is a very popular SUV especially among the young who consider the cheap SUV as a perfect first car to hit those bumpy Chinese country roads.

Zotye T200 at 2013 Auto ShanghaiZotye T200 rear at 2013 Auto Shanghai

The T200 mini-SUV still uses the same platform but now gets boomerang headlamps, multi-slat grille and a single-piece dumbbell-shaped fog light enclosure. The front grill gets angular and bigger design containing three horizontal bars. The front bumper is also completely new

With a rear-wheel drive configuration, the T200 mini-SUV has a 2420mm wheelbase, and is provided with two engine choices from Mitsubishi – 1.3 four cylinder with 93hp and a 1.5 four cylinder with 106hp, both mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Zotye T200 dashboard at 2013 Auto ShanghaiZotye T200 interior at 2013 Auto Shanghai

On the inside, it gets a completely new dual-tone dashboard. The steering wheel design is completely new.

It will be manufactured in Zotye’s manufacturing facility in Zhejiang province along with the 5008 model. Although, Zotye T200 is basically a radically facelifted Zotye 5008, it will be produced and sold alongside the 5008 rather than replace it.

Zotye T200 front three quarter at 2013 Auto ShanghaiZotye T200 rear tail light at 2013 Auto Shanghai

Zotye has also started work on an all-new successor for the T200 which will use less of Daihatsu technology and more of Zotye’s.

Zotye T200 side at 2013 Auto ShanghaiZotye T200 interior seats at 2013 Auto Shanghai

It would be interesting to see whether this facelifted version heads to Indian shores as a replacement to the Premier Rio.

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5 thoughts on “Auto Shanghai 2013 Live – Zotye reveals T200 Compact SUV

  1. Pratap says:

    Yes completely agree. Bring this model and plonk the 1.3 Multijet with 90 BHP Power and Price it around 7.5L. This can kill all the other competitors, even Honda Amaze. This 200mm GC is much needed for the Indian Roads. The roads are not going to change, but the vehicles we drive need to be changed.

  2. Kalyan says:

    Yes, bring it but please work on the width atleast

  3. sandy says:

    T20 to T200. However, what is it called; T two hundred or T two Oh! Oh!? 🙁

  4. Nishanth says:

    This New Model with 1.3 Multijet Engine under 7.5L would blast the Indian Auto Market. Premier Please bring this Model to India.


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