Chinese cars at Auto China 2016 – Part 4
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The Zotye Z700 is an executive premium saloon that measures 5,020 mm in length, 1,877 mm in width, 1,469 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 3,000 mm – just 12 mm less than the Audi A6L. Powering the Z700 is a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 177 PS (175 hp) and 245 Nm of torque, and sends power to the wheels via a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Zotye showcased the 7-seat Zotye X5 at the Auto China 2016 that measures 4,527 mm in length, 1,836 mm in width, 1,682 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,680 mm. At 1,480 kg, it’s 40 kg heavier than the 5-seat Zotye X5. To bear the extra 40 kg and the additional weight of two more passengers, the crossover’s chassis and suspension were appropriately strengthened. Powering the three-row X5 is the Mitsubishi’s 4A91T 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 150 hp and 195 Nm of torque.
The Zotye E200 was unveiled at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show and at the Auto China 2016, it was finally launched in the market. The E200 is driven by an electric motor which produces 82 hp and 170 Nm of torque. It can reach a top speed of 120 km/h, and after fully charging the battery, which takes 6-8 hours, can be driven up to about 220 km.
Zotye T600 Sport
The Zotye T600 Sport is a premium variant of the Zotye T600 crossover. It’s powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and equipped with premium features like LED headlights, puddle lamps that project the Zotye logo, head-up display, fully digital instrument panel and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration compatible infotainment.
The Leopaard CT7 is a rugged pickup truck measuring 5,310 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width and 1,790 mm in height, and having a 3,105 mm-long wheelbase. It’s expected to be launched in the Chinese market in September.
The Leopaard C5-EV is the electric variant of the petrol-powered Leopaard C5. It is said to be capable of reaching from 0-100 km/h in 6 seconds and hitting a top speed of 170 km/h. It can be driven up to 200 km on full charge. It will go on sale in the second half of the year in China.