Xuanlang 2017 Lifan in China Ford S-Max clone
We meet in a series of New Year 2017-2018 Lifan minivan Lifan Xuanlang first news, photos, price, equipment and specifications 7-seater compact van from China is strikingly similar to the Ford S-Max. First of all, the recent sales of the new Lifan product are not yet known.
The official presentation of the new Chinese minivan Lifan Xuanlang scheduled as part of the Guangzhou Auto Show (Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou) in November 2016. Sales of the new 7-seater kompakten Lifan with a 2+3+2 cabin formula will start in China in March 2017. The price of the new Lifan MPV Xuanlang, according to preliminary information, will be 80,000-110,000 yuan (approximately 750-1030 thousand conventional units).
A very strong resemblance to the Chinese auto novelty 2017-2018 from the Ford S-Max minivan, apparently, will not allow the new Lifan Xuanlang to be sold outside of China. But maybe, as they say, there is hope that the new MPV from Lifan will reach many motorists.
You can endlessly accuse Chinese manufacturers of cloning and copying well-known manufacturers, but the situation is most likely not possible. Only one scandal about copyright infringement will subside, as it is followed by another, and more … it’s hard to say how many there were. American, European, Japanese and South Korean automotive giants are tired of filing lawsuits against Chinese manufacturers and have changed tactics… is turning into a mass joint venture in China with local companies, hoping to get a tasty morsel of China’s virtually endless new car market.
Let’s get back to the new Lifan Xuanlang compact van and carefully examine the Chinese novelty from all sides. In addition, the watch actually stands behind the attractive and stylish design of the car body. Try not to compare the new Ford S-Max, unless, of course, it will.
I want to note that today, the new Lifan van is the most powerful car in the line. Now produced Lifan and Lifan Lotto road, Lifan X50 and Lifan X60, Lifan Solano Lifan Cebrium and II look faded and boring against the background of Xuanlang Lifan MPV.
The new Chinese compact van boasts a chic front part of the body formed by a large two-level trapezoid grille, Lifan lettering, neat headlights, high aerodynamic bumpers with bright plumage, complemented by touches of LED daytime running lights and fog lights, and a hood with charismatic longitudinal ribs.
The profile of the Chinese new body shows off classic proportions and a modern minivan with a compact hood, sloping rear roofline, large side doors and, of course, a huge interior. The outer body panels are adorned with fins and a powerful punch, adding to the car’s reliability.
Feeding the new Chinese compact minivan is also not without its appeal and style. In the presence of a solid size, the trunk lid with a spoiler above the glass is compact, horizontally positioning lights with LED filling, the original bumper with fog lights, a diffuser and exhaust pipes.
- The external body dimensions of the Xuanlang Lifan minivan 2017-2018 are 4720 mm long, 1840 mm wide, 1665 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2780 mm.
- For the mini Van offers alloy 17 and 18-inch wheels and tires 215/55 P17 and 215/45 R18.
The Chinese manufacturer did not stop about copying the exterior design of the body of its novelty and also rewrote the interior of the original Ford S-Max. Spy photos of the interior of Lifan’s new MPV give a general idea of the architecture of the front panel and center console design, steering wheel, dashboard and door cards, the shape of the chairs and equipment.
Chinese goods as standard equipment to know, multimedia system with color display, climate control, leather interior, panoramic sunroof, parking sensors and rear view camera, LED DRLs and taillights, heated mirrors, power windows on all side doors and, of course, a 7-seater saloon with three rows of seats (2+3+2).
Specifications of Lifan Xuanlang MPV in 2017-2018.
According to preliminary information, a new compact minivan built on the front-wheel drive platform of the Lifan 820 sedan with a fully independent suspension architecture (MacPherson strut front, multi-link rear), all-wheel disc brakes and electromechanical power steering. For the new plan, three four-cylinder petrol engines are offered.
From the start of sales, a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter (model LFB479Q) engine (133 hp, 175 Nm) with 5 manual transmissions (5 automatic transmissions) will be installed under the hood.
In the future, the manufacturer plans to equip kompakten with new engines: 1.5 turbo paired with 5 manual transmissions or 8 automatic transmissions!!! and a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine in the company with a 5-speed manual and automatic transmissions.