Zotye T500 2017 – stylish new Zotye
New crossovers from China in 2017-2018, with a price of up to 1 million conventional units Zotye T500, launched by Zotye Auto into mass production on October 16, 2017. The new Zoti T500 models were launched this spring. However, as a prototype at the Shanghai Auto Show, arousing great interest among professionals and ordinary and motorists. In our review of the Zotye T500 2017-2018 – photos, price, equipment and specifications of the new crossover.
The Chinese Zotye T500 SUV, equipped with a 1.5 turbo petrol engine with 156 horsepower, enters the Chinese market in November 2017 at a very interesting price of 80,000 yuan (less than 700 thousand standard units).
In the Zotye Auto model line, the new T500 model will be located between the Zotye Zotye T300 and T700 crossovers in the interior. As the main competitor in the Chinese market, the Zotye T500 crossover is also defined as the 2nd generation Haval H6, as shown in Shanghai and managed to become a bestseller in the Chinese car market in a short time, repeating the success of the first generation of the model. Zoti T500 sales outside of China are not yet planned.
Zotye has been repeatedly caught cloning and copying famous brand cars (Zotye SR9 is a copy of the Porsche Macan, Zotye X7 is a parody of the Volkswagen cross coupe GTE concept, Zotye SR7 is copied from the Audi Q3 and Zotye X5 evokes thoughts of the first generation Volkswagen Tiguan), in the case of the new The crossover Zotye T500 so, to put it mildly, surprised the experts by presenting the model is not only stylish, but also the original design of the outer case. Of course, I try to find non-original, peeped details of the competition. But in general, the crossover looks not only fresh and harmonious, it shows a new, and, most importantly, its own design style, which was first introduced when creating the Zotye T700 model in the interior.
The front of the new crossover with difficult headlights, a compact trapezoidal grille and a massive bumper. Head optics LED with bright touches of daytime running lights. There are also stylish ones with chrome trim and decorative details that adorn the false radiator grille and bumper.
The side body of the new SUV looks modern and fashionable: large round wheel arches, complemented by organic bump, high sill, compact glazing, sloping to the rear roofline with rear privacy stand, giving the effect of a floating roof.
The rear part of the body with a compact trunk is decorated with chic chandeliers, LED marker lights and a compact bumper.
Despite the fact that the Chinese New Xoti T500 is equipped with a front-wheel drive exterior by default, the SUV wears a full body kit of crossovers. Details made of unpainted plastic covered the lower part of the front and rear bumpers, sills and the edges of the wheel arches. Complement the cross-style with 17-inch alloy wheels with 235/55 P17 tires. 18-inch wheels are also available as an option.
- The external dimensions of the Zotye T500 body since 2017-2018 are 4632 mm long, 1850 mm wide, 1695 mm high, 2700 mm wheelbase.
It is interesting that the manufacturer even indicates the drag coefficient of the aerodynamic drag of the new body – CX 0.33.
If the exterior body design of the new crossover from the Chinese company Zotye Auto is modern, stylish and original, the interior is just great. This applies both to the quality of materials and assembly and layout, ergonomics and weight of advanced equipment.
The correct and well-thought-out architecture of the front panel, center console and a powerful tunnel between the seats of the first row made it possible to correctly place all the equipment and controls.
In the presence of a sports and multifunctional steering wheel, a modern and informative instrument panel (a combination of analogue speedometer and tachometer dials, with a large color screen of the on-board computer) is installed on the upper front panel. ), an air conditioning control unit with touch controls, and a scattering of buttons located under the climate control and the central tunnel.
As standard and optional equipment, the new Chinese SUV will receive a keyless entry system with an engine start / stop button, climate control, cruise control, power windows from the driver and passenger seats, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, electric parking brake, downhill assistant, stabilization system, emergency braking system, panoramic glass roof, electric trunk lid, 6 airbags, all-round cameras, tire pressure sensors and other attributes of a modern car.
Specifications Zotye T500 2017-2018. The model is built on the upgraded platform of the Zotye T600 and Zotye T600 coupe models. The suspension is fully independent with McPherson struts at the front and multi-link at the rear. Front and rear disc brakes, electric power steering, front-wheel drive.
In the engine compartment is a new 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine (156 hp 205 Nm) in company with 5 manual or 6 automatic transmissions.