Category Archives: Lifan

Spy Shots of Lifan’s New Flagship Sedan, the 820 Midsize

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With sales more than doubled in the past three years, Lifan has become a potent rival among native carmakers. To sustain its rapid growth, it plans to radically revamp and expand its product line. The small, copycat models, which helped the company gain a foothold in the market, will all soon be replaced by the […]

First Glimpse of Lifan 330, the Next-gen 320

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Aiming to increase passenger car sales to 180,000 this year, Lifan Auto plans to release three re-designed models this year: the 330, 530, and 630, which will replace the 320, 520, and 620 respectively. In the past week, the upcoming 330 was exposed for the first time as design images and spy shots of it […]

Images of Lifan 420 Mini Crossover

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In our report on Lifan’s plan to expand overseas, we mentioned that the automaker was developing a new subcompact model, the 420, targeting especially the South American market. Last Friday, auto.163.com published a set of renderings of the 420, exposing for the first time its exterior design. The images reveal a mini crossover utility vehicle […]

Lifan Auto Targets 120,000 Overseas Sales in 2015

In its global growth plan unveiled today, Lifan sets the goal of selling 120,000 vehicles overseas in 2015, which would account for about 40% of its total deliveries. This, according to a Lifan VP, is a conservative estimate in light of the company’s fast expansion seen in the past few years. Starting to export in […]

Lifan 620 EV Goes on Sale for US$39,295 Before Subsidies

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A pure-electric version of Lifan 620 sedan hits showrooms in several Chinese cities including Beijing and Suzhou, selling for 249,800 Yuan (US$39,295) before subsidies. Consumers in Beijing are invited for a test drive by the Lifan dealership located in the city’s Da district. The available model, called 620 CEV or LF7002CEV, is upgraded from 620 […]

Lifan Motors Opens KD Assembly Plant in Iraq

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Shanghai-listed Lifan Motors has started assembling sedans in Iraq from knocked-down (KD) kits imported from China, source at the company says today. The manufacturing enterprise is co-owned with ZAMAZAM SPRING, one of the largest local auto dealers. The Middle East has been a major export market for Chinese automakers. Last year, Syria, Iran, and Egypt […]

Lifan 520 to Get 1.2 TDI Engine from Ricardo

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Lifan Motors inked a deal on May 12 in Chongqing with the British automotive engineering company Ricardo to jointly build a 1.2L turbocharged direct-injection (1.2 TDI) engine for the next generation Lifan 520. To be developed in the UK and released in two or three years, the 1.2 TDI engine would be able to put […]

Lifan X60 SUV Hits Market at 79,998 Yuan

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The first SUV from Lifan Motors was released on Tuesday, the first day of the show, with a price tag of 79,998 Yuan ($12,260). Only one version is currently available, the 1.8L standard. Like Chery Tiggo, its main rival, the Lifan compact crossover SUV is said to be deeply indebted to Toyota RAV4. First captured […]

Lifan 320 Gets CVT, Prices Rising above $7,000

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Lifan 320 subcompact, the ultra-affordable Mini Cooper impersonator, gets a new transmission option for 2011, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) employing imported Bosch pushbelts. It is paired with the Lifan-made 1.3-liter engine (LF479Q3) that can put out up to 65kW of power and 110Nm of torque. The 320 CVT, released on Sunday, are available in […]

Lifan, Maker of Chinese “Mini Cooper,” Goes Public in Shanghai

Lifan Industry (Group) Co., Ltd (601777.SS), parent of Lifan Motors, issued 200 million shares today in Shanghai at 14.5 yuan per share. It was the first privately-owned auto company to go public in mainland China. Established in 1992 by Yin Mingshan and based in Chongqing, Lifan builds motorcycles, sedans, and engines. It posted revenues of […]