When you look at a new Chinese crossover in your head, the painfully familiar image of a Volkswagen Tiguan is born immediately, and only by the brand name on the grille, on which “Zotye” is engraved instead of the logo, do you realize that it’s not VM Tiguan, but rather , his illegitimate child, fed up in the Middle Kingdom. Although, if you delve into the memory, the recent restyled version of the Zotye T500 crossover, copied, at least outwardly from the famous German SUV, comes to mind. In any case, one thing becomes clear: Zotye developers have long been breathing unevenly to the German car industry. In general, this is a steady trend, when a Chinese developer of four-wheeled passenger vehicles has been training in the production of licensed cars for some time, and then, having filled his hand, begins to produce his variations, which, not surprisingly, have a very progressive appearance and - so good technical stuffing.
For example, the Chinese office of Great Wall, which began stamping SUVs brand Haval. Apparently, the company Zotye moves along the same beaten track, starting the production of the brand Damai. The brand turned out to be completely new, unknown to anyone hitherto, but it is not surprising that the Zotye Damai X5 is almost a mirror image of the Zotye T600, which in turn inherited the design from the VW Tiguan. The Chinese say that the German crossover inspired them only with the technical side of the issue, but their slyness is clearly confirmed in the external similarity of these two cars. Although no one will argue with the fact that some of the nuances of the developers in their model still made. And the interior of the cabin is much stricter and more practical than the prototype.
Zotye Damai X5 running on the same gasoline engine, which can be found by raising the hood at Zotye T600. This is a 150-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. A five-speed manual gearbox is used as a transmission, and a CVT variable can be obtained instead. How much is Zotye Damai X5? Sell Zotye Damai X5 in the Middle Kingdom will start a few days ago. Prices in terms of wood at the current rate will be from 840 to 1050 kilorubles.
In addition to experiments with Tiguan, the Chinese are also interested in another German mark. This is "Audi". Its design elements are clearly seen in the new development of the Zotye S21 crossover.
Cars brand Zotye will appear in Russia this fall. Let's hope that, along with the external similarity with the eminent European car brands, Zotye cars inherited both German practicality and quality.