The new car – from the young automobile company Zotye International Automobile Trading Co., Ltd. (Zotye Auto), founded in 2005, from the Chinese province of Zhejiang. The model on sale in China with two petrol turbo engines in several trim levels, Chinese motorists can buy at the price of Zotye T600 79800-115800 yuan.
The official premiere of crossover Zotye T600 held in April 2013 at the podium Shanghai motor show, and immediately caused a lot of heated debate in the automotive community. The point, of course, the appearance of the new Chinese crossover from Zotye Auto. Designers say the least, given its similarity to the creation of an unprecedented crossover German Volkswagen Touareg (front and profile of the body), and the stern copied from Audi Q5 and Acura RDX.
Plagiarism clean water, and these “sheep Dolly” the Chinese auto industry produces dozens. European, American, Japanese and South Korean automakers are already resigned to the fact of permanent copy of their products and create … with Chinese joint venture companies, because the car market in China the most promising and capacious in the world.
Interestingly, the body design DADA T600 Chinese manufacturer of a sketched, but the platform is used by licensed Hyundai Veracruz (Hyundai ix55). However, a modest four-engines and drive only the front. We return to the appearance of a new SUV from China. Potential new Russian car market from a young Chinese company despite its similarity to the well-known manufacturers crossovers looks very bright and interesting. Powerful hood, neat headlamps with modern filling (xenon, LED strip daytime running lights, but only in expensive equipment), a narrow and strict false radiator grille, bumper with fog lights solid, large mirrors with LED indicators.
Body profile of the Chinese crossover demonstrates smartness, discipline and integrity. Long hood, large rectangular shape door first and second row, ran to the stern roof line, large radii of the wheel arches, designed to fit the size 235/65 R17 rubber on alloy 17-inch wheels (available as an option tires 235/60 R18, with 18-inch alloy wheels), compact feed.
Rear bumper with a strong, solid body zoster crossover compact tailgate and elegant marker lamps with LED-lamps. Photo and Video Zotye T600, represented in the survey, more eloquent and will help to consider the new crossover from China from all sides.
* Outer dimensions of the body comprise Zotye T600 4631 mm long, 1893 mm wide, 1694 mm in height, with a 2807 mm wheelbase of 185 mm and a clearance (clearance), the front track – 1611 mm rear track – 1612 mm.
* The fuel tank holds 60 liters of fuel, the mass of cars with curb weight – 1541 kg, the mass of the car with a full load of not more than 1916 kg.
Quintuple interior of the new Chinese crossover meets the driver and four passengers high quality materials, careful assembly, a rich set of advanced equipment, acceptable margin of space and … frankly flat front seats, slurred molding back sofa and tiny luggage compartment that can take just 344 liters of luggage with the standard position backrests of the second row. Split back seats can be folded, but, alas, flat surface with the boot floor is formed. Yes, in addition, eat a useful amount of luggage arch protruding into the cabin, and the highest level of the raised floor, which is located under the full-size spare wheel and tools.
In the first row of the massive front panel and center console, turning into a powerful tunnel modern instrument panel with stylish radii tachometer and speedometer, trip computer screen, grasping the rim of the steering wheel of a compact, convenient placement of controls. Places with a margin in all directions, the range of adjustment of seats you can comfortably accommodate people with growth under 190 cm.
In the second series of three adult passengers also will not close, leg room, head over shoulders and quite naturally with an eye on a compact crossover, in which you plan to compete Zotye T600 with its same Chinese relatives – Changan CS75, Chery Tiggo 5, Dongfeng AX7, FAW Besturn X80, Geely Emgrand X7, Great Wall Hover H6, Haima S5 and JAC S5.
In China novelty is offered in three trim levels fixed. Starting Elite already promises the presence of alloy wheels R17, electric door mirrors, electric windows all side windows, central locking, trip computer, a simple audio system with 4 speakers (Radio, USB, MP3, AUX, CD Player), air conditioning, Factory alarm system, a pair of front airbags, ABS with EBD, upholstered chairs.
More advanced equipment Deluxe expand the list of equipment , Start / Stop button to start the engine, an advanced multimedia system with a color touch 8-inch and 6-Tew speakers (music, phone, navigation), leather trim, multifunction steering wheel, Parktronic.
Premium grade rich boast additional Xenon headlamps with automatic control, rain sensor, heated exterior mirrors, a panoramic sunroof with lids, climate control, side airbags and curtain airbags, rear view camera, electric front seats.
Specifications of Zotye T600 car
Fully independent suspension, front – racks MacPherson, rear – disc brakes, power steering hydraulic front-wheel drive. The car is equipped with a choice of two petrol four-cylinder turbocharged engines.
* 1.5 turbo model 15S4G (162 hp 215 Nm) is paired with a 5 speed manual, the dynamics of dispersal to first hundred in 9.8 seconds, top speed of 180 mph, fuel consumption combined cycle of 7.9 liters. The initial version is equipped with ABS with EBD.
* 2.0 turbo model 4G63S4T (177 hp 250 Nm) in tandem with a 5 speed manual (robotic box 6DCT) provides a top speed of 185 mph, fuel consumption in a mixed mode of motion of 8.3 liters. A more powerful version of the crossover on by ABS and EBD gets ESC, TCS, BA, HAC, TPMS.