New spy shots showing the Lifan mini MPV all-naked in China. The new MPV, which apparently will be called ‘MPV’, will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the China car market just before the end of the year. The MPV is the first mini MPV for the Lifan brand.
Price will start around 50.000 yuan and end around 70.000 yuan. Power comes from a 1.2 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 84hp or from a 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol with 100hp. Both engines will be mated to a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. Size: 4350/1730/1800, wheelbase is 2720.
The mini MPV segment is growing fast in China. Most cars are based on rather rural mini vans and dressed up with chromed grilles, fancy paint, and a more luxurious interior. The mini MPV is fast becoming more acceptable in the cities as a spacious alternative to similar priced sedans and hatchbacks.