This is the Lifan X80 SUV for the Chinese auto market
Published on March 13, 2015 by W.E. Ning
The very first photos of the f the Lifan X80 SUV, the largest vehicle ever developed by the Lifan brand. The Lifan X80 is a brand new mid-sized SUV for China. It will debut next month on the Shanghai Auto Show with a launch on the Chinese car market in the fourth quarter.
Luxurious looking dash with a multifunctional steering wheel, lots of leather and lots of wood, a sleek center tunnel, and a mid-sized screen on top of the center stack. The Lifan X80 will be available with two engines: a Mitsubishi-sourced Sirius 4G64 2.4 liter four-cylinder with about 165hp, and a self-developed 2.0 turbo with about 200hp.
The Mitsubishi Sirius engine is still going strong in China, it is manufactured by the Shenyang Aerospace Mitsubishi Motors Engine Manufacturing Corporation and powers a great many Chinese SUV’s, MPV’s, and pickup trucks. The long-awaited Lifan 820 sedan will also get the good old 2.4.
Lifan logo in XXL. Exhaust pipes sitting low in the bumper, flanking the skid pad.
A truly impressive grille with another giant Lifan logo. LED lights in the bumper very cool.