The brand new Zotye Z700 is confirmed for debut on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show later this month. The Zotye Z700, formerly known as the Z600, is controversial in China and abroad because its overall design is a bit too much inspired by the Audi A6. Nevertheless, the Z700 will launch on the Chinese car market in the third quarter of the year.
The interior is where Zotye went furthest in finding Audi. Even the sides of the center tunnel seem a 1:1 copy. The screen pops out at exactly the same place, although we haven’t actually seen it yet. Fuzzily, where the Audi has the alarm button the Zotye has a clock. Compare with the 2015 Audi A6:
Audi won’t be happy with this, but as usual there won’t be much what they can do.
The Z700 is the largest Zotye ever made. It will be positioned above the Zotye Z500 sedan. Price will start around 110.000 yuan and end around 160.000 yuan. There will be two four-cylinder petrol engines available: a 2.0 turbo with 177hp and 250nm, and a 1.8 turbo with about 150hp. Both engines will be mated to a six-speed DCT.