The first live shots of the new Zotye Z700, seen here arriving in the exhibition hall of the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show where it will debut on Monday. The Zotye Z700, formerly known as the Zotye Z600, is controversial in China and abroad because its overall design is a tad 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 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.
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, and it is just as big as the Audi’s or possibly even bigger. Fuzzily, where the Audi has the alarm button the Zotye has a clock.
Compare with the 2015 Audi A6:
Center console, center tunnel, binnacle, and even the doors; Audi won’t be happy…
Subtle spoiler integrated in the boot lid, oval exhaust pipes low in the bumper, and spacy LED lights.