Zotye Z700 sedan debuts on the Shanghai Auto Show in China

Zotye Z700 sedan debuts on the Shanghai Auto Show in China

The all-new Zotye Z700 sedan has been launched on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The Zotye Z700, formerly known as the Zotye Z600, is the largest Zotye-branded vehicle ever, it will be launched on the Chinese car  market in the third quarter of the year.

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The Zotye Z700 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.

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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. Fuzzily, where the Audi has the alarm button the Zotye has a clock. Compare with the 2015 Audi A6.

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No matter that Audi-thing, the Zotye Z700 seems a well-built and well-designed car, and certainly is the best looking Zotye so far. The rear bench looks comfortable, with lots of leather and wood, and a large sunroof for that airy feeling.

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Strong lines around the C-pillar. Alloys look racy. Round exhaust pipes sitting low in the bumper.

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The Zotye Z logo proudly in the shiny chromed grille, and rightly so, as the Z700 has become quite an impressive car.

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Subtle wing integrated in the boot lid; the new Zotye Z700 from China.

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