Spy Shots: Lifan X80 SUV is Getting Ready for China

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New Spy Shots of the f the Lifan X80 SUV, the new big barge flagship of the Lifan brand. The Lifan X80 is scheduled for debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November with a launch on the Chinese car market in early 2016.

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That is a truly massive D-pillar!, nothing to see out of that… Wheels are way too small.

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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. Recently, we are also hearing reports about a 1.8 turbo. We will keep you posted on that.

The 2.4 liter Mitsubishi Sirius engine is still going strong in China, it is manufactured by the, deep breath… ‘Shenyang Aerospace Mitsubishi Motors Engine Manufacturing Corporation’. It powers a great many Chinese SUV’s, MPV’s, pickup trucks, and cheap-ass big sedans such as the Lifan 820.

Size: 4870/1932/1746, and wheelbase is 2850.

Price of the X80 will start around 100.000 yuan and end around 130.000 yuan. Lots of space and engine for the money, but don’t expect much refinement or quality.


Fancy dash with a large display between the dials, a touch screen for the infotainment, a red start button to the right of the steering wheel, classy fake wood, a CD player (!!!), a shipload of buttons indicating that said infotainment system won’t control much.


That’s a lot of empty slots on the center tunnel. Poor… Six speed manual gearbox, a clearly market cigarette lighter, and a hardcore manual parking brake.


More sheet metal than on a dreadnought.


Sunny people inspecting the black Lifan.

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  1. The front is a sad amalgam of styling cues from VW to Hyundai and about a dozen others. The rear is definitely channeling more than a little of the Hyundai Santa Fe. And the dashboard is a dead knockoff of the Acura MDX.

    What year is it again? 2015?! Come on, China!

    • but thats better than x70 …. lifan new desing is better than old , much global if some may seem to others but not much and take out some better, look changan is a great example

  2. “…don’t expect much refinement or quality.”

    And yet Lifan’s motto is: “质量是饭碗” or, Quality is the rice bowl.

    And yes, what would small Chinese automakers do
    without Shenyang Aerospace Mitsubishi? It’s become a mainstay.


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