Clone Country: China’s Lifan Rips Off The Ford S-Max With New MPV

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And the cloning continues. The latest example is this Lifan Xuanlang MPV, which looks far too much like a Ford S-Max. The proportions are the same, overall design is the same too, and so are the roof line, windows, the bonnet, the lights, the ‘Aston Martin’ grille, and even the alloys.

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The real Ford S-Max for comparison.

The S-Max is presently not available in China and Chinese media does not seem to know it, as they fail the spot the Xuanlang is a clone. Normally they see a clone before I see one, they are really on it these days and usually very critical about their cloning countrymen. Anyway, I will let them know.

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Size comparison:

Xuanlang: 4720/1840/1665, and wheelbase is 2780.
Ford S-Max: 4796/1916/1655, and wheelbase is 2850.

We call that a clone!

The Lifan Xuanlang will be launched on the Chinese car market in December. It will cost between 70.000 and 90.000 yuan. It will seat seven in a 2/3/2 setup. There will be three engines available: 1.5 turbo, 1.8, and a 2.0. The 1.5 turbo will be mated to a five-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic, the 1.8 and 2.0 to a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic.

The Xuanlang will compete with the popular Baojun 730.


Side by side.



Okay, Lifan has a bigger window wing. Bot otherwise…



Not a Ford S-Max, this is the new Lifan Xuanlang MPV from China.

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