The latest news on Zotye cars from China

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Mother Of All Grilles! Hide For The Zotye Domy X7S

November 17, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Zotye Domy X7S

This is the new Zotye Domy X7S, and it has the largest grille we have seen on a Chinese production car so far. The Domy X7 S is a sporty version of the Zotye Domy X7 SUV. Domy, Chinese name Damai, is a series of mid-range SUVs under the Zotye umbrella.

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Ford Sign Joint Venture To Make Cheap EVs In China With Zotye Auto

November 9, 2017 by Joey Wang

Zotye Ford

Happy faces: Peter Fleet, Ford vice president and president for Ford Asia Pacific, and Ying Jianren, board member of Zotye Auto.

Ford has signed a joint venture agreement to make cheap electric cars in China. The Chinese partner is none other than Zotye Auto, infamous for ripping off being inspired by Western automakers such as Porsche, Volkswagen, and Audi. Ford better keep an eye on its new friend.

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Meet The Zotye Traum MEET3 From China

October 30, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Meet The Zotye Traum MEET3 From China

Zotye is working on a new brand called ‘Traum‘, and that means dream in German. The brand will focus on young car buyers. They will attack the market with two cars: the Traum S70 compact SUV and a small SUV formerly known by its code name A2.

We now know the real name: MEET3.  ‘Meet’ as in to meet a penguin, 3 as in one two three. I am not sure what is means together, it isn’t very catchy, but it is certainly different. The Traum Meet3. Yes. Maybe we will get used to it.

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Not Really A Ripoff: Zotye Goes Original With The New T500 SUV

October 26, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Zotye T500

This is the new Zotye T500, and it is surprisingly original for the infamous ripoff automaker. Sure there are some influences visible here and there, Skoda comes to mind, but overall it is almost as if the Zotye designers had a real idea of their own. And it didn’t turn out that bad…

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This Is The Zotye Traum A2 SUV For China

September 18, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Traum A2 SUV

Traum, meaning ‘dream’ in German, is a new brand under Zotye Auto aimed at young car buyers. The A2 is is a compact SUV, Traum’s second car after the upcoming Traum S70. ‘A2’ is a code name. The market name will likely be S50. The A2/S50 is based on the Zotye SR7.

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One Minute Walk-around: The Zotye E200 EV

August 9, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Today in One Minute Walk-around the Zotye E200, a small two-seat electric car for the Chinese auto market with a striking and original design. The E200 costs 59,800 yuan ($8,950) after green-car subsidies. Power comes from an electric motor with 82hp and 165nm.

Top speed is 120 kilometers per hour and range is 155 kilometers. Charging takes just half an hour for 80% battery on a fast charger or 8 hours for a full load on 220V. It is a tiny little thing: 2735/1600/1630, and wheelbase is 1810. They are very popular at the moment, I seem them all over the place in Beijing and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the E200 eventually becomes Zotye;s best-selling car.

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This Is The Zotye SR9 Deformation

August 8, 2017 by Joey Wang

Zotye SR9 Deformation

Zotye has launched another special edition of the infamous SR9 Porsche Macan clone. This is the SR9 Deformation; piggybacking on the success of the Transformers franchise. Interestingly, many Chinese toy makers also use the terms like ‘deform’ and ‘deformation’ for their copycat transformer toys, believing that will make them safe for a lawsuit.

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Zotye SR9 SUV Is Going Hybrid In China

August 7, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Zotye SR9

The infamous Zotye SR9 Porsche Macan clone is going plug-in hybrid. The SR9 HEV will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show later this month. The exterior appears to be unchanged compared to the petrol-powered car, but Zotye did…

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Zotye Dreams In German With New ‘Traum’ Brand For The Young

June 29, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Zotye Traum brand

Zotye Auto, famous for their SR9 Porsche Macan clone, is launching a new car brand in China. The brand is called Traum, which is German and means dream. It is the second automaker in a short time to go for a German name after Weltmeister. What is that all about..? The Chinese name has nothing with dreams of Germany; Junma (君马) is best translated as Supreme Horse. The English slogan is Driven by Dreams. The Chinese slogan, translated, Dream for a Horse.

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Zotye T500 SUV Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

April 26, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Zotye T500

Zotye surprised on the Shanghai Auto Show with this new T500 SUV. It looks rather good for a Zotye and it isn’t really a copy of anything, which is even better. But the T500 is yet another SUV in the already over-crowded lineup, where it will fit just under the Zotye T600.

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