China's Zotye plans to launch in the United States in late 2020 or early 2021 with a small crossover dubbed the T600. A mid-size crossover and a sedan are also in the pipeline.
Zoyte preps a Range Rover Sport clone for the Chinese market
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating for western automakers when Chinese brands rip off their designs. The latest copycat car maker? Zotye, which is prepping a vehicle called the T800. It's an SUV that looks an awful lot like Land Rover's own...Jeff Glucker
Ford and Zotye will sell electric cars in China under new brand
Ford shied away from partnerships under former CEO Mark Fields, but that’s all out the door under new CEO Jim Hackett. And he’s gotten to work fast since taking up the reins in May. In that time we’ve seen Ford link up with Mahindra in India, with Lyft in North America, and now...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Ford exploring potential joint venture with Chinese company to build electric cars
China is the world's number one automotive market, and adding fuel to booming auto sales is the fact that electric cars are expected to grow exponentially. With this in mind, Ford has signed a memorandum of understanding to potentially build a line of future electric cars in conjunction with a...Sean Szymkowski
Chinese Porsche Macan knockoff is worse than we thought
A Chinese firm has so closely copied a Porsche Macan that it takes an especially keen eye to spot how they differ. Zotye Auto has developed a reputation for knocking off European crossovers and SUVs, but the company's new SR8 is undoubtedly its best effort yet. These latest photos, which follow up...Andrew Ganz
Porsche planning lawsuit over Chinese Macan clone?
The Chinese automotive landscape is one that is still in the early evolution stages, but it's growing strongly. Still, it's plagued a bit by a major problem that pops up albeit with less frequency than in years past. We're talking about design plagiarism, where a Chinese automaker simply copies an...Jeff Glucker
Chinese automakers are notorious for copying the designs of more established firms, and though there have been significant gains made in the areas of quality and unique design in China's nascent auto industry in recent years there are still a number of firms whose design teams appear to have a severe lack of imagination. Case in point is Zotye Auto, which is getting ready to launch a new crossover called the T700 that looks almost exactly like a Porsche Macan. Of course, Zotye is not alone as you’ll see below. Here we have an obvious Range Rover Evoque copy that hails from a company...