Review Category : Lifan

Lifan 620 spy shots

Lifan are building up their range of cars, first it was the 520, then 520i, and now the Lifan 620.

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The Lifan 620 seems to much bigger than the Lifan 520, and has a much nicer design. Previously on China Car Times, we posted…

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More on the 160 million USD Lifan – Russia deal

Previously on China Car Times we talked about the 160 million dollar deal that Lifan recently struck with Russian group, AVTOMIR in Moscows presidential hotel. The deal between the two companies was deemed important enough for Chinese Prime Minister, Wu Yi, to be in attendance.

The deal was that AVTOMIR would purchase 30,000 CKD vehicles from Lifan…

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Lifan i520, 40k to 80k = bargain.

Lifan are slowly building up their range of motors. The Lifan i520 is basically a hatchback version of the Lifan 520 that is selling well in foreign markets but seldom seen in China, although we have no reason why as its a well packed car at a well packed price.

Lifan grew big through their manufacturing of motorbikes, and spread like wildfire throughout…

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Ready, steady, go! Euro invasion of the Chinese autos is upon us!


In Europe, Lifan may just become a household name overnight. Lifan has obtained E-mark creditation from the Netherlands authorities which will allow them to begin sales in 18 European countries. Every aspect of the car, from tyres to seatbelts to glass in the windows received the E-mark,…

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Russia and Lifan hook up in 160million USD deal

Russian automaker, Automir, and Chongqing based Lifan autos have signed a deal worth 160million USD to deliver the Lifan 520 sedan to the Russian population. The deal is one of the largest deals for a Chinese maker in the Russian market. Over the next three years, Lifan will be busy sending 30,000 Lifan 520′s over the border in CKD (complete knock down)…

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Lifan 520 passes Russian car crash test.

Chongqing Lifan, the worlds biggest manufacturer of motorcycles (both three wheeled, and two wheeled varients) must be celebrating this week after their Lifan 520 sedan passed Russian crash testing. The sedan is assembled in Russia for the Russian market after Lifan sealed a $160 million USD deal with Russian automaker, Automirv, to sell the 520 in…

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Lifan heading for listing?

Lifan have hit the world stage like a tornado in Kansas, they’ve got from small time motorbike maker to one of the worlds largest motorbike manufacturers overnight, they’ve also started making a range of small sedans and a hatchback. China Car Times expects we’ll be hearing a lot more from Lifan over the next coming weeks.

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Lifan to buy Brazillian BMW factory?

We at China Car Times have been hearing about Lifans attempts to buy the BMW factory out of Brazil for quite some time. The factory was set up by BMW and Daimler Chrysler in 1999 to make 1.4 and 1.6 engines for the South American market, Lifan also makes a 1.6L car so the two obviously go together perfectly, and if Lifan were to make its ‘ Read More →