|Also called||Zotye 5008
Zotye Hunter (Export)
Zotye Nomad (Export)
|Production||2006 – present|
|Body and chassis|
The Zotye 2008 is a small 5-door SUV produced by Zotye Auto in Zhejiang, China. A facelifted version is sold as the Zotye 5008, and is known in export markets as Nomad and Hunter. The car is named in honour of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and also goes by the model project number XS6402.
Although it has been alleged that the car is a copy of the Daihatsu Terios which has been made in China as the Huali Dario and by the Anhui Anchi Motor firm, and it has been noted that whilst the front treatment of the grill differs considerably, the rear of the car is nearly identical, the presses for the body panels and associated parts were in fact purchased from Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., Japan, in 2006 when DMC launched the new generation Terios.
The 2008 is fitted with a 1.3L, producing 65 kW and 115Nm and can reach a top speed of 140kmh.
The 5008 is available with a choice of 4-cylinder 16-valve engines and made in Japan, 1.3L or 1.5L or 1.6L engines, with manual or automatic transmission, CVT on the 1.5L. The 1.3 produces 68 kW and 113Nm, and the 1.5 produces 78 kW and 134Nm, and can reach a top speed of 145kmh.
The car was launched in various overseas markets including South Africa in 2008. Initially sold as the Nomad with 1.3L and 1.5L engines, it is now sold as the facelifted Hunter and is powered by the same engine as the 1.5L 5008, and is rear-drive only despite its off-roader appearance.
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- "Hunter Brochure". Zotye South Africa.
- Inside Story – Double Trouble. Auto Express, 15 March 2006, page 46
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