Lifan 320

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Lifan 320
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Overview
Also called
  • Lifan 330
  • Lifan Smily (Russia)
Production 2008–present
Assembly Cherkessk, Russia (Derways)[1]
Body and chassis
Class Supermini
Body style 5-door hatchback
Powertrain
Engine 1.3 L 16-valve I4 (petrol)
Transmission 5-speed manual
5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,340 mm (92.1 in)
Length 3,745 mm (147.4 in)
Width 1,620 mm (63.8 in)
Height 1,430 mm (56.3 in)

The Lifan 320 is a supermini car produced by the Lifan Motors division of Lifan Group.[2] Known for being superficially similar to the Mini,[3] it debuted at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show.[4] The 320 was face lifted in 2013, subsequently called 330 which is sold alongside the original 320.[5]

The Lifan 320 is sold in China in and several export markets including Peru[6] and in Russia where it is known as the Lifan Smily.[7] The 320 is assembled in Cherkessk by Derways Automobile Company since 2011.[8]

Specification[edit]

The 320 is powered by a 1.3 L (1342 cc) 4-cylinder petrol engine, developing 89 bhp (66 kW; 90 PS) @ 6000 rpm and 115 N·m (85 lb·ft) @3500-4500 rpm. It has a top speed of 155 km/h (96 mph) and can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 14.5 seconds.[9]

Safety[edit]

In December 2014, a Lifan 320 model with no airbags was crash tested by Latin NCAP and received zero stars out of five. The comments from the press release cited: "The protection offered to the driver’s head and chest was poor due to contact with the steering wheel. The passengers' knees could impact with dangerous structures in the dashboard lie the Tran fascia tube. The bodyshell was rated as unstable."[10]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derways website (Russian)
  2. ^ Lifan 320 Review
  3. ^ Saturday, April 24, 2010 (2010-04-24). "No, it's not a Mini...". Autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  4. ^ Nunez, Alex (2008-04-18). "Lifan 320 MINI ripoff to debut at Beijing Motor Show — Autoblog". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Lifan 330 hits the China car market". Car News China. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Lifan website 4 May 2010
  7. ^ Lifan Russia website
  8. ^ Derways Car Plant Started Assembly of Lifan Smily
  9. ^ "Lifan Smily". Derways. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lifan 320 - NO Airbags" (PDF). Latin NCAP. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 

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