On July 3, 2016, the audience was presented Zotye X7. Chinese crossover made a mixed impression. The fact that novelty’s predecessors copied their appearance from production models of German cars, and in terms of the new Zotye X7 2016-2017 are clearly seen similarities with the conceptual model of Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE.
The name of the novelty is not known yet. Currently, four different names are considered: Zotye X7, Zotye Damy X7, Zotye Damai X7 and Zotye Big step X7.
The exterior of Zotye X7 is similar with the features of the German SUVs Volkswagen Touareg and Tiguan, but for the most part it looks like the concept Cross Coupe. The Chinese designers have added only the original radiator grille with the brand logo and chrome inserts.
Also, chrome elements are present in the bumpers, the thresholds of doors, windows and edging between marker lamps. Zotye X7 has a modern LED headlights with daytime running lights and position lamps. In general, crossover got a modern sleek appearance in the style of German prototype.
Interior of the novelty is significantly different from the interior of Volkswagen, which became the inspiration of Chinese designers. There may be two versions – standard and sports. In a first variant, the vehicle has a black interior trim with wood inlays.
The sports version seats have red inserts and leather trim. In addition, elements of red color are present in the door trim and dashboard.
In all versions, the car has a head unit equipped with a color 10-inch display with touch controls, and three-zone climate control. The front seats, powered windows and mirrors are electric. In some versions, panoramic sunroof and electric hatch are available.
Zotye X7 will be equipped with modern systems, such as the launch with a button, a rearview camera, an electronic “hammer” and others. Depending on the package, will be installed parking sensors, a rearview camera, a circular scanning system.
The car will be presented in several different versions. The buyers will be able to choose power units of 1.5, 1.8 or 2 liters, with power of, respectively, 150, 170 and 177 hp. The engine of the lowest volume combines only with a 5-speed manual transmission and front wheel drive. For more powerful motors can also be chosen a 6-speed automatic with dual-clutch and manual override.
In addition, the buyer can choose the version with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Every package of Zotye X7 is equipped with a multimedia system with control buttons on the steering wheel, three-zone climate control, security systems, electric front seats, mirrors and windows.
The richest packages of Chinese crossover will have a circular view camera, a panoramic roof with the hatch equipped with the electric drive, 19-inch alloy wheels.