China's Zotye Clones Porsche Macan With New T700!

| |

Just when you think that Chinese automakers are backing down from their vile practice of cloning western vehicles, along comes a car like the Zotye T700.

The pictures of the new T700 pretty much speak for themselves and there's nothing that the Peugeot-esque headlamps and grille treatment can do to hide the fact that this SUV was modeled after Porsche's Macan.

According to Chinese media, Zotye plans to launch the mid-size model later this year offering a choice of 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines borrowed from other vehicles in their range – unless, of course, Porsche manages to do something about it.

Zotye, an automobile manufacturer based in Zhejiang, China, was established in 2005. It’s not the first time that we've crossed paths with the brand as their T600 production car strongly reminded us of another VW Group product, the VW Tiguan, even though in its concept form, it looked like a cross between an Audi Q5 and an Acura RDX…