The Lifan X50 crossover was first introduced in the spring of 2014 at the Beijing Auto Show. In Russia, the car debuted in August of the same year at the International Auto Show in Moscow. The basis of this model is the base of the Lifan 530 sedan, which in our market is sold under the name Celliya. The car looks fresh, modern, original and even stylish. The front part of the X50, despite its similarity with the Celliya sedan, demonstrates a more solid bumper with a large trapezoidal air intake, an aerodynamic lip at the bottom edge and fashionable LED foglights.
Large peaked headlamps with lenses of optics and brackets of LED daytime running lights, between them there is a narrow slot of the false-reading grid. The body profile is attracted by the drop-down roof line and the rising side-glazing line. Large-sized wheel arch radii easily place wheels with 195 / 65R15 tires on alloy wheels with an original design pattern. The correct form of doorways will provide a comfortable fit not only for the first, but also for the second row. Plastic protection around the perimeter of the body and a serious clearance give crossover essence cars.
The back of the Lifan X50 crossover got the soft lines of the tailgate with compact glass, topped with a spoiler, neat drops of light bulbs and a powerful bumper. The dimensions of the “SUV” are 4100 mm long, 1540 mm high and 1722 mm wide, with 2550 mm set aside for the wheelbase and 208 mm ground clearance. When equipped, the X-fifty weighs 1,175 kg. With such parameters, the crossover falls into a compact class B, in which he will have to compete on the Russian market with such models as the Changan CS35, DFM H30 Cross, Geely MK Cross and Renault Sandero Stepway. The interior design of Lifan X50 is fresh, modern and not without stylish solutions.
Dashboard with built-in tachometer, speedometer and fuel gauge features a complete style. Red backlight makes a sporty note. The red button of inclusion of the conditioner is harmoniously combined with it. The front panel and center console pleases the view with smooth transitions, originality and brevity of lines, high-rise, intelligent and ergonomic arrangement of audio and climate control units. Trim is made of inexpensive and pleasant to the touch materials, diluted with silver inserts that mimic the metal. Front seats Lifan X50 have a flat profile and poorly developed support on the sides.
But to settle down conveniently and comfortably behind the wheel will help a wide range of adjustments of the seat and steering column. In the second row, with comfort, there will be only two passengers up to 180 cm tall and of a sporty build. Large and tall people in the back of a Lifan X50 will be frankly close. The standard equipment Lifan X50 includes ABS, two front airbags, full electric, air conditioning, alloy wheels measuring 15 inches and a full-time audio system. "Top" performance offers: ESP system, multimedia complex with color display, navigation, rear view camera, leather interior, full electric, six airbags and much more.
The luggage capacity of the X50 crossover is declared by the manufacturer at 570 liters, if desired, the capacity of the trunk can be increased by folding the back of the rear seat, only you can’t achieve a flat floor, the back forms a rather high step. Under the raised floor is the reserve. For the X50, only one engine is offered - this is the gasoline “four” with a working volume of 1.5 liters (1,498 cubic centimeters), delivering 103 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 133 Nm of maximum torque at 3,500-4500 rpm. The engine works not only in a pair with a 5-speed manual gearbox, but also with a stepless variator.
In the first case, the Lifan X50 is capable of developing 170 km / h of peak speed, spending an average of 6.3 liters of fuel in mixed mode, in the second - 160 km / h and 6.5 liters, respectively. The car has a classic suspension design for its class: MacPherson struts on the front axle and a torsion beam with a stabilizer bar on the rear axle.