Comparison - Zotye T600 Royal 2017 - vs - Maserati Levante S 2017

General

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ZOTYE T600 TURBO 2017 -Overview
2016 Zotye T600 Turbo. Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Review
Zotye T600 - Se quedó en el intento de ser premium (It stayed in the attempt to be premium)
Zotye T600 Crash test (Краш-тест)
2016 Zotye T600 Turbo. Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Review
Zotye T600 REVIEW and test drive Russian
ZOTYE T600 SPORT! An updated version of 2017 Overview
Maserati Levante 2017 review | first Australian drive video
Maserati Levante real world review. 3.0 V6 diesel
Maserati Levante مازيراتي ليفانتي 2017
Maserati Levante SUV - Carbuyer
2017 Maserati Levante Offroad Test drive and interior
Maserati Levante real world review. 3.0 V6 diesel
2017 Maserati Levante official commercial video
2017 Maserati Levante Review and walkaround
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Model: 
Average Price: 
12,648
Converted from Russian Ruble
Updated: 
11 Jan 2017
89,550
Updated: 
15 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2016
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
5-speed Manual
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.85gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark rose red
#60474F
Elegance grey
#918B84
Glacier white
#DCDCDC
Golden brown
#8F837E
Grey silver
#B1B0B2
Magic brown
#493937
Phantom black
#3A3A3A
Sunrise orange
#BF4B40
Color: 
Bianco
#FCF7F1
Bianco Alpi Pearlescent
#F5EEE3
Blue Emozione Mica
#1C2865
Blue Passione Mica
#002042
Champagne Metallescent
#BAAA8E
Grigio Maratea Metallescent
#454246
Grigio Metallic
#6D6A6B
Grigio Metallo Metallic
#989E97
Nero
#000000
Nero Ribelle Mica
#000000
Rame Mica
#5A3021
Rosso Rubino Mica
#390C10
Verde Ossido Metallic
#4A514A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The new car – from the young automobile company Zotye International Automobile Trading Co., Ltd. (Zotye Auto), founded in 2005, from the Chinese province of Zhejiang. The model on sale in China with two petrol turbo engines in several trim levels, Chinese motorists can buy at the price of Zotye T600 79800-115800 yuan

The official premiere of crossover Zotye T600 held in April 2013 at the podium Shanghai motor show, and immediately caused a lot of heated debate in the automotive community. The point, of course, the appearance of the new Chinese crossover from Zotye Auto. Designers say the least, given its similarity to the creation of an unprecedented crossover German Volkswagen Touareg (front and profile of the body), and the stern copied from Audi Q5 and Acura RDX.

Plagiarism clean water, and these “sheep Dolly” the Chinese auto industry produces dozens. European, American, Japanese and South Korean automakers are already resigned to the fact of permanent copy of their products and create … with Chinese joint venture companies, because the car market in China the most promising and capacious in the world.

By: 
carreviews.com

Zotye is following Haval’s example by launching ever more variant and variant of variants of exiting cars, all based on the same platform with the same engines and almost the same price points. The latest addition to the Zotye lineup is the T600 Coupe, the production version of the T600 S concept.

It is based on the Zotye T600. It should not be confused with the T600 Sport, which is a sporty version of the T600. The T600 Coupe is also a sporty version of the T600, but with an extra unique design; most notably at the front with new lights and a new grille and at the completely different D-pillar with.

Interestingly, the design of the dash differs from both the T600 and the T600 Sport. It has a digital instrument panel, an 8-inch touch screen, which is not very large for today’s standards, perforated pedals for extra Coupe speed, and loads of orange leather.

The new Zotye T600 Sport has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 95.800 yuan and ends at 149.800 yuan. The T600 Sport is a high end variant of the Zotye T600 SUV. The Sport comes with new LED lights, a new grille, a larger bumper, racy air intakes in said bumper, ans Sport-only alloys. The best however happens inside:

By: 
carnewschina.com

Bored with other automakers' luxury crossover SUVs? Check out the new 2017 Maserati Levante. The iconic Maserati trident on the grille is a badge you certainly won't see every day, and the Levante backs it up with turbocharged V6 power, sport-focused handling, and a slew of luxury and technology features.

The 2017 Maserati Levante is the Italian automaker's first foray into the popular world of crossover SUVs. This sort of thing used to be a big deal; just ask Porsche, which faced a strong backlash from sports car fans in the mid-2000s when it brought out the Cayenne. But these days every luxury automaker has one, and we're glad that Maserati is following suit. If you're unmoved by the usual crossover suspects, the stylish Levante could be just what il dottore ordered.

Based on specs alone, the Levante looks competitive enough. Power comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine in either 345-horsepower or 424-hp tune, while the Quattroporte-derived body structure uses adaptive suspension dampers to boost its athletic pedigree without losing out on ride comfort on rough pavement. Of course, exclusivity is always a bonus, and it's standard here, fueled by Maserati's exotic brand image and minimal presence in the American market. Inside, the Levante manages to transcend its Chrysler/Fiat-sourced switchgear thanks to high-end materials, an inspired dashboard design and an extensive list of customization options.

Pros
Stands out from the sea of lookalike luxury crossovers
Turbocharged V6 engines provide quick acceleration
Advanced suspension enhances ride comfort and handling around turns
Highly customizable interior with numerous upscale touches

Cons
Some downmarket Chrysler-sourced buttons and switches
Fuel economy lags behind that of other luxury crossovers
No ultra-high-performance version offered at this time.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Maserati Levante SUV is an extremely hard vehicle to review. It has so much potential, some of which it lives up to with full marks, some of which it fails at miserably. The early adopters in Australia who want one, of which there are over 200 already, have already purchased it, so for those that are still contemplating the idea, let us explore the confusion.

Firstly, as pioneered by Porsche and its Cayenne in the ultra-high end segment so many years ago, SUVs from such marquees are becoming more and more common place. Jaguar, Bentley, and now Maserati are already there. Soon Lamborghini and even Rolls Royce will join the SUV party. So, if your first point is that ‘Maserati shouldn’t make an SUV’, you’re wrong. It should, and its existence as a luxury carmaker relies on it.

Perhaps most obvious for the Levante is the length. Like any true Maserati, this is a grand car and as such, it’s longer and wider than the Porsche Cayenne, yet it sits lower so it almost looks like an extended hatchback. There is great deal of travel in the standard air suspension system which can climb from 162mm ride height to 240mm with six steps in between. This allows a rather customised look of the car depending on your mood or road requirements.

Pros
Uniqueness
Love it or hate it exterior design
Reasonably practical interior space
Sporty dynamics befitting of the Maserati badge
Good engine note for a diesel

Cons
Interior not up to Maserati standards
Too many noticeably common parts from Fiat-Chrysler family inside
Needs a petrol engine for full Maserati character
Active safety features need better tuning

By: 
caradvice.com.au

In the last two decades, every luxury brand decided it needed an SUV to remain relevant in a market gone bonkers for tall wagonoids. (Well, almost every one; Ferrari says there’s no way it will commit to any truck that we know of, although it would almost certainly be, as the Donald says, yuge!) The influx is because buyers have shown no squeamishness toward SUVs from traditional luxury and sporting brands, and the only real trick is translating an exotic label’s core values into a four-door hatchback mall-crawler.

Maserati unabashedly declares victory in that effort by calling its new Levante “the Maserati of SUVs.” And now that we’ve pounded some of northern Italy’s pavement in what is likely to be the closest thing to a Ferrari off-roader that we’ll ever get, at least for a while, we’re buying the sales pitch. The gleaming silvery trident has been thrust into the truck genre in a way that stays true to the Modenese boutique’s strongest selling points. Taking the Ghibli sedan for its guts, the Levante both improves on that vehicle and offers character that is distinct from every SUV that has preceded it. No small accomplishment, but as Maserati CEO Harald Wester says, “It should be good, we’ve been working on it for 13 years,” a reference to the original 2003 Maserati Kubang concept.
Hence, the Levante also comes standard with Q4, Maserati’s permanent all-wheel drive. A computer-controlled multiplate clutch attached to the transmission engages drive to the front axle when desired; the rear axle is always engaged. At Fiat-Chrysler’s old Balocco test track, we were pointed down a trail through the woods that included some fairly serious grades, a water trough, and a few suspension-twisting obstacles. Between the extra ground-clearance modes, the seamless forward torque transfer, a limited-slip rear diff, and some surprisingly generous ramp angles, the Levante acquitted itself as a decent mud puppy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

You must-a respect-a the speed limit,” our twinkly-eyed former F1, Indy, and Le Mans racer group leader, Domenico Schiattarella, said before we hopped into a foursome of Maserati Levantes and barreled off toward FCA’s famed Balocco proving grounds

After we whipped through a dozen roundabouts like so many eggs, I found myself parked on the Autostrada del Sole at 110 miles per hour. I say “parked” because despite our triple-digit speed, the Levante felt solid as a rock.

The big takeaway is that Maserati didn’t need to build an SUV this accomplished. Because high-riding vehicles are all the rage, anything that simply looked the part would have done fine in the showroom. Think the Camry-platform-based Lexus RX. But the Levante isn’t phoned in. Some real engineering work took place—Maserati says they logged 5 million development kilometers—and it shows in the way the Levante drives. Bewildered? Astonished? Confused? You should be, as no one thought a Maserati SUV would be any good. Turns out, the Levante’s great.

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
158ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
428ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
162hp
at 5 500rpm
424hp
at 5 750rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Multifunctional steering wheel
Intelligent key with the function of the trunk opening
Key label for engine start system
Rear interior lighting
Rear armrest with cupholders
Adjustable steering column
Sun visors with mirror
interior ceiling of high quality material. Источник
Steering wheel, trim "under the skin"
Convenient thresholds for planting in the car
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.32in
197.00in
Width: 
74.53in
77.50in
Height: 
66.69in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
8.10in
Front Track: 
63.43in
Rear Track: 
63.46in
Wheel Base: 
110.51in
118.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3397.00lbs
4649.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Central locking with remote control
Power windows 4 doors
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s seat lumbar support
Adjusting the driver's seat 6-way, manual
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Adjusting the passenger seat 4-way, manual
Folding rear seats in proportion 40/60
Rear armrest with cupholders
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut system. Источник
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link independent suspension. Источник
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Manual air conditioning control
Automatic temperature control
Hood Dampers
Pollen Filter
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speakers 6
Car radio (MP3 + USB + IPOD + Bluetooth)
Rear view camera with dynamic parking feature
280 watts stero output
8 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
Memory card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof installation under the boot
Heated door mirrors
Electrical control of the side mirrors
Front frameless windshield wipers
Rear window wiper
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
19 in
Wheels more: 
Aluminum wheels
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
no
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Third brake light
Adjusting the backlight devices
Corrector of headlights with manual adjustment
head light off system with a pause "gentle light. Источник
Front halogen lamps
Child Seat System (iso fix)
Kids' Castle
The rear three-point seat belts
The alarm system is not fastened belt passenger
Anti-theft system. Источник
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Electronic stability
Advanced Driver Assistance Plus Package
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt

Options

Packages: 
S Luxury Package
Climate Package
21" Sport Package
Luxury Zegna Package
20" Sport Package
Exterior Options: 
Summer Tires
Kick Sensor
21" Anteo Staggered Alloy Rims
Yellow Painted Brake Calipers
Red Painted Brake Calipers
Exterior Body Color
Skid Plates in Bright Chrome
Blue Painted Brake Calipers
19" Zefiro Alloy Rims
Heated Rear Seat Bench
Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles
Cargo Rails
Mica Paint
Three Coat Painting
Metalescent Paint
Metallic Paint
Silver Painted Brake Calipers
Bright Pack
Dark Pack
20" Nereo Staggered Alloy Rims
Adaptive Bi-Xenon Headlamps w/Washers
Black Painted Brake Calipers
Surround View Camera
Interior Options: 
Headrest Trident Stitching on Premium Leather
Wooden Steering Wheel
Beige Steering Wheel
Steel Door Sills
Smokers Kit
Chrome Trunk Sill
Upholstery w/Full Premium Leather
Wooden Heated Beige Steering Wheel
Sport Steering Wheel
Heated Sport Steering Wheel
Sport Steering Wheel w/Carbon Insert
Wooden Heated Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Upholstery w/Full Premium Drilled Leather
Power Rear Side Sunblind
Four-Zone Climate Control
Inox Sport Foot Pedals
Steering Wheel w/Carbon
Bowers & Wilkins Surround System
Harman Kardon Sound System
Alcantara Rooflining
Steel Illuminated Door Sills
Wooden Beige Steering Wheel
Power Foot Pedals

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#9E6C77
#5C5F66
#F44F21
Color: 
Cuoio, premium leather
#9E5B2D
Cuoio/Grigio, premium leather/cloth
#4C4B4C
Marrone w/Rosso Stitching, premium leather
#4A464A
Nero w/Cuoio Stitching, premium leather
#000000
Nero w/Grigio Stitching, premium leather
#0B0B0B
Nero/Grigio, premium leather/cloth
#1D1D1D
Rosso w/Nero Stitching, premium leather
#873240
Rosso/Grigio, premium leather/cloth
#4C4B4C
Sabbia, premium leather
#BBB9A7