Who are they going to fool with that thing...
Based on the Austin Maestro.
Audi hasn't had the best of luck getting their electric vehicles to market, but that hasn't stopped Yema Auto from filling the gap by introducing an electrified rip-off of the A4 Avant.
Dressed in taxi livery, the Mustang F16 clearly evokes its four-ringed counterpart as it has a virtually identical front fascia which is only distinguished by a revised logo. Unfortunately things get a little ugly further back as there's window vents, tacky side skirts and uninspired wheels. Elsewhere, there's an increased ride height, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a revised rear fascia.
While the exterior is all Audi, the cabin is heavily influenced by the Subaru Legacy. The dashboard is a dead-ringer for the Subie, but the cheap shifter and over use of metallic trim are definitely Yema's additions.
Little is known about the car's powertrain, but it reportedly features lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor that develops 80 HP (59 kW). This setup could enable the model to hit a top speed of 110 km/h (68 mph) and travel up to 260 km (162 miles) on a single charge.
The interior is Subaru-like because Yema Auto also makes Subaru clones.
It's like they threw a bunch of randomized body panels onto a generic car-based magnet and then just pulled off the ones that obviously didn't belong there.
"Artificial Intelligence usually beats natural stupidity." <---- If we apply that logic to driverless cars, the future of commuting should be just fine.
This is more in line with today's Chinese vehicles:
ARonline had an article on this car over a year ago... I was mildly 'interested' only because the Austin Maestro (which is the skeleton that this was built on) was the car my dad had when he died.
There's an extremely abridged history of Yema and the Maestro platform.
One piece of VW-related trivia: the Maestros used to have VW Golf transmissions.
Either way, while China is in fact NOT the largest holder of US debt (the Federal Government in fact holds more US debt than China) you do have to wonder what the Chinese think they're doing trying to make cars the way they do...
They think that Buicks are good cars. -God help us all.