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    Thread: Yema Auto unveils "Mustang F16" EV

    1. Senior Member Wimbledon's Avatar
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      12-10-2012 10:49 PM #1
      http://www.yemaauto.cn/news.php?colu...ws_show&id=235

      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.

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      12-10-2012 10:51 PM #2
      Who are they going to fool with that thing...

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    3. 12-10-2012 10:53 PM #3
      They stole the Acura badge.

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      12-10-2012 10:53 PM #4
      Why do you even bother with these treads? Does anyone even care about the latest carbon copy crapwagons being built in China?

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      12-10-2012 10:54 PM #5
      i love that the wheels dont even line up with the body...

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      12-10-2012 10:56 PM #6
      Crappy electric car based off a lousy early 80s hatchback with knockoff Audi panels awkwardly grafted onto it with a cheap Subaru knockoff interior? This may be the most Chinese car I've ever seen.

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      12-10-2012 10:57 PM #7
      I think I'm in love.

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      12-10-2012 11:00 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      Crappy electric car based off a lousy early 80s hatchback with knockoff Audi panels awkwardly grafted onto it with a cheap Subaru knockoff interior? This may be the most Chinese car I've ever seen.
      and these are the people that basically own the USA.
      can't we just pay off our debt in car designs from 20 years ago that are still better this garbage?
      I bet they would go crazy for the pinto if you put an electric motor in it.

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      12-10-2012 11:02 PM #9
      F*ck Chinese companies.
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      12-10-2012 11:08 PM #10
      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.

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      12-10-2012 11:20 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by elementpb View Post
      and these are the people that basically own the USA.
      can't we just pay off our debt in car designs from 20 years ago that are still better this garbage?
      I bet they would go crazy for the pinto if you put an electric motor in it.
      The Chinese auto industry has advanced beyond small boutique manufacturers like Yema (less than 8,000 units per year). I predict that Yema will not last another decade.

      This is more in line with today's Chinese vehicles:

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      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-in-April-2013





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      12-13-2012 08:57 AM #12
      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.

      http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/news...tro-into-audi/

      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.
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      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

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