In our report on Lifan’s plan to expand overseas, we mentioned that the automaker was developing a new subcompact model, the 420, targeting especially the South American market. Last Friday, auto.163.com published a set of renderings of the 420, exposing for the first time its exterior design.
The images reveal a mini crossover utility vehicle bearing few resemblances with other Lifan models in appearance. The hexagon front grille, double character lines, and extensive use of LED lights give the crossover/hatchback a sharp look.
With market launch expected in 2014, the Lifan 420 is likely to make its debut in the first half of 2013.