Yema Auto Develops S-MPV, Derived from Mazda5

January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Mazda | New Cars

Preparing to enter the MPV market, Sichuan (Yema) Auto Industry Co., Ltd., a makers of SUVs and buses, displayed a concept van, the A-MPV, at last year’s Chengdu Auto Show. Recently, it exposed on its official website the production version called S-MPV.

Like the Yema SUVs, the S-MPV copies the design of a well-known foreign model. This time, what is imitated is Mazda5. Both the Yema van and the third-gen Mazda5 sit on a 2750mm wheelbase, and are 4585mm long and 1750mm wide. The derived is slightly taller, at 1700mm.

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Above: Yema S-MPV

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Third-gen Mazda5

Yema seems to care little for hiding its intention to copy. Many details in the official depiction of the S-MPV’s interior came directly from the Mazda original.

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Interior of Yema S-MPV (top) and of Mazda5

Four gasoline engine options will be provided, a 1.5L and 1.6L from Sichuan Auto’s powertrain plant in Mianyang, and two Mitsubishi 1.6L. More details of them can be found in the table below.

According to a previous report, Yema plans to release the S-MPV in September this year with a price tag of about 60,000 Yuan.

Yema S-MPV 1.5 MT Comfort 1.5 MT Business 1.6 AT Business 1.5 MT Luxury 1.5 AT Luxury
Powertrain  
Engine
Petrol 1.5L CQ4C15F from Sichuan Auto
Petrol 1.5L Mitsubishi 4A91
Petrol 1.6L EC10B from Sichuan Auto
Petrol tubro 1.5L Mitsubishi 4A91T
Peak Power (kW)
71
83
83
105
Max. Torque (Nm)
131
147
140
200
Transmission
5MT
5MT
AT
MT
Suspension Front
MacPherson
Suspension Rear
Trailing arm
Drivetrain
Front engine, front wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Disc/disc
Top Speed (km/h)
150
170
150
150
150
Steering
Electrical power
Fuel & Emissions
Fuel Economy (L/100km, at a constant speed)
7.67
6.86
7.4
6.86
6.86
Tank Capacity (L)
50
Emission Level
China/Euro IV
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
4585
Overall Width (mm)
1750
Overall Height (mm)
1700
Wheelbase (mm)
2750
Track (front/rear, mm)
1520/1500
Ground Clearance (mm)
200
Curb Weight (kg)
1260
Seating Capacity
5-7
Tires
175/65 R15
195/60 R16