• Lifan 320

    The Lifan 320 is a supermini car made by Lifan Group. It is known outside its local markets as a knockoff of the 2001–2006 Mini Cooper, and for being one of ...

  • Lifan X60

    The Lifan X60 is a Chinese four-door compact crossover SUV produced by the Lifan Motors, division of Lifan Group. It was initially unveiled at the 2010 Shang...

  • Lifan X50

    The Lifan X50 is a Chinese five-door Subcompact crossover produced by the Lifan Motors, division of Lifan Group. Positioning below the Lifan X60 compact cros...

  • Lifan 520

    The Lifan 520 is the first car produced by the Lifan Motors division of Lifan Group, launched at the 2006 Beijing Auto Show. The exterior and interior are sp...

  • Lifan 820

    Launched in 2014 at the Beijing Auto Show, the Lifan 820 was available to the Chinese market in 2015 with a price range of 81.800 yuan to 119.800 yuan, and w...

  • Lifan 620

    The Lifan 620 is a four-door compact sedan produced by the Lifan Motors division of Lifan Group. Launched in 2009, it is powered by a 4-cylinder engines 1.6 ...

Lifan Group

Lifan Industry Co., Ltd. is a civilian owned Chinese motorcycle and automobile manufacturer headquartered in Chongqing, China. It was founded in 1992 and began to manufacture automobiles in 2005, with license-built microvans and a small sedan developed by Lifan.
Lifans vehicle products include passenger cars, microvans, dirt bike engines, entry-level motorcycles, mini-vehicles, and commercial trucks. The companys non-vehicle-related activities include the manufacture of sports shoes and winemaking. Outside of China, Lifan is currently best known for the sale of small passenger cars in emerging markets. Lifan Is Best Known Winning The CRRC China Road Racing Championship With Its KPR Bikes 17 Times

1. History
Lifan was founded by former political dissident Yin Mingshan in 1992 as a motorcycle repair shop with a staff of nine. Mingshan has a long history of conflict with government authority but currently enjoys a positive relationship with the Chinese Communist Party. The company was originally called "Chongqing Hongda Auto Fittings Research Centre". The company was renamed Lifan Industry Group in 1997. It expanded into building buses in 2003. As of 2004, Lifan was being referred to as "the largest private motorcycle manufacturer in China." In 2009, it as the fifth-largest Chinese motorcycle maker.
M/S CHONGQING LIFAN CO., LTD is the subsidiary of M/S LIFAN INDUSTRY GROUP CO., LTD. In 2003, Lifan acquired Chongqing Special Purpose Use Vehicle Manufacturing Co Ltd, and 2005 saw the start of automobile production beginning with the LF6361/1010 minivan and pickup based on the 1999 Daihatsu Atrai. In December 2005, Lifans first independently developed car entered production, the 520 sedan with a Brazilian Tritec engine. As of 2011, Lifan makes a number of consumer offerings including the subcompact 320, the compact sedan and hatchback 520, the mid-sized 620 sedan, and the X60 compact SUV.
Lifan made an IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in late-2010. In 2011, Lifans exchange-listed entity announced revenue of US$1.83 billion, and profits of US$62 million.
Lifan entered into an agreement with Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta in July 4, 2014, to be MV Agustas sole distributors in China. Lifan currently have a number of Agusta models on show at selected dealerships, including the F4 RR motorcycle.
Founder Yin Mingshan and his family are worth US$1.3 billion as of 2014.

1.1. History Trademark dispute with Honda Motor
In 2004, Lifan was ordered to cease selling motorcycles under the brand name "Hongda" - the culmination of a successful lawsuit brought by Honda Motors. That same year Honda initiated a separate suit against Lifan this time for using badges similar to Hondas on its motorcycle products.

2.1. Products Motorcycles
Current and former Lifan motorcycle products include:
Lifan LF150-10B KP150 - Smaller, less powerful version of the KPR150 street motorcycle.
Lifan KPR 200 - The Most Powerful Version in The KPR series
Lifan LF100-CII - PONY 100II - Mini street bike.
Lifan LF400 399cc - looks Similarly To a Harley but much slower or a Yamaha Virago XV535.
Lifan LF250GY-2 Cossack - Dual-sport motorcycle that utilises a cooling system of oil pumped through its frame.
Lifan LF150-10S KPR150 - Small-displacement street motorcycle.

2.2. Products Automobiles
Current and former Lifan automobile products include:
Lifan LF6361/1010 - this small minivan and pickup is based on the 1999 Daihatsu Atrai, but has since been replaced
Lifan 520 - built since 2005, this subcompact sedan was Lifans first original development.
Lifan 330
Lifan 520i - the hatchback version of the subcompact 520, with its own bodywork
Lifan 320 - a small hatchback, famous for being a fairly straightforward copy of the current Mini.
Lifan 720
Lifan Foison - introduced in 2011, this minivan range is based on the earlier LF6361 series.
Lifan 630
Lifan X80
Lifan 820
Lifan Light Truck model LF1025D
Lifan Maiwei
Lifan 530
Lifan Xuanlang M7
Lifan X50
Lifan X60 - Lifans first SUV
Lifan 620 - a compact sedan
Lifan Lotto
Lifan 650
Lifan X70
Lifan Mini Truck LF1022 - a truck version of the Foison

3. Operations
Research and development
At the end of 2006, Lifan held over 3.800 patents, the largest number of any Chinese automobile company, of which at least 346 of were held by Lifans automobile division.

3.1. Operations Production facilities
Lifan has two passenger-car assembly plants in China.
Now boasting motorcycle production bases in Thailand, Iran, Turkey, and Vietnam, Lifan first established a presence in Vietnam in 1999 that made motorcycles and parts. Beginning in March 2007, assembly of the 520 sedan commenced in Vietnam. By mid-2009, the 320, 520i, and 620 had also been built or assembled in this country.
Overseas assembly factories make Lifan-branded automobiles sold to domestic audiences but are not necessarily affiliated with Lifan in any way.
Azerbaijan
In early 2010, Lifan established an automobile assembly factory in Azerbaijan.
Egypt
Such assembly has occurred in Egypt.
Ethiopia
From 2007 until 2010, the Lifan 520 was assembled in Ethiopia from imported knock-down kits under the name of "Abay" Amharic for the Blue Nile by Holland Car Company. Cars assembled in Ethiopia may now bear the Lifan name, and an after sales service center for Lifan automobiles exists in the capital, Addis Ababa, as of 2010. As of 2016, Lifan continues to produce in Ethiopia perhaps without a local partner, assembling cars with native-born labor from knock-down kits. Five different models can be made at the current facility, set up in 2014, and sales can total fifty cars a month at prices ranging from $15.000 to $30.000.
Iran
Lifan was assembling cars in Iran around 2010.
Russia
Assembly of automobiles in Russia began in August 2007, and in early 2011, the 320 model became the third Lifan product to see local production.
Uruguay
In 2010, a 40.000 units/year production capacity assembly plant was established in Uruguay.

3.2. Operations Research and development
At the end of 2006, Lifan held over 3.800 patents, the largest number of any Chinese automobile company, of which at least 346 of were held by Lifans automobile division.

4. Sales
Access to profitable export markets, something the Chinese State allowed the company in 1998, means that this maker of automobiles and motorcycles does what many Chinese automakers desire: it sells in developed overseas markets like the EU, Singapore and Japan.
While finding more markets for its motorcycle-related products, Lifan has exported passenger cars to 51 countries. In 2010, its automotive exports were rivaled by only Chery. The company has sold in many countries and in every continent except Antarctica.
Allowed access in 2003, Lifan motorcycle products are sold in 18 European countries. The Italian importer Martin Motors rebadges and sells two small Lifan passenger car models under its own name.
Lifan has sold motorcycles in Japan since 2001. Lifan automobiles have been sold in Laos and Syria since 2009.
Lifan motorcycles and dirt bikes are available in Canada and Mexico. As of 2009, a single model was on offer in this country.
Some small passenger car models are sold in Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, and Uruguay.
Some of the cars Lifan exports are in the form of knock-down kits. Put together in small, local workshops, selling such kits is an easy way for the company to gain access to developing markets.

Lifan 620

The Lifan 620 is a four-door compact sedan produced by the Lifan Motors division of Lifan Group. Launched in 2009, it is powered by a 4-cylinder engines 1.6 ...

Lifan 820

Launched in 2014 at the Beijing Auto Show, the Lifan 820 was available to the Chinese market in 2015 with a price range of 81.800 yuan to 119.800 yuan, and w...

Lifan 520

The Lifan 520 is the first car produced by the Lifan Motors division of Lifan Group, launched at the 2006 Beijing Auto Show. The exterior and interior are sp...

Lifan X50

The Lifan X50 is a Chinese five-door Subcompact crossover produced by the Lifan Motors, division of Lifan Group. Positioning below the Lifan X60 compact cros...

Lifan X60

The Lifan X60 is a Chinese four-door compact crossover SUV produced by the Lifan Motors, division of Lifan Group. It was initially unveiled at the 2010 Shang...

Lifan 320

The Lifan 320 is a supermini car made by Lifan Group. It is known outside its local markets as a knockoff of the 2001–2006 Mini Cooper, and for being one of ...