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Wuling: the bootleg CitroŽn

Wuling LZW 7100 Visa bootleg
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Wuling LZW 7100 Visa bootleg
Wuling LZW 7100 Visa bootleg

In 1987, the Guangxi Liuzhou Mini Automobile Factory imported a CitroŽn Visa into China. 
In 1989 they introduced the Wuling LZW 7100 mini auto. 
Production started in 1991 with 50 units being built, in 1992 510 were built, in 1993 the number was 95 and in 1994, the last year for which production figures are available, the number was 246.
As far as appearance is concerned, the car is an exact replica of the Visa although it differs mechanically in using a Chinese built three cylinder Daihatsu engine.

Wuling LZW 7100 Visa bootleg
Wuling LZW 7100 Visa bootleg
Wuling LZW 7100 Visa bootleg

The picture on the left and the picture above first appeared in CITROExpert .

Thanks to Erik van Ingen Schenau for the images and information.  Visit Erik's website .

C o m p a r a t i v e  T e c h n i c a l  S p e c i f i c a t i o n s
1995 WULING LZW 7100 1987 CitroŽn VISA
Engine type

376Q (Xiali)

11RE

Number of cylinders

3

4

Cubic capacity

993 cm3

1124 cm3

Power output

35,3 kW @ 5.500 rpm

36 kW @ 5.500 rpm

Length

3.725 cm

3.725 cm

Width

1.526 cm or 1.555 cm depending on which source you believe

1.526 cm

Height

1.410 cm

1.405 cm

Wheelbase

2.320 cm

2.420 cm

Front track

1.360 cm

1.302 cm

Rear track

1.340 cm

1.251 cm

Weight

1.290 kg or 820 kg depending on which source you believe

1.235 kg

Max speed

130 kph / 81 mph

142 kph / 89 mph

Fuel consumption

6,9 l/100 km / 40,94 mpg

6,0 l/100 km / 47 mpg

 
© 1999 Julian Marsh & Erik van Ingen Schenau