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 specific to the 520 but the car is based in the chassis of the 1991 Citroen ZX. The 520 is a four-door saloon and the 520i is the 5-door hatchback version.
It is powered by a choice of three 4-cylinder engines: the 1.3 L (1342cc) and 1.6 L (1587cc) Lifan engines producing 65 kW (88 PS; 87 bhp) and 78 kW (106 PS; 105 bhp) respectively; and the Tritec 85 kW (116 PS; 114 bhp) 1.6 L (1596cc) engine shared with the last-generation Mini.
The Lifan 520 is sold in China in and several export markets. In Russia it is known as the Lifan Breez.