The Citroen Fukang vans from China

Published on December 11, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The Fukang was a rebadged Citroen ZX for the Chinese market, it was made by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture. They made the hatchback, the sedan but also a China-only Fukang panel-van.

Production started in 1996 and lasted for about ten years. It is unknown how many were made but likely not that much. These days the Fukang van is an extremely rare thing to see on the road.

There were two versions. One with a window in the cab on one without. Power came from the same 1.6 as in the Funkang hatchback and sedan.

A factory advertisement for the Fukang van.

A look inside.

A newer example with a slightly different cab.

Note different tail light compared with earlier car on the first pic. That one had the typical-Citroen 3 round lights, this one has a more modern square-design. At this moment Peugeot and Citroen don’t make any commercial vehicles in China anymore. A big miss, the market for small and medium-sized commercial vehicles grows even faster than the market for passenger cars.

Pics via: Chetx.com and my archives.


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  1. peter-c- December 12, 2011 Reply

    great story, too little is known about the history of cars in china, let ‘m come!

  2. Hakan- April 25, 2012 Reply

    If I was to hazard a guess, I’d say that the rear add-on was designed by Heuliez – it just looks too French to have been designed locally, especially with those rear doors that look as if they came off an old 2CV.

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