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Dongfeng HUV concept debuts on the Beijing Auto Show

Published on April 23, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Dongfeng HUV

The massive Dongfeng HUV debuted today at the Beijing Auto Show. A pleasant surprise, we knew that Dongfeng was working on it but we didn’t expect to see it here yet. The HUV is design-wise clearly inspired by the sadly long-gone Hummer H2/H3 and that we did expects because Dongfeng has some very notable Hummer-experience.

Dongfeng HUV

Whether it will see production is not sure. I couldn’t ask because there was nobody from Dongfeng around, the HUV was tucked away is the far back of the booth, as if Dongfeng was ashamed of it. No need, this is a fantastic car. See that yellow thing on the right? That is an updated version of the Dongfeng EQ2050, see last link above. Dongfeng has promised a civilian version for many years and that’s it. More pics from yellow in a later story, now back to the HUV.

Dongfeng HUV

Size: 4690/1910/1890, wheelbase is 2850. Curb weight is 2350kg. Power!, comes from a ‘ZD30′ 3.0 turbodiesel that poops out 125kw and 350nm, mated to a 5-speed manual. 125kw.., that is not enough! Still, Dongfeng claims a 160km/h top speed, but I doubt it will go anything faster than 120.

Dongfeng HUV

A real HUV has two fuel tanks!

Dongfeng HUV

Dongfeng HUV

Great machine, put a bigger engine in it and bring it to the market, what indeed, is Dongfeng waiting for?

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  1. M0L0TOV- April 24, 2012 Reply

    Wow, this vehicle looks like a cross between the Hummer H2 and the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

  2. Robert- April 24, 2012 Reply

    Donfeng please put also an automatic gearbox to this car and sell it to Europe. I am bored waiting for H4 !

  3. George- April 26, 2012 Reply

    Hello Dongfeng

    Make this HUV please with bigger engine and automatic gearbox, sell it like hot cake !

  4. Thomas Friedl- April 26, 2012 Reply

    Guten Tag Firma Dongfeng,

    wann startet Ihr den Verkauf des HUV in Deutschland?
    Sehr interessantes Fahrzeug – Optisch auch sehr gut gelungen – natürlich findet man immer irgendwo “Design-Anleihen” aber das ist bei europäischen Herstellern genauso! :-)))

    Gruß
    Thomas

  5. RobHeathers- April 26, 2012 Reply

    I’m curious what the interior looks like in this. I’m not completely turned-off by it. It could easily be a Land Rover DC1 replacement.

  6. Joseph- April 28, 2012 Reply

    What about the price of this ? it will be sold to Europe ?

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