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Spy Shots: new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV is Naked in China

Published on April 3, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV is Naked in China

Spy shots from the new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV. Earlier on we heard this very car would be sold as a separate model, code named D20, and even earlier on we heard this very car would be hybrid-only. All not true, badges on the back clearly indicate this is indeed the new Jingyi. ‘New’ is almost an understatement; the design of the front has changed so much it seems to be an entirely different vehicle. Compare:

Spy Shots: new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV is Naked in China

The current Jingyi MPV with a very low and streamlined nose. The new car comes with a SUV-like front with huge headlights. It is easy to see why everybody was so confused about this vehicle, the old car and the new car differ as day and night.

Price of the current Jingyi starts at 74.900 yuan and ends at 98.900 yuan. Lone engine is a 1.6 with 122hp and 155nm, mated to a 5-speed manual. Size: 4347/1835/1739, wheelbase is 4347. The engine will continue in the new Jingyi, and price will be about the same.

Spy Shots: new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV is Naked in China

The Dongfeng-Fenxing Jingyi MPV is made by Dongfeng-Liuzhou Automotive, a subsidiary of Dongfeng Motors that mostly makes cheap SUV’s and pickup trucks.

Spy Shots: new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV is Naked in China

Spy Shots: new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV is Naked in China

Got you. Characters on the left: Dongfeng Fengxing. On the rights: Jingyi. Design completely new again, compare:

Spy Shots: new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV is Naked in China

Current.

Spy Shots: new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV is Naked in China

Design completely new again, compare:

Spy Shots: new Dongfeng-Fengxing Jingyi MPV is Naked in China

Cars like the Jingyi MPV are still extremely popular in second and third tier cities, but very rare in the first tier giants on the coast. No mistake though, second tier cities are no small towns, population can easily go up to 10 million or more. The second and third is a giant market by itself, mostly dominated by local Chinese brands, but the Europeans and some Americans are slowly moving in. No foreign brand however has a 75.000 yuan MPV.

Via: Autohome.

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  1. dragin- April 3, 2013 Reply

    Very strange that Dongfeng Liuzhou would completely revamp one of its most successful models. Jingyi, along with Lingzhi, consistenly rank in the top five of MPV sales. If it was a homely bread box design I could understand the need for some change. It had looked pretty slippery but now, sans a profile view, it looks like a common SUV two box. What was Dongfeng thinking?

  2. dragin- April 3, 2013 Reply

    Isn’t this a Dongfeng Fengxing 风行 (aka Fenghang) branded model rather than a Fengshen?

  3. Anon- April 4, 2013 Reply

    So far as I am aware this is a Fengxing rather than Fengshen.

  4. Tycho de Feyter- April 19, 2013 Reply

    @all

    Fengxing is it, thanks!

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