China’s Dongfeng Motor Corporationhas issued an official statement saying it never had any contact with NEVS Saab or with its shareholders concerning a possible take-over or an investment. On August 21 Economic-news magazine China Securities News published an article citing unnamed sources saying such contact had been established earlier this month.
Dongfeng’sFengshen brand is going in full attack mode with four new cars coming to the Chinese auto market until 2017. First up is an electric variant of the Fengshen S30 sedan, pictured above. The vehicle has been under development since 2012 and will finally launch early next year. The S30 EV will be powered by a 120hp electric motor, good for a 130km/h top speed and a 150 kilometer range. There is more:
This is the new Dongfeng Fengshen A30 sedan, it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this month. Price will range from 70.000 to 110.000 yuan. The A30 is the largest Fengshen sedan so far, giving the brand an entry in the hyper competitive sub-compact sedan market. Fengshen is a subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor, making a range of relatively cheap passenger cars.
The new Venucia R30 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at a surprisingly cheap 39.900 yuan and ends at 49.900 yuan. Venucia is a sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture focused on making cheap and cheap-electric cars. The Venucia R30 is based on the Nissan March that is manufactured in China by Dongfeng-Nissan.
A very new and very interesting variant of the famous Dongfeng EQ2050 Brave Soldier for the Chinese army. The base EQ2050 is basically a reverse-engineered AM General Humvee, but this thing is something totally different. It appears to be an armored transport vehicle with a large pickup truck bed. The nose is completely new and much shorter and higher than on the base car.