This is the new Dongfeng Xiaokang Fengguang 370, a small seven-seat MPV for China. I met the good car when I visited a Xiaokang dealer for my story on cheap pickup trucks. The 370 was originally scheduled for launch in November last year, postponed to April, and it finally arrived at the dealer in May.
This little beauty is the cheapest pickup truck in China. It is called the Dongfeng Xiaokang K01. It costs 25,900 yuan or $3,929. For that money you get a very basic vehicle that can carry two passengers plus a 1770 kilo load. Mini pickup trucks like the K01 are widely used for a wide variety of work. They are bought by transport companies, construction companies, and often double as a mobile market stall.
Dongfeng launched the HUV Concept on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. It is the second vehicle with such a name and of such a kind. The first HUV debuted in 2012 and in 2013 we heard it would see production, but that never happened. The new HUV looks pretty much production ready, and it has been moved under the Fengshen brand, which also indicates Dongfeng has plans to bring it to the market.
Dongfeng brought four new electric cars to the Beijing Auto Show in China. We have already seen the somewhat odd Fengnuo E300, and continue now with the Fengxing S50-EV, based on the Fengxing Jingyi S50 sedan. The S-50 EV will be launched on the Chinese car market in H2, with a range of 250 kilometer and a 150 km/h top speed. The electric motor has 120hp and 280nm.
This is the Dongfeng Fengshen AX5, as it debuted earlier this week on the Beijing Auto Show. The Fengshen AX5 is a new compact SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q3. Price will start around 90.000 and end around 120.000 yuan.
The Dongfeng Fengnuo E300 electric sedan debuted on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. ‘Fengnuo’ is a sound translation of ‘Fluence’, which relates to the Renault Fluence, and more specifically to the electric Renault Fluence Z.E., where this E300 is based on. The front has been redesigned with a new bumper and grille, but they are otherwise the same.
The Venucia T90 has been unveiled on the Beijing Auto Show, looking sleek and somewhat sporty in white. The T90 is the new flagship of the Venucia brand, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q3, sporting a coupe-SUV shape in BMW X6 style with mean looking headlights and a big grille. It is the production version of the 2015 Venucia Vow concept.
The DongfengFengguang 580 SUV has been launched on the Beijing Auto Show in China, looking sweet in blue showing off its shiny shiny grille. The Fengguang 580 is a new compact SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in June, and price will range from 90.000 to 150.000 yuan.
Dongfeng has released the first official photos of the new Fengshen AX5 SUV, and it has become the best looking Fengshen branded vehicle so far. It is indeed almost hip, certainly modern ,and somewhat sporty. The Fengshen AX5 will debut on Monday on the Beijing Auto Show, alongside five (05) other new Fengshen cars.