Archive for the ‘Dongfeng’ Category
Published on March 14, 2013 by W.E. Ning
New spy shots of the new Dongfeng-Liuzhou V20, a Cadillac SRX clone from China. We met the vehicle for the first time in May last year. After that I became very silent and we almost thought Dongfeng-Liuzhou had abandoned the project. But they haven’t, the Chinese SRX is still alive…
Published on March 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The first spy shots of a new Dongfeng-Liuzhou D20 SUV, which will be launched on the Chinese car market before the end of this year. The D20 is based on the existing Dongfeng-Liuzhou Jingyi MPV but will be sold as a separate model. Earlier on we heard it was going to be a hybrid, but new reports indicate it will be petrol-powered only.
Published on March 11, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
This is the facelifted Dongfeng Fengshen S30, it will be launched on the Chinese car market on March 28. The ‘facelift’ is such a large makeover one could almost call it a new car. Almost, because platform and engine are unchanged. The facelift consists of an all-new front, new rear lights, new rear bumpers, and a slightly updated interior.
Published on February 16, 2013 by Joey Wang
China’s Donfeng Motor has emerged as a leading suitor for California-based Fisker Automotive, which is currently considering bids from several potential investors. Dongfeng Motor Corp has offered Fisker $350 (€261) million for an 85 percent stake in the company. Sources have revealed that Dongfeng could move production of the Karma from its current location in Finland to China if its efforts to acquire a controlling stake in Fisker are successful.
Published on January 30, 2013 by Joey Wang
The very first pictures from the passenger variant of the new Dongfeng mini-MPV, earlier this month we saw the first pictures of the CDV variant. The new mini-MPV will be called F505 when it hits the Chinese car market later this year. The F505 will be manufactured by Dongfeng Xiaokang, a subsidiary that specializes in light commercial vehicles. Read more »
Published on January 24, 2013 by Joey Wang
China’s Dongfeng Motor Co Ltd will sign an agreement with Sweden’s Volvo Group, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, on Jan 26 in Beijing to set up a joint venture to produce medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
China Business News reported that the new joint venture will be located in Shiyan, Hubei province, which is also the production base for Dongfeng commercial vehicles. An engine factory will be also built in addition to factories for general assembly, welding, painting and stamping.
Published on January 23, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Production of the Dongfeng Fengshen E30 EV will start next year. The Fengsshen E30 EV is a small electric city car that will compete with the Roewe E50 EV that was launched on the Chinese car market in November last year.
Published on January 22, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The facelifted Dongfeng Fengshen S30 sedan will be launched on the Chinese car market on March 28, the facelifted H30 hatchback and H30 Cross will hit the road around the same time. The facelift includes a new grille, with less chrome than before (!!!), new head lights, new rear lights and new bumpers. At the same time Dongfeng is also working on an all-new S30 that will debut in late 2014.
Published on January 18, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Dongfeng has applied for patent on what seems to be a military version of the Dongfeng HUV concept that debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The vehicle on the drawings has military-style license plates and it painted in army green. This is actually the second time Dongfeng applied for patent on the HUV, the first time was back in June 2011, but by that time the design wasn’t finalized yet. Read more »
Published on January 17, 2013 by Joey Wang
The first pictures from a new mini MPV from Dongfeng, it will be manufactured by Dongfeng Xiaokang, a subsidiary that makes light commercial vehicles. On the pictures only the CDV (Car-based Delivery Vehicle) variant, the passenger variant yet is still hiding… Design very fresh for Dongfeng but Chinese media say the front is too much Volkswagen.