Dongfeng Honda

Brands of current/recent products:


Honda
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Ciimo

 

Type: a joint venture of Dongfeng and Honda
Established: 2003
Headquarters: Wuhan, Hubei
Current/recent models:

Honda brand:

Civic (1.8/2.4L)
Gienia (1.5L)
Greiz (1.5L)
Spirior (2.0/2.4)
CR-V (2.0/2.4L)
Elysion (2.4L)
Jade (1.8L)
UR-V (1.5/2.0L)
XR-V (1.5/1.8L)

Ciimo brand (from Dongfeng Honda):

Ciimo (1.8L)

Sales (units): 2009: 211,000
2010: 260,601
2011: 255,000
2012: 282,200
2013: 321,440 (189,000 of CR-V)
Official Web Site–Chinese http://www.wdhac.com.cn/, http://www.dongfeng-honda.com/
Official Web Site–English None
Timeline:  
  • 2002: Dongfeng and Honda signed agreement on establishing a joint venture in China on November 18.
  • 2003: Dongfeng Honda Auto was founded in Wuhan on July 16.
  • 2004: Honda CR-V rolled off production line in Wuhan on April 24 and hit the market on May 12.
  • 2005: Construction began on January 24 to raise the production capacity in Wuhan to 120,000 a year.
  • 2006: All-new Dongfeng-Honda Civic was released on April 22.
  • 2007: Opened an engine plant in Wuhan on March 7. Put on sale Civic Hybrid on November 19.
  • 2008: Rolled out the 300,000th car on June 5. Started expanding the Wuhan plant to raise capacity to 200,000 units a year.
  • 2009: Honda Spirior rolled off the line on August 19, becoming the 500,000th car made by the joint venture. The Spirior was released on September 5.
  • 2010: Ground broken for Dongfeng-Honda’s No.2 plant in Wuhan on November 5.
  • 2011: Rolled out the 1 millionth car on July 23. The ninth-gen Civic was introduced at the Chengdu motor show in September. Launched the China-only brand "Ciimo" at the Guangzhou motor show in November.
  • 2012: The first Ciimo car, derived from the Honda City, was released on April 22. On June 7, unveiled the Honda Elysion MPV. The No.2 plant opened on July 10.
  • 2013: Dongfeng-Honda Jade hit the market on September 6.
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