Brands of current/recent products:
||Joint venture of Fujian Auto, Yulon Motor (Taiwan), and Mitsubishi
|Main Subsidiaries and Alliances:
DX7 (Bolang) (1.5/2.0L)
V3 (Lingyue) (1.5L)
V5 (Lingzhi) (1.5L)
V6 (Lingshi) (1.5L)
Lancer EX (1.8/2.0L)
Lancer Fortis (1.6/1.8L)
Grand Voyager (3.3L)
2011: over 110,000
2013: 117,100 (Soueast and Mitsubishi brands)
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- 1995: Fujian Auto Industry Group and Taiwan’s China Motor (a branch of Yulon Group) jointly founded Soueast Motor in November.
- 1996: The first Soueast Delica, built with Mitsubishi technology, rolled off the production line in July.
- 1999: Soueast opened new plant in Qingkou, Fuzhou, which could produce up to 60,000 vehicles a year.
- 2000: The first Soueast Freeca, built with Mitsubishi technology, rolled off the line at the Qingkou plant in March.
- 2002: The 100,000th Soueast car rolled off the line in November.
- 2003: Soueast Lancer went on sale in March. Soueast’s annual production capacity increased to 150,000 units.
- 2004: Soueast Soveran, derived from Mitsubishi Space Wagon, rolled off the line in June.
- 2005: Soueast Freeca Landio SUV was released in May, Veryca in December.
- 2006: Mitsubishi took a stake in Soueast in April. Mitsubishi Lancer and Soveran were released in the next month. In November, Mitsubishi Galant hit the market.
- 2007: Soueast-built Chrysler Grand Voyager went on sale in September, Dodge Caravan in November.
- 2008: Soueast V3 (Lingyue) was released in October, Mitsubishi Zinger in December.
- 2009: Mitsubishi Lancer EX hit showrooms in November.
- 2011: Soueast C1 (Xiwang) microvan was released in February.
- 2012: Soueast V5 (Lingzhi) went on sale in September.
- 2013: Soueast V6 (Lingshi) went on sale in April, Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis in August.
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