Category Archives: Dongfeng

Kia Started Trial Run of Horki EV

kia horki ev in china

On May 9 the joint venture of Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia (DYK) handed over the keys of an EV fleet to government officials in Yancheng, Jiangsu, setting in motion a pilot program promoting green mobility. The fleet includes ten Horki all-electric sedans and two Kia K5 hybrids. They will be managed by a green car company set up […]

Dongfeng Citroen Raised Sales Target, to Make SUV

On strong demand for C4L the joint venture between Citroen and Dongfeng revised up its 2013 sales goal from 263,000 to 280,000 units, according to Pan Jianian, the JV’s General Manager. He also revealed that the first Chinese-made Citroen SUV will hit the market before 2015. Not content to be in the second tier, Dongfeng-Citroen […]

Peugeot 301, Citroen C-Elysee: Shanghai Motor Show in Pics

front view of peugeot 301

While languishing in Europe, Peugeot-Citroen is going full throttle in China, set to open its third vehicle plant in Wuhan in July, two months before the scheduled date. Built jointly with its Chinese partner Dongfeng, the plant will add 300,000 units to the annual production capacity of DPCA (Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroen). 2/3 of the new capacity will […]

Kia Horki Concept: Shanghai Motor Show in Pics

kia horki front

The joint venture of Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia launched a new auto brand "Horki" and the first model, a liftback concept, bearing it on Saturday. Positioned below Kia, Horki aims to attract Chinese consumers in less-developed areas with a low-cost product line derived from current or past Kia models. Horki is a phonetic rendering of the brand’s Chinese […]

Venucia Viwa EV Concept: Shanghai Motor Show in Pics

officials of dongfeng nissan on stage with venucia viwa

Venucia, Dongfeng-Nissan’s local brand, brought four models to Shanghai: R50 (a re-badged Nissan Tiida/Versa), D50 (a notchback version of Nissan Tiida), E30 (a re-badged Nissan Leaf), and the Viwa pure-electric concept. The last-mentioned was launched on April 20 as a key part of the "V-Blue Strategy," Venucia’s plan to develop and promote a green product […]

DFSK Unwraps New Low-cost MPV “Fengguang”

dfsk new mpv launched in shanghai

Dongfeng Sokon (DFSK), the microvan division of Dongfeng Motor, launched a seven-seater MPV today in Shanghai. Previously exposed as F505 and Q05, the new car was named "Fengguang" and priced between 50,000 -70,000 Yuan (US$8,090-11,330). Directly targeting SGMW’s Wuling Hongguang and Changan Honor, Dongfeng Fengguang sits on a 2725mm wheelbase and is 4365mm long, 1720mm […]

Nissan Teana Drops V6 Engines

dongfeng nissan teana china

The revamped Teana from Dongfeng-Nissan hit the market on Monday in a price range of 177,800-244,800 Yuan. The Chinese variant of the Altima sedan abandoned two V6 engines, the VQ25DE 2.5L and VQ35DE 3.5L, opting for the 2.0L and 2.5L L4. With more efficient powertrains and a lowered price range, the mid-size effectively withdraws from […]

Dongfeng S30 Gets A New Appearance and Engine Choice for 2013

dongfeng s30 sedan

On March 15, Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company released the 2013 Fengshen S30 compact sedan, which came with a new look and an additional, 1.5L engine option. Prices remain largely unchanged, ranging from 67,800 – 88,800 Yuan (US$10,908-14,286). The restyling, which preserves the 2610mm wheelbase, makes the S30 look even more characterless. With a new, U-shape […]

Nissan Leaf Taxi Service Launched in Dalian, Preparing for Local EV Production

nissan leaf taxis in dalian

Five Nissan Leafs began serving passengers in the city of Dalian on Monday in a pilot program designed to support a plan for local production of the pure electric. According to an agreement signed last year between the Dalian government and Dongfeng-Nissan, the electric taxi fleet will be expanded to 1,000 units in the coming […]

Dongfeng and AB Volvo to Form Commercial Vehicle Joint Venture, Nissan Bowing Out

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Dongfeng Motor Group (DFM) and AB Volvo signed an agreement in Beijing on January 26 to form a commercial vehicle joint venture in China. Through the restructured Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle (DFCV), the alliance will develop, manufacture, and market Dongfeng-brand medium- and heavy-duty trucks. To make the new partnership possible, Nissan has withdrawn from DFCV. Dongfeng, […]

Sales of Dongfeng Increased Slightly to 3.08 Million in 2012

Dongfeng Motor (DFM) posted an increase of less than one percent in 2012 vehicle sales, claiming 3,078,000 deliveries, compared with 3,058,000 in 2011. The auto group, the second largest in China, grew at a rate significantly below the industry average and missed its original target of 3.3 million for the year by a wide margin. […]

Dongfeng S30 Gets New 1.6L Engine; 1.5L Models to Be Launched Next Year

dfm a16 engine s30 sedan

Consumers in several cities have reported that the PSA 1.6 liter (N6A 10FX3A PSA) on the 2012 Fengshen (Aeolus) S30 has been replaced by a Dongfeng-made VVT-i engine of the same displacement. However, the change has not been officially acknowledged by Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company (DFPV), the manufacturer of the compact sedan. DFM A16 engine […]