Category Archives: Soueast

Soueast V7, a Variant of Mitsubishi Galant: Shanghai Motor Show in Pics

soueast v7 concept, derived form mitsubishi galant

The Chinese-built ninth-gen Galant has never reached its potential to rival Accord or Camry, with monthly sales rarely exceeding 1,000 since its first release in 2007. As its retirement is near, Soueast, a partner of Mitsubishi, is planning a new career for it. At the Shanghai auto show, it launched the V7 concept, which anticipates […]

Soueast Motor Releases V5 Compact Sedan, a Mitsubishi Lancer Variant

soueast v5

On Thursday, Soueast announced the pricing for its latest model derived from the Mitsubishi Lancer. Available in seven 1.5L versions, the V5, or "Lingzhi" in Chinese, sells for 69,800 – 93,800 Yuan (US$11,077 – 14,886). The V5 is essentially a V3 ("Lingyue") made bigger and equipped with more convenience and safety features, while both share […]

Dongfeng Considers Acquiring Fujian Motor

Dongfeng Motor (DFM) is contemplating buying Fujian Motor Industry Group Co., Ltd., a partner of Mitsubishi, Daimler, and Taiwan’s Yulon, according to the Chinese newspaper National Business Daily. At least two other automakers had expressed interest in Fujian Motor, Beijing Auto (BAIC) and Guangzhou Auto (GAC). Different from them both, Dongfeng is a state-owned enterprise […]

Soueast Releases C1 (Xiwang) Microvan with a $5,600 Starting Price


Soueast Motor, a partner of Mitsubishi and Chrysler, announced on Thursday the nation-wide release of its first microvan model, the C1, or "Xiwang" in Chinese. Competitively priced in the 36,800 Yuan -54,800 Yuan ($5,600-$83,300) range, it puts on notice such popular choices as Wuling Sunshine, Karry Youyou (Chery Q22), and Chana/Changan CM8. Soueast C1 provides […]

Mitsubishi’s New Global Small Car to be Built in Thailand, and then China


Osamu Masuko, President of Mitsubishi Motors, confirmed last week that China will join Thailand to have a "Global Small" car production base. Development of the supermini eco-car is expected to complete next year, and production in Mitsubishi’s new plant in Thailand will start in late 2011 or 2012. The Thailand base has a planned annual […]