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Admin 05-18-2006 09:29 PM

DFM intro..
Dongfeng Motor Corporation (hereafter referred to as DFM) was first established in 1969. DFM has formed several major production facilities, which are distributed in Shiyan ( mainly engaged in the production of medium duty and heavy duty commercial vehicles, auto parts and components and vehicle manufacturing equipments), Xiangfan ( mainly engaged in the production of light duty commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles), Wuhan ( mainly engaged in the production of passenger vehicles) and Guangzhou ( mainly engaged in the production of passenger vehicles). It successively entered into joint ventures for the manufacture of passenger vehicles with Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, Honda Motor Co., Ltd and Kia Motors Corporation. It expanded and promoted its scope of operations of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Limited to include the manufacture of Peugeot passenger cars in addition to the Citroen passenger cars already manufactured by it

ash 05-18-2006 09:29 PM

Dongfeng Motor Corporation (Chinese: 东风汽车公司; Pinyin: Dōngfēng Qichē Gōngsī) is a Chinese automobile manufacturing firm. It manufactures and assembles buses, trucks, cars and parts under its own name and in joint ventures with a variety of international automobile firms.

Dongfeng (which means "East Wind") was founded at the behest of Chairman Mao Zedong in 1968. As part of his "Third Front" strategy, it was located in Hubei Province, far inland, to protect it from foreign invasion. It has become the second-largest automobile manufacturer in China. The company will make an Initial Public Offering in December 2005, though it will remain 70% owned by China's central government

ash 05-18-2006 09:30 PM

DFM joint ventures
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Joint ventures
Dongfeng operates many joint venture manufacturing concerns in China.

Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile — With the PSA Group produces the Citroën ZX, Xsara, Picasso, and Elysée, and Peugeot 307
Dongfeng Motor Company — With the Nissan Motor Company produces the Nissan Sunny, Bluebird, Teana, and Tiida
Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company — With the Honda Motor Company produces the Honda CRV
Dongfeng Nissan-Diesel Company — With Nissan Diesel produces heavy trucks
Dongfeng Yueda Kia Automobile Company — Dongfeng has a 25% share with Kia and Yueda to produce the Hyundai Accent, Kia Optima, and Kia Carnival/Cerato
Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Company — Wholly-owned subsidiary which produces the Dongfeng Future minivan
Honda Automobile (China) Company — Dongfeng owns 10% of Honda's importer in Guangdong Province
Dongfeng Automobile Company Limited — A joint venture with Cummins to produce Diesel trucks and engines

Article about Dongfeng-Fengshen EQ6482:
Fengshen Motor.


This is the Dongfeng-Fengshen EQ6482, based on the Yunbao YB6480 which was based on the first generation Mercury Villager which was based on the Nissan Quest that also spawned the Ford Windstar. Yunbao was a Taiwanse-funded company that made Nissan-based automobiles for the Chinese car market in the 1990′s. In 1999 Dongfeng took over most of the operations and rebranded the various cars as ‘Fengshen’, a Dongfeng brand-name that still exist today.

How exactly Yunbao managed to get their hands on the Nissan designs is a bit murky, but it appears that Nissan’s Taiwan factory had something to do with it, legal or illegal… The Dongfeng-Fengshen EQ6482 was powered by a Nissan VG30E 3.0 V6 with 151hp, the same engine as in the Yunbao YB6480, Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest. The engine for the China-made vehicles was actually made in China by Yunbao. The first generation Villager was made from 1993 until 1998, the YB6480/EQ6482 from 1995 until 2001.

Below are few pics of the original Yunbao YB6480, taken in the mid 1990′s when it was still on the market. Interestingly Yunbao didn’t really change anything, the YB6480 had Mercury logo’s up front and on the back, only accompanied by the Yunbao name and type plates.

Admin 06-26-2006 09:50 PM

Dongfeng Motor Co relocates HQ to Wuhan
Dongfeng Motor Co Ltd, the biggest Sino-foreign vehicle joint venture, yesterday announced that it has moved its headquarters to Wuhan, the industrial and communications hub of Central China, from the smaller city of Shiyan.
The relocation comes three years after the joint venture was created by China's No 3 auto group Dongfeng Motor Corp and Japan's second-biggest carmaker Nissan Motor Co with a combined investment of more than US$2 billion.
The venture was headquartered in Shiyan at that time. The city, which doesn't have an airport, is more than 500 kilometres northwest of Wuhan.
Katsumi Nakamura, president of the venture, said yesterday at a ceremony that the relocation will make the company's operations more transparent and will greatly enhance management efficiency.
"The company has extensive operations nationwide. The move will enable us get closer to the markets and customers (in different regions)," Nakamura said.
Dongfeng Motor Co has plants in Hubei Province, GuangdongProvince and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south, ZhejiangProvince in the east and XinjiangUygur Autonomous Region in the northwest.
It manufactures Dongfeng-brand trucks and buses, and cars under the Nissan nameplate, as well as spare parts.
The venture will also move its truck research and development (R&D) centre to Wuhan from Shiyan soon, it said. However, Shiyan will remain the manufacturing base for trucks and spare parts. Dongfeng Motor Co has a car R&D centre in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong.
The relocation is part of the venture's preparations to expand overseas with trucks, Nakamura said, without elaborating.
He also said the move will help the venture attract more young talent.
The venture aims to boost its annual sales to 620,000 vehicles by 2007, including 320,000 trucks and buses and 300,000 cars, he said.
It expects to sell 460,000 vehicles in total this year, up from 403,000 units in 2005.
China's overall vehicle market is predicted to grow to around 7 million units this year from 5.7 million last year.
The venture also aims to increase annual turnover to 80 billion yuan (US$10 billion) with an operating profit margin of 10 per cent by 2007.
Dongfeng Motor Corp, the parent company, moved its headquarters to Wuhan in 2003 from Shiyan.
China established the carmaker in Shiyan at the end of the 1960s due to national security concerns.
The group also runs three car joint ventures with Japan's Honda Motor, PSA Peugeot Citroen of Franceand South Korea's Kia Motors.
Source: China Daily

mememe 01-13-2008 04:52 PM

Does Dongfeng export any cars to any countries under its own name ? or do any of its join venture models get exported ?

andrej 04-09-2008 08:39 PM

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why many of chinese cars are not imported in europa?

andrej 04-09-2008 08:41 PM

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only 3-4 manufacturers import their vehicles in europa

andrej 04-09-2008 08:44 PM

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sorry, i ment export

andrej 04-09-2008 08:45 PM

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mememe 07-11-2008 11:09 PM

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Dongfeng to build light-vehicle engine venture


Shanghai, July 11 ( Dongfeng Automobile Co Ltd said on Friday that the company and its parent Dongfeng Motor Co have agreed to set up a joint venture specializing in light-vehicle engines. Total investment in the project will be 1.524 billion yuan ($222.6 million), according to a corporate statement in the Shanghai Securities News.

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