FAW Lingyuan Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. soft-launched the new Leishen (雷神) pickup at the end of October, offering 12 variants, with standard and long cargo beds. Engine is a very popular 2.5 TD producing 129 hp. The pickup is a sister model to the T340 and Taga and shares an identical interior (dash) with these pickups as well as with the Lingtuo (low-end D-MAX).
Despite its name, FAW Lingyuan Auto can no longer be considered as part of the FAW Group
as Shanghai Feihe Industrial Group currently owns 81.6% of the company. A Liaoning provincial govt. fund owns 14% and FAW only about 4%.