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Dongfeng to mass-produce hybrid cars in Wuhan.

October 9, 2008 - Dongfeng Electric Vehicle Co, a subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Co, said it will roll out its own-brand hybrid car by the beginning of 2009 in Wuhan, targeting sales of 5,000 units for the year, xinhuanet,com reported yesterday, citing executives of Dongfeng Electric Vehicle Co.

Currently Dongfeng Electric Vehicle Co. has finished the research and development of a function hybrid sample and a performance hybrid sample. The company plans to launch Micro-Hybrid programme by the beginning of next year, which will add a control system onto ordinary vehicles for saving fuel at 5% to 7% by increasing cost for each vehicle by 3,000 yuan ($440).

If the market comes up to expectation, the company will further launch its Micro and Higher Hybrid programme, which the cost for each vehicle will increase by 30,000 yuan, aiming to save fuel up to 30%.

At present China’s hybrid market covers Toyota’s Prius, selling at 259,800 yuan-279,800 yuan, and Honda’s Civic, priced at 269,800 yuan. Industry insiders said the hybrid vehicle may find it difficult to reach common Chinese families for its high price.

The Prius only targets to sell 1000 units this year, and Civic is also expected to sell 200 units for the year.

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Dongfeng CV export surges 120% y/y in Jan-Sept

October 16, 2008
Shanghai, October 16 (Gasgoo.com) Dongfeng Motor Co's commercial vehicle division said it exported 9,811 vehicles in the first nine months, representing a growth of 120 year on year, state media Xinhua reported Wednesday.

The unit said it has fulfilled its export target set for the full year of 2008 one quarter ahead of schedule. It initially targets export volume of 9,000 units for the year.

From January to September the company produced 163,552 units and sold 160,151 commercial vehicles, up 13.44% and 14.38% each. In terms of sales target, it said 85.46% of the 2008 target is already achieved.

The Dongfeng CV division is actually expanding the export ratio of commercial vehicles as of the second half year amid domestic economic downturn. Iran, Russia and Vietnam are among its most important export destinations.

The company plans to sell double its export ratio of commercial vehicles to more than 10% by 2012 from 5% in 2007 in an effort to boost of the company's overseas business. Annually 400,000 commercial vehicles are projected to be sold by that time.

Furthermore it plans to expand its dealerships from 420 to 630 for LCVs and from 250 to 380 for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles by 2012.

http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/1008056/Dongfeng-CV-export-surges-120-y-y-in-Jan-Sept.html
 

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Dongfeng light engine company to operate in '09

November 07, 2008

Shanghai, November 7 (Gasgoo.com) Dongfeng Auto Co., a light truck producer under China's third largest automaker Dongfeng Motor Corp, has formed a light engine company this week. The new company will start to produce light diesel engines next year, reported Nanfang Daily today.

The newly built Dongfeng Light Engine Company is located in the Shiyan manufacturing base, Hubei province, which is home to Dongfeng Auto. Sources said that the parent company Dongfeng Motor invests 367.2 million yuan ($52.8 million) in cash in the engine company, holding 51% stake in it.

The other 49% stake in the engine company is held by the light-truck maker Dongfeng Auto, who invests with its manufacturing facility and equipment.

An earlier report said Dongfeng Auto's turnover in the third quarter this year increased to 3.45 billion yuan from 3.13 billion yuan of one year before. However, its Q3 net profit fell by 37% year on year to 66.11 million yuan ($9.69 million).

Dongfeng Motor has a 50:50 joint venture with U.S. engine giant Cummins -- Dongfeng Cummins Engine Co., Ltd., which had produced one million engines by March 2007. The venture has made a Cummins ISLe diesel engine for a Dongfeng heavy-duty Tianlong truck.

http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/1008290/Dongfeng-light-engine-company-to-operate-in-09.html
 

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Chinese car giant seeks Australian partners.

CHINA'S second largest car manufacturer is keen to strike deals with its struggling Australian counterparts, a move that may breathe life into the Rudd Government's $6 billion restructure of the industry.

The entreaty by Dongfeng Motor Corp, one of China's big three state-owned car makers, follows its rival Cherry establishing a research centre in Australia, and Australian companies Futuris and Bosch subsidiary PBR using China to manufacture parts.

The brightest spot in China's exploding automotive manufacturing sector is the green car, with the country leading the world in sales and development of electric vehicles.

This is understood to be a key area of interest in Australia for Dongfeng, which dovetails nicely with the green big-car component of Canberra's $6 billion bailout of the sector last year.

Senior Dongfeng executives plan to join a delegation from the company's home city of Wuhan to Australia in July. The delegation, headed by the Wuhan Communist Party secretary, wants to develop new trade relationships between the 11-million strong city in central China and Australian businesses.

"Dongfeng are very keen to develop strategic partnerships with our auto industry for component supply," Trade Minister Simon Crean said after a visit to Wuhan last week.

"What we have to encourage -- because they are the big growth in autos -- is our strength in the auto sector."

In the past quarter China passed the US in the sales of regular cars for the first time. In April passenger sales rose 37.4 per cent from a year earlier to a record high, according to figures released last Friday.

"They (Dongfeng) are doing a whole lot of joint ventures," Mr Crean said. "They want to develop their own brands. What we offer therefore is the competitive edge with design and innovation and component supply to help them to achieve that objective."

Dongfeng already has joint-venture arrangements with Nissan, Renault and Kia. But the Chinese manufacturer's desire to build its own brands and establish its own supply chains provides an opportunity for Australia, people close to last week's talks say.

The group makes more than 1.1million vehicles each year and employs more than 120,000 people.

"The Australian auto sector basically since the Button car plan has understood the importance of innovation globally," Mr Crean said. "Why couldn't it be engaging with the global behemoth in autos?"

Still, a record number of China's 61 listed car and parts makers are now posting losses.

As the small cars making up most of the volume in the market add little to manufacturers' bottom lines, they are looking offshore for growth, while most large Western car makers conduct fire sales to ward off collapse.

Chinese companies have already snapped up MG and Rover. China's first private auto company, Geely, has been linked with the sale of Ford's Volvo unit and General Motors' Saab, although the company denied any intentions last week.

Mr Crean defended the $6billion industry restructuring package announced late last year.

"It's $6 billion over 20 years to position us for the clean car in an economy where you thought you could get away with making big cars forever," Mr Crean said.

"I tell you what in terms of a restructuring package I would far prefer to have: a mechanism that was driving the pace of innovation and building on our strengths rather than just trying to prop up an industry."
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25465504-2702,00.html
 

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Question: Why are all the Chinese car manufacturers going to Asutralia? Nz has same safety standards and emissions standards as they do and some new metal would better than all those crappy Jap imports we seem to be getting.
 

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Detroit Electric to supply electric car technology to Dongfeng

June 20, 2009 - Dongfeng has commissioned Detroit Electric to jointly research, develop, market and sell Electric Vehicles in China using Detroit Electric’s electric drive systems.

The Chinese company will provide the cars, and Detroit Electric will provide the propulsion, similiar to the arrangement that DE has with Proton. But the DE-Proton deal involves rebadging the Persona and GEN2 under the Detroit Electric brand, but for Dongfeng, the two companies will study and explore the market entry strategy under the Dongfeng and Detroit Electric brand.

The two companies are also discussing the possibility of forming a joint venture company to manufacture, assemble, produce and supply the electric drive technology in China to the Dongfeng Group and other vehicle manufacturers that want to buy the technology.

Dongfeng does Kia, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Honda in China, but they have been recently focusing on developing their own brand too. They recently launched a sedan based on the old Citroen ZX chassis called the Dongfeng Aeolus Fengshen.
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Dongfeng and Yulong to make SUV together
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Dongfeng and Taiwan’s Yulong Motor Corp are planning on working together this year to build a new range of cars for both the Chinese mainland, and Taiwan.

The partnership between a mainland and Taiwanese car company is thought to be the first of its kind, and will see Dongfeng-Yulong work together to produce a new SUV in 2010.

Yulong designed their own MPV for the Taiwanese market, the Luxgen, and plan to introduce it into the Chinese mainland market very soon. The Dongfeng-Yulong SUV is expected to be shown off towards the middle of next year, and will go into production in October 2010 with a 2.0l engine.
 

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Dongfeng trucks are going to be assembled in Serbia:
Dongfeng and Serbia's JAT sign deal to manufacture trucks

(chinatrucks.com, Nov. 24, 2009)Dongfeng motors and Serbia's truck maker FAP signed a business cooperation pact for the production of heavy-duty trucks, which could lead to privatization of the Serbian company.

The companies signed the memorandum of understanding on Nov.23 during a China-Serbia investment forum in Belgrade...
I don't know why the headline says "JAT" - the company is called FAP (Fabrika automobila Priboj).

See also: Dongfeng Motor interested in Serbian truck-maker
 

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Gag Halfrunt said:
Dongfeng trucks are going to be assembled in Serbia:

I don't know why the headline says "JAT" - the company is called FAP (Fabrika automobila Priboj).

See also: Dongfeng Motor interested in Serbian truck-maker
FAP trucks was very famous here, but after the war whole production line and developing new models simply stop, FAP still produce merecedes benz old truck models which they are selling with FAP logo on it, also they are using cummins enignes like DFM trucks, in many countries of ex yugoslavia there is still lot of FAP trucks running, some of them are also in Africa when FAP won a tender as only truck which can be driver at such sunny area

this can be very good choice for DFM becasue DFM need only to modernize production line and knowlege those workers have there, it can be step forward for DFM trucks in EU
 

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Dongfeng to use uniform logo for subsidiary brands

Dongfeng's three subsidiary brands, Dongfeng Fengshen, Dongfeng Liuzhou and Zhengzhou Nissan, will officially all begin jointly using the same Dongfeng logo, the National Business Daily reported today.

According to Dongfeng Motor General Manager Zhu Fu, the decision represents a symbolic step for the Wuhan-based manufacturer and its subsidiary brands. The three brands' dealership networks will switch to the uniform logo by the end of the year, Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company General Manager Liu Weidong said. The Fengshen A60 (pictured) is the first subsidiary brand model to use the logo.

Li Chunrong, deputy general manager of the Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company, explained that the manufacturer made the decision in order to ensure that its business strategy conforms to the present realities of the Chinese and global automobile markets.

Mr. Li added that Dongfeng will ensure its vehicles will all adhere to the latest fuel emission standards.

Sales of Dongfeng own brand vehicles broke the one million unit barrier last year. According to its 'Qian D300' business plan, the manufacturer aims to sell three million vehicles by 2016.

http://autonews.gasgoo.com/china-ne...iform-logo-for-subsidiary-brands-120920.shtml
 
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