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Dongfeng sedan plans to be a whole new player. It measures the same size as the Peugeot 307, it will be powered by a 1.6 16v engine from the PSA warehouse.. The car is actually built off the Citroen ZX platform, and measures (LxWxH)4502/1740/1465mm.

More information on the car is not available, but we will keep CCT readers upto date with it. We do expect it to be launched at the Shanghai Car Show in April this year.

Personally, this front is pertaining to the FAW B50, whereas the remaining portion of the car seems to have as base the Chery Storm 2! Exactly thus, the set was not bad.

The S30 code in the cover of the trunk, can mean something in relation to the FAW B50 or is mere coincidence?



 

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Dongfeng releases official pics of self developed sedan.

Dongfeng have been eager to kick start their own brand of cars for the past few years, but have been hampered by a lack of technology and designs, arguably two highly crucial aspects when setting about creating your own car brand.

Dongfeng acquired the Citroen ZX platform from Citroen, and employed the Italian design firm, DSG, to design the car for them. Their first sedan, the above ‘FengShan‘ cars design looks a lot like FAW’s own developed car, the Besturn, and also has a hint of Chrysler Sebring about it. The rear end looks just like the Besturn B50

Dongfeng have reportedly invested 10 billion RMB into the creation of the Dongfeng Passenger Car Company, which will be Dongfengs own main brand. Dongfeng have reportedly created three platforms for the B,C,D segments. A hatchback Fengshen is also in the works according to Dongfeng.




http://es.autoblog.com/2009/02/12/china-dongfeng-presenta-su-primera-berlina/
 

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Dongfeng releases own-brand Fengshen sedan.

March 26, 2009 - DongFeng Motor rolled out its own-brand Fengshen sedan model today and will display this mid-sized car at the upcoming 2009 Shanghai auto show in late April, state media said today.

The Fengshen model is built on a modified version of Dongfeng partner Citroen's long-gone ZX platform and is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with an output of 105-horsepower. The 4,5-meter-long Fengshen car was designed by DongFeng's own technology center with the help of Italdesign.

The compact Fengshen (Aeolus), which revives a name previously used by Dongfeng on a local version of the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy, will be formally unveiled next month at the 2009 Shanghai auto show as a self-developed sedan model of Dongfeng.

When it goes on sale in China in May, the Dongfeng Fengshen will compete against a whole army of locally produced small sedans such as GM's Buick Excelle, Hyundai's Elantra and VW's Jetta in the Chinese market.

Dongfeng, which operates local joint ventures with PSA, Honda and Nissan, spent 100 million yuan ($14.7 mln) in developing own-brand passenger cars. Additional models, including a coupe and a hatchback, will also come out soon under the Dongfeng brand.

from Gasgoo.com
 

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Re: Dongfeng Fengshan S30 sedan

There is some resemblance to the Besturn on the outside, but Dongfeng was smarter in its choice of what to put under the hood. The S30 clevely slips beneath the line to enjoy the new 1% tax rate owing to its small 1.6 liter engine. Hopefully the performance is up to the task.

But who is the actual body designer? I have seen it credited to more than a couple of design houses. Is it a Giugiaro?
 

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Re: Dongfeng Fengshan S30 sedan

i was sitting in this car but didn't have time to go at dfm to have a test ride, it look very good alive, also interior and seats are very good and comfortable, also car have very big trunk and presentation was quite impressive, car came out like from somekind of eeg, really original


they also present hybrid version


interior with full of extras, like leather seats, dvd, gps, very good DFM!
 

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Re: Dongfeng Fengshan S30 sedan

Dongfeng 1.6 Feng Shen to be produced this month
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May 4, 2009

The neatly designed Dongfeng Fengshen is set to come down the production line later this month according to media reports.

The first set of Feng Shen cars will be powered by a 1.6L engine which will produce 78kW/5750rpm, it is currently unknown if this particular engine is produced in house by Dongfeng, or if it is a bought in unit from a third party.

Dongfeng is also expected to produce a mild hybrid version of the Feng Shen, which will be based around stop/start technology (i.e. a bigger alternator motor).

CCT is not well schooled in this particular car, questions such as what platform is it based on, and who the engine is from, and which sales network will it be sold through, have not been answered by our contacts at Dongfeng, any information regarding the above would be much appreciated. Answers in the comment box, as usual!
 

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Re: Dongfeng Fengshan S30 sedan

Yes Dragin, Giugiaro is the designer, that explains the resemblance with the Besturn. The engine is the reliable 1587 cc SX16V (N6 10XA3A) Fukang engine from Dongfeng-Citroen. I am not certain if they are going to make the engine themselves, out of the joint-venture. At least they will start with Citroen engines.
 

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Re: Dongfeng Fengshan S30 sedan

Thank you Laofan, for that information...
And I see that the Besturn is a little bigger (LxWxH) 4,705/1,782/ 1,465, compared to the Fengshen (LxWxH) 4,502/1,740/1,465mm.
 
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