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Dongfeng's new Mengshi (猛士) brand will manufacturer high-end electric off-road brand, targeting personalized high-end user groups. With the brand concept of "fearless and conquest", developing a new MORV electric off-road vehicle platform, differentiated layout, and exploring the construction of a high-end off-road cultural circle. The construction of the new project factory has started on January 18. The project covers an area of 485 acres and includes three major sections: the advanced intelligent manufacturing center, the off-road base, the headquarters office and the commercial exhibition center. With a total construction area of 96,000 square meters, new supporting facilities such as welding workshop, painting workshop, final assembly workshop, test center and experience center, off-road experience track and test track will be built. The planned production capacity of the project is 100,000 vehicles, and it is planned to be put into production in 2023. It is expected that the Dongfeng Mengshi off-road truck will be produced under this brand-name.
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More information: The brand is codenamed “M.” They are planning three cars for now: the M18-1, M18-2, and M18-3. The first car, M18-1, is nicknamed the “pure electric version of the Warrior.” These vehicles will be based on a new “MORV electric off-road vehicle platform,” developed by Dongfeng. Production is set to start in 2023. The M18 will be equipped with a level 2.5 driving assistance system, an 800kW (1070 HP) motor that can accelerate from zero to 100 kph in less than 5 seconds, has a cruising range of 500km powered by a 140kWh battery pack with a fast charging time of only 27 minutes, according to Dongfeng. The power consumption per 100 kilometers is 26kWh. The vehicle is positioned as a large 6-seater SUV with a length of 5,200mm, the M18’s curb weight is 3100kg. Earlier in November 2021, Dongfeng announced the price range would be 600,000-700,000 RMB (94,000 – 110,000 USD). The annual production capacity will be 20,000 vehicles for the M18-1 and M18-2 models in the first phase. In the second phase, the annual production capacity will be 50,000 vehicles further to increase the M18-1 and M18-2 models to 38,000 and add 12,000 M18-3 models. According to Dongfeng, the monthly sales are expected to be around 4,160 units.

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