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New set of pickups from FAW-GM Yunnan Hongta, inspired by the Isuzu D-Max/Chevrolet Colorado and similar to the Doda K9 (perhaps they are the same vehicle as both are from Yunnan). Two different front ends are shown.

The trucks are 5.33-5.64 m long. Curb weight is 2000 kg, payload 495 kg.




Also see Projen LFJ1035 pickup.
 

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Lanjian T340 pickup

Lanjian T340 pickup was unveiled last December. The truck came on the market in February, mainly in the southern/southwestern provinces of China, and some units have been exported to Laos.

Development began around 2014 when sales of the Kuncheng were declining. The "inspiration" for the front face/grille is obvious. A 2.5 liter/105 kW diesel engine powers the pickup.




 

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Re: GM and FAW commercial car JV

@ausrutherford, this is under FAW (see the logo on the grille/steering wheel) but not under Jiefang. Lanjian is the new sub-brand here with T340 being the specific model, just like FAW Besturn B50 for example. When the NDRC code (CA1031K1RE4) was declared, it was shown as a Jiefang because in official docs MIIT recognizes "Jiefang" as the brand (牌 pai) for FAW-manufactured trucks till another one is registered.

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The company refers to itself as FAW Hongta Yunnan Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd., as well as FAW-GM Hongta etc. (see English and Chinese Profile, recruitment notices). It comes under the umbrella of FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (see http://www.faw.com/international/Gm.jsp).

In the 1980s the company was known as Yunnan Lanjian Automobile Factory, so "Lanjian" seems to be sort of an attempt at "going back to its roots".

The script identifying the manufacturer on the back of the T340 reads "Yiqi Hongta" (一汽红塔), so yes, you can call it simply FAW :)
 

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The company refers to itself as FAW Hongta Yunnan Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd., as well as FAW-GM Hongta etc. (see English and Chinese Profile, recruitment notices). It comes under the umbrella of FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (see http://www.faw.com/international/Gm.jsp).

In the 1980s the company was known as Yunnan Lanjian Automobile Factory, so "Lanjian" seems to be sort of an attempt at "going back to its roots".

The script identifying the manufacturer on the back of the T340 reads "Yiqi Hongta" (一汽红塔), so yes, you can call it simply FAW :)
That history like a soap opera lol
 

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New set of pickups from FAW-GM Yunnan Hongta, inspired by the Isuzu D-Max/Chevrolet Colorado and similar to the Doda K9 (perhaps they are the same vehicle as both are from Yunnan).
But isn't the Doda a BAIC product?

On another note, I believe that from 2003, the FAW Hongta 红塔 (Red Pagoda) Automobile Co., Ltd. was jointly owned by FAW Group (51%), Yunnan Hongta Group (a tobacco-making SOE) (30%), Yunnan Light Vehicle (Group) Corporatiion (19%).
In August 2008 it became a part of FAW-GM JV for light commercial vehicles.
 

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But isn't the Doda a BAIC product?
Where pickups are concerned, bodies can be shared. Perhaps they will have a common body supplier, or one company can stamp the bodies for the other two (the fact that all three companies are in Yunnan makes me feel there is a common thread somewhere).

Anyway, none of the three versions (the Doda K9, the FAW version with the D-Max face, and the Projen pickup) has been launched yet. I was surprised that the T340 was launched with the "Explorer" face, I was expecting the "D-Max" one. The Doda K9 (prototype maybe) was shown to the public first, but it does not have NDRC type approval yet.

The "Doda Pickup", however, is a Grand Tiger rebadge. Doda's logo is also being used on BAIC-badged Grand Tigers as seen on the one launched in Oman (mentioned in the Chinese cars abroad thread)
 

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Thank you D Mitra, I can see now the adaption of the Zhongxing body by BAIC in the Doda K9, but FAW, with this T340, seems to be on its own here, D-Max derivation not withstanding.
FAW did at one time source pickup bodies from Foday but now there's no apparent connection.
And yes, I agree that over the years the development of unique faces for common Foday bodies, and others, has been a favorite practice by many Chinese SUV and pickup manufacturers.
 

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Recalling our discussion that took place a few posts (and few years) ago, I looked up the current corporate profile of FAW Hongta Yunnan Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

As of today, the company is largely owned by FAW Light Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (35%), China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Ltd., a state-owned AMC (31.2%), Yunnan Hehe (Group) Co., Ltd (31.2%). There are two other small shareholders.

FAW Light Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. is fully owned by China First Automobile Co., Ltd. China First Automobile Co., Ltd. replaced China FAW Group Corp. as JV partner in January 2012. General Motors (China) Investment Co. , Ltd. exited this joint venture in October 2019, at which time FAW-GM Light Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. was renamed FAW Light Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd.

Yunnan Hongta Group Co., Ltd. was replaced by Yunnan Hehe (Group) Co., Ltd. as shareholder in July 2016. Yunnan Hehe (Group) Co., Ltd. is a company established by China Tobacco Yunnan Industrial Co., Ltd. and two of its subsidiaries. China Tobacco Yunnan Industrial Co., Ltd. is itself owned by China Tobacco, a national monopoly SOE.

FAW-GM Hongta Yunnan Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was renamed as FAW Hongta Yunnan Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in November 2016.

Yunnan Light Vehicle Group Co., Ltd., owned by the Yunnan Provincial Economic Commission, exited FAW Hongta Yunnan in January 2018.

FAW Harbin Light Vehicle Co., Ltd., fully owned by FAW Light Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd., is a sister company of FAW Hongta Yunnan.
 

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It's all clear now :stars:
CCF newbies reaction: :eek:
And, now that GM is out of the picture, no more labor strikes allowed.:nono:
Kidding aside, thank you for the update on the ubiquitous FAW organization.
 
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