The third one is indeed a Changhe Friend: http://www.chinacarforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=352Trivia Tim said:The third one is a Changhe.
DC, the ownership status of these has changed a lot since globalautoindex posted that info. Now (since 2005) the Dong'an Engine company is in the middle between AviChina and Hafei. Dong'an is 70% owned by AviChina while it (Dong'an) holds 100% of Hafei.daewoo-chevrolet said:@ martin_krpan: 'The Changhe Aircraft Industry which belongs to the state-controlled China Aviation Industry Corporation II which also controls Hafei and Hanjiang produced helicopters and automobiles. It subsidiary, the Changhe Machinery Factory started assembling Suzuki ST 90VT trucks. They also designed and produced 12-19 seats minibuses by their own.'
That's a pity, because the Changhe Ideal is in my opinion one of the best looking Chinese city cars.dragin said:As for Chang'he, sales were down for 2007. I wonder what will become of it.
I'm probably wrong, but I thought that Dong'an was owned by Hafei. My theory makes more sense to me, since Hafei is a huge aerospace / auto manufacturer, while Dong'an is a relatively minor engine maker. But when has the Chinese auto industry ever made sense?dragin said:Dong'an is 70% owned by AviChina while it (Dong'an) holds 100% of Hafei.
But on the question I posed about Chang'he, here's a confusing article just published today, contradicting what I said in an earlier post about AviChina wanting to get out of the auto business......In a filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shanghai-listed Harbin Dong'an Auto Engine Co said its parent company AviChina Industry & Technology Co Ltd is in talks with Dongfeng Motor for a possible tie-up.
It said AviChina and Dongfeng will form a joint venture and AviChina will finance the venture with restricted circulating shares of Dong'an Engine and parts of assets from its subsidiary minivan manufacturer Harbin Hafei Automobile Industry Group......
"Changhe Auto's joint venture with Dongfeng Motor and Hafei...."Changhe Auto not to be acquired by auto giants
By George Gao From:Gasgoo.comMay 05, 2008
Shanghai, May 5 (Gasgoo.com) The widespread rumor that Jiangxi Changhe Automobile Co. would be acquired by China's automaking giants such as Beijing Auto or Changan Auto was spiked by Changhe Auto's general manager Zhou Shining in a recent interview with The Beijing News. Instead, the company will become part of the New Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Zhou said.
China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) and China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) will be merged to be the New Aviation Industry Corporation of China this year. As a subsidiary of AVIC II, Changhe Auto will have larger scope for development and growth in the new aviation complex, because the aviation giant will put auto manufacturing high on the agenda of its future expansion. Changhe Auto's joint venture with Dongfeng Motor and Hafei Auto will also be handed over to the new aviation corporation.
Changhe Auto, based in Jingdezhen city, Jiangxi province, has received huge investment from AVIC II for automobile R&D and energy efficiency projects. In the coming two years, the carmaker will launch two new car models -- one is own brand, and the other is joint venture product. The company will pursue the double-brand strategy in its future growth: its new auto products will carry the Changhe brand and the Changhe Suzuki brand.
In 2007 Changhe Auto and one of its associates distributed 107,699 automobiles and produced 49,955 engines, obtaining approximately 66% of its total revenue from the sales of its vehicles.