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The F70 is an upscale successor to the now-discontinued Shenqi F50 and the first product going to be launched under the Kaicene brand from Changan's new light commercial vehicle division, Kaicheng Auto (凯程汽车). Kaicene is obviously a preferred Romanization of Kaicheng.

The Kaicheng Auto division currently covers vehicles from the Shenqi and Raesor/Ruixing lineups which include pickups, some MPVs, and vans.

For a company that has often in the past denied investing heavily in pickups, the F70 is perhaps its attempt at entering the growing market for lifestyle-oriented pickups, exemplified by such products as the Maxus T60.






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http://data.miit.gov.cn/viewCar?carId=201337#
http://data.miit.gov.cn/viewCar?carId=201109#
 

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So I thought Changan's commercial division was Oushang.

Getting confused with how they have split their vehicle lineup. Does not help that I can't find a website except for Changan.
 

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So I thought Changan's commercial division was Oushang.

Getting confused with how they have split their vehicle lineup. Does not help that I can't find a website except for Changan.
In April, Gasgoo published this English article:
http://autonews.gasgoo.com/new_energy/70014541.html

Apart from the existing Changan Passenger Vehicle (PV), the company will still promote an all-new mid-to-high-end brand. Besides, the automaker officially renamed Changan commercial vehicle unit as “Oushang Cars” and its light vehicle unit as “Kaicheng Cars” which is positioned as a smart logistics CV brand working on improving the urban logistics efficiency.
Oushang initially branched out as the commercial division of Changan, but it now has higher ambitions with the launch of the more upmarket "Oushang Auto" while still retaining lower-end "Oushang ..." and Star vehicles. Kaicheng is targeted more towards the "professional/small-business owner" category.
 

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I'm afraid I haven't found any of these websites either. I can help with the taxonomy :)lol:) if you want.
Just trying to figure out which vehicles go with what.

This is what I currently have:

Changan
Benben/Benni/CV1
Yuexiang V3
Eado DT/Yuexiang V7
Eado
Raeton CC
Raeton
Ouliwei
Linmax
CS15
CS35
CS35 Plus
CS55
CS75
CS95


Oushang
A600
A800
CX70
Shenqi F-Series
Caky K5
Star/Maxi/SC/Minibus/Q20/CM5/S100/S200
Raesor,Ruixing S50
Raesor,Ruixing M70,M80,M90/G10
G50
 

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Rutherford's questions about these divisions, brands, and sub brands were much like mine, so thanks for clearing things up D Mitra.
When the BIG CONSOLIDATION comes, and I think it is inevitable in the near term, this won't any longer be a problem.

I like the styling of this rugged looking truck.
The unusual negative front wheel camber, seen in #4, is not seen in the later production model, in #11.
 

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And we have a video already: [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsHq8sTo_xg[/ame]

It shows a very upmarket interior design (for a pick-up) with apparently the same infotainment/software as in more luxurious Changan passenger cars and SUVs.

I have a feeling -could bet real money based in that feeling - that the EU Peugeot version will have a lot less bells and whistles, basically a very cut down version of the original, what John Cadogan calls the "poverty pack".
 

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Unlike the Honda Ridgeline, the Kaicene K70 pickup looks like a conventional cab and bed on a ladder frame, but after looking at the Kaicene F70 variant above, I'm wondering if it is instead, a unibody on frame, like the Ridgeline design.
That is to say, joining the cab to bed presents some design challenges to the overall strength and durability.
 

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Some better pics of the red one. Note how the substantially thicker, trapezoid C-pillar provides additional rigidity to counteract twisting and flexing forces on the body (further aided by the "flying buttress"-type roof-and-pillar construction).





Pics from:https://www.pcauto.com.cn/nation/1629/16292998.html

The F70 is a conventional body-on-frame pickup. Simply having an integrated bed does not make it a unibody vehicle. As an example, see this.
 
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