Chinese cars at Auto China 2016 – Part 1
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Dongfeng Fengshen A9
The Dongfeng Fengshen A9 is Dongfeng’s new flagship sedan based on the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform, which underpins the Citroen C6. It’s powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine that produces 200 hp and 280 of torque, which sends drive to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Dongfeng Fengshen A9 rivals with the Hongqi H7, the JAC Refine A60, and the Roewe 950.
Dongfeng Fengxing SX6
The Dongfeng Fengxing SX6 is a three-row mash-up of an MPV and an SUV, offered in 2-2-3 seating configuration. The Fengxing SX6 was said to be launched soon after its debut at the Beijing Motor Show and be available with 1.6- and 2.0-litre engines.
Dongfeng Fennguan 580
The Dongfeng Fengguan 580 measures 4,680 mm in length, 1,845 mm in width and 1,715 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,780 mm. The Fengguan 580 will be available with 1.5-litre and 1.8-litre engine options and 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and continuously variable transmission choices. It will go on sale in June.
Dongfeng Fengshen AX5
The Dongfeng Fengshen AX5 is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that produces 140 hp and 196 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission. The Fengshen AX5 will go on sale in Q3 2016.
The Dongfeng Warrior is a special SUV developed primarily for military purposes. It’s sort of a Chinese Hummer, but the Chinese media say that their offering is superior in terms of performance compared to the Hummer. It’s pricing hasn’t been disclosed yet.
Dongfeng S50 EV
The Dongfeng S50 EV is an electric sedan based on the Fengxing Jingyi S50 sedan. The S50 EV’s electric motor produces 120 hp and 280 Nm of torque, makes the car capable of reaching of top speed of 150 km/h and provides a driving range of 250 km. It will be launched in China in H2 2016.
Dongfeng S500 EV
The Dongfeng S500 EV is an electric MPV based on the Fengxing S500 MPV. The S500-EV’s electric motor is the same as the one found in the Dongfeng S50 EV, and generates 120 hp and 280 Nm of torque. It can be driven up to 250 km on full charge.