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Dongfeng And Renault-Nissan Launch New Joint Venture, Will Build An Electric Crossover In China 29
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in china, Dongfeng, Electric Vehicles, nissan, renault on 08 29th, 2017


The Renault-Nissan Alliance has teamed up with the Dongfeng Motor Group to form a new joint venture called eGT New Energy Automotive.
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Dongfeng Says It Has ‘No Plans’ For FCA Acquisition 21
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in china, Dongfeng, FCA, Reports on 08 21st, 2017


“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” Mark Twain was famously (mis)quoted as having once said. The same might be true of FCA and reports of its acquisition by a Chinese company.
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Honda And Dongfeng Opening Third Car Production Plant In China 9
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Dongfeng, Electric Vehicles, honda, Hybrids, PHEV, Reports on 12 9th, 2016


Together with local partners from Dongfeng, Honda will open a new production facility in China to meet the increasing demand for its vehicles.
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Honda Reportedly Planning New Factory In China 20
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Dongfeng, honda, Reports on 10 20th, 2016


The popularity of Honda's XR-V and the Civic Sedan have contributed to increased sales for the  company in China, making it consider the addition of yet another manufacturing facility.
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Renault Plans An Affordable EV For China 12
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Dongfeng, Electric Vehicles, renault, Reports on 10 12th, 2016


Volkswagen is not the only car brand to look into the Chinese market with a low-cost EV, as Renault is planning a similar move.
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Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile To Focus On SUV Production With New China Plant 7
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Citroen, Dongfeng, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 4008, PSA, Reports on 09 7th, 2016


Part of the implementation of the 'Push to Pass' plan, Peugeot Citroen have inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Chengdu, China, with their local partners, Dongfeng.
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Honda Unveiling Gienia Crossover At Chengdu Motor Show In China 4
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in china, Dongfeng, honda, new cars on 09 4th, 2016


You can expect to find Civics on the road just about anywhere you go in the world. But Honda develops other models specifically for local markets. Like the new Gienia.
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PSA Group To Jointly Develop Electric Vehicles With Dongfeng 11
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, Dongfeng, DS, Electric Vehicles, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports on 05 11th, 2016


The French group has signed two new agreements with the Chinese automaker to launch small and compact electric vehicles on a worldwide scale.
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Is Citroen Going To Electrify C-Elysee For China? 24
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Beijing Auto Show, china, Citroen, Citroen C-Elysee, Citroen C6, Dongfeng, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 04 24th, 2016


The brand's local joint venture, Dongfeng Citroen, will reportedly pull the veils off an electric version of the C-Elysee at the Beijing Auto Show.
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Dongfeng Renault Opens First Plant In China, Will Build The Kadjar 2
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Dongfeng, renault, Renault Kadjar, Reports on 02 2nd, 2016


Following the joint venture formed in late 2013, DRAC (Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company) has opened its first plant in China.
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Nissan Lannia Goes On Sale In China, Starts At Just Under $17,000 27
Oct
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in china, Dongfeng, new cars, nissan, Nissan Lannia, prices, Reports on 10 27th, 2015


Nissan’s Lannia sedan has gone on sale in China this week through the Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) joint venture.
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Renault And Dongfeng To Produce Fluence-Based Electric Model In China By 2017 30
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in china, Dongfeng, Electric Vehicles, renault, Reports on 09 30th, 2015


Renault announced their plans to produce its first electric vehicle in China in conjunction with Donfeng Motor, based upon the Fluence ZE.
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Citroën Launches New C4 Sedan In China 3
Sep
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in china, China Auto Show, Citroen, Citroen C4, Dongfeng, new cars on 09 3rd, 2015


Dongfeng and Citroën have unveiled the new C4 sedan at the Chengdu Motor Show in China.
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SAAB’s Owner NEVS Signs Partnership With Chinese Giant Dongfeng 18
Aug
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Dongfeng, Reports, Saab on 08 18th, 2015


It seems that SAAB’s current owner and one of the largest car manufacturers in China are up to something.
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Chinese Investors Bidding For Fisker 19
Feb
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Auto Industry, Automotive, china, Dongfeng, electric cars, Fisker, Geely, Kurt, News on 02 19th, 2013
Fisker Karma sedan - image: Fisker
Fisker Karma sedan - image: Fisker

Fisker Karma sedan – image: Fisker

It’s always darkest, the old cliche tells us, just before dawn. By Fisker’s clock, then, we suppose it’s just about sun-up; after surviving a disastrous 2012, Fisker has good news on the horizon. Its battery supplier, A123 Systems, has a new owner in the form of Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang, which means that Fisker will soon be able to resume production of its Karma sedan.

It’s been looking for an alliance within the auto industry, and it now appears that two Chinese firms are competing for majority ownership of the struggling electric automaker. One is Dongfeng Motor Group, which reportedly has plenty of cash but is saddled with a heavily-layered management structure and strong ties to the Chinese government. The second bidder is Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which purchased Volvo from Ford in 2010.

As Reuters explains, Geely is the favorite to win the Fisker bid, as it already has experience with investing in foreign automakers. It also has a more relaxed management structure, meaning that it can move more quickly in the bidding process.

While Fisker actively sought bids from companies around the globe, only Dongfeng and Geely emerged as serious bidders. The reasons why are complicated, but the short answer is that the Chinese government wants more electric cars, and investing in a foreign automaker using a range-extending electric car design is a way to get there.

Aside from more cash to fund operations, it’s not clear what this means for Fisker, which currently tasks production of its Karma sedan to Valmet in Finland. It’s possible that Karma production could be moved to China, which raises another question: will Fisker proceed with building its mass-market Atlantic sedan, and will it still open a production line in Delaware?

We suppose these questions will be answered in the coming months, but for the first time in a long time, Fisker has reason to be optimistic about its future.







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