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Nissan and Dongfeng planning Venucia EVs and SUVs

22 May 2018

Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor's Venucia, a brand which concentrates on low-price vehicles for the Chinese market, is having a cracker of a 2018. And this after high levels of year-on-year expansion since its inception in 2010. Time to look at what the partners have planned for this increasingly important division.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


China steals a march on rivals in Iran

27 April 2018

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compiled by QUBE, just-auto’s research portal, showing that light vehicle production increased by 13.6% in the Iranian year 1396 (equivalent to 21st March 2017-20th March 2018) to 1.51 million units. This is just shy of the country’s all-time record of just over 1.6 million recorded in 1390. 


ANALYSIS - Future models for Dongfeng Motor

14 November 2017

In addition to being a JV partner for several foreign OEMs, Dongfeng Motor is a fairly successful vehicle manufacturer in its own right, with multiple brands and sub-brands in China. Its weak point is a lack of any sizable export business and exposure to the collapsing Chinese market passenger vehicle sales of Kia Motors and Groupe PSA.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Nissan's global head of Product Planning

2 April 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.


Interview with Nissan's Executive VP, Andy Palmer

12 July 2011

Despite the understandable difficulties of this year, Nissan's Andy Palmer is upbeat about Nissan's prospects and the benefits flowing from close alliance with Renault. But there's no need for full merger, he tells Dave Leggett.


Interview with Renault's Pelata

23 November 2010

Renault’s chief operating officer Patrick Pelata talks exclusively to just-auto about the company’s alliance with Daimler, the market in Europe and the rest of the world as well as the company’s future in Formula One.


Honda China production disrupted by floods

11 June 2008

Honda has said that it has partially restarted manufacturing operations at its joint-venture facilities in China, which were hit last week by flooding.

Latest news


Honda recalls CR-V in China over engine lubricant

21 May 2018

Dongfeng Honda Automobile is set to recall 130,455 vehicles to replace parts affected by lubricant issues which may cause safety hazards and damage the engine.


Infiniti promises new EV for China

24 April 2018

Nissan Motor's luxury brand Infiniti has said an electrified platform based on the Q Inspiration concept car - about to make its Chinese show debut - would go into production within the next five years.


just-auto Plus only Xiangyang plant rolls off 100,000th 1.2THP engine

9 April 2018

Peugeot-Citroen’s 100,000th 1.2THP export-oriented engine came off the production line out of Xiangyang plant, indicating that batch export business of Peugeot-Citroen’s powertrains steps into a new phase, which will compose a new chapter for...


just-auto Plus only Federal-Mogul/DongFeng to produce pistons in China

27 March 2018

Federal-Mogul Powertrain and Dong Feng Motor Parts and Components Group, a subsidiary of Dong Feng Motor Corporation, announced an agreement to establish a new piston joint venture in Shiyan, China, with Federal-Mogul being the majority shareholder. The new...


Dongfeng planning to 'mass produce' AVs by 2020

8 March 2018

Dongfeng Motor Corp is planning to mass produce self-driving cars by 2020, according to a media report in China.


Dongfeng Motor announces mid-term plan

8 February 2018

Nissan's Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Motor has announced a new medium term business plan which it hopes will propel it to 2.6m annual sales a year by 2022 (from around 1m pa currently).


just-auto Plus only Wabco extends supply agreement with Dongfeng

6 December 2017

Wabco, a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced that it has signed a new agreement to strengthen its strategic partnership with Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor, one of...


FAW, DFM and Changan to broaden collaboration

4 December 2017

China's FAW Group, Dongfeng Motor and Chongqing Changan Automobile at the end of last week signed a broad based collaboration agreement aimed at improving efficiency, sharing costs and targeting future growth.


Dongfeng Infiniti to start up second plant

23 November 2017

Dongfeng Infiniti Company is set to begin production of Infiniti-branded vehicles at a second plant in China, in the Dalian Free Trade Zone in the North-eastern province of Liaoning.


just-auto Plus only Nissan China sales rise 15.1% in September 2017

11 October 2017

Nissan China and its passenger vehicle and light commercial vehicle businesses all posted another month of double-digit growth in September sales. Sales at Nissan and DFL-PV (including Dongfeng Nissan and Dongfeng Venucia) rose 15.1% from a year earlier to...


Renault-Nissan teams with Dongfeng for China EV

29 August 2017

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng have unveiled a new joint venture to co-develop and sell electric vehicles (EV) in China. 


Dongfeng denies making bid for Fiat Chrysler

23 August 2017

Dongfeng Motor, a major shareholder in Groupe PSA, has responded to media speculation by stating that it has no intention of buying FCA.


Faurecia expands its clean mobility partnership

5 July 2017

Faurecia has signed a joint venture agreement for its Clean Mobility (emissions control) business with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group in Wuhan.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Visteon wins Dongfeng cockpit controller deal

21 April 2017

China's second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has chosen Visteon's SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology for a future domestic light vehicle programme. This will be the first SmartCore application in China.


Nexteer and Dongfeng Components sign JV agreement

10 April 2017

Nexteer Automotive has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group. The joint venture, equally owned by both parties, will design and manufacture electric power steering (EPS) systems for Dongfeng Motor Group and its affiliated companies.


FAW and Dongfeng in advanced R&D alliance

21 February 2017

China’s FAW Group Corporation and Dongfeng Motor have signed an agreement to set up a jointly-owned R&D centre focused on the development of advanced technologies such as fuel cells, smart connectivity and lightweight materials.


Donfeng-Nissan spin off Venucia brand

9 February 2017

China’s Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor have spun off their jointly developed Venucia brand into a stand-alone company.


PSA Group global sales grow 5.8% in 2016 to 3.1m

11 January 2017

PSA Group sales grew 5.8%, to 3,146,000 units last year as the company continues its 'Push to Pass' plan, which provides for 121 regional launches by 2021.


Honda sales sneak past Toyota in China

9 December 2016

Honda Motor sales in China passed Toyota Motor's in the first 11 months of 2016 as new models attracted buyers and set the Japanese rivals up for a 'photo finish' in their full year rankings in the world's top car market.


Dongfeng Honda plans third auto plant in China

8 December 2016

Dongfeng Honda Automobile, a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in China, plans to build a third automobile production plant to meet increasing demand from the continuously growing car market in China.


2016 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

21 November 2016

The following cars, crossovers, MPVs, SUVs and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 AutoGuangzhou motor show.


Dongfeng expands Thai truck and bus operations

8 November 2016

Chinese truck maker Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles Company plans to aggressively expand its medium and heavy-duty vehicle operations in Thailand, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Renault appoints new Asia-Pacific chairman

4 October 2016

As of 1 January 2017, François Provost is appointed chairman of Asia-Pacific region, in replacement of Gilles Normand, assigned to another position in the Groupe Renault. He will report to Stefan Mueller, EVP, chief performance officer. In close...


just-auto Plus only Leoni acquires Chinese partner to supply Dongfeng

13 September 2016

Leoni has purchased 51% of the wiring harness manufacturer Wuhan Hengtong Automotive in China. By doing so, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, will become a supplier of the Dongfeng Group...


just-auto Plus only Ricardo to supply Proteus 300 for DFCVs research

8 September 2016

Ricardo has been selected by DongFeng Commercial Vehicles (DFCV) to supply a complete turnkey solution for an advanced single-cylinder diesel research engine and associated vital laboratory equipment, to support the firm – one of China’s biggest...


Dongfeng-PSA China JV opens Chengdu with 4008

7 September 2016

As part of the implementation of its 'Push to Pass' plan and to support the China & southeast Asia region's goal of selling 1m vehicles in 2018, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile (DPCA) inaugurated its fourth Chinese assembly plant, this one in Chengdu.


just-auto Plus only Chinese truck makers adopt Wabco Optiride

30 August 2016

Wabco Holding, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, on 30 August, 2016 reported that several major Chinese heavy duty truck manufacturers, including China National Heavy Truck...


just-auto Plus only Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën names new executive VP

27 June 2016

On 20 June, 2016, the board of directors of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobiles (DPCA) announced the appointment of Jean Christophe Marchal as executive vice president, effective 1 August, 2016. He will replace Jean Mouro, whose next role within the PSA...


PSA and Dongfeng sign new agreements

11 May 2016

PSA and Chinese partner Dongfeng have signed new agreements to strengthen their partnership and create a new medium-term plan – dubbed "5A+" - for their joint venture entity Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA).

Dongfeng news

Nissan and Dongfeng planning Venucia EVs and SUVs

22 May 2018

Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor's Venucia, a brand which concentrates on low-price vehicles for t...


Honda recalls CR-V in China over engine lubricant

21 May 2018

Dongfeng Honda Automobile is set to recall 130,455 vehicles to replace parts affected by lubrican...


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press...


China steals a march on rivals in Iran

27 April 2018

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country's automotive industry has recove...


Infiniti promises new EV for China

24 April 2018

Nissan Motor's luxury brand Infiniti has said an electrified platform based on the Q Inspiration...


just-auto Plus only Xiangyang plant rolls off 100,000th 1.2THP engine

9 April 2018

Peugeot-Citroen’s 100,000th 1.2THP export-oriented engine came off the production line out...



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