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All the very latest information about Dongfeng in one place. The latest Dongfeng business news, analysis, comment and interviews, all from our automotive industry experts at just-auto.

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Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.


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. 

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


Paris - Renault expands electrification

2 October 2018

On the eve of the Paris show's first press day, Renault group chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a new, affordable urban electric vehicle for 2019, coming first to China, and new hybrid and plug-in hybrid options for three models in 2020.


just-auto Plus only PSA/Dongfeng launch car sharing service in Wuhan

1 October 2018

The Yiweixiang Free2Move car sharing service was launched in Wuhan with a fleet of 300 electric vehicles. The fleet will expand to 3,000 vehicles in 2019. The joint venture Fengbiao Company operates the service. Groupe PSA (50%), Dongfeng Electric...


just-auto Plus only Donfeng and CATL establish Dongfeng Amperex

20 September 2018

Dongfeng Amperex is a joint venture between Dongfeng Electric Vehicle and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) founded in April 2018 dedicated to the R&D, production and sale of batteries for new energy vehicles. The launch of Dongfeng Amperex is an...


just-auto Plus only Nissan China sales up 4% in August 2018

6 September 2018

Nissan reported its August and year-to-date sales results for China. Nissan China’s sales for the month increased by 4% year-on-year to 127,077 vehicles, while sales within its passenger vehicle businesses – including Dongfeng Nissan and...


Dongfeng Nissan commences production of Sylphy EV

29 August 2018

The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the first Nissan electric car made for China, has begun rolling off the production line at Dongfeng Nissan's Huadu plant.


Dongfeng accelerates 'Green 2022 Plan'

14 August 2018

Dongfeng Motor (DFL) has announced that it will accelerate the "Green 2022 Plan" rollout with a focus on green products, production and materials reuse.


just-auto Plus only Dongfeng Nissan expanding CPO business in China

10 August 2018

Dongfeng Nissan launched its certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle business, Same as New, at the end of 2017 in response to the growing market for pre-owned vehicles in China. Since then, customers have been reaping the benefits, dealers have been experiencing...


just-auto Plus only Nissan China sales up 2% in July 2018

7 August 2018

Nissan reported its July and January-July sales results for China. Nissan China’s sales for the month increased by 2.0% year-on-year to 106,859 vehicles, while sales within its passenger vehicle businesses - including Dongfeng Nissan and Dongfeng...


PSA announces changes to supervisory board

24 July 2018

Groupe PSA has appointed Li Shaozhu as Dongfeng Motor International (DFG) as permanent representative to replace Liu Weidong, who has resigned.


just-auto Plus only Nissan China sales up 10.4% in June 2018

6 July 2018

Nissan reported double-digit sales growth for its overall operations and the passenger vehicle businesses in China, for June and the January-June period, respectively. Nissan China and its passenger vehicle businesses – Dongfeng Nissan and Dongfeng...


Nissan’s Xiangyang plant rolls off first X-Trail

21 June 2018

The Nissan X-Trail has officially entered into production at the Xiangyang plant, thus starting the parallel production mode in Xiangyang and Zhengzhou simultaneously.


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.

Dongfeng news

Paris - Renault expands electrification

2 October 2018

On the eve of the Paris show's first press day, Renault group chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn annou...


just-auto Plus only PSA/Dongfeng launch car sharing service in Wuhan

1 October 2018

The Yiweixiang Free2Move car sharing service was launched in Wuhan with a fleet of 300 electric v...


just-auto Plus only Donfeng and CATL establish Dongfeng Amperex

20 September 2018

Dongfeng Amperex is a joint venture between Dongfeng Electric Vehicle and Contemporary Amperex Te...


just-auto Plus only Nissan China sales up 4% in August 2018

6 September 2018

Nissan reported its August and year-to-date sales results for China. Nissan China’s sale...


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models a...


Dongfeng Nissan commences production of Sylphy EV

29 August 2018

The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the first Nissan electric car made for China, has begun rolling...



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