Official Launch of the DFM FengGuang 360
On December 2nd, following its debut at the 2014 Wuhan Motor Show, the DFM FengGuang 360 came onto the market simultaneously in seven major cities of China. The DFM FengGuang 360 is available in two models (the 7-seat model and the 5-seat model); models with other configurations (including intelligent type, comfortable type, utility type, etc.) will be successively launched for some time to come.
Conference for Release and Launch of AX7
On November 17th, a conference for the release and launch of the DFM AX7 took place at Wuhan Sports Center, during which the 'Intelligent and Luxurious' AX7 was launched in the presence of more than 3,000 attendees including General Manager of DFM and Vice Secretary of the CPC DFM Committee , Deputy General Manager of DFM Liu Weidong, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Wuhan Municipal Committee, Secretary of the Working Committee of the Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone and Secretary of CPC Hannan District Committee Zhu Yi, leaders of relevant functional departments of the DFM Headquarters, major senior executives of second-level units, employees, vehicle owners, dealer representatives and so on.
DongFeng Special-Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. Founded
DFM has taken a new step forward in optimizing and integrating its dedicated & special-purpose vehicle business and building a new DongFeng Special-purpose Commercial Vehicle Business Unit: on October 23rd, DongFeng Special-Purpose Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. was officially founded in Shiyan. Consisting of 13 subsidiaries and professional plants, DongFeng Special-Purpose Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. has its main production bases located in Shiyan, Wuhan, Shenzhen and Kunming with lines of business covering full-line assemblies, parts and components for heavy, middle, light-duty and mini trucks, dedicated vehicles, special-purpose vehicles, passenger vehicles and cabs. The new company will be committed to growing into a competitive professional manufacturer specializing in producing dedicated vehicles, special-purpose vehicles and DongFeng Second Brand commercial vehicles, that will keep on developing the business of dedicated vehicles, special-purpose vehicles and DongFeng Second Brand commercial vehicles in order to strongly bolster DFM's 'Great Commercial Vehicles' strategy.
DongFeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company Dalian Plant Officially put Into Production
On October 18th, 2014, a new X-TRAIL vehicle rolled off the production line, heralding the official kick-off of production at the DongFeng Nissan Dalian Plant after 28 months in construction. With a total investment of RMB 5 billion, an annual production capacity of 150,000 units and a total built-up area of 1.32 million square meters, the Dalian Plant Phase I specializes in producing SUVs of the Nissan brand.
DFM and Huawei Sign a Strategic Cooperation Agreement
On October 17th, DFM and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Wuhan City. Both sides intend to establish a close long-term strategic partnership for win-win results in such fields as automotive electronics, smart cars, IT/ICT construction, etc., in order to boost the intelligent development of Chinese automakers. Both sides said that they would join hands to exert the strong union of their respective advantages and make innovations in such aspects as the improvement of the automobile industry's competitiveness, the accelerated development of independent automotive brands and the transformation and upgrading of the automotive industry. Their cooperation will bring consumers the leading crossover products and services and transform the norm from 'Made in China' to 'Intelligently Manufactured in China'.
Foundation of DPCA Plant No. 4 Laid in Chengdu
On October 16th, the foundation of the Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company Ltd. (DPCA) Plant No. 4 was laid in the Longquanyi District of Chengdu City, unveiling DPCA s new round of leap-forward development and quickening its pace in developing towards becoming an automobile manufacturer with a production capacity of 1 million units.
DFM Wuhan Tennis Open Concludes
On September 27th, 2014, the DFM Wuhan Tennis Open Awards Ceremony took place at the Wuhan Optics Valley International Tennis Centre. Czech player Kvitova won the singles championship and Swiss player Hingis and Italian player Pennetta won the doubles.
DFM Infiniti Automobile Co., Ltd. Officially Founded
On September 22nd, DFM Infiniti Automobile Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as DFM Infiniti or the Company) was officially founded. DFM Infiniti is a wholly-funded subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., a JV business that was invested in by DFM and the Nissan Motor Company at a contribution proportion of 50:50. General Manager of Infiniti China Daniel Kirchert is appointed to function as the first General Manager of DFM Infiniti, and former Deputy Head of the Strategic Planning Department of DFM Lei Xin holds the post of Executive Deputy General Manager of the Company. By espousing the principle 'One Strategy, One Brand, One Team, and One Channel', DFM Infiniti will operate the Infiniti brand on its own and endeavor to achieve business development.
2014 DFM Wuhan Tennis Open Kicks Off
Come for the belief, born for the passion, prepare for the tennis, and famed for the success. On September 21st, 2014, the DFM Wuhan Tennis Open was unveiled at the Optics Valley International Tennis Center in which 56 players from 20-plus countries joined a one-week contest.
DFM Strikes a Pose at Moscow International Motor Show
On August 27th, the biennial Moscow International Auto Show was grandly unveiled at the Crocus Exhibition Center. DFM made a brilliant appearance with its nine proprietary vehicle models: the DFM L60, AX7, H30 CROSS, S30, DFM Warrior, Ruiqi Pick-Up, Shuaike MPV, V25 MPV, and V21 Single-Row Mini-Truck. This was the first time for a DongFeng brand passenger vehicle to strike a pose at Moscow International Auto Show.