Dongfeng Haoji crossover to test a new platform – DRIVE

The mid-size SUV, comparable to the “second” Dongfeng 580, will debut in March 2022 and will rise a notch above the Dongfeng AX7. Both suspensions are independent, all lighting equipment is diode. The body color can be two-tone, the wheels are 20-inch.

The Yixuan Max sports sedan has already received the modular architecture DSMA (Dongfeng Superior Modular Architecture), and the new Haoji model, designated G59, will be the first DSMA crossover. Haoji will enter the PRC market in the second half of 2022. Two versions are expected. The gasoline engine is equipped with a 1.5 Mach Power turbo four (190 HP, 300 N • m) and a seven-speed “wet robot” with two clutches. The hybrid with the MHD system (163 HP, 230 N • m) uses the E-CVT. A pure electric variant of the S59 is just around the corner.

Haoji is based on the current Yixuan GS (4610 × 1830 × 1600 mm, base 2680), born in the summer of 2020. Technically, it repeats the four-door: turbo engines 1.0 (125 HP, 196 N • m) and 1.5 (150 HP, 230 N • m) are coupled with “mechanics” and “robot”. Prices: 74,900-108,900 yuan (876,784-1.27 million rubles).

Apparently, the recently launched sedan and crossover have undergone a radical overhaul, since the Chinese, after the “divorce” from PSA, were forced to change the French CMP platform to their own. Note that Aeolus, Yixuan and Fengshen are different readings of the same sub-brand.

Haoji is recognized as an “Important Strategic Product of the 14th Five-Year Plan.” Chinese media unanimously report that Dongfeng “exceeded its annual sales target of 120,000 vehicles” as demand rose 73%. For nine months of 2021, the company achieved a “record export volume” of 101,708 units (+ 152%). The main markets are South America (Chile, Peru), Southeast Asia (Vietnam) and North Africa (Morocco).


The body is its own, but the dimensions differ from the original by 2–4 mm: 2995 × 1495 × 1640, wheelbase – 1960.

Dongfeng Sokon (DFSK), following Chery, has cloned the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV three-door hatchback and named it the Fengguang Mini EV. The power of the electric motor is 25 kW (34 hp) versus 20 or 30 kW for the source. The cruising range must be at least 300 km (NEDC). The presentation will take place in the first quarter of 2022.

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