Dongfeng Automobile Company has decided to strengthen its presence in the market and to diversify the product line. For this purpose was created sub-brand of Fengdu, the model number of which, in addition to the above the MX5, there Fengdu MX6 crossover based on the old Nissan X-Trail. In 2017 to them should join the compact Fengdu MX3.
Fengdu MX5 is made on the basis of another crossover group – Fengshen AX7, whose presentation has already taken place in our country under the brand of DFM. The models differ only in appearance – the radiator grille, optics, bumpers and taillights.
Note that a sub-brand Fengshen also Dongfeng. The idea of selling two nearly identical cars under various brands, perhaps someone will seem strange, but for the Chinese market is a common thing. So manufacturers are positioning models for different segments, for example, focusing on the youth of the buyer, or vice versa, older people.
In the center of the front is a large grille with a horizontal edge, and the company's logo. At the rear lights are combined into one continuous line a la Lincoln, and above them a large sign emblazoned Fengdu.
Fengdu MX5 be equipped with a 1.4-liter gasoline turbo engine with 140 hp complete with a 6-step "mechanics" or CVT CVT. Perhaps in the future will replenish power range 2.0-liter gasoline engine. The car price is 90 000 – 120 000 yuan (about 854,100 – 1,138,800 rubles).
Another Chinese brand Haima also plans to release a crossover. The company has already started road testing the vehicle.