Georgia Spending At Least $24,500-Per-Job To Get Mercedes To Leave NJ

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/19/15 9:42am 1/19/15 9:42am

Peugeot And Citroën Want To Return To The U.S., Maybe

What's French for hoonage? I don't know for two reasons: I don't speak French, and PSA Peugeot Citroën hasn't sold cars here since the early 1990s. But they're considering coming back to America, the land of freedom, so we can enjoy their offerings again! Maybe. If other things work out. » 4/24/14 12:40pm 4/24/14 12:40pm

PSA Peugeot Citroën To Get A Big Infusion Of Chinese Cash

Times are tough over at PSA Peugeot Citroën. They've been burning through billions of Euros in cash over the last few years and have struggled to sell cars in the weak European economy and have stumbled abroad. But a new savior appears to be in the form of Chinese automaker Dongfeng. » 2/18/14 7:00pm 2/18/14 7:00pm

Chinese Ordered To Order Chinese Cars

Members of the NATO states, have no fear, the Chinese won't take over anytime soon after President Xi Jinping ordered the military to buy locally made vehicles. » 1/14/14 1:20pm 1/14/14 1:20pm

China's armored Hummer clone gets a turret

Now that Christmas is over, the Chinese can get back to making things you won't find at Wal-Mart — like an armored attack vehicle with a turret based on a reverse-engineered Army HMMWV (Hummer H1 to us civvies). » 12/28/11 12:30pm 12/28/11 12:30pm

Bow down to the Chinese Hummer clone

So the Shanghai Motor Show continues in China and, I gotta say, it's probably more fun than New York. For instance, most traces of Hummer have vanished from the U.S. but the Dongfeng Crazy Soldier* is still proudly on display. » 4/21/11 10:20am 4/21/11 10:20am

China's Hummer Ripoff Doesn't Ask, Doesn't Tell

Now that Hummer is dead, Chinese automaker Dongfeng's ripoff version needs to amp up the masculine sales pitch. The male model doing his thing works, but the whitewall tires and sunny paint job just end up sending a mixed message. » 4/23/10 3:00pm 4/23/10 3:00pm

Dongfeng V07 Mianbaoche Is Ready To Attack Orchestra Practice

Dongfeng, makers of the awesome Crazy Soldier Hummer Clone, brought this militarized version of their minivan to Shanghai this week. Is there a Chinese version of the A-Team? » 4/22/09 1:00pm 4/22/09 1:00pm

2.) Dongfeng Crazy Soldier

The Dongfeng Crazy Soldier is China's answer to the Hummer. And by "answer" we mean, of course, direct copy. True to its military roots the truck is referred to as the "crazy solider," which we'e been told is meant to be "crazy fearless" not "crazy insane."
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9) Dongfeng's EQ7240BP

We sometimes wonder if the people at Dongfeng, worried about being made fun of their first name, decided to make an impenetrable alphanumeric name for their ugly coupe. Or maybe they just screwed up and let their TV division name the car. Either way, nothing rolls off the tongue like the EQ7240BP. [The Tycho] » 4/20/09 6:25pm 4/20/09 6:25pm

Chinese Hummer Satellite Truck: State Media's Beaming Face

When you imagine what it's like to work for a state-run Chinese media television station you probably think of repression, ambition and deflection. This Dongfeng Hummer clone satellite truck proves you were right. » 2/25/09 3:30pm 2/25/09 3:30pm

The Top Six Chinese Car Clones

Now that the Beijing Olympics are over and the need to reduce the capital’s smog is gone, Chinese car makers can get back to doing what they do best: copying successful western car designs while cranking out the clones super cheap. We admire China’s style; why fuss over safety, performance or emissions when all… » 9/04/08 12:00pm 9/04/08 12:00pm

Vehicle Sales In China Down 18% In July

China Car Times » 8/26/08 1:00pm 8/26/08 1:00pm is reporting that vehicle sales in China were off 18% in July, compared to June. Big winners were General Motors' Chinese partner, , and Volkswagen's , along with home-market automaker Guangzhou. All other manufacturers, including Beijing Hyundai, Chery Auto and the Dongfeng-PSA Peugeot-Citroen…

Dongfeng Nissan will debut the China-market Qashqai and X-Trail at the Guangzhou Auto Show, then plans to sell them both next year. We just love the names "Dongfeng" and "Qashqai." [The AutoChannel] » 7/30/07 11:15am 7/30/07 11:15am

Fast as a Shark: Living on Chinese Rocks

I can't in truth call my Shanghai trip a comedy of errors, although there were errors, one of which resulted in my flying home first class. And while some of the Engrish I encountered was laugh-out-loud gut-busting. I can't quite refer to it as a tragedy, either. What it was, however, was a slightly nebulous,… » 4/25/07 3:45pm 4/25/07 3:45pm

Huffing Heavy Dongfeng!

One of our favorite bits about the Shanghai show is the sheer volume of heavy trucks parked in the outdoor courtyard. Dongfeng, China's second-largest automaker (founded at the behest of Mao hisowndamnself back in '68), had a googolplex of heavy truckage on display. It also featured spokesmodels wearing what appeared… » 4/21/07 12:59am 4/21/07 12:59am

Volvo Buys Stake in Nissan Diesel

Boy howdy, all this M&A stuff in the auto industry sure can make a man sweat. So Volvo sells off its automaking division to Ford. Ford's tangled up with Mazda. Meanwhile, Nissan, controlled by Renault, has sold 13% of its diesel division to Volvo AB, which besides building Volvo and Mack-brand trucks, also builds… » 3/21/06 8:40pm 3/21/06 8:40pm

Nissan, Dongfeng Open R&D Center in China

The Chinese pay-to-play model for foreign automakers seems to be working out swimmingly for Dongfeng Motor Corp. Their 50/50 joint venture with Nissan has resulted in a 41-million-dollar tech center in the southern city of Guangzhou. Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd., the joint venture's official name, will used to develop… » 3/20/06 5:01pm 3/20/06 5:01pm

The Five Year Plan's in Effect Y'All: China Going Hybrid

Whoa...we thought the Five Year Plan went out with Stalin, but well, that just goes to show how ignorant we are of ChiCom politics. Part of the 11th FYP is to get more homebrewed hybrids on the road, and Renault's part-time lover, Dongfeng is in on the deal, and they hope to have hybrids as a main vehicle class by… » 2/14/06 1:01pm 2/14/06 1:01pm