The Chinese company Dongfeng cooperates with the European group Groupe PSA, which includes Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Opel. The upcoming budget crossover – the fruit of joint work.
The novelty will operate on the basis of the compact sedan Dongfeng Aeolus Yixuan (don’t try to read it), which at its core uses a modular platform from the Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa.
I wonder what caught on the roads the prototype is more like a compromise between a five-door hatchback and compact sedan. These cars form China a separate segment and steady demand.
But in the nearest plans of the auto producer from China said the appearance in the lineup that is a crossover. Apparently, it’s what we see. Yet to mention is the roof rails (a traditional element for SUV used urban crossovers).
Surely the car will get modified bumpers and a generous embellishment of dark unpainted plastic for extra brutality in the design. However, under the camouflage that camouflage is not visible. But the interior is unnamed the new product will get from the sedan with the same front panel, steering wheel and digital dashboard.
In the engine range will include two turbocharged engines: the 1.0 (125 HP) and 1.5 (150 HP), operating with a 5-speed manual transmission and 6-stubachtal automated manual. Sedan Dongfeng Aeolus Yixuan is in China from $ 10 000. The crossover will be slightly more expensive.