|Type||Subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Group|
|Founded||1950 (Original establishment)
1996 (CMC establishment)
|Headquarters||Changsha, Hunan, China|
|Website||GAC Changfeng Motors Official website (Chinese)|
GAC Changfeng Motor Co Ltd is a Chinese automobile manufacturer and is wholly owned by GAC Group. Changfeng produces mainly pickups, and SUVs and most sales have been to the Chinese state.
The company has manufactured license built Mitsubishi Pajeros, sold in China under the Mitsubishi brand, Pajero variations that sell under the brand name Lièbào, which means cheetah, and three variations of Mitsubishi pickups: Fine, Flying, and Kylin. The latter takes its name from a mythical Chinese beast, the qilin.
Changfeng has its origins in No.7319 Factory, which was a small repair facility for military equipment. Production of SUVs (license built Beijing BJ2020s) began in 1988, and the company's name became Changfeng Auto Manufacturing in 1996. The 1991 Mitsubishi Pajero has been built by Changfeng since 1995.
In 2009 the company changed its name from Hunan Changfeng Motor Co to GAC Changfeng Motor Co Ltd.
- Acquisition by GAC Group
Prior a minority shareholder with only 29% ownership, GAC Group took control of Changfeng in 2012 after a long run-up dating from 2009 that included promises to turn the company into a joint venture with Mitsubishi. Previously, 21.98% of the company was owned by Changfeng Group and another 14.59% by Mitsubishi. These stakes were sold in 2011. As a result of being acquired by GAC, the company was delisted from the Shanghai stock exchange from March 20, 2012.
In late 2010, Mitsubishi and Guangzhou Automobile Group signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a new equally owned joint venture by restructuring Changfeng. Although this would have seen Mitsubishi increase its ownership to fifty percent, in 2011 Mitsubishi sold its entire stake in the company. Changfeng's official website continued to list this Japanese carmaker as a shareholder as of mid-2012, however.[dead link]
In 2011, it was reported that GAC would take control of Changfeng's Lièbào brand, which markets SUVs based on the Mitsubishi Pajero built in Changsha and Yongzhou. Production in Changsha would be discontinued after the transfer to GAC.
- State as primary customer
 Passenger car
 Production bases
It was reported that the company sold between 30,000 to 50,000 vehicles a year from 2009 to 2011.
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