Hafei

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For the aircraft manufacturer, see Hafei Aviation.
Harbin HF Automobile Industry Group Co Ltd
哈飞汽车
Type Subsidiary
Industry Automotive
Founded 1950
Headquarters Harbin, China
Products Motor vehicles
Parent Chang'an Automobile Group
Website Hafei

Hafei, officially the Harbin HF Automobile Industry Group Co Ltd[1] (Chinese: 哈飞汽车), was a Chinese holding company whose subsidiaries manufactured sedans; MPVs; and mini vehicles, small trucks and vans that see commercial use. These included the auto-making Hafei Motor Co Ltd.[2] In 2009, it was purchased by the Chang'an Automobile Group.[3]

History[edit]

Hafei centre in Chile
Hafei Saima

Hafei was formerly owned by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China,[4] but in 2009, the Chang'an Automobile Group purchased most Hafei-related assets[4] prompted by a Chinese State policy aimed at consolidating the domestic automobile manufacturing industry.[3]

The earliest Hafei products were Suzuki Carry-based microvans and microtrucks sold under the Songhuajiang brand. (The name references the Songhua River.) Starting in 2002, the brand name was changed to that of the company, Hafei.[5]

As of 2009 the company had exported products to a total of 40 nations[1] including Russia.[6] These exports may have been in the form of knock-down kits and were likely on a minuscule scale.

Production bases[edit]

Hafei has production facilities in Northern China.[7]

Models[edit]

Hafei produced small cars and MPVs in addition to small trucks and commercial vans. These so-called mini vehicles made up the majority of the Hafei model line.[1] Many Hafei consumer offerings were designed by Pininfarina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Brief Introduction to HF Automobile Group". Hafei. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Hafei Motor Co., Ltd.". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "New policy to encourage China's carmaker consolidation". Xinhua. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Changan Auto claims China's No.3 spot with AVIC deal". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  5. ^ a b World of Cars 2006·2007. Warsaw, Poland: Media Connection Sp. z o.o. 2006. p. 234. 
  6. ^ Weiwei, Wang (31 August 2007). "Domestic auto makers foray into overseas market". China Economic Net. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  7. ^ "Another China Merger? Dongfeng May Acquire Hafei". Inside Line. Archived from the original on 28 Jan 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  8. ^ a b "About Hafei China". Hafei Singapore. Archived from the original on 11 Jan 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Hafei Saibao EV: The First Chinese-made Car to Be Sold in the U.S.?". ChinaAutoWeb. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  10. ^ "Saibao Electric Motor Car". Hafei Motor Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  11. ^ "Hafei believes it can sell 270,000 motors in 08". China Car Times. Archived from the original on 26 Sep 2012. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 

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