|Parent||Chang'an Automobile Group|
Hafei, officially the Harbin HF Automobile Industry Group Co Ltd (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. In 2009, it was purchased by the Chang'an Automobile Group.
Hafei was formerly owned by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, but in 2009, the Chang'an Automobile Group purchased most Hafei-related assets prompted by a Chinese State policy aimed at consolidating the domestic automobile manufacturing industry.
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.
Hafei has production facilities in Northern China.
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. Many Hafei consumer offerings were designed by Pininfarina.
- Lobo, a small city car, Pininfarina-designed
- Saibao, Pininfarina-designed
- Saima, a license-built Mitsubishi Dingo added to the Hafei product line c. 2001 is a small city car
- Songhuajiang (松花江)
- Zhongyi, Pininfarina-designed
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