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Harbin HF Automobile Industry Group Co Ltd
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), is a Chinese holding company whose subsidiaries manufacture automobile engines; sedans; MPVs; and mini vehicles, small trucks and vans that see commercial use. Subsidiaries include the auto-making Hafei Motor Co Ltd[2] and the engine maker Harbin Dongan Auto Engine Co (SSE: 600178), which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.[3] In 2009, it was purchased by the Chang'an Automobile Group.[4]


Hafei centre in Chile
Hafei Saima

Hafei was formerly owned by Aviation Industry Corporation of China,[5] but prompted by Chinese State policy aimed at consolidating the domestic automobile manufacturing industry,[4] in 2009, the Chang'an Automobile Group purchased most Hafei-related assets.[5] Their earliest products (Suzuki Carry-based microvans and trucks) were sold under the Songhuajiang brand, named after the Songhua River, but since 2002 they have been sold directly as Hafeis. Their vehicles have always carried the "HFJ" identity code, no matter the brand.[6]

As of 2009 the company has exported products to a total of 40 nations[1] including Russia.[7] These exports may be in the form of knock-down kits.

Production bases[edit]

Hafei has production facilities in Northern China.[8]


Hafei produces small cars, MPVs, and mini-vehicles. Small trucks and commercials make up the majority of the Hafei model line.[1] Many Hafei cars are Pininfarina-designed.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Brief Introduction to HF Automobile Group". Hafei. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Hafei Motor Co., Ltd.". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Dongfeng Motor eyes Hafei and engine maker-sources". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  4. ^ a b "New policy to encourage China's carmaker consolidation". Xinhua. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Changan Auto claims China's No.3 spot with AVIC deal". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  6. ^ a b World of Cars 2006·2007. Warsaw, Poland: Media Connection Sp. z o.o. 2006. p. 234. 
  7. ^ Weiwei, Wang (31 August 2007). "Domestic auto makers foray into overseas market". China Economic Net. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Another China Merger? Dongfeng May Acquire Hafei". Inside Line. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  9. ^ "About Hafei Singapore". Hafei Singapore. Retrieved 2012-01-31. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Hafei Saibao EV: The First Chinese-made Car to Be Sold in the U.S.?". ChinaAutoWeb. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  11. ^ Brian Pao (2009-06-04). "California-based Coda Automotive to sell rebadged Hafei Saibao III as electric sedan". CarKetchup. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  12. ^ "Saibao Electric Motor Car". Hafei Motor Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  13. ^ "Hafei believes it can sell 270,000 motors in 08". China Car Times. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  14. ^ "About Hafei China". Hafei Singapore. Retrieved 2012-01-31. [dead link]

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