Dongfeng Honda

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Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.
Private joint venture
Industry Automotive
Founded July 2003 (Wuhan)
Headquarters Wuhan, Hubei, China
Products Automobiles
Parent Dongfeng Motor Corporation (50%)
Honda Motor Company (40%)
Honda Motor (China) Investment Co Ltd (10%)[1]
Website www.dongfeng-honda.com
Dongfeng Honda
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 东风本田
Traditional Chinese 東風本田
Japanese name
Kanji 東風本田[note 1]
Hiragana とうふうほんだ


Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. (东风本田汽车有限公司) is an automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Wuhan, China, and a 50:50 joint-venture between Dongfeng Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company. It currently produces a variety of Honda models also available in other markets and a handful of China-only products.

As of 2016, Honda reports total production capacity for this joint venture at 480,000 units, yearly.[2] Unit counts may conflate whole vehicles and engines,[citation needed] and while Honda does mention the existence of a "Dongfeng Honda Engine Co Ltd" its location is listed as Guangzhou not Wuhan.[3]

History[edit]

Dongfeng Honda was established in July 2003[4] and began automobile production in April 2004 with the Honda CR-V sport utility vehicle.[5]

In February 2006, Dongfeng Honda completed a 2.8 billion yuan (US$ 340 million) expansion of its production facility quadrupling production capacity to 120,000 units.[6] In May 2008, it announced plans to double production capacity to 240,000 vehicles a year with an investment of 10 billion yen (US$95.5 million).[7][8]

As of 2011, product part-content included parts manufactured in Japan.[9]

Operations[edit]

As of 2016, Dongfeng Honda has two completed production bases and a third planned. The as-yet-unbuilt factory will be situated near its 2004 and 2012 production bases in Wuhan, Hubei.[10]

Products[edit]

Its product line includes or has included the below vehicles:[11]

A China-only product debuted in 2016 with the Gienia, a mid-size hatchback.[12]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Japanese, the name of the company may be written as 東風ホンダ from the combination of the two kanji for "Dongfeng" and katakana for Honda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dongfeng Honda to Build Third Automobile Production Plant in China". world.honda.com. Honda. 8 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Manufacturing Facilities: Asia Oceania; China, Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.". world.honda.com. 2017: Honda. 
  3. ^ "China: Dongfeng Honda Engine Co., Ltd.". world.honda.com. Honda. 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dongfeng Honda targets double output in 5 years". China.org. 7 April 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Honda's New Joint Venture in China Begins CR-V Production". world.honda.com. Honda. 24 April 2004. 
  6. ^ "Honda Opens New China Factory to Keep Ahead of Toyota". Bloomberg. 19 September 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Honda seeking approval to double China JV capacity". Reuters. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Honda to boost China capacity by 20 pct - Nikkei". Reuters. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Fang Yan and Ken Wills (27 March 2012). "UPDATE 1-Dongfeng 2010 net weak, outlook improves on Honda recovery". reuters.com. Thomson Reuters. 
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  11. ^ "Honda's strategic move: Acura-based sporty car". China Daily. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  12. ^ De Feijter, Tycho (5 September 2016). "Honda Gienia Debuts At The Chengdu Auto Show In China". forbes.com. Forbes. 

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