FAW Jiefang

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FAW Jiefang Automotive Company, Ltd.
PredecessorFAW Car Co., Ltd
ProductsTrucks, engines, cars
Production output
Number of employees
ParentFAW Group
SubsidiariesFAW Xichai (Wuxi Diesel Engine Works)
Qingdao Truck Division
FAW Trading Company

FAW Jiefang is a truck manufacturing company headquartered in Changchun, Jilin, China, and a wholly owned subsidiary of FAW Group. It is the largest manufacturer of heavy trucks in China.[1] FAW Jiefang was established in 2003 and has more than 22,000 employees, building more than 500 different models of 5-30 ton trucks. It has an annual production capacity of around 200,000 vehicles.[2]


FAW Jiefang began as the FAW Car Co., Ltd, with its founding in 1953. The first truck rolled off of the lines in 1956.[3] The technology came by way of Russia (Soviet Union).[4]

Subsidiaries and divisions[edit]

FAW Jiefang is made up of other subsidiaries and divisions.

Qingdao Truck Division[edit]

The Qingdao Truck Division, located in Qingdao, China, merged into FAW Group in 1993, and later was assigned to the FAW Jiefang company. This subsidiary has 2,900 employees, and produces over 70,000 units per year.[5]

WuXi Diesel Engine Works (FAWDE)[edit]

The WuXi Diesel Engine Works Division (also known as FAWDE), located in Wuxi, Jiangsu, has 4,000 employees and produces diesel engines for generator sets, water pumps, forklifts, farm equipment, and trucks.[6] They were formed in 1943 and became part of the FAW Group in 1992.[7] They produce 150,000 diesel engines annually.[8]

Deutz (Dalian) Engine[edit]

The Deutz (Dalian) Engine joint venture is managed through the FAW Jiefang subsidiary.


Passenger vehicles (discontinued)[edit]

  • Jiefang Lubao CA6400UA (陆豹), a hatchback based on the Austin Maestro.
  • Jiefang CA6440UA, a light commercial van based on the Austin Maestro van.
  • Jiefeng CA6440, a passenger/commercial van based on the E24 Nissan Caravan.
  • Jiefang Jiebao CA6350, a microvan

Heavy duty trucks[edit]

Trucks available in 6x2, 6x4 and 4x2 configurations.

  • Jiefang J4R (2002–present)
  • Jiefang J5K (2005–present)
  • Jiefang J5P (2006–present)
  • Jiefang J6L (2010–present)
  • Jiefang J6M (2007–present)
  • Jiefang J6P (2007–present)
  • Jiefang J7 Eagle (2017–present)
  • Jiefang JH6 (2020–present)

Light commercial trucks[edit]

Military use vehicles[edit]

The FAW Jiefang CA141/CA1091 is a five tonne capacity, 4x2 troop/cargo carrier truck developed and built by First Automobile Works and used by the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China for transport. It entered service along with Soviet ZIL-130 in 1980s to replace the older Jiefang CA10 which is a copied version of the 3.5 ton Soviet ZIS-150.[9][permanent dead link]


  1. ^ "FAW-Jiefang 2010 Profit Jumps to 2 Billion Yuan as Sales of Jiefang J6 Trucks More than Tripled | ChinaAutoWeb".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2013-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2013-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2013-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2013-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Product - Faw Jiefang Automotive Co.,LTD".
  7. ^ "History - Faw Jiefang Automotive Co.,LTD".
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ CA141/CA1091 5 Tonne Truck[permanent dead link]

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