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Hafei - Portrait of the Chinese car maker: From the small Lobo to the Minyiyipaiban

Hafei - portrait of the Chinese car maker
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2 006 Hafei slipped under the roof of the Harbin HF Automobile Group, which with 11,000 employees produces around 400,000 cars and 550,000 engines annually. At the end of 2009, Hafei was taken over by the competitor Changan Automobile in the course of the market consolidation required by the state and from then on operated under the name China Changan Harbin Hafei Automobile Industry Group (CCAG). The Changan Auto Group thus became the third largest Chinese automaker behind SAIC and FAW. Hafei currently exports engines and vehicles to over 40 countries worldwide.

The offer ranges from minicars, minibuses, minitrucks and MPVs to small vans. The series are called Zhongyi, Lobo, Saibao, Saima, Minyi, Ruiyi, Baili and Songhhuajing. The ten engine families produced cover displacements from 0.8 to 2.0 liters.

The China model range

When designing their models, Hafei works closely with the Italian styling company Pininfarina. The small car Lobo measures just under 3.60 meters, but as a four-door model offers space for five people. In the basic version, a one-liter four-cylinder works with 46 hp, a 1.1-liter with 65 hp ranks above. The top engine is a 1.3-liter with 79 hp.

The compact Saima van is one size larger, almost 3.90 meters long and with a luggage compartment volume of 500 liters when fully exploited. It has an 86 hp 1.3-liter four-cylinder and a 1.6-liter with 101 hp.

Hafei is sending a 4.43 meter long limousine into the race with the Saibao III. The drive is taken over by a 101 hp 1.6 liter. The 4.46 meter long Saibao V is a further development of the Saibao III. The engine range has expanded accordingly. In addition to the 1.6 liter, a 1.8 liter with 133 hp is also available.

Mini buses and small trucks in all variations

The Hafei Minyi is 3.93 meters long Minibus, which is optionally powered by a one-liter gasoline engine with 48 hp, a 1.1 liter with 52 hp or a 1.3 liter with 79 hp. The pickup version of the Minyi is called Minyiyipaiban and is 4.32 meters long. Hafei is sending further minibuses into the race with the roughly 3.74 meter long, structurally identical models Zonghgyi, Newzonghgyi and Pumian. The engines correspond to those of the Minyi.

The model portfolio is rounded off by the Hafei Danshuangpai, a small truck with a loading area that is also available ina version with a double cabin is offered. Only one-liter engines with 48 hp are used here.


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