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History: the Dongfeng EQ7200 HEV hybrid concept

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Back to 2007! The Dongfeng EQ7200 HEV was a concept for a Dongfeng-branded hybrid sedan based on Nissan Bluebird that was made at the time by the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture. Dongfeng sais in 2007 they wanted to start production within three years, price was to start around 250.000 yuan. Sadly, it never happened.

Dongfeng EQ7200 HEV hybrid

The EQ7200 was a hybrid in many ways. Its patrol engine was a 1.6 from the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture, the very same engine that also powered the Citroen ZX-Fukang. The Nissan Bluebird’s 2.0 was likely too big because Dongfeng also had to fit a lithium-hydrogen battery pack.

Dongfeng EQ7200 HEV hybrid

Dongfeng claimed a 160km/h top speed, 0-100 in 14 seconds and a 30% better fuel consumption compared with the standard Bluebird, which sure was kinda unfair because Dongfeng used a smaller Citroen-engine which alone would have reduced fuel consumption.

Dongfeng-Nissan Bluebird

Dongfeng-Nissan Bluebird.

Via: Xcar, Sohu.

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