Spy Shots: Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 testing in China
Published on June 17, 2014 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing the new Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 SUV testing in China. The Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The production version will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September with a launch on the Chinese car market in Q4.
The Fengshen AX7 is based on the Nissan Qashqai that is made in China by the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture. Power comes from a Nissan 2.0 with 143hp and 189nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT.
Earlier on we heard about a new 1.6 turbo for the AX7, developed by Dongfeng based on a naturally aspirated Nissan 1.6. Interestingly, the latest reports in Chinese media no longer mention this engine but say the second engine for the AX7 will be a 2.3 liter four-cylinder, indicating the 1.6 turbo isn’t ready yet.
Large screen and huge air vents. Manual gearbox here. Materials look all right.