The latest spy shots of the new Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 SUV 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. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and and around 160.000 yuan.
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.