This is the new Dongfeng Fengxing S500, it will debut on Monday on the Shanghai Auto Show followed by a launch on the Chinese car market in H2. The Fengxing S500 is a compact MPV, ready to compete in one of the fastest growing segments of the market.
MPV’s are becoming increasingly popular in China as car buyers prefer the space and versatility of an MPV over a similar priced sedan or SUV. The mini MPV segment is booming the hardest, closely followed by the compact MPV segment, of which this new Dongfeng Fengxing S500 is an example.
The Fengxing S500 will be powered by four-cylinder 1.5 liter and 1.6 liter petrol engines, mated to a five-speed manual or a CVT. Price will range from around 80.000 to 100.000 yuan.
That grille alone seems worth the money. Dongfeng logo proudly in the center.