The Big Car Database

Hafei

Hafei, officially Hafei Motor Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 哈飞汽车), is a Chinese automaker that manufactures sedans; MPVs; and mini vehicles, small trucks and vans for commercial use. It is currently a subsidiary of the Chang'an Automobile Group.

Type

Subsidiary
Industry Automotive
Founded 1950
Headquarters Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Products Motor vehicles
Parent Chang'an Automobile Group
Website Hafei

History

 Hafei was formerly owned by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, but in 2009 the Chang'an Automobile Group purchased most Hafei-related assets prompted by a Chinese State policy aimed at consolidating the domestic automobile manufacturing industry.

The earliest Hafei products were Suzuki Carry-based microvans and microtrucks sold under the Songhuajiang brand. (The name references the Songhua River.) Starting in 2002, the brand name was changed to that of the company, Hafei.

As of 2009, the company had exported products to a total of 40 nations including Russia. These exports may have been in the form of knock-down kits and were likely on a minuscule scale.

Production bases

Hafei has production facilities in Northern China.

Models

Hafei has produced small cars and MPVs in addition to small trucks and commercial vans. These so-called mini vehicles make up the majority of the Hafei model line. Many Hafei consumer offerings were designed by Pininfarina.

  • Baili
  • Lobo, a small city car, Pininfarina-designed
  • Ruiyi
  • Saibao, Pininfarina-designed
    • The Coda Sedan electric car from Coda Automotive used the Saibao III body with different front and rear fascias. This variant may have been available in parts of China c. 2013.
  • Saima, a license-built Mitsubishi Dingo added to the Hafei product line c. 2001 is a small city car
  • Songhuajiang (松花江)
  • Zhongyi, Pininfarina-designed
 

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