CHANGZHOU, China, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 9, 2016, Fengshen AX5, the latest compact SUV model from China's Dongfeng Motor Group, started to roll off the assembly line at the company's facility located in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND) in eastern China's Jiangsu province. As one of the carmaker's major products for 2016, the exquisitely designed Fengshen AX5 comes with several "killer" features that are sure to become some of the main reasons that drivers will want to own this vehicle, including an 8-inch capacitive touch panel, a panoramic image system, a blind spot monitor, an electronic stability program, an automotive reversing radar system, as well as LED daytime running lights and a multifunction steering wheel.
As Dongfeng Motor's key strategic investment in eastern China, the Changzhou facility is centrally located in the Yangtze River Delta region, a location that serves to help the company execute on the strategy of developing its own proprietary brands. The city of Changzhou is focusing on promoting the constant upgrading and transformation of its ten industry chains, including the automobile and automotive parts industry. As of 2015, 162 car and auto parts makers were located in Changzhou, generating in the aggregate an output value of 65.62 billion yuan (approx. US$9.76 billion). This year, four of China's leading assembled car manufacturers - BAIC Motor, Dongfeng Motor, Zotye Auto and BAIC New Energy - are taking the lead in helping the city shape a new automotive industry landscape with the support of five special vehicle manufacturers as well as a large number of auto parts makers operating in the drive motor, power battery and electronic control segments.
As a key driver of Dongfeng Motor's businesses, the Changzhou facility is equipped with world-class automated production lines and intelligent production management systems. In addition to meeting the technical requirements of both the Dongfeng and Nissan brands, the facility also has a flexible manufacturing system as well as industry-leading stamping, welding, coating and final assembly processes. The new and innovative smart factory is committed to the highest standards of the energy conservation and environmental protection industry. Its assembly lines are now able to produce 150,000 vehicles per year.
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