DONGFENG and partner Renault have opened their first plant in China with the Kadjar SUV the first to roll off the production line.
The opening of the plant in Wuhan and a installation of product plan based on the fastest-growing segment comes two years after the joint venture’s formation.
The Wuhan operation encompasses a vehicle and powertrain plant together with an R&D centre.
The company said in a statement initial production capacity of 150,000 vehicles per year has the potential to be doubled.
The Renault Kadjar produced at Wuhan will go on sale in China in March and a second vehicle, a D-segment SUV, will enter production later in the year.