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Dongfeng commercial vehicle subsidiary Sept. sales down 8% YoY

Gabriella From Gasgoo| October 09 , 2021 15:39 BJT

Beijing (Gasgoo)- The commercial vehicle arm of Dongfeng Motor Group, Dongfeng Automobile Co., Ltd. (DFAC), saw a decline in its September auto sales compared to last year, and sales result of its engine joint venture also plummeted, as the company showed in its report.

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According to the report, DFAC, the commercial vehicle manufacturing joint venture between Dongfeng Motor and Nissan, sold 14,082 vehicles in September, decreasing 8% from a year ago. The cumulative sales volume of DFAC was 143,114 vehicles for the first nine months this year, rising 13.31% year on year.  

The company’s mainstay, the light trucks sector, sold 11,571 vehicles in September, down 12.34% versus the previous year. Monthly sales of buses nearly doubled year on year, from 792 vehicles to 1,471 vehicles, resulting in a cumulative sales volume of 12,262 vehicles this year so far, soaring 142.43% comparing to the same period of last year.

DFAC’s heavy-duty engine joint venture with Cummins Inc., Dongfeng Cummins Engine Co. Ltd., sold 11,846 units of engines, plummeting 36.71% from the previous year.

Moreover, the company did not sell one unit of its passenger vehicle in September. Its passenger vehicle annual sales were 298 vehicles to date, representing a 19.68% increase from the same time span of last year.

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