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Fengshen-Xietuolong 

Since 1984, CitroŽn has built cars for the Chinese market.The Xantia and XM V6 Exclusive are sold in China under the local name Fengshen. They are assembled by a small workshop in Huizhou, Guangdong province, near Hongkong. 

In China, the import of parts is much cheaper than entire cars due to customs duties and taxes. 

Strangely enough, both vehicles use the name XM. The middle of the boot shows the Dongfeng logo, the mother factory of the Fukang ZX.  On the right it says Fengshen-Xietuolong. Xietuolong is Chinese for CitroŽn. 
 


Production is in small numbers. In 1996-1997 there were indications that Dongfeng was interested in producing the XM itself, as a competitor to the Audi 200 which the other big Chinese car maker (FAW) produces. There was even some ckd-production in the Xiangfan factory where the first ZX were ckd-produced before the works in Wuhan was ready.

Specific to the Chinese market is the Fengshen-Xietuolong Xantia V6 Exclusive XM above.

The XM is also sold in China.  The car above is a Fengshen-Xietuolong XM.  


Thanks to Erik van Ingen Schenau for the images and information.  Visit Erik's website .

Specific to the Chinese market is the 3 box Fukang 988 based on the ZX.

 

 
© 1999 Julian Marsh & Erik van Ingen Schenau