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Hafei Motor Co., Ltd.
ProductsMotor vehicles
ParentChang'an Automobile Group

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.[1]


Hafei centre in Chile
Hafei Saima

Hafei was formerly owned by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China,[2] but in 2009 the Chang'an Automobile Group purchased most Hafei-related assets[2] prompted by a Chinese State policy aimed at consolidating the domestic automobile manufacturing industry.[1]

The earliest Hafei products were Suzuki Carry-based microvans and trucks sold under the Songhuajiang brand, named after the Songhua River, but since 2002 they have been sold directly as Hafeis. Their vehicles have always carried the "HFJ" identity code, no matter the brand.[3]

As of 2009, the company had exported products to a total of 40 nations including Russia.[4] These exports may have been in the form of knock-down kits and were likely on a minuscule scale.

Production bases[edit]

Hafei has production facilities in Northern China.[5]


A Songhuajiang HFJ6350 in Beijing. This model had wide popularity in China during the 1990s.

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.


  1. ^ a b "New policy to encourage China's carmaker consolidation". Xinhua. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
  2. ^ a b "Changan Auto claims China's No.3 spot with AVIC deal". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  3. ^ a b World of Cars 2006·2007. Warsaw, Poland: Media Connection Sp. z o.o. 2006. p. 234.
  4. ^ Weiwei, Wang (31 August 2007). "Domestic auto makers foray into overseas market". China Economic Net. Retrieved 2009-08-06.
  5. ^ "Another China Merger? Dongfeng May Acquire Hafei". Inside Line. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
  6. ^ a b "About Hafei China". Hafei Singapore. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  7. ^ "Hafei Saibao EV: The First Chinese-made Car to Be Sold in the U.S.?". ChinaAutoWeb. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
  8. ^ "Saibao Electric Motor Car". Hafei Motor Co. Ltd. Archived from the original on 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  9. ^ "Hafei believes it can sell 270,000 motors in 08". China Car Times. Archived from the original on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 2008-01-09.

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