Dongfeng and Renault plan to launch a new sub-brand into the Chinese market in 2016, with models including two SUVs, two saloons and an electric car leading the range. The joint venture project is reportedly worth some $1.28 billion.
Previously it was only confirmed that the joint venture - named the Dongfeng-Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) - would see two crossover SUVs launched in the country in two years' time, but now more extensive plans to grow sales in the booming Chinese market have surfaced online.
Little has been revealed about the electric car, but it is expected to launch in the Chinese market in 2018. It could well feature existing battery technology from the Renault Zoe.
Building work on the firm's first factory is already under way, and is expected to have an initial capacity of 150,000 cars per year - rising to some 600,000 cars annually by the end of the devoid. Renault also plans to grow its existing network of dealers to around 150 by the end of next year.
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