Dongfeng Honda

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Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.
Native name
Joint venture
FoundedJuly 2003 (Wuhan)
Production output
Increase 740,090 (2018)[1]
ParentDongfeng Motor Group (50%)
Honda Motor Company (40%)
Honda Motor (China) Investment Co Ltd (10%)[2]
Dongfeng Honda
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese东风本田
Traditional Chinese東風本田
Japanese name
Kanji東風本田[note 1]
or とんぷうほんだ

Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. is an automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Wuhan, China, and a 50:50 joint-venture between Dongfeng Motor Group and Honda Motor Company. It currently produces a variety of Honda models also available in other markets and a handful of China-only products; the company sells vehicles under the Honda and Ciimo marques.

According to Honda, the total production capacity for the two plants of Dongfeng Honda in Wuhan, were 480,000 units, yearly.[3] However, Dongfeng Motor Group reported that 713,840 units were produced by Dongfeng Honda in 2017.[1]


Dongfeng Honda was established in July 2003[4] and began automobile production in April 2004 with the Honda CR-V sport utility vehicle.[5]

In February 2006, Dongfeng Honda completed a 2.8 billion yuan (US$340 million) expansion of its production facility quadrupling production capacity to 120,000 units.[6] In May 2008, it announced plans to double production capacity to 240,000 vehicles a year with an investment of 10 billion RMB.[7][8]

As of 2011, product part-content included parts manufactured in Japan.[9]


As of 2016, Dongfeng Honda has two completed production bases and a third planned; the as-yet-unbuilt factory will be situated near its 2004 and 2012 production bases in Wuhan, Hubei.[10]


Its product line includes or has included the below vehicles:[11]




Ciimo is a sub-marque of Dongfeng Honda launched in April 2012 and aimed at first-time car buyers, it markets a rebadged eight-generation Honda Civic.[12]

China only product[edit]

Honda Gienia, a compact hatchback.[13]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ In Japanese, the name of the company may be written as 東風ホンダ from the combination of the two kanji for "Dongfeng" and katakana for Honda.


  1. ^ a b "Report on Production and Sales Volume of Dongfeng Motor Group at December 2018" (PDF) (Press release). Dongfeng Motor Group. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Dongfeng Honda to Build Third Automobile Production Plant in China". Honda. 8 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Manufacturing Facilities: Asia Oceania; China, Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd". 2017: Honda.
  4. ^ "Dongfeng Honda targets double output in 5 years". 7 April 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Honda's New Joint Venture in China Begins CR-V Production". Honda. 24 April 2004.
  6. ^ "Honda Opens New China Factory to Keep Ahead of Toyota". Bloomberg. 19 September 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Honda seeking approval to double China JV capacity". Reuters. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Honda to boost China capacity by 20 pct - Nikkei". Reuters. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  9. ^ Fang Yan and Ken Wills (27 March 2012). "UPDATE 1-Dongfeng 2010 net weak, outlook improves on Honda recovery". Thomson Reuters.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
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  11. ^ "Honda's strategic move: Acura-based sporty car". China Daily. August 10, 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  12. ^ "Dongfeng-Honda Ciimo sub-brands into the Chinese car market". 2 May 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  13. ^ De Feijter, Tycho (5 September 2016). "Honda Gienia Debuts At The Chengdu Auto Show In China". Forbes.

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