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Dong Feng Coupe – Just what is that back part for?

In 2018 China Car Times was acquired by Autowise. This article originally appeared on ChinaCarTimes.com.

Chinese Car News, Dongfeng Automobile Company | CCTNovember 28, 20061:55 am

China Car Time has been confused, confused ever since we first laid eyes on the above new Dong Feng Coupe. It looks okay I guess, nothing super special from the front, but once you start to move towards the rear of the car you see:

Just what is the need for that plastic bellows? China Car times has posted before about this Dong Feng Coupe, but even then we were confused, but a poster on China Car Forums has said

This is a new concept in hybrid vehicles. It uses compressed air to supplement the gas engine. When the spoiler at the rear is pushed downward it collapses the YELLOW BELLOWS and creates a chamber of compressed air. After the pressure is spent the driver knows it because he cant see out the back window anymore, and so he gets out and pushes downward on the spoiler again.and so it goes.

Then another poster goes onto comment:

The hybrid post is a joke guys peeps r dense round here.

China Car Times has trawled Google and Baidu in search of why this DongFeng has the plastic bellows under the rear and just cant find a good answer. Theres no mention of it being a hybrid, in fact, just the opposite it comes with a 2.4 Liter 134BHP engine Could it just be that the rear hatch can be raised or lowered to allow the trunk/boot take a greater load? In which case Dong Feng must be crazy for trying to make a sports car into a goods vehicle.

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2 Comments

  1. Sam says:March 16, 2007 at 3:42 am

    Variable height spoiler? Though there are better ways to do it, like on the VW Corrado.

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  2. JOHNSON says:August 23, 2007 at 1:01 am

    who in their right mind would want this abomination of a car??? and they cap it off with canary yellow

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