The Chinese Humvee Copy – Eastwind EQ2050 Dongfeng EQ2050
Chinese Car News, Dongfeng Automobile Company | AshNovember 13, 20069:08 am
The symbol of all things American, the overly big, resource wasting, road hogging SUV come monster truck jeep the Humvee has an Asian copycat, in terms of the East Wind (Dong Feng in Chinese) EQ2050 and Shenyang Aircraft Industry Cos SFQ2040 HMWWV (pictured below)
Sinopec has actually bought real Humvees from the USA in the 90?s for use in the civillian sectors. According to Sinodefence, the chassis and several parts of the engine come from GM, would the PLA want to rely on foreign companies to supply its potentially main vehicle? Probably not. Im not sure how realiable this information is, seeing as the US and Europe (and most of the capitalist world) has a ban on exporting weapons technology to China for use within weapon systems.
The Dongfeng humvee has a V8 AMG Diesel engine, with 200BHP and a price tag of 250k RMB Im sure the PLA boys will have a great time playing with this bad boy. The body has only basic protection from small arms fire but looks like it could be upgraded, as could the whole body, to carry missiles, or gun mounts etc. Check out the pictures in the more info section.
Anyway, there are two companies in China that are producing Humvee copies, and both are undergoing road testing with the PLA.
You can see more pictures of the Dongfeng hummer here but be warned, its in Chinese! Lots of pictures though!
Ash came to China at 18 on a whim and never left. Some 10 years later he collected a degree and a family along the way and now focuses his time on watching the Chinese car industry develop. He has witnessed the market change from being minor backyard market in to the world’s biggest and most important market for all car manufacturers. You can contact or connect with him via Linkedin by clicking the ‘Website’ link.
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27 Comments so far, please add your thoughts!
- alex says:September 18, 2010 at 1:13 pmWow it is a good copy and cheap i hope i would like to buy it for me to used in my palm oil plantation.
By the way intellectual things are the things of the past and need to pass that old band wagon .
- passerby says:October 18, 2010 at 8:54 amhaha,i have no idea about what you guys r saying. but the only vehicles i have ever loved are: Willys,M151 series,Humvees(this chinese copycat doesnt look bad though),Land Rover defenders.as for the italian vehicles, they did make a brilliant one by the lamboghinis, the now out-of-print and only SUV.whats its name,then? omg, i forget.
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