Geely South Africa has entered into an agreement with Chongqing Sokon Motor Group Import and Export Company to import and distribute a range of value-for-money half-ton light commercial vehicles that will be sold in South Africa under the DFSK brand.
The vehicles will include a pick-up in both single- and double-cab configurations, a passenger bus and a cargo van. The pick-up will be available with either a 1.0-litre or 1.3-litre engine, while the double-cab, bus and van will be available exclusively with the 1.3-litre engine.
“This is a very exciting new development for us and allows us to introduce a new brand in the light commercial vehicle market that will offer a whole new dimension in value-for-money,” said John Jessup, CEO of Geely South Africa.
DFSK is the automotive division of Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, which also manufactures car engines, motorcycles and shock absorbers. The group’s automotive division is well known through its joint venture with the Dongfeng (DFM) brand, which is the second largest in China, and also has joint ventures with Honda, Nissan, Kia, Peugeot, Citroen and DFSK. It also manufactures a large range of highly successful heavy commercial vehicles.
|Prices (excl. VAT)|
|Single-Cab Pick-up 1.0||R49 990|
|Single-Cab Pick-up 1.3||R59 990|
|Double-Cab Pick-up 1.3||R64 990|
|Panel Van 1.3||R73 990|
|Mini Bus 1.3||R76 990|
Geely say further, special application, vehicles may be intorduced in future, including a mini tipper truck (with both rear and side dump applications), a mini vendor truck, and possibly also an ambulance version.