Forthing Lingzhi

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The Forthing Lingzhi is a range of MPVs produced by Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor under the Forthing (Dongfeng Fengxing) sub-brand. It is the first product of the Forthing brand by Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor.

Forthing Lingzhi
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Overview
Also calledDongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi M5/M5L
Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi M3/M3L
Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi V3/V3L
Evolute i-Van (Russia)
Production2001–present
AssemblyLiuzhou, China
Body and chassis
ClassMPV(M)
Body style4-door van
LayoutFront engine, rear-wheel-drive layout
RelatedMitsubishi Space Gear
Powertrain
Engine1.3 L 4G13T I4 (turbo petrol)
1.5 L 4G15S I4 (petrol)
1.6 L 4G18S I4 (petrol)
2.0 L 4G94 I4 (petrol)
2.0 L DFMB20 I4 (petrol)
2.4 L 4G64 I4 (petrol)
1.9 L D19 I4 (turbo diesel)
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4 speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,800–3,000 mm (110.2–118.1 in)
Length4,680–5,145 mm (184.3–202.6 in)
Width1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Height1,940–1,960 mm (76.4–77.2 in)
Curb weight1,510–1,730 kg (3,330–3,810 lb)

OverviewEdit

At launch, the Forthing Lingzhi was essentially a rebadged fourth generation Mitsubishi Delica or the Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear. The Delica platform was acquired from Taiwan’s China Motor Corporation, a partner of Mitsubishi Motors. Therefore, the initial facelifts from Dongfeng Liuzhou were identical to the Taiwanese China Motor Corporation built Mitsubishi Space Gear. After the China Motor Corporation built Mitsubishi Space Gears were discontinued in Taiwan, Dongfeng Liuzhou continued the production in China and conducted their own facelifts and development of the model.[1]

Three trim levels were developed after the facelift by Dongfeng Liuzhou was conducted, including the Lingzhi M5, M3, and V3, which targets different groups of consumers and were priced differently. The M5 is the premium version, featuring a restyled front DRG and restyled tail lamps with prices ranging from 77,900 yuan to 98,900 yuan. The M3 being the basic passenger version sharing the same front DRG design and same tail lamps with the V3 but with clear DLO with prices ranging from 55,900 yuan to 71,900 yuan. The V3 is the utility cargo version with a sealed cargo area and being the most affordable of the three trim levels with prices ranging from 55,900 yuan to 66,900 yuan. Each trim is available with a long wheelbase version called the Lingzhi M5L, M3L, and V3L respectively all sharing the same tail lamp design.[2]

A facelift was launched in 2020 featuring redesigned front bumper and grilles. The engine of the post-facelift model is a 1.6 liter naturally aspirated engine with a 5-speed manual transmission MT and a newly added 2.0 liter engine producing 122hp and 200Nm mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi MPV".
  2. ^ "東風風行-菱智 Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi".
  3. ^ "售7.99万元起 东风风行多款新车上市".

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