DFSK Prince C37 MPV
Dongfeng Sokon known as DFSK is Chinese joint venture between the Industrial giants Chongqing Sokon Industrial Group Co Ltd and Dongfeng. This venture took place back in 27th June, 2003. DFSK manufactures these vehicles at 4 sites in total located in China. The two sites are located at Chongqing while the other two at Hubei Shiyan. DFSK produces several flatbed carrier vans and passenger vehicles along with ATV’s and shock absorbers under the Dongfeng. The DFSK carries the logo of Dongfeng across the international markets such as Indonesia, UK and Switzerland. DFSK also started its local manufacturing in Indonesia during the year 2015.
Currently the DFSK produces 3 categories vehicles namely as C-series, K-series and V-series. Whereas the company also manufactures Dongfeng Fengguang vehicles mainly MPV’s and CUV’s which are limited to China for the moment. Dongfeng is China’s largest manufacturer in terms of Automotive Industry, claiming its share of 10.8% in the industry. The company have received international quality certificates ISO9001, 3C and environmental certificate ISO12000. During the convention of Dongfeng held back in Indonesia the Dongfeng signed an MOU with Omega Industries Pakistan, the CEO made announcement about DFSK ready to sale 3 vehicles into Pakistan’s Automotive Market. OMEGA industries in Pakistan was established in 1995 determined to advance the Pakistani automotive industry from cars to motorcycles. Currently the Omega industries are sole distributor as well as manufacturer of Road Prince motorcycles.
Multi people carrier:
DFSK Prince C37 MPV is one of the vehicles among three that are launched in Pakistan. Since DFSK Prince C37 has been on road for more than a year now, let’s talk about if it is worth buying as compared to its competitor mainly Japanese vans and carriers. The DFSK Prince C37 MPV as the name indicates is multi people carrier that can be used for getting around with large number of people as well as logistic purpose because of its adequate space. The DFSK Prince C37 has capacity to carry 11 people in it which makes it spacious enough to drag everyone’s domestic shopping into the back of it. In simple words it’s an alternative to what Americans use the truck for.
Engine & Power:
DFSK Prince C37 MPV is powered by 1.5L inline 4-cylinder 16-valve, four stroke engine. The engine is water cooled with top cam and controlled by electronic fuel injection. The Engine model for DFSK Prince C37 MPV is DK15-06. As for the performance figures our expectations should be low since it’s not a performance oriented vehicle rather a mean to get around city and from town to town therefore the DFSK Prince C37 MPV churns out 113.9 Hp from the wheels with torque of 147.5 NM.
DFSK Prince C37 MPV is driven by Electronic Power Steering known as EPS. The MPV carries Macpherson Independent Suspension at front whereas leaf-spring suspension in the back. As for the tyres it comes with 185 80R/14. The brakes installed in the DFSK Prince C37 MPV are the Disks at front whereas drum brakes in the rear wheels powered by Dual Hydraulic Pipe. Thus a good combination which provides sufficient braking to it. As for the transmission it is mated with five-gear Manual transmission with Hydraulic clutch. Other specification include a fuel tank of 55 liters, engine oil capacity of 3.5 liters and transmission oil of 1.5 liters. The exhaust and emissions are tuned on Euro 5 exhaust.
Standard and Optional Features:
DFSK Prince C37 MPV comes with list of features namely front fog lamps, heater and Air-conditioning. Fortunately it has the Dual-Ac mechanism for better performance. Other standard features include sun visors, Ashtray, Front door storage pockets, RPM meter, Front tow hook, frontal 3 point seat belt, glove console, and AM/FM built into it. However apart from these features the optional features are Power Windows and central locking for the DFSK Prince C37 MPV. Currently the DFSK Prince C37 MPV is available in 6 colors as White, Gray, Black, Golden, Silver and the elegant Sky Blue color.
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