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The Russian office of the company officially confirmed cooperation with Avtotor: as part of the agreement, a batch of Dongfeng Sokon vehicles, or DFSK for short, is being assembled at the Kaliningrad plant. These are the ix5 sports cross-coupe and the ix7 three-row all-wheel drive crossover. The models will join the DFSK line, which is currently represented by a single SUV, the DFSK 580 (aka Dongfeng 580).

Both new products, ix5 and ix7, were spotted on Avtotor last year. The first of them, the ix5, is a coupe-shaped crossover slightly larger than the Haval F7x with 200 mm ground clearance and a 1.5-liter turbo engine producing 137 horsepower. In Russia, the model will be offered with a CVT and front-wheel drive, and the list of equipment will include 18-inch wheels, a multimedia system with a 10.25-inch screen and a panoramic roof. Prices have not yet been announced, nor have the start dates for sales been announced.

Dongfeng Sokon ix5
Dongfeng Dongfeng Sokon ix5
Dongfeng Dongfeng Sokon ix5
Dongfeng Dongfeng Sokon ix5
Dongfeng Dongfeng Sokon ix7
Dongfeng Dongfeng Sokon ix7
Dongfeng Dongfeng Sokon ix7
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The second model assembled in Kaliningrad is the three-row ix7, which the company itself is positioning as a family car. At almost five meters long and with a wheelbase of just over 2.8 metres, it is comparable to the Exeed VX. The DFSK ix7 will be offered with a combination of a two-liter gasoline engine with 231 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. The crossover will have all-wheel drive, with simulated differential locking.

The DFSK ix7 features a 12.3-inch multimedia display, a nine-speaker audio system, ventilated and heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, six airbags and a panoramic roof. How much it will cost is still unknown.

Both models, DFSK ix5 and DFSK ix7, will be covered by a warranty of three years or 100 thousand kilometers, whichever comes first.

In addition to the DFSK models, Avtotor also produces cars of other Chinese brands, namely Kaiyi, SMW and BAIC.

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