The Glory 560 seven-seater SUV will soon be introduced under the new DFSK brand in Brunei. Image: Courtesy of TCY Motors

Kiarong based T.C.Y. Motors is set to introduce the new DFSK Glory 560 SUV, as first of many offerings alongside light commercial vehicles in the sultanate.

DFSK or Dongfeng Sokon is a joint venture between China’s Dongfeng Motor, which ranked 82 in last year’s Fortune Global 500, and the Sokon Group.

The story of DFSK can be traced back to Dongfeng Motor Group, China that was founded in 1969.

As a global automobile manufacturing enterprise, Dongfeng Motor has cooperated with many international automobile enterprises in succession, such as Peugeot SA and Renault in France, KIA in Korea, Honda, Infiniti and Nissan in Japan.

Based in Hubei, the Dongfeng Motor Corporation is China’s third-largest auto group, with total assets of RMB 240.2 billion (over USD 34 billion) and employees of 176,000 people.

DFM’s main business covers the full range of commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles, new-energy vehicles, engines, auto parts and components, and other auto-related businesses, with the business scale exceeding 3.8 million units.

2003 saw DFM start the production of minivans, following the establishment of Dongfeng Yuan Vehicle Co Ltd. Now known as DFSK Co Ltd, the company is China’s second-largest vehicle manufacturer. DFSK operates in six manufacturing sites within China, producing minivans, motorcycles, ATVs and shock absorbers.

They have gained international quality certification ISO9001, 3C and Environmental Certification ISO12000. Such is DFSK engineering excellence that they are currently engaged in partnerships with several of the world’s leading motor manufacturers, making their vehicles for the Chinese domestic vehicle market and beyond.

DFM became the second-largest Chinese automaker in 2012 by production volume manufacturing over 2.76 million whole vehicles that year.

By the end of 2014, DFM had supplied the market with a total of 26.6 million vehicles, of which its commercial vehicles (trucks and buses) cover a full range of products including heavy/middle/light-duty, mini, and special-purpose modified vehicles, etc., its passenger vehicles cover various types of models including the sedan, SUV, MPV, mini car and so on, its high-mobility special off-road vehicles cover desert vehicles, all-wheel-drive off-road trucks and more, and its new-energy vehicles cover various types of hybrid vehicles, BEVs, natural gas vehicles and so forth.

According to its social media platforms ‘DFSK Brunei’, the auto dealer will not only launch the seven-seater SUV soon but also a seven-seater MPV, the DFSK Glory 330.

For more details, visit them on Instagram and Facebook @dfsk.bru or contact them at 2426868.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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