Dongfeng has unveiled the Aeolus A9, a brand new model set to act as the company’s flagship model in China.

Dongfeng has unveiled the Aeolus A9, a brand new model set to act as the company’s flagship model in China.

With a name inspired by the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology, the Aeolus A9 uses the same platform as the Citroën C5. Moreover, the two will actually share the assembly line in Wuhan, China at the Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën assembly plant. Power will be provided exclusively by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine made locally by the joint venture between Dongfeng and PSA.

There’s not a lot that can be said about its design as the Aeolus A9 isn’t exactly what we would call an exciting car. It’s actually the second sedan from Dongfeng to use PSA underpinnings after the Aeolus L6 compact model based on the Citroën C4 and launched about a year ago.

The name “Aeolus” was originally introduced back in 2009 when truck manufacturer Dongfeng started making passenger cars. Besides the L6 and A9, other Aeolus-badged models include the A60 and S30 compact sedans, along with the E30L electric vehicle and the AX7 crossover.

It should be mentioned PSA has another joint venture in China called “Changan PSA Automobile” which is in charge of putting together the premium DS cars. In 2014, Dongfeng purchased a 14% stake in Citroën by paying €800 million in a time when the French marque was having some significant financial difficulties.

Source: Dongfeng

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