CHANGCHUN, Jilin – FAW Jiefang Automobile Co., Ltd. rolled off its 6,000,000th truck on July 15, the 61st anniversary of the founding of parent company FAW Group, according to a company news release.
The 6,000,000th heavy-duty truck, a J6 heavy-duty tractor, was also the 50,000th State-IV emissions standards-compliant truck made by FAW Jiefang. The truck was delivered to a Jilin customer at the ceremony.
“FAW Group has invested more than ¥13 billion ($2.11 million) in FAW Jiefang during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015),” said Qin Huanming, vice president of FAW Group. “FAW Jiefang will soon launch the JH06 truck that is lighter, more comfortable and more fuel efficient. It will also pay great efforts to develop the J7 truck to reach international advanced levels.”
The JH06 is expected to hit the market in October, while the J7 currently under development is expected to be unveiled in 2015.