.PHOTO (left to right): Mr. Giovanni Frias, Mr. Wilbert Lim, Mr. Brennan Lim, Mr. Dexter Co, Rachel Villanueva, Dr. Jose Chua, Jr., Dra. Juanita Chua, and Mr. Dante Renato E. Calma, Jr.

Dongfeng Motors PH Unveils New Lineup with Heartfelt “Drive Your Friend” Campaign (Title Option 2: “Drive Your Friend”: Dongfeng Motors PH Unveils New Lineup of High-Tech Models with Heartfelt Musical Launch; Title Option 3: “ Drive Your Friend”: Dongfeng Motors PH Strikes a Chord with Musical Launch of High-Tech Models)
Dongfeng Motors (DFM) Philippines broke the mold with a unique event to unveil a new lineup of high-tech, sustainable vehicles alongside its "Drive Your Friend” campaign on May 2, 2024, at the Metrotent Convention Center in Ortigas.
Merging the thrill of a car reveal with musical theater, the launch brought to life the Aeolus Huge, Forthing Friday, and Nanobox - along with new models Rich 7, Nammi, Forthing U-Tour, MHero, and Aeolus Mage - in a festive showcase celebrating friendship, the joy of driving, and the brand’s successful foray in the Philippines.
This event serves as an opportunity for Dongfeng Philippines to share its milestones over the past six months with the motoring public. The event will be graced by the esteemed presence of the Chairman of Legado Motors, Governor Luis Chavit Singson, along with the Board and Executive officers of Legado Motors, led by its President and CEO, Wilbert Lim, Deputy CEO, Brennan Singson Lim and the partners of the Dongfeng Philippines Management Consortium.


A Milestone
“Within just six months of operations, Dongfeng Motors has successfully penetrated the Philippine market, established a strong presence and gaining traction among consumers,” shared Mr. Brennan Lim, Deputy CEO of Legado Motors, Inc (LMI), during the event.
“Despite being a new player in the industry, our sales performance has exceeded expectations, demonstrating the market's positive reception of the Dongfeng Motors brand,” he added.
The company's focus on sustainability, exceptional quality, and customer centricity has led to notable achievements in market penetration, product launches, sales performance, dealer network expansion, brand recognition, and customer satisfaction over the past six months.

Furthermore, Dongfeng Philippines will also introduce the newly formed Team Dongfeng under Legado Motors, comprising industry veterans and dynamic new managers, who will lead the brand to greater success and solidify its position in the Philippine motoring landscape. It will be headed by its new Managing Director, Atty. Albert Arcilla.
“Dongfeng Philippines is offering the widest variety of propulsion choices to Filipino customers who may or may not be ready for that radical switch to electric just yet. This has enabled us at Team Dongfeng Philippines to choose the most suitable body-powertrain combinations for our local conditions and market preferences, resulting in one of the widest segment coverages of any new brand in the Philippines,” he said


PHOTO (left to right): Aeolus Huge, Nanobox, and Forthing Friday

A Symphony of Cars
Following the previously-launched Aeolus Huge, Forthing Friday, and Nanobox, the DFM Nammi is the brand’s compact electric vehicle ideal for fashionable daily city driving. With a maximum range of 430km and a 30-minute fast-charging capability, the Nammi comes with a price tag of only Php 1,238,000.


Following the previously-launched Aeolus Huge, Forthing Friday, and Nanobox, the DFM Nammi is the brand’s compact electric vehicle ideal for fashionable daily city driving. With a maximum range of 430km and a 30-minute fast-charging capability, the Nammi comes with a price tag of only Php 1,238,000.


Meanwhile, the new Rich 7 pickup truck showcases a 2.3-liter turbo diesel engine with front and rear differential locks, an Off Road Protection Frame with Off Road Info Displays, and 540-degree cameras.
The product of a joint venture with Nissan, the Rich series brings technology to the fore in a heavy-duty package starting from Php 1,298,000.


The stylish Forthing U-Tour MPV likewise takes centerstage with its yacht-like interior, spacious seating capacity for the whole family, and luxury amenities like captain seats. Served up in a 1.5-liter turbocharged gas engine that produces 197hp and 285Nm of torque, and measuring longer than the Toyota Innova, this bang-for-the-buck package is available starting at Php 1,358,000


Heralding DFM’s commitment to pushing technology, the fully-electric military-inspired MHero SUV packs a punch with its smart off-road architecture, intelligent cockpit design, and 500-km range. Its engine produces a staggering
1000HP with rear-wheel steering to get drivers off any murky situation. Priced from SRP 6,980,000, the MHero is designed for adventurers who want flexibility and flare on and off the road.


Prior to the event, the new models were teased in anonymous billboards displayed around Metro Manila featuring a chat group of friends with names like Rich, Nanie, Nammie, Hugo, Tori, Margo, Fred, and Hero planning their next road trip. The barkada’s mysterious conversation - which drew the attention of netizens and content creators in numerous posts online - set the tone for the

“Drive Your Friend” campaign and highlighted the different personalities embodied by DFM’s new models.

A Celebration of Friendship
Playing the anthems of friendship through the years, the event touched on drivers’ intimate connections with cars to highlight the driveability, comfort, and style of each model in the lineup.

Reflecting these connections, notable guests such as Filipino actor and director John Prats, DJ Mars Miranda, gamer Cher Barnacha, and other VIPs, joined in to share their own stories of driving their friend.

Along with ensuring these positive driving experiences for its customers, DFM continues to imbue best-of-class technology and sustainability options for its vehicles globally. With a range of electric vehicles (EVs) and environment-smart solutions under its belt, DFM Philippines delivers on its commitment of being planet-friendly.

“Dongfeng Motors, a brand that resonates with quality, innovation, and excellence, has quickly established itself as a formidable player in the competitive Philippine market. It has been at the forefront of promoting eco-friendly practices in the automotive sector, demonstrating our dedication to a greener and more sustainable future,” Lim highlighted.

Legado Motors, Inc. is the Philippine distributor of Dongfeng Motor Corporation. During the event, Mr. Lim was joined by co-distributors Mr. Dexter Co and
Ms. Rachel Villanueva from Autoflare, and
Dr. Jose and Dra. Juanita Chua from Dreamcar Unlimited.

For his part, Atty. Arcilla reiterated the brand’s commitment to strong after sales support, saying, “For Dongfeng automobiles to enable and support the pursuits of our clients, it works to excel in the various areas of its operations by taking critical steps to ensure the ownership experience by establishing an efficient
after sales support group that will be responsible for the technical requirements and parts availability for all vehicles sold in the Philippines.”

The new DFM models can be viewed at showrooms in Pasig, Alabang, Cavite, Marcos Highway. Pampanga, and Tarlac.