A new commercial vehicle brand has arrived in the Philippines and is ready to provide businesses, as well as construction companies, reliable commercial vehicles.
Pilipinas Autogroup Inc. (PAI), the same company that also handles Tata Motors in the country, is now also the official distributor of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles in the Philippines. To commemorate the momentous occasion, the company held the soft opening of its first Dongfeng dealership in the country located in Cainta, Rizal.
Managing the dealership is Agrani Motors Inc., which are led by Alice C. Lee and Louie Lee. A wide variety of light to heavy commercial vehicles are available ranging from 4-wheeler, 6-wheeler, 10-wheeler cargo trucks, mini bus, tractor heads, as well as cement mixers.
“The Philippines is in a state of rapid development. Developing nations need a lot of transport and logistics to move its economy forward and it is here where the Dongfeng vehicles can greatly contribute to your business and the economy,” said David Coyukiat, Chairman of The Board of PAI.
Serving as the lightest commercial vehicle in Dongfeng’s lineup is the Captain E. The four-wheeler truck has a payload capacity of 2,450 kg and is powered by an Isuzu-derived 2.8-liter four-cylinder CRDi turbo-diesel. It puts out 115 PS at 3200 rpm along with 260 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm and is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It measures 4990mm long, 1900mm wide, 2295mm tall and has a 2800mm wheelbase.
Next up is the Captain N, a six-wheeler truck that is powered by a Nissan-derived 3.0-liter four-cylinder CRDi turbo-diesel. It produces 140 PS at 3600 rpm with 330 Nm of torque and is connected to a six-speed manual transmission. It has a maximum payload capacity of 3000 kg and measures 5595mm long, 2005mm wide, and 2340mm tall. Wheelbase, on the other hand, is at 3350mm.
There’s also the Captain D9 six-wheeler truck that can carry 10,000 kg worth of payload. A 4.5-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines delivers 180 PS at 2500 rpm along with 650 Nm of torque at 1200 - 1300 rpm. An eight-speed manual gearbox send power to the rear wheels. Size-wise, the Captain D9 measures 9900mm long, 2500mm wide, and 2850mm tall.
Looking for a cargo truck? Dongfeng also has the KD6Z 6-wheeler truck that can carry 12,700 kg worth of payload. A Cummins 6.7-liter six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine powers the cargo truck and it produces 270 PS at 2500 rpm along with 970 Nm of torque at 1400 rpm. An 8-speed transmission send powers to the wheels. It measures a total of 9995mm long, 2500mm wide, and 3560mm tall. A more powerful version is the K04U cargo truck which can carry 26,000 kg of payload thanks to its 8.9-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine that puts out 380 PS at 2100 rpm and 1700 Nm of torque at 1400 rpm.
Those looking to get a tractor head might be interested at the KL-TW37. It is available in either 10-wheeler or 6-wheeler guises, and both are powered by a 9.5-liter six-cylinder Cummins turbo-diesel engine. It cranks out 400 PS at 1900 rpm with 1710 Nm of torque at 1500 rpm, and is connected to a twelve-speed gearbox. It can carry a maximum payload of 50,000 kg, and has a 3300mm wheelbase that can be extended 4650mm.
Need a mixer truck for your construction needs? The K47H and its 10 cubic meter mixer drum can haul your cement needs. It has a 9.5-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine which is good for 340 PS at 1900 rpm along with 1500 Nm of torque at 1400 rpm. It measures 7920mm long, 2500mm wide, and 4230mm tall. The standard wheelbase measures 3800mm although it can be extended to 5150mm.
Serving as the biggest and most powerful truck in Dongfeng’s lineup is the 12-wheeler K37F Dump Truck. It has a 32 cubic meter dump box and comes with an 11.2-liter six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine derived from Renault. It has 420 PS at 2100 rpm and 2000 Nm of torque 1000 - 1500 rpm. There is also a slightly smaller 10-wheeler version which has a 22 cubic meter dump box.
Finally, Dongfeng also has a 33-seater mini bus in their local lineup. Called the DFA6820, the six-wheeler mini bus is powered by a 3.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that generates 150 PS and 500 Nm of torque. It measures 8250mm long, 2360mm wide, and 3170mm tall.
Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles is located at Celilu Compound, Km.17, Ortigas Avenue Extension Ave, Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Cainta, Rizal.
Pricing of Dongfeng’s trucks and commercial vehicles are as follows:
- Captain E 2.8L - Php 970,000
- Captain N 3.0L - Php 1,195,000
- Captain D9 4.5L - Php 1,880,000
- KD6Z Cargo Truck 6.7L - Php 2,300,000
- K04U Cargo Truck 8.9L - Php 3,170,000
- KL-TW37 Tractor Head 6-wheeler - Php 2,805,000
- KL-TW37 Tractor Head 10-wheeler - Php 3,130,000
- K23W Dump Truck 10-wheeler 11.2L - Php 3,660,000
- K37F Dump Truck 12-wheeler 11.2L - Php 4,270,000
- K47H Concrete Mixer 10 cubic meter 9.5L - Php 4,100,000
- DFA6820 6-wheeler Mini Bus - Php 2,800,000