China's Dongfeng Motor Corp. has showcased its new flagship sedan, the Aeolus A9, which uses a platform from joint venture partner PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.
The Aeolus A9 was developed on the platform of the Citroen C5. The vehicle shares a production line with the C5 at Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen's assembly plant in Wuhan.
It also uses a 1.8-liter turbocharged gasoline engine supplied by the Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co., a 50-50 joint venture between Dongfeng and PSA.
The Aeolus A9 is the second sedan Dongfeng has developed with PSA's technology and further consolidates the partnership between the two carmakers. Dongfeng paid 800 million euros for a 14 percent stake in the French carmaker in 2014 as part of a financial bailout.
In March last year, the state-owned automaker launched sales of the Aeolus L6 compact sedan, which was built on the platform of the Citroen C4. The sedan also is assembled by Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen.