Some HAFEI Car Service Manuals, Electrical Schematics PDF above the page - Brio, Lobo, Princip.
In 1994, the Chinese automobile company Hafei Motors, which is part of the Harbin Corporation, was founded.
The key factor in the opening of the new brand was the conclusion of an agreement with the South Korean concern Daewoo, which, in addition to technology, invested a substantial amount to open assembly shops of the highest class, and for the first time exclusively sent workers from Daewoo worked at the Hafei plants.
The first model was introduced in the same year and consisted of a super-compact Tico hatchback, which was assembled under license from the Korean Daewoo, which in 1996 formed the basis for the first self-developed model of Hafei Brio.
The design of the first car of the Chinese brand was dealt with by the Italian design studio PiniFarina, successfully collaborating with such giants as Ferrari and Maserati.
In 2006, the second generation of Hafei Brio saw the light, which in addition to the new design, received an improved 1.1-liter power unit with a capacity of 65 hp, becoming in 2008 the best-selling car on the automobile market in China, Vietnam and Thailand.
In 2009, a strategic cooperation contract was signed with GMC concern, which provided Hafei with the opportunity to use all the achievements of its South Korean division.
In addition, in 2010 the company became the largest manufacturer of engines in Asia, thanks to the start of the assembly of engines for the Japanese brands Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda.
In the same year, 5 new models were announced immediately, which were developed by engineers of a Chinese company using new type of equipment.