The domestic automaker Dongfeng has started exporting its independently developed Fengshen S30 model, marking a milestone in its overseas expansion strategy.
The first batch of 4,000 S30s for export were built at the Dongfeng's factory in Wuhan, Hubei province.
The shipment destined for Venezuela is the largest in the company's history. But it is not the first time the Dongfeng Fengshen has ventured overseas.
In 2010, a fleet of its cars began a promotional journey - a drive to "conquer five continents" starting from Shanghai. Overcoming extreme conditions along the way, they passed through 134 cities in 21 countries to complete a 51,000 km journey.