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China’s motorcycle market in 2005

– by Eric Nie   Output and sales reach record highs   China produced 17,064,049 units of motorcycles in the first 11 months of 2005, up 5.57 percent from that of the same period in 2004, according to the latest statistics from the China Association of Automotive Manufacturers (CAAM). Sales were 17,000,561units, up 5.15

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Chang’an-Suzuki to launch revamped Swift

Chang’an-Suzuki plans to launch a revamped Swift (Lingyang) sedan in the second half of 2006, according to a report in Chongqing Shangbao (Chongqing Business). The new version will be priced at ¥59,800 ($7,400). Standard features include ABS, power steering, power locks and windows, according to Li Zhenqi, sales president of the

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Red Flag C601 under development

The Red Flag C601, the 3rd new Red Flag luxury model targeted at government officials and foreign guests after the HQ3 and HQE, is now under development, according to a report in Meiri Jingji Xinwen (National Business Daily). The HQ3, the mainstay of the new Red Flag series, is expected to

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China sets up its own NCAP

Tsinghua University and the China Automobile Association (CAA) jointly signed a cooperative agreement on January 12 in Beijing to establish a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) in China, according to a joint statement released by the two partners. Under the agreement, CAA, China’s first and largest automobile club, will provide

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