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Shanghai-VW rolls off new Polo

Shanghai-Volkswagen recently rolled off a new generation of the Polo, according to a company news release. The model comes in hatchback and notchback variants as before, but the company has named the hatchback "Jinqing" (Passion) and the notchback "Jinqu" (Forging Ahead). The new names are adopted to differentiate marketing positions and

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Hydrogen station in Shanghai to go into service

Shanghai's first hydrogen station is expected to go into service at the end of this year, according to a report on chinabuses.com.The station, which costs over ¥10 million ($1.25 million), can fill up a maximum of three public buses and 20 cars per day when it goes into service."It will

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Will the F3 be a cash machine for BYD?

BYD is pinning high hopes on the F3 sedan launched earlier this year to demonstrate that China’s largest mobile phone battery manufacturer has also a viable automobile business.   "We’re switching the focus of our attention onto auto manufacturing, but that does not mean we will drop our IT business,” Xia

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Great Wall goes to Paris and Russia

BAODING – CBU/CAR has learned from Great Wall Automobile that it will exhibit at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September.   The Baoding, Hebei-based SUV and pickup producer is expected to be the first Chinese automaker to exhibit at the biannual motor show in the French capital.   In a separate

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Record auto sales in first quarter

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales rose 36.85 percent to 1.7332 million units in the first three months of 2006, an all-time record for a single quarter, according to the latest statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).   Sales in March alone totaled 721,500 units, also a record for sales

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