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China’s auto industry faces challenges from India

- by George Gao According to the latest research by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, the annual sales of cars priced below 10,000 euros will reach 18 million units by 2012, at least four million units more than the current figure.  Low-priced cars have become a new favorite in emerging markets. Western auto making

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Ford opens 200th dealership in China

CHONGQING – Chang'an Ford Sales Company, Ford Motor Company's joint venture in China, announced on May 20 the opening of its 200th full-service dealership in Chongqing, completing a sales and service network that now covers the whole country, according to a company press release. "We're continuing with the rapid expansion of

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Honda to double capacity at Dongfeng-Honda

TOKYO – Honda said recently that it is seeking government approval to double its production capacity at Dongfeng-Honda, a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corp., to 240,000 vehicles a year, according to a Reuters report.  That would bring Honda’s total capacity in China to 650,000 units a year, which includes

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Competition upgraded in the hatchback market

This is a brief study of the Chinese hatchback market conducted by Beijing-Polk-CATARC in April 2008 – Editor. Passenger vehicle (including Van) registrations reached 428,659 units in February 2008, a year-on-year growth of 4.7 percent. The registration volume showed a significant decrease compared to January because of the seven-day Chinese Spring Festival.

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