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Rising Opportunities in China’s Automotive Independent Aftermarket

Introduction China’s automotive industry has entered a new phase where new car sales growth decelerates, while the car population expands and the average car age increases. This brings enormous opportunities for expansion of the independent aftermarket. In this article, we examine the complexity of China’s independent aftermarket including the distribution

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Rising Opportunities in China’s Automotive Independent Aftermarket (II)

Introduction China’s automotive industry has entered a new phase where new car sales growth decelerates, while the car population expands and the average car age increases. This brings enormous opportunities for expansion of the independent aftermarket. In this paper, we examine the complexity of China’s independent aftermarket including the distribution

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Rising Opportunities in China’s Automotive Independent Aftermarket (I)

Introduction China’s automotive industry has entered a new phase where new car sales growth decelerates, while the car population expands and the average car age increases. This brings enormous opportunities for expansion of the independent aftermarket. In this paper, we examine the complexity of China’s independent aftermarket including the distribution

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MAS@Beijing 0817 recap: Dealers should rebuild trust to survive

BEIJING – Dealers are under greater pressure in China than elsewhere in the world due to a combination of consumer behaviors and active interests from outside the industry and they must rebuild trust from consumers to survive. That was the conclusion from CBU/CAR’s Monthly Automotive Salon (MAS) held on August

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Haoche51.com’s Jayden Zhao: China’s used car market like a half-baked cake

BEIJING – China’s used car market is like a half-baked cake that requires the right oven, and its future business model will be heavy-asset based rather than light-asset based, according to Jayden Zhao, CMO of haoche51.com, an online C2C+C2B2C used car transaction platform. Zhao made the comments at CBU/CAR’s Monthly

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Interview with Lu Qun, chairman of Qiantu Motors

The following is a dialogue between Frank Zhao, dean of the Tsinghua Automotive Strategy Research Institute (TASRI) and Lu Qun, chairman of Qiantu Motor, a subsidiary of CH-Auto Technology Co., Ltd. headquartered in Beijing. The dialogue was featured on Phoenix Auto during the Beijing Auto Show in late April. Zhao

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Quick fix service chains sees higher customer loyalty than 4S dealerships

BEIJING – Quick fix service chain stores have higher customer loyalty than 4S dealerships but 4S dealerships remain relatively dominant due to brand endorsement and special repair expertise, according to a report by China Automobile Aftersales Service Customer Satisfaction (CAACS) released on August 26. The report is based on a

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The era of e-commerce, connected vehicles and green mobility

Happy New Year! With 2014 behind us, it is tough to conclude with one or two things that have shaped the industry. There have been many significant news and events over the past year. China remained as the world’s largest new vehicle market with sales topping 23 million units. There

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