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Zero Growth: China PV end user sales up 0.29 percent in 2017

According to data from CBU Analytics, China’s registration volume of passenger cars, MPVs and SUVs in 2017 reached 24.17 million units, up just 0.29 percent year-on-year. Passenger vehicles with engine displacement of 1.6L and below decreased to take up just about two-thirds of the total PV registration volume. The preferential

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More models mean more market share? Not so fast

According to locally-produced passenger vehicle (car, SUV and MPV) registration data from CBU Analytics, the top 10 foreign brands by passenger vehicle sales from 2013 to January-May 2017except Peugeot and Chevrolet had more than 10 models on sale. In the top 5 from 2013 to January-May 2017, Buick was the

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Chinese brands beat foreign brands in latest C-NCAP evaluatio

TIANJIN – Two Chinese brand models scored higher than several foreign brand models including BMW in the latest C-NCAP evaluation, according to results announced by China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC) on September 11. SAIC Motor’s MG GS 1.5TGI TST and Great Wall Motor’s Haval H8 2.0T scored 55.9

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Performance of Chinese brands as seen from H1 financial statements

Driven by the double-digit growth rate of 12 percent in China’s overall automobile market, the three public-listed Chinese brands, BYD, Great Wall and Geely, achieved a good sales performance in the first half of this year, according to their respective financial statements recently released (see Table 1). Table 1: Financial

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Domestic brands narrow initial quality gap with foreign brands, says J.D. Power report

SHANGHAI – Automakers in China achieved significant improvements in initial quality this year, narrowing the gap between domestic and international brands and driving the overall industry average problem rate in that market to a record low, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2012 China Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) released

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Xu Heyi: Chinese manufacturing should improve self-innovation capacity

  TIANJIN – Improving self-innovation capacity is the first step for developing China’s manufacturing sector, according to BAIC Group chairman Xu Heyi at a session on manufacturing at the 2012 Summer Davos Forum held here on September 11. “The sources for the crisis of China’s manufacturing sector are hollowing out

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China’s vehicle SSI drops to 841 points in 2012

SHANGHAI – China’s overall satisfaction with the automotive industry declined to 841 index points (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2012, a six-point decrease from 2011, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2012 China Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study released on August 13. The main reasons for the drop were

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