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March 15 Gala, Sagitar Axle Gate and industry supervisio

Automakers again highlighted this year’s 3/15 Gala, CCTV’s investigative special that airs annually on March 15 aimed at exposing alleged corporate misconducts on China’s Consumer Rights Day. The unlucky winners this year on CCTV were Dongfeng-Nissan, Shanghai-Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz, whose 4S dealerships reportedly overcharged customers. Land Rover was singled out

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Technology, products, creative sales and marketing

The following is an interview with vice president of Chang’an-Ford Sales Co. recently conducted by autoreport.cn, a Chinese language website. Before his current position, Jason Liu was vice president of Jiangling Motors Corp., Ford’s commercial vehicle investment in China, and CEO of Mazda Taiwan. The interview offers some insights on

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Executives cautious about China’s HD market

Despite a recovery of China’s heavy-duty and medium truck market in April and May, executives of China’s leading manufacturers are cautious about any major growth in the second half of the year. Sales of heavy-duty trucks in January-May were 327,601 units, up slightly from the same period of last year.

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Volkswagen to recall 384,181 vehicles in China for DSG problems

SHANGHAI – Volkswagen is recalling 384,181 cars in China, according to information from China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). The recall decision came after the German automaker was exposed in an investigation on problems with its direct shift gearbox, or DSG, which aired on March 15 as part of

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