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DFCV confirmed as Platinum Dinner Sponsor of CBU’s 2011 Heavy-Duty Seminar

BEIJING – Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co. (DFCV), China’s leading medium and heavy-duty truckmaker, has today confirmed its Platinum Dinner Sponsorship of CBU/CAR’s 2011 Heavy-Duty Seminar – Affordability, Efficiency, Technology and Branding -- Confronting a Slowed Heavy-Duty Market in China, to be held on October 17-18, 2011 at the Yuyang Hotel

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CNHTC to export 1,500 heavy-duty trucks to Nigeria

JINAN, Shandong – China National Heavy-Duty Truck Group Corp. (CNHTC or Sinotruk) recently signed an export contract with a Nigerian customer to export 1,500 heavy-duty trucks to the African country, according to a CNHTC news release. This is the biggest heavy-duty truck export order China has received and helps boost

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Truck specialization to reach 70 percent by 2015

BEIJING – China’s truck specialization, or special-purpose vehicles as a proportion of total trucks (including chassis) produced, is expected to reach 70 percent by 2015, according to the 12th Five-Year Development Plan for the Special-Purpose Vehicle Industry recently drafted by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers Special-Purpose Vehicle Branch (CAAM-SPV). According

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Summit: Wuhan to expand CV capacity to 80,000 units by 2015

WUHAN, Hubei –The city of Wuhan plans to expand annual output of commercial vehicles, including special-purpose vehicles and buses, to 80,000 units by 2015, according to information revealed at the China Commercial Vehicle Summit held here on January 20-21. That would help the city’s total annual output capacity of automobiles

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Yutong unveils China’s lightest public transport bus

ZHENGZHOU, Henan – Yutong Group Corp., China’s largest bus and coach maker, recently unveiled what it claims as China’s lightest public transport bus. The 11.56-meter long ZK6120HNG model, the latest offering from Yutong, has a curb weight of 10.38 tons, the lightest among similarly equipped bus models of the same

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China’s new heavy-duty truck players: an overview

China’s heavy-duty truck (including whole vehicle, chassis and semi-tractor trailer) market had an unprecedented year in 2010 as sales broke through the 1million-unit annual sales mark for the first time ever. No other country has even come close to selling a million heavy-duty trucks in a single year, let alone

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SAIC seeks new direction for CV business

SAIC Motor Corp. announced on January 12 to divide its commercial vehicle arm – Shanghai Huizhong Automotive Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Huizhong) into a separate operation and set up a new commercial vehicle company temporarily named Shanghai SAIC Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. The separation of Huizhong is believed to be a

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