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China factor in Paris

No Chinese automaker exhibited at this year’s Paris Motor Show (in fact none had ever done so at the biennial show). But many of the concepts and new models that made their global debuts at the show, which had a heavy European flavor and was home court advantage for the

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Lu Yi appointed new president of Dongfeng-Infiniti

BEIJING – Lu Yi, former executive vice president of Jaguar Land Rover China, was appointed president of Dongfeng-Infiniti Motor Co., Ltd. and Infiniti China on April 8 effective immediately, according to a corporate announcement. Lu replaces Gaby Luise-Wuest, who served as president of Dongfeng-Infiniti in an interim capacity for about

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China’s luxury vehicle sales in 2015

Audi Even with a 1.4 percent decline, Audi still managed to take home the luxury vehicle sales crown of 2015, delivering 570,889 vehicles. Two main factors contributed to Audi’s negative growth: First, the anti-corruption campaign and more stringent regulations on government vehicle purchase drove Audi out of government vehicle fleets.

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Pateo has lofty goals for smart car business

Freeman Shen took over as Pateo’s CEO in January. Since then, he has been focused on building up a globally competitive team for the company. Pateo chairman Ken Ying has decided on a new direction for Pateo’s future: smart cars. According to Ying’s plans, they will have a whole new

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Hurun: China’s luxury car owners average at 33.5 years

According to a recent report by the Hurun Research Institute, 76 percent of China’s luxury car owners in China were male, with an average age of 33.5 years. The report, Luxury Car Brands in China White Paper 2014, was based on a survey of 800 luxury car owners in 10

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Study: Mercedes-Benz owners in China are wealthiest

Mercedes-Benz owners in China are probably successful and wealthy entrepreneurs while those who drive a Cadillac are likely white-collar workers, according to a brand study recently released. Those were among the attributes associated with owners of eight major luxury car brands in China, according to

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