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SUVs vs. passenger cars: from 0:1 to 1:1?

How long will the surge in SUV sales continue to last? Several senior OEM executives and industry experts offered their perspectives at a roundtable session at the 2017 International Forum (TEDA) on Chinese Automotive Industry Development (IFCAID) on September 10: Hu Yong, Assistant to President of FAW Group and President,

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GM and Ford achieve sales increase in China in June 2017

SHANGHAI – GM and Ford both achieved sales increase in China in June, setting the best ever June monthly sales records in the country, according to company news releases by the two American automakers. Sales of GM and its Chinese joint ventures in the month reached 285,191 units, up 4.3

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Auto Shanghai 2017 reveals the good and bad of Chinese heavy-duty trucks

Auto Shanghai 2017 was dominated by passenger vehicles as it usually does with many commercial vehicle manufacturers shunning the show. But I did have an opportunity on the second to last day of the show to walk Hall 3H which was dedicated to commercial vehicles and had a handful of

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Sokon subsidiary wins China’s 8th EV production license

CHONGQING – Chongqing Jinkang New Energy Vehicle Co., Ltd. (Jinkang), a subsidiary of listed Sokon Industry Group, has become the country’s 8th EV manufacturer with a production license granted by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). NDRC approved the company’s program to build 50,000 electric passenger vehicles a year

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ZX Auto releases pre-sale pricing for Terralord flagship pickup

BAODING, Hebei – Zhongxing Automobile Co., Ltd. (ZX Auto) announced on September 19 that its Terralord flagship pickup, what it claims as China’s first high-end pickup, will be priced from ¥120,000-¥170,000 ($18,462-$26,154). The model will officially hit the market in October and will be positioned at the top of the

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Diesel engine sales up 23.55 percent in July

Based on the latest data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), a total of 187,272 diesel engines were sold in July, jumping 23.55 percent from a year earlier. From January to July, diesel engine sales reached 1,607,599 units, up 1.13 percent, turning positive from the 0.82 percent drop in the January-June period.

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Commercial vehicle sales in May: slower growth for trucks, faster downfall for buses

According to the latest data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), 292,800 and 298,600 commercial vehicles are produced and sold respectively in May. Sales dropped 13.01 percent from April but were up 1.40 percent from May 2015. The top 10 selling commercial vehicle manufacturers, in order of sales,

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