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Chinese SUV brands be aware: foreign brands lurking

China’s auto sales rose 9.75 percent year-on-year in May to 2.09 million units, pushing January-May sales to almost 10.76 million units, rising nearly 7 percent, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on June 13. Passenger vehicle sales, SUVs in particular, and a rebound in commercial

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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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PV export volume of Chinese automakers up 10.8 percent through May

BEIJING— Chinese independent automakers exported a total of 196,500 passenger vehicles (including microvans) in the first five months of this year, up 10.8 percent year-on-year, which accounting for around 80 percent of the total PV export volume, according to Gasgoo.com. The combined export volume of the top 10 independent automakers

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China’s gasoline vehicle sales increase 12.32 percent in May

BEIJING— China’s gasoline-powered vehicle sales in May increased by 12.32 percent on a yearly basis to 1,407,477 units, according to CBU-Autostats. Gasoline passenger vehicle sales reached 1,332,096 units, up 12.31 and gasoline light commercial vehicles 154,173 units, up 12.31 percent. Sales of gasoline heavy-duty commercial vehicles dropped 26.6 percent to

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Sales of diesel-powered vehicles up 6.35 percent in May

BEIJING— China’s diesel-powered vehicle sales in May rose 6.35 percent on a yearly basis to 207,174 units, according to CBU-Autostats. Sales of diesel-powered passenger vehicles were 5,001 units, down 34.27 percent. Diesel-powered light and heavy-duty commercial vehicle sales reached 154,173 and 48,000 units with a respective growth of 6.77 and

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China’s motor vehicle export volume down 10.57 percent in May

BEIJING— Export volume of China’s motor vehicles in May dropped 10.57 percent on a yearly basis to 131,310 units, according to CBU-Autostats. Passenger vehicle export volume in the month reached 93,678 units, down 10.05 percent and commercial vehicles 37,632 units, down 11.82 percent. Passenger car segment met the most serious

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