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China’s premium car market in 2017: Sales top 2.57 million units, some dealers earn more than £¤100 million

Who was the winner? It depends In December 2017, 12 premium car brands sold 247,375 vehicles in China, up 23.4 percent year-on-year and 4 percent more than the previous month. Total sales for 2017 were 2,574,689 units, up 18.4 percent. In 2018, the premium car market is expected to continue

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Rising Opportunities in China’s Automotive Independent Aftermarket

Introduction China’s automotive industry has entered a new phase where new car sales growth decelerates, while the car population expands and the average car age increases. This brings enormous opportunities for expansion of the independent aftermarket. In this article, we examine the complexity of China’s independent aftermarket including the distribution

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Rising Opportunities in China’s Automotive Independent Aftermarket (II)

Introduction China’s automotive industry has entered a new phase where new car sales growth decelerates, while the car population expands and the average car age increases. This brings enormous opportunities for expansion of the independent aftermarket. In this paper, we examine the complexity of China’s independent aftermarket including the distribution

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Rising Opportunities in China’s Automotive Independent Aftermarket (I)

Introduction China’s automotive industry has entered a new phase where new car sales growth decelerates, while the car population expands and the average car age increases. This brings enormous opportunities for expansion of the independent aftermarket. In this paper, we examine the complexity of China’s independent aftermarket including the distribution

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NEV policy change to shake up industry value chai

According to recent data released by China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), new energy passenger vehicle sales in January reported an 87 percent month-on-month and 61 percent year-on-year decline. The market sold only 5,423 new energy PVs. Of the total 35 models available on the market, 15 models including the Emgrand

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How Lincoln got its way in China with the Lincoln Way (II)

China has turned into a second large pillar of revenue and profit for Ford Motor Co. There were a couple of encouraging trends in Ford’s China sales performance in 2016. First, sales of its SUVs – EcoSport, Kuga, Everest, and Explorer – continued to be strong. A second bright spot

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How Lincoln got its way in China with the Lincoln Way

China has turned into a second large pillar of revenue and profit for Ford Motor Co. There were a couple of encouraging trends in Ford’s China sales performance in 2016. First, sales of its SUVs – EcoSport, Kuga, Everest, and Explorer – continued to be strong. A second bright spot

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Head of Qoros says brand to stand on its own – but will it all arrive in time? (III)

It was a shining moment for Qoros Automotive when the Qoros 3 made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 before officially hitting the Chinese market later that year. But that aura has not translated to sales. Despite selling 14,000 vehicles in 2015 that represented a 170

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J.D. Power: customer loyalty intention for dealership service weakening despite stable costs

SHANGHAI – Customer loyalty intentions for dealership service are weakening despite stable costs, according to the J.D. Power 2016 China Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM released on July 28. The study measures satisfaction among vehicle owners who have owned their vehicle between 12 and 36 months and who have visited

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