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Market thrives for trucks with “golden displacement”

Heavy-duty trucks with 11-liter diesel engines (ranging from 10.5 to 12 liters are regarded as "golden displacement") have beckoned a significant rise on market demand since last October, according to a market insider. Previously, sales of those models were constrained by factors including vehicle price, transport distance in the domestic

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High-end heavy-duty trucks in growing demand

According to CBU-Autostats, in the first five months of 2010, China sold 490,323 heavy-duty trucks (including finished vehicles, semi-tractor trailers, and chassis), up 121.40 percent over the same period in 2009, when 221,466 units were sold. Truck manufacturers not only experienced double-digit or triple-digit sales booms in early 2010, but

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Tractors lead the heavy-duty truck market in the first half of 2010

Tractors have surpassed dumping trucks to become the most-sold type of heavy-duty trucks in the first half of 2010. According to China National Heavy-Duty Truck Group Corp. (Sinotruk), tractors accounted for 40 percent of the company's sales in Tianjin in the first six months of 2010, reflecting a nationwide phenomenon. Demand drivers

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Shaanxi Heavy-Duty Automobile optimistic regarding natural gas trucks

Confident in the advantages of alternative energy trucks, Shaanxi Heavy-Duty Automobile (Shaanxi Heavy-Duty) recently launched its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) product lines onto the domestic market, and aims to push annual sales of natural gas trucks to 50,000 within the next three years. Shaanxi Heavy-Duty

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Weichai Power’s uphill battle in controlling Shaanxi Heavy-Duty Automobile

On May 10, 2010, China Business reported that the provincial government of Shaanxi unofficially approved for engine manufacturer Weichai Power Group (Weichai) to acquire 100 percent of Shaanxi Heavy-Duty Automobile (Shaanxi Heavy- Duty). According to the report, which was based on an anonymous source from the State-owned Assets Supervision and

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