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Lentuo to enter EV and PEV value-added service market

BEIJING – Lentuo International Inc. (Lentuo) announced on January 28 that it has begun a strategic expansion into the electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle value-added services as an extension of its aftersales business strategy. Lentuo is in discussions with a German developer and manufacturer of automobile roof-integrated solar

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VW China’s 30 years of accomplishments: localization and self-defamatio

Although Volkswagen’s arrival in China in 1984 was a landmark event for the automobile industry, Shanghai-Volkswagen’s recent 30th anniversary celebration seemed quite low-key. Participants came from Volkswagen headquarters in Germany and were joined by top executives from SAIC and Shanghai-Volkswagen. But no government officials were present and there were only

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China’s passenger vehicle sales up 12.7 percent in April

BEIJING – China’s passenger vehicle (PV, including car, MPV, SUV and microvan) sales in April 2014 rose 12.7 percent on a yearly basis to over 1.51 million units (see Table 1), according to latest data released by China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). Table 1: Sales of PVs in Apr. 2014

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China’s locally produced SUV sales up 27.9 percent in March

BEIJING – China’s locally produced SUV sales in March 2014 increased 27.9 percent on a yearly basis to 269,958 units, according to CBU-Autostats. Combined sales of the top 10 models were 131,667 units, accounting for 48.7 percent of the total sales. In the first three months, cumulative sales of locally

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