As the Chinese auto market continues to expand, foreign automakers are tailoring their designs to Chinese tastes. At South China Morning Post, Patrick Boehler reports that frequent use of car horns in China, 40 times more...
by Melissa M. Chan | May 22, 2012
As more and more auto makers are gearing their products towards China, Nissan is also expanding their luxury car market to China, and they are aiming for 10% of the market despite being one of the late-comers into China’s auto...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 22, 2011
The average age of a Chinese Ferrari owner is 32, fifteen years younger than his American counterpart. Danwei investigated sales at the luxury car showrooms near its Beijing offices and found, among other things, that Ferrari is...
by samuel wade | Aug 4, 2011
China Daily reports that parking provision has failed to keep pace with the explosion in car ownership, driving prices for parking spaces to surreal heights: The price for a parking space has hit a record 400,000 yuan...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 20, 2009
The Shanghai Auto Show is taking on new significance this year as the Chinese car industry is providing a rare glimmer of opportunity for beleaguered American car makers. GM is planning to move factories to China, Bloomberg...
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 21, 2008
China’s domestic car industry continues to grow, mostly from demand for passenger cars. From Xinhua: China’s domestic automobile sales is expected to grow by 15 percent to hit 10 million this year, backed by strong...
by Sophia Cao | Jan 13, 2008
National Geographic Channel made a documentary about the car revolution in China. In the video introduction, it says that “Cars are racing into China supercharging its economy, and delivering dreams of a better life. But China’s cars are clogging its highways and spewing out clouds of pollution. The rest of the world better watch out, […]
by Sophia Cao | Dec 27, 2007
From Guardian Unlimited: China’s largest carmaker SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) and its smaller rival Nanjing Automobile, which owns the MG Rover brand, yesterday confirmed their long-expected merger, creating a national car group that aims to rival big multinationals. Separately, Italy’s Fiat agreed to sell its 50% stake in its loss-making passenger car venture with […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 25, 2007
From BusinessWeek: Many marketers complain that the Chinese are not brand-loyal. Consumers in China, they moan, will latch onto a new brand one day only to discard it in favor of a competitor the next. Exasperated marketers argue that confronted with such mercenary consumption patterns, they cannot understand their core markets. While there is some […]
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