According to Chinese media reports both Foton and Great Wall Motors are planning to enter the Indian market in the near future. Foton has reportedly acquired a patch of land on which to develop a production facility for commercial vehicles due to the large demand for efficient CV’s in the Indian market.

Great Wall Motors are also reportedly planning…

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The BYD Su Rui Sedan seems to be BYD’s game changing vehicle, the Su Rui was unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April this year and launched shortly afterwards with pricing starting at 80,000RMB and topping out at around 120,000RMB. The Su Rui has now become known as the BYD G5 for overseas markets and will soon be exported out of China. In the meantime,…

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The BYD Qin Hybrid is an entirely new hybrid from the makers of the original BYD F3 DM, the Qin was aired in concept form at the Beijing Auto Show in April where it was well received by media and consumers, however the real focus of that auto show was on the Su Rui sedan, the donor vehicle for the Qin’s electric hybrid engine. The F3DM was criticized…

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So long time China Car Times reader and comment box user, Gerald, sent me a message over Weibo on Saturday evening asking what car you would buy if you had a hypothetical 1 million RMB lying around doing nothing. Gerald pointed out that the 1 million RMB (circa 160,000USD) was to be used only for the car purchases and any running costs or maintenance…

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Ford has had its second record month according to figures released by Ford Shanghai. The Ford Focus range continues to be the driving force behind the companies new found sales record of 60,518 vehicles, up 48% in year on year comparisons, increasing sales by 14% this year.

Together with our partners, we are delighted the Ford Focus has been the…

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The Chinese market has some howler brand names, we can point at Roewe, Besturn, Venucia, Ciimo, Everus and now we can welcome CINTURX to the party.

Ford and Mazda produce a wide range of vehicles with Chang’an, but with increased attention on the Chinese market by both companies has lead to greater technology cooperation between the three way tie…

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Two generations of Ford Focus’ are on the market today in China, the newer Focus is aimed at those that want the latest toys and design, the older one has been named the Classic Focus and is aimed at those that want solid reliability for a model that’s been on the market for the past 5 years or so.

The Classic came with a 4speed autobox or a 5 speed…

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The Ford Focus is already a hot product for the Chinese market, but perhaps the forth coming ST model will be just as hot. The ST won’t be made in China according to media reports circulating earlier today, but the model will be imported into China. Of course the media haven’t yet revealed where the country of origin will be, the Focus is currently…

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The new generation of Ford Focus is taking the claim for boosting Ford’s China sales by 24% in April 2012. Ford has striven to introduce and widen its product range for the Chinese market over the past 6 months, the move is likely to pay dividends as sales are likely to continue to increase this year.

Sales of the new Focus reached 9,400 units in…

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Ford’s flagship hot hatch seems to be China bound at long last. Hot hatches have been very much in vogue over the past 2 years with the arrival of the Golf GTI and Skoda Octavia VRS (shortened to RS for China, seems V isn’t an easy letter to pronounce in the middle kingdom). Focus S’s have been in China for a long time, but without the meat the car…

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Ford China have been drip feeding China’s automotive consumers news of the new Focus for several months now, the car is no longer a secret since it launched in the US and EU markets quite a while ago leaving China to be one of the last market to receive the updated model.

Chang’an Ford have chosen the relative warmth of Haikou City, Hainan Island,…

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Ford are very conservative with regards to the Chinese car market, their expansion in the world’s biggest auto market has been at a snails pace when compared to their expansion of new technologies and designs in mature markets such as North America or Europe. Whilst European nations already have had their third generation of Focus since early 2011,…

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When it comes to automotive platforms in the Chinese market, Chinese manufacturers seem to run with the ‘waste not, want not’ mantra, this old school train of thought has lead to such legacy models as the Mk2 VW Jetta and the Santana and pretty much every Passat since then to remain in production whilst newer models are introduced alongside. Ford is…

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China Association of Automobile Manufacturers announced the automobile output and sales figures for July on August 10th. China’s auto output and sales in July hit 1,306,100 units and 1,275,300 units respectively, down 6.96% and 11.19% from a month earlier, up 1.26% and 2.18% from a year earlier. The auto output and sales in Jan-July…

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The Ford Focus has become the yard stick for middle class life in China, and as a result it has become one of the best selling cars in the Chinese market with monthly sales often breaking the 10,000 units barrier on a regular basis. The next generation of Focus has already hit the markets in Western Europe and America, but China seems to be one of the…

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GM have successfully launched their latest brand and first model in Chengdu. The Baojun brand and the first 630 sedan had its first airing at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year, yesterday the 630 officially launched in Chengdu. The Baojun brand was created via a three way tie up between Shanghai Auto Industry Corp (SAIC), Wuling mini vans, and…

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For Ford, the Focus is quite simply its bread and butter car and without it Ford would be in a much dire a situation in the Chinese market. The Focus sells in excess of 10,000 units per month on a regular basis and has become the go to car for any budding middle class Chinese consumer that wants a new car at around the 100,000rmb area. The next generation…

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The Hover H6 is the first new Hover from Great Wall that is not based around a facelift of the original Hover H3, the H6 is going to be a city-fied car that has a greater focus on its handling rather than its offroad ability when it finally makes it to the roads. Chinese consumers got their first look at the H6 when it was launched at the Shanghai Auto…

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Brilliance took a time out in 2010 and 2011 to focus on new core technologies and developing a new range of vehicles that should considerably boost their sales over the next few months. The short term focus for Brilliance will be bringing the 530 sedan and their new small SUV to the market, the 530 is of course set to hit the market at the end of August.

The…

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