Remember GoNow? The Zhejiang based car maker was a plucky upstart in the early 2000′s with its export orientated methodology, but as other Chinese automakers saw opportunities overseas GoNow slipped from the limelight, then it was merged into the larger Guangzhou Automobile. News on GoNow has been slim on the ground in the past few years, under Guangzhou…

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BYD appear to be making a slow but steady comeback and have positioned themselves as the best selling Chinese brand in December. BYD have been through a ‘slow’ period where everything that could go wrong essentially did, they became the golden brand in 2008 with the amazingly well selling BYD F3 which was ‘based’ off the Toyota Corolla but sold for…

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Volkswagen are still on a strong roll in the Chinese market with no less than four top selling models in the Chinese market. The Passat is an extremely well selling vehicle, previously it was unknown for larger vehicles to enter the top 10 ten sales models amongst popular demand for small compact vehicles.

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The VW Golf has been a major hit in the Chinese market, VW followed it up with the introduction of the GTI as a locally made model and also imported the wagon, crossover and R Series models to satisfy Chinese appetite for the hatchback model. The 7th generation Golf has been a headline inducing topic for the past few months, questions about when it…

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China loves the Santana. The car was first introduced in 1984 and claims the title as the first passenger car made in China, of course the Jeep Cherokee made it a few months earlier but claimed the crown as the first foreign vehicle made in China. The partnership between Shanghai Auto and Volkswagen bloomed from a tiny few hundred units per year into…

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Chinese automaker BYD has introduced a ground-breaking 4-year/100,000 km warranty on all of its models. BYD has abandoned the tradition of 2-year/60,000 km warrantys as a means of boosting sales and improving the company’s reputation as a quality manufacturer. Chinese auto makers are struggling in the face of an anemic Chinese auto market coupled…

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Zhengzhou Nissan’s current model line up consists of several of Nissan’s older commercial vehicle products such as the first generation X-Terra (sold under the Paladin name), pick up trucks and of course the relatively new Nissan NV200 mini van. Zhengzhou Nissan’s sales have thus been limited by the models it sells, in 2012 it seems that Nissan will…

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