Selling two or more generation of cars has become the ultimate trick in the Chinese car sales handbook. VW sold a few dozen different Passat’s alongside each other, and still does, Mazda has multiple 6′s and Hyundai offer up three different Elantra’s and Buick has three Excelle’s. Now Hyundai are planning to keep the first generation around a little…

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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 Guangzhou Auto Show gave us a chance to get up close with the new Santana. Volkswagen is using its tried and tested “Same sausage, different lengths” throughout its China models, from the Passat (US Passat) to the Magotan (Euro Passat) to the Sagitar (US Jetta) to the New Bora (China Bora), to the VW Lavida (China only) to the all new Jetta…

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Its been another good month for car manufacturers, as normal the usual faces are making it into the top 10 passenger cars but the addition of the latest Hyundai Elantra is an interesting one. A revised fifth generation Elantra was only just launched in China, the Lang Dong was aired at the Beijing Auto Show in April and seems to be gathering speed with…

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Chinese media reports from earlier today indicate that Shanghai-VW, the joint venture between Shanghai Auto and Volkswagen, will build a new sedan that will sit under the Passat in terms of sizing. FAW-VW will soon release the latest generation of Sagitar (Jetta in overseas markets) and it seems that Shanghai-VW require their own sub-Passat side car…

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Shanghai VW has finally released its half year sales figures which show the company sold 88,564 units in June and sold an impressive 527,000 units in the first half of the year.

Shanghai made Volkswagen models accounted for 71,066 of sales and sold 428044 over the first half of the year, an increase of 17.7% over the same period in 2010, the Passat…

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