Toyota have a rough time in China, they maybe the world’s biggest car marker but in the Chinese market they are lagging behind, way behind in fact. Not only are Toyota’s sales relatively low compared to their biggest rivals, it seems that their entire range is available at their local rivals dealerships, take the humble Aygo for example, PSA used it…

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The Chinese market is a strange place for Peugeot, they roll the old with the new and hope it works – see the odd Pug 207 at the bottom of the ladder that’s rocking a 208 face but is actually a 207, then there’s the saloon version, and on top of that there is the Peugeot 408 which is just a stretched 307 and now there is there 508. Confused? You should…

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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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China’s auto market slowed down considerably in the first half of 2011 and grew only 3.35% from a year earlier in the first half of this year due to several unfavorable factors such as the expiration of government stimulus policies, Beijing’s license plate lottery policy, and continuous fuel price rises. Many domestic Chinese brands even…

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What do you do when you want to sell more cars in China? You raise the suspension slightly and add layers of black plastic to the outside to give it that crossover feel – except instead of marketing it as a mini SUV, you sell it as a sports model. Confused? Well that’s just how auto makers roll in China. The 307 is about to get the crossover treatment…

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