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CHINA
Back on heat – can it last? 
Vintage 2013 Chinese car sales year ends with a bang
Published: Thu,  30 Jan 2014 19:02:13 GMT
 

Hong Kong  China red taxi 2013

For yet another year, China’s car market grew far faster than expected. Paced by yet another year of stratospheric growth from SUV-Crossovers and a markedly faster than average expansion from VW’s Lavida dominated Lower-Medium segment, helped catapult last year’s total passenger car market in China to a bumper 15.9 million units, 2.4 million more than were sold only the year before

Contrary to consensus expectations of single digit growth in 2013, since the beginning of last year’s
second half canter turned to gallop, with third and fourth quarter sales outstripping earlier expectations
by a long stretch.

14.8m
Last year’s sales of locally-made passenger cars in China


A bumper turnout, and excluding commercial vehicles and built-up imports, last year’s passenger car sales in China soared 18.7 per cent to 14.8 million units...more


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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

CHINA new CAR sales:

by manufacturer and marque
DECEMBER 2013 v DECEMBER 2012
FULL YEAR 2013 v FULL YEAR 2012

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