May 13, 2014 by Bertel Schmitt
Japanese-branded cars led the market a few years ago. First they were dethroned by the Germans, then they went into a dangerous spiral as collateral damage from the island troubles. Last year, the Nipponese slowly clawed back their sales. After keeping a low profile for a while, Japanese automakers announced aggressive plans to retake lost market share. Today, Nissan’s head of its operations in China, President of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. Jun Seki came to Yokohama to explain his plans to the Japanese media and CarNewsChina.com.
July 6, 2012 by W.E. Ning
Volkswagen’s premium carmaker Audi said it sold 20.4 percent more cars in China in June than a year ago. That rate of growth represents a slowdown from the 44.2 percent rise seen in May, however.
For the first six months of 2012, Audi sold 193,871 cars in China, a rise of 37.8 percent. Audi said that made it the most popular premium brand in China, and added it wished to continue to grow at double-digit rate in 2012. Via: Reuters.
September 6, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The previous generation Toyota Prius was made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. Sales however were very slow so Toyota decided not to make the new Prius in China. The Japanese however, have changed their mind.