July 6, 2016 by Joey Wang
While on the way to other places I jumped into a Zotye dealer in China to find information about the Zotye SR8 Porsche Macan clone. They said that production hasn’t started yet but they also said they would get it this year. It actually seems mass production has started already as the SR8 looked pretty much finished on the last photos we saw.
While I was there anyway I decided to have a look at their other cars, of which they really had only one: the T600 and the new T600 Sport. No other Zotyes in town! I asked where all the other cars were, and they didn’t know. They did however have all the brochures.
January 6, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
And that good day I went for a visit to a BAW shop near my home. They sell the BAW BJ212 and the Zhanqi series of 4×4 vehicles. The shop is located in the Dongba area, just outside the east section of the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing. When I was there they had about fifteen vehicles around. On the first photo two brand new BJ212’s ready for delivery.
August 29, 2012 by Joey Wang
China’s automakers have seen high automobile inventories over the past six months, prompting many to worry whether the country’s car industry is facing a crisis.
According to information published online earlier this month by the China Automobile Dealers Association, the comprehensive inventory index of automobile dealers reached 1.98 in June, up from 1.88 in May.
July 1, 2012 by Joey Wang
Going local to the great city of Xi’an in Shaanxi Province where the new Geely GLEagle GC7 was launched at a dealer, and when you can have a party, you should have a party! To celebrate such and such the dealer had one GC7 sexed up with black and orange wrap. We dig, loox really hip. Now, another look at how things go in the provinces:
March 8, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
China became Ferrari’s second-largest market worldwide in 2010 and the Italians want more. Ferrari is therefore expanding its Chinese dealer network. Traditionally the big money was on the east coast but nowadays there are also many potential Ferrari buyers in the rich cities of the west and southwest.
February 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
How things can go wrong in the countryside. Here we have a fine story from ChinaDaily about a village nearby the great city of Xi’an that rents out a school building to an auto dealer. The building was donated by a wealthy Hong Kong philanthropist who is not happy. Children ain’t happy either. Messy local politics in China! Read on:
XI’AN – A village’s primary school built with donated funds has been turned into an auto dealership, and villagers say the local government in Weinan, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, must intervene.
August 4, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
A man surnamed Wang shows the 60,000 yuan ($9,132) of coins he used to buy a Chery car at a car dealership in Xianyang city, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, August 1, 2011. Wang, who is a flour wholesaler, used a van to transport the seven sacks of coins, which he had amassed through flour sales to business clients including steamed bread shops and noodle manufacturers.
July 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Fiat Group Automobiles, a unit of Fiat Spa , plans to expand its dealership network in China to around 100 dealers from 40 by September 2012, a company executive said on Tuesday.
Fiat Group Automobiles will also launch in China a medium sedan, known as the C-medium, specially designed for the Chinese market in September next year, said Lorenzo Sistino at a press conference in Shanghai to launch the company’s Fiat 500.
May 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Porsche plans to triple its dealer network in China to about 100 from 33 by 2018 at the latest. The carmaker will inaugurate 10 dealerships a year, with openings in smaller cities such as Ordos in the northern Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, and Haikou on Hainan Island in 2011.
Luxury-car sales in China will rise 20 percent this year after surging 48 percent to 459,000 vehicles last year, according to industry researcher JD Power & Associates. Total deliveries in 2010 grew 32 percent to 18.1 million vehicles, surpassing the U.S. for a second year.
May 18, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Via Reuters. Mazda Motor Corp will expand its dealership network in China by 20 percent this year to take advantage of a growing auto market and lay the groundwork for the planned release of the Mazda3 sedan there in the October-December quarter, the Nikkei business daily said.