The quality gap between Chinese brands and international brands in China continues to narrow, with Chinese brands doing slightly better than their global rivals in three of eight quality categories surveyed, according to consulting firm J.D. Power.
J.D. Power said its Initial Quality Survey this year showed the gap between Chinese and global brands on average fell to 13 problems per 100 vehicles among surveyed customers, down from 14 last year. The number of complaints in t
It’s easy to become blase about China’s auto market, especially now that growth there has gone from white hot to merely off-white hot. Up 15 percent in 2016? Ho-hum. But just stop and marvel for a moment at the volume even a plateauing Chinese market represents — 24 million passenger vehicles last year, according to IHS Markit. Twenty-four million! With numbers like that, it ought to be China — not the U.S., Europe or Japan — that dictates the future of what we call global ve
Germans automakers - Audi, BMW, Mercedes - Porsche - continue to dominate China's 1.8 million million per annum luxury market. They take just under 80% of all premium sales. But Cadillac and Lincoln are gaining traction as fresh alternatives to the ubiquitous German marques. GM produces Cadillac XT5s, ATSs and other sedans at a new billion-dollar plant in Shanghai with its Chinese partner the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. Lincoln imports its full set of offerings
Many worldwide automobile manufacturers are branching out into the realm of electric vehicles and electric automobile technologies. Companies including Leshi, Infiniti and Tesla are all converging on the Chinese market to take advantage of the burgeoning sales that occur in the country. Domestic Chinese automobile manufacturers like Leshi are working to increase their own knowledge of electric vehicles as well as bring in experts in the field to increase the chances of succes
The domestic Chinese auto market has seen an increase in foreign investors to the extent that they now make up the majority of the Chinese auto market for the first time in a long while. While China is dominating the markets in technology and other industries their domestic auto market has not seen as big of advances as they would have hoped going up against bigger and more prepared foreign automobile manufacturers. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) doe
A specialized group of domestic Chinese auto manufacturers are seeing an increase in their ranks as the local auto markets continue to grow and change with the times. Not only is China at the forefront of research and development regarding clean energy and fuel efficient technology, but they are also becoming an increasingly large influence upon the international automobile industry as well. Many international car manufacturing companies conduct business in China; among them