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China 1996: VW Santana 2000 up to #2 in soft market

The VW Santana 2000 is cannibalising Santana sales. The Chinese new vehicle market continues to slow down its growth in 1996 to just +5.4% year-on-year at 1,326,831 sales. The Top 5 most popular brands all outpace the market. Volkswagen (+26%) tightens its grip on the charts, leaving FAW Tianjin (+16.1%)…

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China 1995: Growth slows down to +7.3%

The VW Santana 2000 has landed in China. 1,258,702 new vehicles found a buyer in China in 1995, a shy 7.3% year-on-year improvement. The Chinese market is showing signs of slowing down after gaining just 11% in 1994 vs. 44.3% in 1993. In any case, Volkswagen (+46.2%) widens the gap…

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China 1994: FAW Tianjin teases Volkswagen for #1 brand

FAW Tianjin ends the year just 7,300 sales below Volkswagen. The Chinese new vehicle market slows down its growth in 1994 at "just" +11% year-on-year to 1,173,151 sales. Volkswagen (+9.3%) is slower and is now threatened by FAW Tianjin (+69.7%) only 7,300 units below. Yuejin (+80.8%) is up seven spots…

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