China October 2010: VW Lavida #1

VW Lavida The Chinese market grows by 25% in October, and 35% year-to-date: the 10 months 2010 figure (14.67 million) is already well superior to the full year 2009 number (13.64 million)! The models ranking is very volatile and the VW Lavida, built exclusively for China on a Golf IV…

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China September 2010

Buick Excelle True to its new status as the biggest car market in the world, China features 32 models above 10,000 sales this month, vs. 23 in the USA. Leading the pack is the Buick Excelle, confirming General Motors' excellent shape in this part of the world. The hatchback version,…

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China 1996-2001: VW Jetta challenges Santana domination

1991 Shanghai VW Jetta surrounded by two 1998 Shanghai VW Jettas The Santana, produced by joint-venture Shanghai VW, set up the ground work for Chinese motorisation up to the mid-nineties. The Jetta, the first model produced by VW's second joint venture partner FAW-Volkswagen, challenged this domination towards the mid-nineties. Complete knock down…

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