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Chinese brands MG, LDV, Haval and Great Wall post record sales
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18th Dec 2020
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Chinese brands MG, LDV, Haval and Great Wall post record sales

Australians are buying more cars made in China in 2020 than any other time in our automotive history. Official sales figures compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry (FCAI) show Chinese brands LDV, Haval, MG and Great Wall sold a record number of new vehicles up to the end of November 2020, despite a shrinking car market due primarily to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Alex Misoyannis
Chinese cars buck the sales trend, up 36 per cent
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9th Jun 2020
2 min read

Chinese cars buck the sales trend, up 36 per cent

Chinese car makers continue to defy the downward trend in Australia’s new-car market, with latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showing a 36 per cent increase in the first five months of this year versus the same period in 2019. That’s bucking the current trend where new car sales have taken a hammering thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting recession.
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Rob Margeit
Great Wall buys GM's last factory in India
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18th Jan 2020
1 min read

Great Wall buys GM's last factory in India

Great Wall Motors has confirmed it is buying Talegaon factory from General Motors, with the deal expected to complete during the second half of 2020. The Talegaon factory produces Chevrolet Beat hatches and sedans for sale in Latin America. GM's other car-making facility in India was sold to SAIC, and is currently used to produce vehicles under the MG brand.
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Derek Fung
Great Wall: High-grade ute variant to offer just 500kg payload
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18th Apr 2019
2 min read

Great Wall: High-grade ute variant to offer just 500kg payload

High-spec versions of Great Wall’s new ute will land in Australia with a payload rating almost 500kg less than the established players offer, thanks to its new five-link rear suspension. Launched in Shanghai, the new ute carries bears the hefty weight of expectation from head office. Forget about Ssangyong and LDV, the company wants it to be a “top three ute” in the global market, which would have it rubbing shoulders with the all-conquering Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux on the sales charts.
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Scott Collie
Haval preparing marketing-led makeover Down Under
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14th Apr 2019
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Haval preparing marketing-led makeover Down Under

Haval is moving away from price-led marketing, as it pushes to reposition itself in the crowded Australian market. Don't expect to see slogans like "luxury you don't have to sell the house for" going forward. Rather than parroting drive-away prices, the brand is keen to shine a light on the global engineering talent behind its products. Unfortunately, a fresh range of products to back up the revised advertising approach won't be arriving until 2021.
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Scott Collie