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  Mercedes narrows luxury sales gap with BMW, Audi
Automotive News China | 2017/1/17

Mercedes-Benz sales in China jumped nearly 27 percent year on year to 472,844 vehicles in 2016 as the German automaker enjoyed strong demand for the redesigned E-class and the flagship S-class sedans.  Mercedes also narrowed its sales gap with rival BMW AG, whose deliveries rose 11 percent to 516,355 vehicles.  Audi AG managed to retain bragging rights as China's top-selling luxury brand, with annual deliveries rising 3.6 percent to 591,554.
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  Light-vehicle sales projected to rise 5% in 2017
Automotive News China | 2017/1/17

Light-vehicle sales in China will increase about 5 percent year on year to 25.7 million vehicles in 2017 on demand for crossovers, SUVs and multipurpose vehicles, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers projects.  Sales of crossovers, SUVs and MPVs will achieve double-digit growth this year, Xu Haidong, assistant secretary general of the association, said during a press briefing last week in Beijing.
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  Honda outperforms Toyota, Nissan in 2016
Automotive News China | 2017/1/17

Honda Motor Co.'s China sales jumped 24 percent year on year in 2016 to 1.25 million vehicles, helped by strong demand for compact crossovers.  Honda overtook rival Toyota Motor Corp., which reported an 8.2 percent increase in deliveries to 1.2 million vehicles.  But Nissan Motor Co. managed to retain its status as the top-selling Japanese automaker in China. Last year, Nissan's China sales rose 8.4 percent to 1.35 million vehicles.
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  Volvo China deliveries rise 11% last year
Automotive News China | 2017/1/17

Volvo Car Corp.'s China sales increased 11 percent year on year to 90,930 vehicles in 2016 as the company enjoyed strong demand for the locally-produced Volvo XC60 crossover and the S60L sedan.  But  Volvo failed to keep pace with overall industry sales, which rose 15 percent last year.
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  Despite fraud probes, EV deliveries jump 53% to 500,000 in 2016
Automotive News China | 2017/1/17

Spurred by government subsidies, sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in China last year surged 53 percent to nearly 507,000 vehicles, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.  In 2016, sales of battery-electric vehicles soared 65 percent to 409,000 vehicles, while deliveries of plug-in hybrids rose 17 percent to 98,000.
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  Renault, with launch of China output, sees sales surge 82%
Automotive News China | 2017/1/17

Dongfeng Renault Automobile Co., which began China production in early 2016, sold 36,525 vehicles last year, a jump of 82 percent from a year earlier.  Renault SA's joint venture received a boost from local output, which allowed it to avoid a 25 percent tariff on vehicle imports.
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  VW Group deliveries rise 12% to 3.98 million vehicles in 2016
Automotive News China | 2017/1/13

The Volkswagen Group outsold General Motors to become China's largest carmaker last year, with deliveries advancing 12 percent year on year to 3.98 million vehicles.  The German auto giant's sales growth was led by the Volkswagen brand.  
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  Great Wall becomes 2nd Chinese carmaker to top sales of 1 million vehicles a year
Automotive News China | 2017/1/13

Great Wall Motor Co., China's largest manufacturer of crossovers and SUVs, has become the second domestic Chinese carmaker to sell more than 1 million vehicles a year, following Chongqing Changan Automobile Co.  Great Wall delivered 1.074 million vehicles last year, an increase of 26 percent from a year earlier.  
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  Ford bets on Mustang to power up China profits
Reuters | 2017/1/13

Ford Motor Co. is betting on one of its most distinctively American models, the Mustang muscle car, to boost the company's sales and profits in China.  Ford began selling the Mustang in China in early 2015, and it is a niche vehicle, selling at a rate of about 3,000 cars a year.  Still, that makes the Mustang, which starts at 399,800 yuan ($57,670) the top-seller in a sporty car segment against more expensive vehicles such as the Audi TT and the Nissan Skyline GT-R.
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  Guangzhou still plotting U.S. entry
David Sedgwick | 2017/1/13

DETROIT -- Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., the Chinese automaker that exports vehicles to 14 countries, wants to enter the U.S. "in the near future" -- but not just yet.  The state-owned company unveiled a five-seat crossover concept, dubbed the GS7, Monday at the Detroit auto show -- its third appearance at the Detroit show and its first time on the main floor. 
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TOP 10 HEADLINES
OF THE LAST WEEK
For luxury brands, 2017 will be another good year after fabulous 2016

China light-vehicle sales jump 15% in 2016 behind tax cuts on small vehicles

VW Group deliveries rise 12% to 3.98 million vehicles in 2016

Great Wall becomes 2nd Chinese carmaker to top sales of 1 million vehicles a year

Ford bets on Mustang to power up China profits

Guangzhou still plotting U.S. entry

Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific

Yanfeng reimagines the interior for autonomous driving

Global automakers' 2016 China sales vroom; dull 2017 looms

GM sales rise 7.1% in 2016 behind Cadillac, Buick and Baojun gains

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