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Time for SAIC to improve it's range of vehicle. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-6-12 13:22:18 |Display all floors
SAIC probably sell around 2.0 milion or more automobile a year!

It's time to upgrade with advantage of China's lower cost to produce the entire range of vehicles in a step by step manner taking advantage of China's national market volume and scale.

Either using VW, Rover or other brand platforms that SAIC has purchased
and introduce new models to give China a competitive boost. The company should concentrate on the COMPACT, MID SIZE, LARGE, LUXURY sedans.  The crude oil prices indicates a price point of at least US$10,000 to US$20,000 as the basic model for entry into automobile market. The Amerikan Regime has made cars which are well built, with lots of accessories, performance improvement as barrier to entry for smaller car manufacturing nations!

DONG FENG with it's more than adequate SCALE, 2.5 million vehicles should upgrade their range of platforms. The company should introduce planned obsolescence kongfu so that it can completely update the landscape in China and increase the engineering & designing jobs in Sichuan, China!

These two companies have reached the SCALE to have independent brand names!

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Post time 2009-6-15 15:21:40 |Display all floors

Wow! Just saw the new range of Alado Chery new car in Malaya!

Rather a better approach than in the past, when the brought in OVERPRICED mini car, the QQ.
and some rather poorly made mid size vehicles.

Now it's the Chery Eastar, a 2.4cc (Mitshubishi engine), and the Chery Tinggo, a 1.6cc.
Engineering seems to be weak in some areas but it comes with a great price (even with the taxes)

Rmb150,000 for the Chery Eastar (a Honda Stream lookalike), and Rmb120,000 for the Chery Tinggo ( a Toyota/Honda CRV lookalike)

Nice cars at 50% price of it's lookalike
Worth considering,  if they also have a 150,000km roadworthy guarantee would make it a lot more attractive.
Apparently 1,000 units has been sold since it's introduction mid last year.

better performance than it's initial trial!

ha ha ha

Way to Go, Chery Motors Co!

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Post time 2009-6-15 15:36:13 |Display all floors

Reply #3 Kbay's post

that's due to taxes and lack of scale.

our market is only 600,000 unit in a good year and can fall to 500,000 units in a "credit squeeze" or "low confidence enviroment"
China makes the good move of exporting it's better made cars, a little trial and error! If it can sell in Malaya, it should also sell in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. British Club states will also be receptive once they see those cars in Malaya, Hong Kong and Singapore roads. The Korean and Japanese are hard market to break into! (very nationalistic and protective of their automobile - they have no choice in industry, unlike Malayans!)

no point exporting QQ car, which is for the working class in China where we already have well made, Kancil, Myvi cars selling for Rmb50,000 & Rmb90,000 respectively. (that's the range of price for the Proton Saga, Persona and Waja <Rmb120,000> platforms too!)

CHINA HAS BIG ADVANTAGE OF SCALE, and low labour cost.
Bigger sales volume means, smaller profit margins needed - and allow automation when it's economically cheaper.

Now a big problem it's China Engineering worker's discipline and work quality/knowhow! (that's my opinion!)


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