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China's Young Car Market Offers Plenty of Target Models for SEMA Members

Private passenger-car sales only took off in China around 2001. Initially, the government was the main consumer of vehicles of all kinds. Private car ownership was out of the reach of most Chinese.

Sales of Luxury Auto Brands Rise in China—Capitalize on Opportunity With Your Products

BMW expects its sales in China in 2010 to grow by 30% to 120,000 units. Mercedes-Benz aims to sell more than 100,000 passenger vehicles in China in 2010, the vice president of sales and marketing for Mercedes-Benz Cars said in April. Audi, the top-selling luxury brand in China, is on course to sell more than 200,000 units there in 2010.

American-Made Performance Parts Carry Clout in China—Get in Now Before the Rush

J.D. Power and Associates forecasts that China’s light-vehicle market will hit 15.8 million this year, up 20% over 2009. That’s nearly one-quarter of global sales. In contrast, the U.S. market will only grow 12% to 11.7 million, forecasts J.D. Power.

Are You Making Products for the Japanese and Korean Cars on China's Roads?

With all the news about Chinese workers striking against Honda suppliers, you probably know that Honda-brand cars are on the road in China. What you might not know is that non-Chinese Asian brands accounted for 25% of the light-vehicle market in China in 2009.

Chinese Enthusiasts Show Growing Interest in Turbocharging—Here's How to Boost Your Business

Several trends in China have converged to boost the market for turbochargers. The first is well-known—the market is growing like gangbusters. Light vehicle sales in the first five months of 2010 rose by 53% compared to the same period in 2009, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

Youth of Chinese Enthusiasts Is Good News for Foreign Automotive Brands

The short history of China’s automotive modification industry gives foreign brands a leg up on local competitors, said Liu Qingfeng, owner of a business-to-business website selling imported products. He is optimistic about the future for foreign brands in China, especially those that are technology-driven.

Lock in Lowest Rates for SEMA CIAPE China Business Development Conference—Deadline Tomorrow!

Don't wait to register for this unique opportunity to tap into China's enthusiast markets. Rates increase 25% after Friday!

SEMA Members to Discover Growth and Condition of Potential Markets

Light-vehicle sales in China rose 53% in the first five months of the year to nearly 7.2 million units, according to J.D. Power and Associates. It’s hard to ignore that kind of momentum. Some SEMA members aren’t. They are headed to Beijing in late September for the SEMA-CIAPE Business Development Conference. Many see it as a good opportunity to learn more about the China market.

Sign Up by July 1 to Get Your Share of the Wide-Open Market for Jeep Parts in China

SEMA members who produce accessories for Jeep-brand vehicles take notice: China is awash in Jeeps, and Jeep owners are some of China’s most enthusiastic off-roaders. They are looking for imported brands when it comes to modifying their off-road machines.

Wade Kawasaki, Merritt Blakeslee Share Insight on Developing a Robust IPR Strategy in China

Wade Kawasaki, president of Exports International, longtime SEMA member and former member of the SEMA Board of Directors, will explore the correlation between selling in the Chinese market and intellectual property violations. Kawasaki will join IPR guru Merritt R. Blakeslee of the Blakeslee Law Firm on July 8, to help SEMA members learn about best practices in protecting their intellectual property assets.
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