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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.

U.S. Department of Commerce Links SEMA Show Exhibitors With International Buyers

The U.S. Department of Commerce is offering free export promotion and assistance for SEMA Show exhibitors whose products contain a minimum of 51% U.S. content. If your products meet this requirement, click here to complete the form for the free assistance and to register for your free listing in the International Buyers' Guide.

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.

China's Tuning Trends: Ford Focus Big in Southwest, European Vehicles Popular in the North

Tuner shops in China are looking for imported performance-enhancing accessories such as suspensions, turbochargers, intake valves and brakes. Shock absorbers, body kits and wheels are the top three modifications at his shop, which works on primarily Japanese models, said Zhang Yu, owner of a Beijing Tuning Shop.

Indonesia Imposes New Labeling Requirements for Auto Parts

The Indonesian government will soon require labels in the Indonesian language to be affixed to a range of products, including auto parts, as of September 1, 2010.

Last-Chance Opportunities to Exhibit at Leading German Auto Show

There are still a few booths available in the Accessories & Tuning sector at the upcoming Automechanika show taking place September 14–19, in Frankfurt, Germany.

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.

Commerce Department Reports on Modification Trends in Monterrey, Mexico

Enthusiasts in Monterrey, Mexico, are customizing a wide variety of vehicles, including U.S., German and Japanese cars and light trucks.

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.
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