Twenty-one SEMA-member companies recently traveled to Shanghai, China, for the 2015 SEMA China Business Development Program, which included meetings with U.S. government officials in the area, tours of customizing shops, including a new shop that focuses on upgrading and distributing parts solely for Mustangs, Corvettes and other U.S. late-model musclecars, exhibiting in the SEMA section at the sold-out China Auto Salon (CAS) and, for the first time, participating in a measuring session featuring the winning vehicles in a SEMA-conducted survey of top customized vehicles in China that are not available in the United States.
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Vehicle Make and Model Data For Selected Asian Countries, 2005-2016
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Included in this report: China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand
A growing number of Chinese are looking to explore their country’s rougher regions by going off-road, and Jeep sales in China are surging. But China’s terrain is apparently rougher than that found in the United States—or perhaps Chinese drivers are just more radical—because U.S.-built Jeeps are not durable enough for China, an engineer with Chrysler in China told SEMA. That could be an opportunity for SEMA members.
A delegation of 11 officials from five Chinese government agencies,
including the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), visited SEMA for a day of
discussion on the specialty-equipment market in the United States.
The deadline to register for Priority Booth Space at the SEMA China Business Development Conference is June 15.
U.S. specialty-parts manufacturers have until June 15 to register online at www.sema.org/china
to participate in three days of one-on-one meetings with Chinese buyers
and networking events, as well as tour the China International Auto
parts Expo (CIAPE). Hotels, meals and an interpreter are included.
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Registrations of imported cars in China surged 90.2% in 2010,
according to the Japanese research company Fourin Inc., with imports
topping 600,000 units last year. SUVs accounted for 51.7% of
all imports during that period, based on new vehicle registration data,
says Fourin’s China Automotive Intelligence Report No. 24, December,
Companies have until June 15 to participate in the priority booth
selection process for the SEMA China Business Development Conference
taking place September 7–10 in Beijing, China.