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Camaro Considered Luxury Sports Car in China; Competitor to Audi A5, BMW 5 Series

As incomes rise in China, so does interest in owning cars that show off
financial status. In China, a “musclecar” can do that. There
currently isn’t much of a musclecar segment in China. But foreign
automakers are betting that they can create one with thorough
marketing. And the buyers will be considerably wealthier than your
average musclecar customer in the United States

10 Facts About the Russian Car Market You Need to Know

The specialty market in Russia is quite new. According to Fedor Svinin of the Saint Petersburg-based Tuning Inomarka Magazine,
the market is only a little more than a decade old, noting that, “we may
say that the tuning business started in our country in the late ‘90s.”
But as the market comes back from a near standstill due to the drying
up of credit and an economic crisis, sales are once again growing rapidly
and luxury SUV sales are one of the fastest-growing segments.

Registration Now Open for Members-Only Trip to China

Registration is now open for the second SEMA CIAPE China Business
Development Conference, which will be held September 7–10, in Beijing,
China. Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with
top Chinese buyers, participate in networking events and tour the
trade-only China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE). This affordable
turnkey, SEMA-member manufacturers-only package includes a
professional interpreter, meals and hotel accommodations.

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