With dismal April sales figures here in the States comes the news that the citizens of China are snapping up cars with sheer abandon. Automobile sales hit 7.2 million vehicles last year and cemented China into the number two consumer of automobiles in the world. With a 544% leap in sales over 2005, the Ford Focus is an example of China's newfound thirst for driving. The number one car in China two years running is The Volkswagen Jetta, followed closely by the choice of salesmen, the Hyundai
Excel Elantra. The Buick Excelle ran sales up 64% and a close number five spot to the Faw N3. Of salesmen!
Chinese Car Market Explodes [sema.org]
Skoda Arrives in China! [Internal]