The Daimlers and Chryslers are celebratin' because their Asian sales numbers are up, having dropped 11,390 cars on the people of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and South Korea. And because of said sales, they're planning to ramp up development to take advantage of the gains, building 300s in China and licensing other production. But here's where it gets weird: Audi sold 19,161 units in the first quarter in China alone.
Audi. And they don't make minivans, Jeeps, Stratuses, etc. When one unit of a multi-brand manufacturer is kicking your entire company's ass in a market that'll prove increasingly important, you'd damn well better invest more.
DaimlerChrysler vows China investment hike [ShanghaiDaily]
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