A customer steps out of a Ford Focus on display at a showroom in Shanghai on July 19, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg

Two major Chinese carmakers say lower tariffs on US-made cars aren’t a speed bump for their sales

  • Great Wall, GAC Group say reduced tariffs on US-made imports are affecting luxury rather than less pricey models
  • China, the world’s largest car market, is undergoing sales slump, massive change
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A customer steps out of a Ford Focus on display at a showroom in Shanghai on July 19, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg
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A sales representative waits for customers in a luxury car showroom in Beijing on January 22, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse

China’s carmakers and dealers offer big come-ons to entice wary buyers

  • Incentives, reductions of more than 10 per cent of sticker price are common
  • One dealer has been handing out fliers about car deals in shopping malls and supermarkets, and also driving around models to try to spur interest
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A sales representative waits for customers in a luxury car showroom in Beijing on January 22, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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