Workers on an assembly line for Audi Q3 cars at the FAW-Volkswagen Tianjin plant in Tianjin, China, on December 5, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Surging popularity of Nissan, Honda fails to halt 7.5 per cent slump in China’s car sales in 2019 as slowing economy deters buyers

  • Things are looking rosier for the year ahead as more motorists hit the roads and buy their first vehicle, according to the China Passenger Car Association, which forecasts a 1 per cent rise in sales
  • Last year’s drop came despite a big surge in sales of Japanese cars, prized by Chinese motorists for their perceived superior design and efficiency
Topic |   Autos

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Workers on an assembly line for Audi Q3 cars at the FAW-Volkswagen Tianjin plant in Tianjin, China, on December 5, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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Daniel Ren

Daniel Ren

Daniel Ren is the SCMP's Shanghai bureau chief. A Shanghai native, Daniel joined the SCMP in 2007 as a Business reporter.