SUV sales have surged in China, and analysts say the perception they are safer and give the driver a sense of command amid increasing traffic jams, collisions and road rage incidents is driving the increase. Photo: AFP

China’s drivers rush to buy SUVs, betting bigger is safer on nation’s chaotic roads

Sport-utility vehicle sales benefit from ‘arms race’ for safety, rising by more than half in first quarter, with buyers placing more value on survival, and looks, than performance, analysts say

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SUV sales have surged in China, and analysts say the perception they are safer and give the driver a sense of command amid increasing traffic jams, collisions and road rage incidents is driving the increase. Photo: AFP
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