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`` It’s a bit early for ex­act pric­ing, but we’d ex­pect don’t see it can­ni­bal­is­ing Free­lander sales. “ The two ve­hi­cles will ap­peal to very dif­fer­ent buy­ers.’’ Krieger says Range Rover is aim­ing to in­crease the num­ber of deal­ers to deal with the ex­pected de­mand. CHINA’S im­ports of for­eign cars nearly dou­bled last year, with Ja­panese and Ger­man mod­els most in favour among buy­ers look­ing to up­grade their ve­hi­cles. The China As­so­ci­a­tion of Au­to­mo­bile Man­u­fac­tur­ers said car im­ports jumped 93 per cent last year At the same time China’s cent from a year ear­lier. mil­lion in an ad­vanced lithium-ion bat­tery plant in Por­tu­gal to sup­port the roll­out of elec­tric ve­hi­cles from the Re­nault-Nis­san Al­liance in Europe. Op­er­a­tions will start ca­pac­ity of 50,000 units a year. Nis­san has a UK bat­tery plant that will start pro­duc­tion of about 60,000 bat­ter­ies a year from late this year. These bat­ter­ies are for its UK-built Leaf elec­tric cars. TOY­OTA will show an elec­tric iQ city car at the Geneva show. Toy­ota claims a range US. Other mar­kets will fol­low. Aston Martin is in­ter­ested in the car as a sis­ter to its iQbased petrol-fu­elled Cygnet.

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