`` 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.