10 mil­lion ve­hi­cles re­called in China

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - MOTORING -

Sixty-eight au­tomak­ers is­sued 152 re­calls that com­bined in­volve 10.4 mil­lion cars in China in the past 10 months, said the coun­try’s top qual­ity watch­dog at a press con­fer­ence on Nov 30. Of them, 45 re­calls in­volv­ing 8.2 mil­lion cars, ac­count­ing for 78.8 per­cent of the to­tal, were prompted by the Gen­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Qual­ity Su­per­vi­sion, In­spec­tion and Quar­an­tine, ac­cord­ing to spokesper­son Li Jing. More than 1 mil­lion of the 10 mil­lion cars re­called were im­ported, in­clud­ing those from Volkswagen, Hyundai, Porsche, Toy­ota, Honda, Ford, Mazda, Mit­subishi, Nis­san and Subaru. the most lux­ury cars in the US again in Novem­ber, vir­tu­ally guar­an­tee­ing that it will take the full-year ti­tle from BMW.

Sales of the Mercedes GLC SUV more than tripled, while C-Class car de­liv­er­ies held steady, giv­ing the brand a 1.1 per­cent year-onyear in­crease for the month to 30,363 units. Toy­ota said Lexus slipped 1 per­cent to 29,050, and BMW re­ported an 18 per­cent drop to 26,189 units.

With one month to go, Mercedes leads Lexus by more than 18,000 units and BMW by about 28,000. A Mercedes vic­tory for the year would re­cap­ture the crown BMW claimed in 2015 and 2014. The two Ger­man au­tomak­ers have held the top spot in US lux­ury sales since 2011, when BMW ended Lexus’s 11-year reign.

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