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Old 08-02-2006, 11:42 PM   #16
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Zhongneng, aka Bengneng, is a Taizhou motorcycle maker that also assembles vehicles using the ubiquitous Fudi-supplied SUV and pick up bodies.

You are right M14, Zhongneng is affiliated with FAW's light duty truck factory
up in Harbin that makes similar SUV's and pickups.

In June the Shanghai Daily said that sales of SUVs dropped 40 percent to 186,000 units in April from a month earlier, and fell further to 163,000 units in May and so It will be interesting to see just how long these small factories can remain profitable.

What's more there are restrictions on the use of pickups in some urban areas. But it seems like there should be a good market for them among increasingly prosperous farmers in the more western interior.

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