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City buses sell for $70K, while tourist buses go for $100K fully loaded.

If that Chinese bus's CIF price is $200K, the actual retail price would be close to $300K after a variety of taxes, duties, and dealer margins assuming it meets emissions standard(a CNG engine required) out of factory, more if not. And no one's paying 3 times as much for a Chinese bus; people are expecting a 30% discount, not a 300% surcharge.

Just another example of Chinese vehicles not being price competitive after meeting all the regulations.

The only reason Chinese vehicles appear to be cheaper is because they skimp on essential equipment like 6 airbags, ABS, EuroIV/California emissions...

Just throw in those and a Geely is only $1,000 cheaper than a Toyota....
 
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