What utter tosh! I live in the west and can tell you that the only Chinese car company I would buy from is the well led Nanjing Auto. It now has access to a world class team of western car designers and engineers (including people from LOTUS and ARUP). It makes proper cars using proper robots from a proper western car company (MG Rover). It has the BEST Chinese owned brands (MG and Austin) which are actually known outside China. And I have some comfort in the fact that their models will pass crash worthyness tests!Jackk said:This is so obvious.
Everybody can see that there are too many manufacturers in China.
Too many companies is probably good for the customers in the short term but it'll keep profits and most likely quality low and after all the fighting, the weakened but best of these companies will be taken over by much profitable and not necessarily more efficient foreign companies. Companies led by deluded businessmen with strong connections to bankers such as Nanjing Auto should be closed down right away.
As for Roewe (made by SAIC) which even the Chinese don't know how to pronounce then I'll wait and see how their cut and shut version of the Rover 75 does in an NCAP test before I judge it. However I won't buy a Roewe when I can get an MG simply because the MG will be worth something when I trade it in...If you ask me Nanjing may have strong connections with banks but banks invest in things they think will suceed (good thing). Now if only a bank was running SAIC. Perhaps then they would have tried to buy all of MGR when they had the chance...