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Tokyo, Japan, June. 12, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation announced today that Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (SFTM), a joint vehicle-production company established with China FAW Group Corporation (FAW) in China in 2005, has added a second version of the Land Cruiser Prado to its production lineup, raising SFTM's overall annual production capacity from 20,000 units to 23,000 units.
The newly added version of the Land Cruiser Prado - the higher-grade Land Cruiser Prado VX - started rolling off the line today at SFTM's Chengdu Plant, which also makes the Land Cruiser Prado GX(*1). Both versions are for the Chinese market; until now, the Land Cruiser VX sold in China was only made in Japan.
Like the Land Cruiser Prado GX, the Land Cruiser Prado VX is to be sold through FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd.'s approximately 220 authorized dealers, which started accepting orders from customers today. The Land Cruiser Prado VX is priced at 558,000 Chinese yuan (approximately 7.87 million yen).
With this latest development, Toyota's total annual vehicle production capacity in China now stands at 343,000 units. Outline of SFTM
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The speeds are lower, and looking at the chart I have to conclude that somehow the extremely bad cars can still get a lot of 'points' in the Chinese test.
I mean 2 stars for the Geely, that thing almost crushed itself after doing the full widt frontal at only 56km/h... :nono:
This is for the domestic market only. They probably adjusted the requirements so that no car could ever get less than 2 stars unless it was made of cardboard.
Think about the public opinion, what if every chinese car tested scored only 1 star? It's all politics, they don't want to disqualify their own products....
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