Greetings, my first post on here, I recognise a few names here.
I travel a fair bit in the Far East and Australia, but have only been to China once about 9yrs ago and so much will have moved on from the VW Passats I recall seeing.
As Seamaster says, Who'd have thought it? Although I suppose Brilliance were in discussion first, then Proton, Tata et al and with the move to India/China in manufacturing it was an obvious conclusion.
Looks like they mean business if today's press conference is anything to go by. If we learned anything from the SAIC and PVH débâcle, it's that the Chinese don't say anything until they've got something to say. Well, jolly good luck to them is what I say.
It was a Chinese curse, "may your times be interesting". I just hope Nanjing don't suffer the curse that seems to have afflicted every other company that's had a go at doing something different with that tired old octagon. They've certainly got the right attitude, that's for sure.