Two of the fastest growing segments in the Chinese market, in fact, are luxury cars and SUVs, reports GM China’s vice president for sales and marketing. Analysts are expecting auto sales growth between 15% and 20% this year, reports Joe Mcdonald for the Associated Press.
Demand for the behemoths of the road and luxury vehicles is expected to grow by 40%-45%. China’s economic growth has topped 10% for five consecutive years, and a spike in real estate and stock prices has created some freshly minted billionaires looking to spend.
The Chinese don’t have to worry about the price of gas, either: pump prices have been frozen, and they’re among the world’s lowest.