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Christopher Bruce2012-12-07 19:41:00

Three DS Models Will be Built in China as of 2014

Cars will be DS5 and two other cars

The DS5 has been on sale in China since the summer

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DS models will be built in China for the local market starting in 2014. The models will be the DS5DS5DS DS5France, 2011 > present37 versions
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, an unannounced sedan and an unannounced SUV. The news broke in a Beijing newspaper and come from the vice president of PSA's Chinese partner Changan Automobile Group.

The DS models will be built at Changan's factory in Shenzhen, China. The DS5's production there will begin in the summer of 2013. The sedan and SUV will come in 2014. 

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and DS5 in China since June, and it has 13 dealers there as of November. The DS3DS3DS DS3France, 2010 > present99 versions
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went on sale in August. PSA plans to add 57 more dealers next year. At the moment, they are all imported into China. 

Imported cars carry a minimum tariff of 25% in China and cars with larger engines face even higher tariffs. By moving production to China, Citroën should be able to increase sales by offering the DS models at lower prices. 

Source: Automotive News Europe





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