In China, hybrids can’t seem to sell without a lustrous nameplate.

By Mark Andrews

Nikkei Asian Review. 19/12/2013

Article about how premium car producers are managing to sell hybrid cars in China where more utilitarian models like the Toyota Prius have failed.

SHANGHAI — Hybrid cars haven’t been a big hit in China.

Shanghai rolled out 350 Buick La-Crosse Hybrids for use as taxis for the green-themed World Expo in 2010, but the cars disappeared soon after the exhibition ended.

Toyota infamously sold only one of its world-leading Prius models in China during the same year.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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