Denza dares to be different.

By Mark Andrews

South China Morning Post. 20/08/2016

BYD electric drivetrain and Mercedes platform combined in a well-built model that needs some adjustments
Back in 2011 the Chinese joint ventures started launching China only sub brands. Many of these were filled with electric cars. It was largely an effort to placate the government’s realisation that the whole joint venture (JV) model had not catapulted China into being a producer of world-class cars and merely created the largest car market for the big multinationals. With the new sub brands the government wanted to get hold of the latest electric vehicle (EV) technology and transfer this to the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) who largely are the JV partners.

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