BEIJING — Dongfeng-Citroen Automotive Co. Ltd., based in central China's Hubei province, produced 36,240 automobiles in 1998, 20.7% more than in the preceding year, officials say. The automaker sold 33,364 units, registering 19.4% growth. Facing a weak auto market last year, the Sino-French joint venture attributes part of its success to improving quality and after-sale service. The company also introduced new products, including the Citroen 988, a 1.4L passenger car equipped with fuel ...

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