TOKYO – The untamed severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic spreading across China is slowing sales and may delay product launches there by Japanese auto makers. "I doubt China will now be able to hit 4 million (unit sales) volume this year as predicted," says Zafar Momin, vice president of the Boston Consulting Group in Singapore. "My guess is somewhere between 3.5 (million) and 3.7 million would be more likely unless a miracle cure to SARS appears or (Chinese authorities) can ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
•Medium- andheavy-duty truck volumes
•Historical data and much more!
For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
LisaWilliamson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (248) 799-2642
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.