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Automakers trends on large SUV since China have the 2 Child Policy

07/22


 By announced one-child-only policy last year to allow each married couple to have two kids -- a decision that could bring an big crossovers and SUVs to Chinese streets. 

Anticipating families' need for bigger vehicles, global automakers and their local partners are launching a new series of full-size wagons.

Several models arrived in April, Shanghai International Auto Show, and more will coming in the Autumn.

Last season, Kia introduced its first locally produced seven-seat crossover: the KX7, which is based on the Sorento. And Volkswagen has introduced the three-row Teramont, which is called the Atlas in the United States. 

Honda's Avancier flagship crossover hit the market last year, and last month the Japanese automaker rolled out a five-seat Avancier variant dubbed the UR-V. Both are assembled in China.

Meanwhile, PSA Peugeot Citroen has unveiled its first full-size crossover, the seven-seat Peugeot 5008. The vehicle, which will be assembled locally, goes on sale this summer. 

Over the past three years, China's domestic brands gained market share by launching fleets of small crossovers. Now they are jumping into the market for big crossovers and SUVs. 

Changan Automobile Co., China's largest automaker, has launched its first full-sized SUV, the CS95. Chinese new brand Domy Auto, also released it's large scale SUV- Domy X7.

But it's a risky move for the domestics to venture into the market. 

Three years ago, Great Wall Motor Co. went upscale with the launch of its first full-size SUV, the Haval H8. A glitchy transmission forced the company to delay its introduction twice.

But never mind that. Attracted by China's fast-growing SUV market, domestic automakers want to try their luck. In Shanghai Autoshow, state-owned Guangzhou Automobile Co. released its second full-size SUV, the Trumpchi GS7. 

Other SUV introductions are likely. To date, only half of China's automakers have disclosed what they plan to display in Shanghai. 

With that many big SUVs on display, the Shanghai show might easily be mistaken for an event in Detroit, Los Angeles or New York. When it comes to SUVs, China and America have much in common.

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