Last quote by James Chao
Suzuki is a fairly small automaker and more stringent safety and fuel efficiency regulations around the world, not to mention changing consumer tastes, demand large R&D budgets as well as enormous production requirements to increase economies of scale. Suzuki doesn't have either of these–but Toyota can help. It's extremely difficult to do this, especially given that you are dealing with two widely different company cultures. Suzuki tried this before, with VW, which did not end positively.
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which James Chao is associated, including China Daily and Sweden. Most recently, James Chao has been quoted saying: “Sales of the F-Series Raptor will be fairly limited in China, but the significance is not the overall volumes. As a halo vehicle, the Raptor can start to shape the image of Ford in China as an aggressive, even macho type of brand.” in the article China is pickup country? Ford says yes!. An other article where James Chao has been quoted is Ford bets on Mustang to power up China profits.
Quotes by James Chao
Feb 03 2017
Sales of the F-Series Raptor will be fairly limited in China, but the significance is not the overall volumes. As a halo vehicle, the Raptor can start to shape the image of Ford in China as an aggressive, even macho type of brand.
Jan 11 2017
Ford has a cleaner sheet in China, so there might be an opening for those halo cars to help the company improve its brand image.
Dec 15 2016
The monetary (penalty) is small (for large automakers). Bigger than that is the public relations effect of being dragged before the media (for example before) China television or the China Daily newspaper. Those do have a tangible effect on sales.
Nov 17 2016
But there's going to be some pay back next year - a lot of payback.
Nov 11 2016
Product is very important but equally important is a brand that people start to recognise as being equal to global brands in value and prestige.
Nov 02 2016
Moving production from Sweden to China, and sharing manufacturing processes and components has been a positive for both Geely and Volvo from a cost savings perspective. So far, I'd grade it a 'B'.
May 25 2016
Thinking of it in a China context is important because that's probably the fastest growing ride hailing market in the world. For Toyota to have a piece of that would be significant.
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