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Car manufacturers are targeting the Chinese appetite for "crossover" vehicles, 4x4s suitable for urban terrain being snapped up by status-conscious consumers as automakers fight for sales in an otherwise slowing market.China's premier auto show, which opened in Shanghai this week, is all about sports utility vehicles – sales of which soared 49 percent on year in the first quarter while growth in the rest of the Chinese market was cooling. Chen Xu, executive deputy general manager of Changan Ford sales company announces the Chinese yuan price range of the Ford Edge car at a media event ahead of the Auto Shanghai show in Shanghai, Saturday, April 18, 2015 . Volkswagen, the biggest foreign manufacturer in China, is equally positive.The dynamic market for urban 4x4s in China was one of the reasons Citroen – which has a quarter of its sales in the country – chose to unveil the model in Shanghai, Citroen CEO Linda Jackson told AFP.It plans to open its first Chinese manufacturing plant by the end of the year and is hoping that sale of its crossovers will account for 3.5 percent of the market in the medium term – or 700,000 models a year.
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