Chinese Cars

A good friend who blogs from Shanghai gives a great description of the different types of Chinese cars that ply the roads here:

China has over 100 car manufacturers churning out ever more makes and
models of cars and its tough to tell your QQ from your Spark these days
(Hint: look for the annoying logo of the hydrocephalic penguin to find
the QQ).  In the pre-consolidation dawn of the China auto industry,
there are going to be some winners and losers, so instead of using
brand names to identify cars – brands which may or may not be around in
a few years – I like to identify cars on China’s roads by their
function – how they are actually used by their drivers.  I have come up
with several types:

Read the whole thing.  You won't be disappointed!