Beijing, China – China  is expected to produce a record 12 million vehicles in 2009, according to a report by the Green Car Congress.

An official with China’s National Development and Reform Commission said that domestic automakers were expected to produce and sell more than eight million vehicles in the first eight months of 2009. Sales of China’s domestically-produced automobiles totalled 1.09 million units up in July, up 63.57 per cent from July 2008, and the fifth month in a row of sales exceeding one million units.

In January, China cut the tax on passenger cars to five per cent for models with an engine size of less than 1.6 litres, boosting the small-engine vehicle segment.

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