Jan. 9, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Around 780 Maseratis were sold in China last year, nearly doubled the sales in 2010 and made the country the Italian luxury auto manufacturer's second largest market, sources reported.
Of the total sales, 57% was the Quattroporte series, the best selling models in China, while the remaining 43% was derived from sales of the GranTurismo and convertible GranCabrio models.
In 2011, Maserati opened new dealers in Wuhan
Province, Amoy of Fujian
Province and Tianjin
, bringing its sales network to about 15 cities in total.
China has also become the second largest market of another Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari following the U.S. About 378 Ferrari models had been sold in China as of June 30, 2011, reflecting a year-on-year jump of 116%.
Lamborghini, an iconic sports car maker, has predicted that China may become its largest market in 2012. At the end of August 2011, at least 200 Lamborghini models had been sold in China, up 150% from two years earlier, sources reported.