• Jan 23, 2011
The number of Chinese millionaires is growing rapidly, and women account for a third of that rising, affluent population. This is good news to exotic car manufacturers because wealthy Chinese women are snatching them up like Italian pastries.

Sales of high-end automobiles rose 60 percent last year and analysts are already pegging a 35 percent climb for 2011. Maserati reports that 30 percent of its Chinese sales are to women, compared against just 10 percent for European sales. China is now on track to pass Italy as the automaker's second largest market.

It's not just Maserati, either; Ferraris and Lamborghinis are being purchased in large numbers. The wealthy women of China account for 20 percent of local Ferrari sales, which is double the global average. The rise in exotic vehicle sales has even gotten the attention of Bugatti, and the Volkswagen Group is now discussing a potential sales plan for China.
Thanks for the tip, Art!

[Source: Bloomberg]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Not surprising. Something like half of the world's female billionaires are Chinese.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chinese women evidently have good taste.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Good taste, maybe. Driving skills, no.
        • 3 Years Ago
        LOL yeah. I guess they do have good taste. But how strange this info really is.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you had to mate with those men u would too ! the stick shift is probably longer !
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rich Chinese women that drive exotic cars... Hook me up!
      • 3 Years Ago
      hi,

      very nice to car...........
      • 3 Years Ago
      In China, everything's exotic though. :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      When you are smart and savy enough to be a successful entrepreneur, then congratulations and enjoy your rewards, male or female.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ N2W

        Good for them, spending the money and keeping the economy working. I care not how they got the money, nor do I care much about how they spend their money. I just prefer that they spend it so I can peddle my wares to them.

        If it weren't for dumbasses blowing money, I wouldn't be as well off as I am. If you're butthurt about it, I suggest you find some way to make them lemons into lemonade. Go sell something expensive or something.
        • 3 Years Ago
        What if someone a lazy brat born into a rich family and only given money because they would never work on their own? Or, what if someone didn't need to work because their rich parents already worked hard and passed the business down to them?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought my Crouching Tiger was going to set the world on fire, lol. I'll have to think again. It hurts:
      http://artandcolour.blogspot.com/2010/06/crouching-tigers-driving-dogs.html
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, that's just not right!!!!!...........:>)
      • 3 Years Ago
      What are they doing outside the kitchen?
      • 3 Years Ago
      yet women still claim they are not given equal job opportunities etc -.-
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm running towards China :)
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