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China Automotive Systems Receives 2010 Annual Best Parts Supplier Award From Chery Auto

March 24, 2011

HUBEI, China, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ – China Automotive Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAAS) (“CAAS” or the “Company”), a leading power steering components and systems supplier in China, today announced that its subsidiary, Wuhu HengLong Auto Steering System Co., Ltd., received the “2010 Annual Best Parts Supplier” award from Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.

Leveraging its stable and reliable supply chain management, superior product and service quality, the Company was selected among more than 700 contestants as one of only six suppliers honored with Chery’s “2010 Annual Best Parts Supplier.”

In light of Chery Auto’s higher production and sales growth in the second half of 2010, CAAS expanded production according to the client’s rising demand, while strengthening quality assurance. As part of the selection process, the Company ranked higher than most peer contestants in metrics such as low defective parts rate and service satisfaction.

Mr. Hanlin Chen, Chairman of China Automotive Systems, commented, “We are honored by this award from Chery Auto. With its independent intellectual property rights, core technologies and quality control, Chery Auto is one of the most productive domestic automobile enterprises with increasing overseas expansion. This award is a direct reflection of our advanced production techniques, rigorous quality control and comprehensive after-sales service. We look forward to expanding our collaborative relationship with Chery Auto in the future.”

About China Automotive Systems, Inc.

Based in Hubei Province, the People’s Republic of China, China Automotive Systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of power steering components and systems to the Chinese automotive industry, operating through nine Sino-foreign joint ventures. The Company offers a full range of steering system parts for passenger automobiles and commercial vehicles. The Company currently offers four separate series of power steering with an annual production capacity of over 2.5 million sets, steering columns, steering oil pumps and steering hoses. Its customer base is comprised of leading Chinese auto manufacturers, such as China FAW Group, Corp., Dongfeng Auto Group Co., Ltd., BYD Auto Company Limited, Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. and Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. For more information, please visit: http://www.caasauto.com

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the qualitative and quantitative effects of the accounting errors, the periods involved, the nature of the Company’s review and any anticipated conclusions of the Company or its management and other statements that are not historical facts. Our actual results may differ materially from the results described in or anticipated by our forward-looking statements due to certain risks and uncertainties. As a result, the Company’s actual results could differ materially from those contained in these forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K annual report, dated March 25, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These potential risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the outcome and results of the Company’s review, the risk that the final conclusion of the review could result in a determination that the effect of the issues under review are materially greater or lesser than the Company currently believes to be the case, the risk that these matters could adversely affect the Company’s ability to make timely filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, additional issues that may arise in connection with the ongoing review, risks of damage to the Company’s business and reputation arising from these matters, potential claims or proceedings relating to such matters, including stockholder, employee and customer litigation and/or claims and action by the SEC and/or other governmental agencies, and the additional risk factors described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any duty to provide updates to any forward-looking statements made in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


    For further information, please contact:

    Jie Li
    Chief Financial Officer
    China Automotive Systems
    Email: jieli@chl.com.cn

    Kevin Theiss
    Investor Relations
    Grayling
    Tel:   +1-646-284-9409
    Email: kevin.theiss@grayling.com

SOURCE China Automotive Systems, Inc.


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