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China auto market grew nearly 14% in 2016

Tax break drove sales as VW returned to top spot

Volkswagen came out on top as China's new-auto market grew by double digits in 2016.

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING -- The Chinese market for new automobiles enjoyed double-digit growth last year, an industry group reported Thursday, as consumers took advantage of a small-vehicle tax break and Germany's Volkswagen reclaimed the throne.

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