CAAS Wins 2011 Excellent Supplier Award From Chrysler's China Office

Oct 31, 2011, 06:30 ET from China Automotive Systems, Inc.

HUBEI PROVINCE, China, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Automotive Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAAS) ("CAAS" or the "Company"), a leading power steering components and systems supplier in China, announced today that it won the 2011 Excellent Supplier Award from Chrysler Group LLC's China office.

CAAS has supplied Chrysler with power steering gears for the award-winning Jeep® Wrangler since 2008.

Mr. Hanlin Chen, Chairman of CAAS, commented, "This award is an important milestone for us as we are able to supply high-quality, safety-related steering gears to the Wrangler, which is one of the top-selling American off-road vehicles often traveling under the most challenging road conditions."

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 3.5 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., Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. and Chrysler North America outside of North America. For more information, please visit:

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For further information, please contact: Jie Li Chief Financial Officer China Automotive Systems Email: Kevin Theiss Investor Relations Grayling Tel: +1-646-284-9409 Email:

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