China Automotive Systems to Host Conference Call on January 22, 2009 at 8:00 AM EST to Discuss Chrysler Contract

Jan 21, 2010, 16:06 ET from China Automotive Systems, Inc.

WUHAN, Hubei, China, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Automotive Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAAS), a leading power steering components and systems supplier in China, today announced that management will host a conference call on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Management will comment on the announcement they have been supplying steering gears to the Chrysler Group for the Jeep Wrangler in North America. This contract had previously been announced in November 2008 as CAAS's North American OEM customer. Management will also discuss the ground breaking for the Company's new R&D Institute. A question and answer session will follow management's presentation.

To participate, please call the following numbers 10 minutes before the call start time and ask to be connected to the "China Automotive Systems" conference call:

Phone Number: +1-877-407-9205 (North America)

Phone Number: +1-201-689-8054 (International)

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call through 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 5, 2010. The dial-in details for the replay are: U.S. Toll Free Number +1-877-660-6853, International dial-in number +1-201-612-7415; using Account "286" and Conference ID "342781" to access the replay.

About China Automotive Systems, Inc.

Based in Hubei Province, 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 eight Sino-foreign joint ventures. The Company offers a full range of steering system parts for passenger automobiles and commercial vehicles. The Company currently offers 4 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., etc. For more information, please visit: http://www.caasauto.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations or beliefs, including, but not limited to, statements concerning the Company's operations, financial performance and, condition and the impact of acquisitions on its financial performance. For this purpose, statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. The Company cautions that these statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of important factors, including, among others, the impact of competitive products, pricing and new technology; changes in demand for the Company's products; changes in consumer preferences and tastes; and effectiveness of marketing; changes in laws and regulations; fluctuations in costs of production, delays and cost overruns related to developing and opening new production facilities; and other factors as those discussed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.


    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@us.grayling.com

SOURCE China Automotive Systems, Inc.



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