VW China sales to grow at least 4-5 percent in 2017: China CEO

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Jochem Heizmann, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, attends a news conference in Guangzhou, China November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (Copyright Reuters 2017)

German carmaker Volkswagen AG's China sales are set to grow at least 4-5 percent this year, the automaker's China chief said on Tuesday.

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China Chief Executive Jochem Heizmann also said the firm was looking to quickly resolve concerns among some Chinese dealers of its Audi AG cars over a tie-up with SAIC Motor Corp Ltd <600104.SS>.

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM)predicted in January overall car sales would rise 5 percent this year, slowing from the 13.7 percent growth in 2016 due to the rollback of a tax incentive for small-engine cars.

(Reporting by Jake Spring; Writing by Adam Jourdan; Editing by Stephen Coates)