The decision came less than a month after its success in selling cars online in December during an e-commerce marketing campaign. The campaign saw 200 new cars sold in only two hours on Didi Kuaidi's platform.

Didi Kuaidi started working with carmakers and dealers to sell cars online in December after utilising its robust user base to tap into China's test drive market through the app, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.
    
The test drive service, which was launched in October, allows users to book test drives with 92 car models from 19 brands, such as Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln and Audi, with vehicle prices ranging from 100,000 yuan (about USD 15,400).
    
Global auto brands are now using Didi Kuaidi's test drive platform to offer a full range of auto-related services, including pricing and demand projections, targeted product recommendations and other auto e-commerce initiatives.
    
After a little more than 3 months of operation, the test drive service has expanded from Beijing to five other cities, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Hangzhou.
    
Having attracted more than 1.8 million users with over 1.4 million orders, the company plans to expand the test drive service into 20 other tier-one and tier-two cities across the country in the coming year.