Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China output
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new nameplates in China.
China to scrap foreign ownership caps on automakers by 2022
The move is a major policy shift that will open the market wider to automakers such as Nissan and Tesla. It comes amid a trade standoff between Washington and Beijing, and signals the end of a 1994 rule in the biggest auto market that limits foreign automakers to a 50 percent share of any local venture.
For GM, VW and their Chinese partners, breaking up may be hard
Some marriages are just too hard to break up. The many joint ventures between multinational automakers and their Chinese betrothed might be just that.
South Korea minister: GM's local unit needs to survive on own in long term
South Korea's finance minister said that public funds could be used to support GM Korea only if it was clear that the business could survive on its own long term.
New VW CEO inherits Russian alliance clouded by Trump sanctions
Volkswagen's ties to GAZ Group, the vehicle maker owned by billionaire Oleg Deripaska, could expose the world's biggest auto manufacturer to the United States crackdown on Russian oligarchs
Ford to ramp up Lincoln rollout in China to catch rivals, report says
Lincoln plans to build as many as five new vehicles in China by 2022, two sources told Reuters, in a move to expand sales in the world's largest vehicle market and blunt the impact of trade disputes.
Ford aims to rebuild trust with China partners as sales slip
After 20-odd years of "marriage" in China, Ford is preparing a product blitz and campaign to localize management to maintain and build trust with partners Changan Auto and Jiangling Motors Group. The goal: Reverse a sales slump and boost employee morale.
Shanghai government says Tesla talks on track despite Musk outburst
Talks between Telsa and Shanghai authorities over building a manufacturing plant remain on track, the city government said, easing concerns of a breakdown in negotiations after the EV maker's CEO criticized Chinese trade rules last week.
GM confirms investment plans for South Korea unit
GM confirmed details of a proposed investment in its loss-making South Korean business, but said it was subject to support from Seoul and GM's Korean union.
Musk invites Trump to pressure China over auto trade practices
Elon Musk, battling the Chinese government over terms of getting a Tesla plant built in the country, may be trying to tempt Donald Trump into calling out the nation's automotive trade protections.
Daimler CEO says Li Shufu partnership requires consensus from BAIC
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche on Tuesday welcomed Geely Chairman Li Shufu as a new shareholder and said any industrial alliance will depend on whether current China partner BAIC agrees.
BAIC and Daimler to build $1.9 billion China assembly plant
BAIC and Daimler plan to build a factory in China for Mercedes-Benz vehicles to meet growing demand as the German automaker deepens its ties with the country.
Chief of China's Geely builds $9 billion stake in Daimler
Li Shufu, the chairman and main owner of Chinese carmaker Geely, has amassed a stake of 9.69 percent in Daimler AG, the German company said Friday. The stake, worth nearly $9 billion at the current market price for Daimler shares, makes Li the biggest single shareholder in the maker of Mercedes Benz cars, trucks and vans.
Tesla's China dream threatened by standoff over Shanghai factory
Tesla is in danger of being relegated to an expensive niche in China because Elon Musk can't clinch a deal to open a factory there.
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GAC Motor in Detroit: A sign of the next new auto empire
GAC Motor's presence at the Detroit auto show last month may be just the beginning of a wave of electric vehicles coming out of China in the near future.
Nissan plan envisions China eclipsing U.S.
Nissan is plotting aggressive growth in China that may catapult the country ahead of the United States as the Japanese carmaker's top market.
GM exec meets mayor of South Korea's biggest factory town on restructuring effort
GM called for cooperation over its restructuring effort in South Korea as a top executive of the automaker met the mayor of the South Korean city of Incheon, home of the unit's largest plant.