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GM alliance key to Tavares' turnaround plan for PSA

7:48 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will keep its industrial partnerships with General Motors, Toyota and Fiat despite the arrival of China's Dongfeng as a stakeholder in the automaker, CEO Carlos Tavares said.... Read More »
 

China sales rise 7.9% in March; GM tops VW in Q1

9:27 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
Sales of passenger vehicles in China gained 7.9 percent last month as consumers purchased cars on concerns that more cities may start limiting new license plates. Wholesale deliveries climbed to 1.7 million units in March, the state-backed China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said today.... Read More »
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Lexus previews production NX compact crossover

2:11 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Lexus has published a preview of the 2015 Lexus NX luxury compact crossover, scheduled to debut April 20 at the 2014 China auto show in Beijing. The upcoming Lexus NX is meant to battle the likes of the BMW X1, the Audi Q3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and it was previewed earlier in concept form as the LF-NX.... Read More »

Opel will build Buicks in Germany for U.S.

6:37 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
GM's Opel said it will build a Buick model for the United States at a plant in Germany. Opel said production would begin in the ''second half of the decade'' without naming the model.... Read More »

GM pulling Opel out of China after two decades

1:35 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
GM will pull Opel from China next year after failing to gain traction in the market over the last two decades and will invest in Europe to boost the German car brand’s sales in its home region.... Read More »

GM stock drop shows Barra's challenges go far beyond recalls

10:13 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2014
Less than three months into her tenure as GM CEO, Mary Barra has more than recalls to worry about. Her challenges also include stemming losses in Europe, navigating currency fluctuations in South America, buffering VW's advances in China, and managing a slow start to 2014 sales in the United States where a bitterly cold winter hamstrung retail activity.... Read More »

Hyundai mulls 4th China plant to meet demand

6:07 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2014
Hyundai is considering building a fourth car plant in China to meet demand after the carmaker sold more than 1 million vehicles in the country last year for the first time.... Read More »

Volvo sees growth for all main car markets in 2014

5:17 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
With cost cutting boosting profits last year, Volvo says it is looking forward to all its main markets growing in 2014, especially in China.... Read More »

Chrysler near China Jeep deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
Fiat Chrysler executives say they expect to complete an agreement this month for Jeep production in China.... Read More »

GM, Ford post double-digit gains in China

11:34 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
GM and Ford both reported double-digit sales gains in China for February -- GM jumped 20 percent and Ford rose 67 percent from a year earlier period.... Read More »

EcoMotors forms second China joint venture

8:54 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
EcoMotors, a Michigan-based engine maker backed by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, has formed a joint venture in China with a subsidiary of First Auto Works.... Read More »

Global vehicle sales will likely peak in next decade, analysts say

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The planet that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised for a stall. The world will reach "Peak Car" -- a point at which annual global sales growth will top out -- in the next decade, analysts predict.... Read More »

China will ease limits on foreign stake in JVs

1:48 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology wants to loosen ownership restrictions on foreign automakers' joint ventures despite strong opposition from state-owned auto companies.... Read More »

China chides Aston Martin: Don't blame us

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
China's state media has slammed Aston Martin after a global recall of 17,000 cars involving Chinese parts.... Read More »

China's Wanxiang wins bidding for Fisker

6:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
China’s Wanxiang Group won an auction for Fisker Automotive with a $149.2 million bid, almost six times what Fisker was seeking when it filed for bankruptcy. Wanxiang topped Hybrid Tech Holdings during the auction, which began on Wednesday and went through 19 rounds of bidding.... Read More »

Ford: Crossovers driving global growth

4:21 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Though the F-150 full-sized pickup drives Ford Motor Co.’s North American sales, compact and subcompact crossovers such as the Escape/Kuga and EcoSport increasingly generate the company’s global growth, Ford marketing boss Jim Farley told journalists today.... Read More »

China brands face death 'in the cradle' if foreign limits are lifted, group warns

11:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Chinese brands will be "killed in the cradle" if the government allows foreign automakers to become more independent from their domestic partners in the world's biggest car market, the country's main auto group warned.... Read More »

Ford January sales in China rise 53%

6:47 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Ford Motor Co. and its Chinese joint ventures sold 94,466 vehicles in China in January, an increase of 53 percent from a year earlier, the automaker said today.... Read More »

Aston Martin recall highlights risk of China parts supply

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Aston Martin's sweeping recall of its high-end sports cars last week raises larger questions about the risk to global automakers of sourcing key parts thousands of miles away in China without implementing adequate quality control measures.... Read More »

GM sells record 348,000 units in China in January

6:36 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
General Motors, which lost its title as China's largest foreign automaker last year, said deliveries rose 12 percent in its biggest market on demand for Buick and Wuling vehicles.... Read More »

Hyundai, after 2-year pause, poised to add new capacity

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Hyundai and its affiliate Kia are again looking to invest in new manufacturing capacity, running feasibility studies in promising markets such as Mexico and scouting for a site for a fourth plant in China, the world's biggest auto market, said five people familiar with the group's plans.... Read More »

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