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PSA, Dongfeng JV reshuffles China management amid sales slump

June 29, 2016 11:24 CET

PSA's joint venture with Dongfeng in China has appointed a new executive vice president and a new general manager after suffering a sales slump in the first five months of the year.... Read More »

China may lift cap on foreign carmaker stakes in JVs

June 27, 2016 14:13 CET

China's government is considering the removal of caps on stakes foreign carmakers can own in joint ventures with local partners, potentially loosening a policy criticized for shielding state-owned companies from competition and building their own brands.... Read More »

VW may pick China for first battery plant

June 26, 2016 06:01 CET

China may be the first country where Volkswagen Group could invest billions in one or more plants to manufacture battery cells and packs, a source close to senior management said, citing the Chinese government's determined push towards electromobility.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover copycat lawsuit proceeds despite patent cancellation

6:57 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

China's cancellation of Jaguar Land Rover's patent on the Range Rover Evoque will not stop it from going after an alleged Chinese copycat in a separate unfair competition and copyright proceeding, a Jaguar Land Rover spokesman said today.... Read More »

JLR's Evoque copycat lawsuit proceeds in China despite patent cancellation

June 21, 2016 15:44 CET

Jaguar Land Rover says China's cancellation of its patent on the Range Rover Evoque will not stop it from going after an alleged Chinese copycat in a separate unfair competition and copyright proceeding.... Read More »

Benteler launches China plant to supply BMW

June 21, 2016 12:30 CET

German supplier Benteler Automotive opened a factory in the northeast China city of Shenyang to supply suspension parts to BMW Group's Chinese joint venture.... Read More »

Q&A: ANDY GOSS

How JLR got back on track in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover sales boss Andy Goss explains in this Q&A why he has high hopes for the F-Pace crossover, and how lessons learned in China will spill over into auto retailing in other markets around the world.... Read More »

Electric car startups fueled by Chinese money aim to catch Tesla

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

A few miles from Tesla's Palo Alto headquarters, a Silicon Valley startup plans to challenge the electric car maker with a rival family of vehicles designed and built in the U.S. with major backing from Chinese investors.... Read More »

Continental plans new brake plant, r&d center in China

June 14, 2016 11:19 CET

Continental will build a $91 million brake plant and technical center in Chongqing to establish a presence in western China, a report said.... Read More »

Daimler, BAIC will invest $608 million in China engine plant expansion

June 13, 2016 10:57 CET

Daimler and its China partner BAIC will invest an additional $608 million to expand a joint engine plant in Beijing, the German automaker said today.... Read More »

JLR finally makes its move against Chinese copycat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Despite widespread and often blatant copying of vehicle designs in China, global automakers generally don't take legal action in the country. But now, Reuters reports that Jaguar Land Rover is suing the Chinese automaker Jiangling Motor in a Beijing court, for alleging that the Land Wind X7 SUV copies the design of the Range Rover Evoque.... Read More »

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JLR aims to capitalize on Jaguar's first SUV and hard lessons learned in China

June 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar is poised to boost sales this year with the arrival of its first crossover, the F-Pace, which the automaker believes will become its best-seller of all time. JLR sales boss Andy Goss talked about this and other topics with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

BMW May sales rise but Mercedes' China growth keeps it ahead

June 10, 2016 11:27 CET

BMW delivered nearly 6 percent more brand vehicles in May on strong demand for SUVs and its flagship 7-series sedan, but slipped behind Mercedes, which keeps thriving on record momentum in China.... Read More »

Lear to build new Asia headquarters in Shanghai

4:21 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

Seating and electronics supplier Lear, in a sign of its continued growth in Asia, plans to build a new headquarters for its Asia-Pacific operations in the Yangpu District of Shanghai.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Buick's stealth launch

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Since Buick confirmed plans in December to sell the China-built Envision in the U.S., GM has kept the handsome compact crossover in the automotive equivalent of a witness-protection program.... Read More »

Barra says 'undervalued' GM can sustain profit long term

6:17 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

GM CEO Mary Barra made the case in an interview with Bloomberg Television that GM can handle a downturn and sustain profits if the economy slumps in the next few years. The company also is making investments in ride sharing and self-driving cars to ensure its long-term future.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM stock undervalued, Barra says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

GM stock undervalued, Barra says; Make Lincolns in China?; Test firm hacks into '17 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid; Toyota to use solar power on Texas HQ campus; Return of the hatchback.... Read More »

Lincoln's VanDyke tapped as Ford of Europe marketing VP

1:45 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Lincoln's top marketing and sales executive, Matt VanDyke, is leaving the brand this summer to become Ford of Europe's vice president of marketing. VanDyke will be replaced by Robert Parker, who oversaw Lincoln's launch in China, a Ford spokesman said today.... Read More »

Ford in talks to build Lincolns in China, report says

3:36 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Ford, aiming to make China the top market for its Lincoln luxury line, is in talks with partner Changan Automobile about producing the brand's vehicles in Chongqing, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover sues Chinese automaker over Evoque lookalike, report says

June 3, 2016 15:56 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is suing Chinese automaker Jiangling Motor for allegedly copying the design of the Range Rover Evoque with its Landwind X7 SUV, Reuters reported.... Read More »

China's BAIC starts selling cars in Mexico, may build a plant, exec says

3:43 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2016

China's BAIC Motor Corp. has started selling its own cars imported from China in Mexico and may build a plant there, a senior company executive said.... Read More »

China's Ningbo Joyson considers bid for Takata following Key Safety acquisition

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2016

China's Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. is interested in acquiring embattled Japanese airbag supplier Takata. Joyson is looking to build on its $920 million acquisition of Takata competitor Key Safety Systems, which closed today, Key CEO Jason Luo told Crain's Detroit Business, an affiliate of Automotive News.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 490,000 vehicles in Japan, other regions over airbags

7:27 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Toyota is recalling a total of about 490,000 vehicles in Japan, China, Europe and other regions over potentially faulty airbag inflators produced by Takata Corp, further widening a massive global recall.... Read More »

Mercedes puts up fight in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

China is starting to look like a barroom brawl for the German luxury brands. And Mercedes is landing some punches.... Read More »

Peugeot expects China boost from new 3008

May 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Peugeot expects to get a sales boost in China from the new 3008, which has been redesigned to look more like an SUV to capitalize on booming demand in the market for crossovers.... Read More »

 
Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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