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Talks for Mini's China output are 'going well,' BMW CEO says

May 11, 2018 14:33 CET

BMW's talks with Great Wall over building electric Minis in China are "going well," BMW CEO Harald Krueger said. But it could be autumn before a decision is reached, Krueger said.... Read More »

Audi aims to double China sales, boosted by second JV

May 11, 2018 15:22 CET

Audi hopes a second joint venture and new SUVs will help it to remain China's top luxury brand, fighting off strong challenges from BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

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BLOG: Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. In a country where size not horsepower counts, Porsche is trying to make the Chinese love the iconic model.... Read More »

Ford, Mercedes, BMW vehicles held up at China ports amid trade friction with U.S., reports say

8:40 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2018

Ford's imported vehicles are being held up at Chinese ports, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Delays have affected some American-built vehicles from BMW and Mercedes-Benz as well.... Read More »

FCA's plans for Jeep in China went off-road

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

In 2014, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne laid out a bold target: Sell 500,000 Jeeps in China in 2018 as part of the company's grand strategy to globalize its most valuable brand.... Read More »

VW's Seat brand returns to China via backdoor

May 4, 2018 06:01 CET

VW's Seat brand played a leading role in the development of the E20X electric crossover marketed in China under a new brand called Sol.... Read More »

VW brand counts on SUVs, connectivity to keep China lead

May 2, 2018 10:58 CET

VW brand is launching a strategic plan for China focused on SUVs, full online connectivity and low-emission vehicles to defend its lead in the lucrative market.... Read More »

Automakers see perks with JVs even as China opens market

May 2, 2018 11:56 CET

China's decision to loosen restrictions on foreign automotive investment may do little to change the joint venture landscape, as foreign manufacturers have invested billions in domestic partnerships and can't easily pull up roots, international executives said last week at the Beijing auto show.... Read More »

VW will launch SOL EV brand in China with subcompact crossover

May 1, 2018 06:01 CET

JAC Volkswagen, a new joint venture between Jianghuai Automobile and VW, said the first product under its new SOL electric vehicle brand will be a subcompact crossover, the E20X.... Read More »

In China, Lynk & CO's high-tech factory flags global challenge

May 1, 2018 06:01 CET

While auto workers in Germany and South Korea fight to save their jobs, one of China's youngest auto brands is gearing up to build SUVs at a new factory with digitally-connected robots and a fresh workforce of 1,800 people.... Read More »

VW is in talks to manage Didi fleet, co-develop self-driving cars

April 30, 2018 15:01 CET

VW is in talks to form a joint venture with China's Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailing company's fleet of cars and help develop purpose-built vehicles for Didi's services.... Read More »

Execs see partnership perks even as China opens market

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

International auto executives say they are in no rush to shake up their joint ventures with Chinese carmakers, despite Beijing's promise to loosen limitations on foreign investment. Regional bosses for Nissan, Ford and Toyota say they'll stick with partners for now.... Read More »

Tech giants put China at forefront of change

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

An explosion of ingenuity is radiating from China in how to develop, engineer and market cars. Long derided as a fast follower, China has suddenly blossomed as the innovation nation.... Read More »

PSA is fixing struggling China operations, Tavares says

April 26, 2018 16:25 CET

PSA is seeing the first effects of its plan to turn around its China operations, CEO Carlos Tavares told investors and shareholders.... Read More »

China may cut light-vehicle import duty by nearly half, report says

6:22 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2018

China is mulling proposals to cut import duties on passenger cars by about half, Bloomberg reported, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that's set to give a lift to luxury brands such as BMW and Lexus.... Read More »

Porsche says Chinese are falling for its classic sportscars

April 26, 2018 16:01 CET

Porsche says its classic two-door sportscars are starting to take off in China, with demand for the 718 Cayman and Boxster growing well.... Read More »

China said to mull cutting car import duty by about half

April 26, 2018 12:12 CET

China is considering proposals to cut import duty on passenger cars by about half, sources said, in a move that would help German luxury automakers BMW, Mercedes and Porsche.... Read More »

Ford simplifies vehicle distribution network in China, names new leaders

12:18 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2018

Ford said it's reorganizing its operations in China by simplifying its distribution network and appointing new leaders to replace the CEO who abruptly left in January.... Read More »

GM banks on Chinese vehicle family to boost Brazil sales

11:39 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2018

GM is planning for long-term profitability in South America built on the back of draconian cost cutting during Brazil's recession and the same low-cost vehicles it is developing for Chinese markets.... Read More »

Aston Martin says China spurring another horse-to-cars moment

7:15 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2018

China's policies to cut pollution are driving a rapid move toward electric vehicles in the world's biggest market and causing upheaval in the global auto industry, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

BMW will export iX3 electric SUV to Europe, U.S. from China

April 25, 2018 07:25 CET

BMW will export its first full-electric SUV, called the iX3, to global markets after it goes into production in 2020 at its joint-venture plant in China.... Read More »

Audi aims to double China production within 5 years

April 25, 2018 10:59 CET

Audi aims to double its China production within five years and plans to offer 10 new SUVs, CEO Rupert Stadler said. Audi expects 30 percent of its sales in China to be EVs.... Read More »

Once an industry joke, electric buses start to dent oil demand

6:47 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2018

Suddenly, buses with battery-powered motors are a serious matter with the potential to revolutionize city transport -- and add to the forces reshaping the energy industry.... Read More »

VW's China JVs plan $18 billion in tech spending

April 24, 2018 14:32 CET

VW Group's China JVs will bolster spending in the next five years to a total of $18 billion as the automaker seeks an edge in producing self-driving vehicles and EVs in the market.... Read More »

China's ride-hailing firm Didi wants to develop 'purpose-built' cars with automakers

April 24, 2018 12:15 CET

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is exploring ways of collaborating with established automakers and parts suppliers to jointly develop cars purpose-built for its services.... Read More »

 
Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
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