This week, I am in Hannover, Germany and Vienna, Austria attending Continental’s biennial Media TechShow and ZF’s annual Global Press Event, respectively. Both events organized by the two German supplier giants aim to showcase their latest technology innovations through product displays and demo vehicle test drives or rides, and both give previews of what you might find in a production vehicle over the 2018-2020 time frame.

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According to data from CBU Analytics, China’s registration volume of passenger cars, MPVs and SUVs in Q1 2017 slumped 10.

Based on the latest data from manufacturers as reported by, a total of 103,000 heavy-duty trucks were sold in April, rising 50 percent from a year earlier but down 9 percent from March.

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales in April decreased 2.24 percent from the same period of the previous year to 2.

CHONGQING – Chang’an-Ford Automobile Co., Ltd. appointed Steve Hood as company’s vice president of marketing and sales to succeed Joseph Liu who has been named vice president of sales of Ford Asia Pacific, according to a company news release on May 23.

China plans to temporarily halt the issuance of production licenses for new energy vehicles. The rumor went viral in industry circles on June 5.

SHENZHEN, Guangdong – Changan PSA Automobiles Co., Ltd. (CAPSA) announced on May 31 the appointment of Shen Mingjun as the new executive vice president of the company.


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