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First timers: Chinese truck and bus makers debut products at IAA in Hannover [2016-11-22]

At the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles held in Hannover, Germany on September 22-29, four Chinese truck and bus manufacturers –

Daimler removes senior exec over derogatory remarks about China [2016-11-21]

BEIJING – Daimler Greater China Ltd. issued a statement late in the evening of November 21 announcing the removal of a senior German executive involved in an incident in which he made derogatory comments on Chinese people.

Geely announces "20200" Strategy [2016-11-18]

HANGZHOU, Zhejiang – Geely Holding Group plans to sell 2 million vehicles in 2020 to become a global top 10 automaker and the most competitive and respective Chinese brand, according to its “

Audi's "engagement" with SAIC a dangerous but necessary move [2016-11-18]

Get used to Audis produced and sold by SAIC-Volkswagen. SAIC Motor’s MOU signed with partner Volkswagen Group on November 11 to produce and sell Audis at their joint venture SAIC-Volkswagen, following several days of rumor mills, is the latest shocker in an industry already filled with blockbuster news this year.

EV production licenses: a money tree? [2016-11-14]

Chery New Energy Automobile Technology Co., Ltd. (Chery New Energy) was formally granted with the fourth EV production license recently, after BAIC BJEV, Changjiang Auto and CH-Auto got theirs earlier this year.

Geely moves into commercial vehicles: right timing or wrong bet? [2016-11-14]

Geely launched its new commercial vehicle brand Yuancheng Auto on October 26 in a year that featured huge overcapacity in the heavy-duty truck, light truck as well as passenger vehicle markets.

Volkswagen goes luxury with the Phideon: does it make sense? [2016-11-01]

When Volkswagen launched its Phideon flagship sedan on October 21, many thought it was too expensive.

NEV players swarm into battery manufacturing [2016-10-31]

Two months after being acquired by Gree Electric Appliances Inc., Yinlong New Energy Co., Ltd. opened its lithium titanate material and battery manufacturing base on October 21 in Hebei.

Audi's "engagement" with SAIC a dangerous but necessary move [2016-11-18]

Get used to Audis produced and sold by SAIC-Volkswagen. SAIC Motor’s MOU signed with partner Volkswagen Group on November 11 to produce and sell Audis at their joint venture SAIC-Volkswagen, following several days of rumor mills, is the latest shocker in an industry already filled with blockbuster news this year.

CADA forum looks to solidify dealer confidence as growth spurt nears end [2016-11-15]

If having confidence is golden was the key message at last year’s China Automobile Dealers Industry Convention, then maintaining and solidifying that confidence certainly is the core message this year.

Geely moves into commercial vehicles: a "long journey?" [2016-11-14]

It has been a busy year for Geely as far as launching new brands is concerned. A week after launching its new passenger vehicle brand LYNK & CO in Gothenburg and Berlin as potentially a “

Purchase tax policy could continue in 2017, but with a twist [2016-11-02]

The purchase tax policy on 1.6L and below passenger vehicles that was instituted in October 2015 and due to expire by yearend has been a major driver of the auto market over the past year.

Geely announces "20200" Strategy [2016-11-18]

HANGZHOU, Zhejiang – Geely Holding Group plans to sell 2 million vehicles in 2020 to become a global top 10 automaker and the most competitive and respective Chinese brand, according to its “

FAW-Volkswagen's EA211 engine plant in Changchun begins operation [2016-11-18]

CHANGCHUN, Jilin – FAW-Volkswagen’s EA211 engine plant here was put into operation on November 14, and an EA211 1.

Beijing-Hyundai's Cangzhou plant goes into operation [2016-11-15]

CANGZHOU, Hebei – Beijing-Hyundai started operation of its Cangzhou production plant in Hebei Province when the joint venture company celebrated its 14th anniversary of the establishment here on October 18.

Volvo Cars to make China global manufacturing and export hub [2016-11-15]

SHANGHAI – Volvo Cars unveiled a new manufacturing strategy for China in which production capacity will be increased and China will be developed into a global manufacturing and export hub servicing growing demand for its new range of cars in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific.

Head of Qoros says brand to stand on its own - but will it all arrive in time? (III) [2016-11-15]

It was a shining moment for Qoros Automotive when the Qoros 3 made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 before officially hitting the Chinese market later that year.

Head of Qoros says brand to stand on its own - but will it all arrive in time? (II) [2016-11-14]

It was a shining moment for Qoros Automotive when the Qoros 3 made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 before officially hitting the Chinese market later that year.

Head of Qoros says brand to stand on its own - but will it all arrive in time? (I) [2016-11-14]

It was a shining moment for Qoros Automotive when the Qoros 3 made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 before officially hitting the Chinese market later that year.

LYNK & CO is a new car brand aiming to reshape the sleeping auto industry [2016-10-24]

Cars come from China? Nobody has bought them in Western Europe or the U.S. so far. LYNK & CO, a startup and a new brand dares to go global with support from Geely and Volvo.

Great Wall Motor launches luxury SUV brand WEY [2016-11-18]

GUANGZHOU – Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd. launched WEY – a luxury SUV brand named after company founder and Chairman Wei Jianjun, at an event here on November 16, two days ahead of the start of Auto Guangzhou 2016.

China-made Jeep Compass To Debut In November [2016-10-17]

The China-made variant of the new 2017  Jeep Compass will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.

All New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Long Wheelbase: Core Aim to Outperform Itself [2016-09-02]

BEIJING – Even though the All New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Long Wheelbase is squarely aimed at its two biggest rivals –

Dongfeng Liuzhou to debut Chenglong T7 truck at Auto China 2016 [2016-04-21]

LIUZHOU, Guangxi – Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Co., Ltd. will officially unveil one key product, the Chenglong T7 long-nose truck, at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on April 25.

First timers: Chinese truck and bus makers debut products at IAA in Hannover [2016-11-22]

At the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles held in Hannover, Germany on September 22-29, four Chinese truck and bus manufacturers –

CAMC Hualing to cooperate with Bosch on State-VI-compliant products [2016-11-14]

SHANGHAI – CAMC Hualing Automobile Co., Ltd., China’s 9th largest heavy-duty truck maker, signed a cooperation agreement with Bosch Automotive Diesel Systems Co., Ltd.

Profit of Yutong Bus ranks top among 11 CV enterprises from Q1 to Q3 2016 [2016-11-14]

BEIJING – Yutong Bus made profits of ¥2,276,338,554.13 ($350.21 million) in the first nine months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 22.

Heavy-duty truck sales up a new high 49 percent in October [2016-11-14]

Based on the latest data released by manufacturers as reported by, a total of 67,400 heavy-duty trucks were sold in October, surging 49 percent from a year earlier and 27 percent from September.

Did GM downplay debut of SUV to avoid Trump's wrath? [2016-10-31]

DETROIT -- If you're wondering why you haven't read a review of the Buick Envision SUV yet, blame Donald Trump.

Will Qoros gain some momentum after price cut? [2016-03-14]

Under sales pressure, Qoros announced a maximum ¥26,000 ($3,976) price cut on its Qoros 3 model on February 22.

Volkswagen bankrupt? Not unlikely [2016-03-07]

In the ranking of global sales in 2015, Volkswagen came in second, the same as in 2014. Volkswagen senior executives think the outcome was satisfactory, given the slowed growth of the world’

JV brands benefit from policy incentive [2016-01-18]

China’s policy of reducing sales tax for small-displacement vehicles is benefiting joint venture brands, according to a signed article published in Qingnian Cankao Bao or Elite Reference quoting statistics released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Battery makers and OEMs row over battery draft regulation [2016-11-14]

BEIJING – The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released in October a national standard on traction batteries, namely the Specification and Dimension of Traction Battery for Electric Vehicles and the Coding Standards for Automotive Traction Batteries (Draft for Comments).

China VI emissions standards for diesel vehicles to take effect January 1, 2020 [2016-11-03]

BEIJING – China’s Stage 6 (China 6) emissions standards for diesel vehicles is expected to go into effect nationwide on January 1, 2020, according to the Limits and Measurement Methods (China Phase VI) for Emissions from Compression-Ignition and Spark-Ignition Engines and Automobiles (Draft to Solicit Comments) released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on October 11.

MOT voices tough stance on oversized and overloaded trucks [2016-10-17]

BEIJING – A one-year special action to regulate and control the oversize and overloading of highway trucks is being conducted by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) together with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), according to MOT spokesman Xu Chengguang in a statement posted on MOT’

China to no longer approve new gasoline-powered vehicle factories [2016-10-12]

BEIJING – China will no longer approve, in principle, new gasoline-powered vehicle factories, according to a statement issued after an executive meeting of the State Council presided by Premier Li Keqiang on October 8.

China auto sales growth at 3-year high [2016-10-14]

BEIJING - Auto sales in China, the world's biggest auto market, continued to expand at afaster pace in September with growth for the month reaching a new high in more than threeyears, data from an industry association showed Wednesday.

Chinese Automakers Have Invested about 200 Million RMB in Foreign Markets [2016-09-26]

(Shanghai September 26, 2016)-Reportedly, Chinese automakers have invested about 200 billion RMB on the development of foreign markets in the past three years.

Brand or sales? A tough choice for automotive executives [2016-07-01]

China’s auto market has bounced back in 2016. But a number of senior OEM executives in charge of sales have left their positions.

Zhongtong sells over 4,000 new energy buses through to April [2016-06-26]

LIAOCHENG, Shandong – Zhongtong Bus sold 5,300 units of buses in the first four months of the year, up 70 percent on a yearly basis.

World's largest EV battery swapping cluster begins operation in Beijing [2016-11-14]

BEIJING – The world’s largest electric vehicle battery swapping station cluster began operation on October 29 in Beijing.

Meet Lucid Motors, the EV startup you've never heard of [2016-11-14]

Lucid Motors Inc. (formerly known as Atieva), was formed in 2007 by Sam Weng and two co-founders, Bernard Tse and Sheaupyng Lin.

LeEco's LeSEE Pro, a car beyond a car [2016-11-14]

If there ever was an award for the most unusual car launch of 2016, LeEco’s LeSEE Pro for sure will win the prize.

GM showcases V2X tech in Jiading, eyes application layer standard by yearend [2016-11-14]

SHANGHAI – General Motors demonstrated eight safety applications for its latest intelligent and connected vehicle (ICV) technology, mostly involving V2X, for the first time in China on November 3 at its Tech Day held at the National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Pilot Zone in Jiading, northwest Shanghai.

Auto Market Update: Trump Victory Puts Uncertainty In Automakers [2016-11-10]

The 2016 election has just ended and a new president has been elected. With a new leader comes changes and while others look forward to a new administration, some are uncertain about it.

A Chinese billionaire is staking his legacy — and thousands of American jobs — on this factory in Ohio [2016-11-02]

MORAINE, OHIO — Shortly after his private plane landed in Ohio on a recent morning, the Chinese billionaire set off down Interstate 75 to inspect the factory on which he has staked his legacy and the future of this gritty patch of the American Rust Belt.

They're coming to America -- someday [2016-10-17]
U.S. market still tempts the world's automakers and wannabes

The U.S. auto establishment has scarcely heard of Bob Smith and his Alkane Dominator, a beefy military truck he plans to assemble in South Carolina using a Brazilian army vehicle platform and U.S. components.

Americans Embrace a Made-in-China Buick SUV [2016-10-07]

Greg Shafer ended a lifelong streak of buying U.S.-made cars when in August the 53-year-old drove out of a Columbus, Ohio, dealership behind the wheel of a Buick Envision.

ContiTech starts construction of new hose plant in Qingdao [2016-11-15]

QINGDAO, Shandong – ContiTech holds a groundbreaking ceremony for its new hose plant in Qingdao, Shandong Province on November 1.

Johnson Controls' Changxing plant AGM output capacity surpasses 3,000,000 units [2016-11-14]

SHANGHAI – Applying the brand new AGM battery production line, output of Johnson Controls’

Magna celebrates the mass production of the 7DCT300 [2016-11-10]

SHANGHAI – Magna held a ceremony to celebrate the start of mass production of the third generation dual-clutch transmission 7DCT300 at its joint venture plant with Jiangling Motors Co., Group in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province on October 27.

Fuyao Group opens new auto glass plant in the U.S. [2016-11-04]

DAYTON, Ohio – Fuyao Group opened its new plant in Ohio in the U.S. on October 7, according to a group news release.

China automobile sales up 18.65 percent in October [2016-11-14]

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales in October increased 18.65 percent from the previous year to 2.

January-August PV sales increase steadily in 2016 [2016-11-01]

According to data from CBU Analytics, China’s registration volume of passenger cars, MPVs and SUVs reached 14.

Foreign and Chinese auto group sales in China in Jan-Sep 2016 [2016-11-01]

Foreign auto group sales in China in Jan-Sep 2016 According to data compiled from manufacturer reported data, 16 foreign auto groups sold 12.

Sales of NEVs increase 100.6 percent through to September [2016-11-01]

BEIJING – According to data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) released on October 12, production and sales of new energy vehicles were 302,000 and 289,000 units from January to September this year, up by 93 and 100.

Luxury car dealers and OEMs discuss strained relationship [2016-02-16]

Luxury car dealers and OEMs discussed their strained relationship at a close-door session during the 2015 China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) annual meeting held in early November in Xiamen.

China Grand Auto to acquire via subsidiary [2016-01-11]

SHANGHAI – China Grand Automotive Services Co., Ltd. announced on December 29 in a statement that it plans to buy the partnership shares that Yin Xiaoliang, the natural person holds in Shanghai Xcar, which are worth ¥138 million ($21.

Greenland Rundong and Ali Auto team up on internet sales [2015-12-22]

SHANGHAI – China Greenland Rundong Auto Group Ltd., one of China’s largest luxury car dealership groups, signed a strategic cooperation memorandum with Alibaba Group’

China Grand Auto acquires majority stake in Baoxin Group [2015-12-22]

BEIJING – China Grand Automotive Services, China’s largest automobile dealership group by sales, plans to buy up to 75 percent stakes in luxury car dealer Baoxin Auto Group for HK$11.

Daimler removes senior exec over derogatory remarks about China [2016-11-21]

BEIJING – Daimler Greater China Ltd. issued a statement late in the evening of November 21 announcing the removal of a senior German executive involved in an incident in which he made derogatory comments on Chinese people.

Weng Yunzhong named executive VP of Dongfeng-Renault [2016-11-18]

BEIJING – Weng Yunzhong, president of Dongfeng Motor Parts (Group) Co., Ltd., has been appointed executive vice president of Dongfeng-Renault to replace Hu Xindong who resigned from the joint venture recently, according to media reports.

Fran?ois Provost to be Chairman of Renault Asia-Pacific [2016-11-15]

BEIJING – François Provost will replace Gilles Normand as Chairman of Renault Asia-Pacific effective January 1, 2017, according to a company announcement.

Wei Yong appointed acting CFO of SAIC Motor [2016-11-15]

SHANGHAI – Wei Yong has been appointed acting CFO of SAIC Motor to replace Gu Feng who resigned as general manager of SAIC Motor’

Ssangyong Motor signs agreement with Shaanxi Auto to establish JV in China [2016-10-12]

SEOUL – Ssangyong Motor Co., now a unit of Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., signed an agreement with Shaanxi Automobile Group on October 11 to establish a joint venture in China, the Korean automaker said in a statement.

BAIC Haihua sets up plastic JV with Minda KTSN [2016-08-19]

  By Satnam Singh, CBU/CAR India Correspondent A 50:50 joint venture, Minda China Plastic Solutions, Ltd.

Daimler and BAIC to invest additional ¥4 billion in engine plant expansion [2016-06-29]

BEIJING – Daimler AG and BAIC Motor announced a strategic framework agreement on June 13 that will see the two partners invest an additional ¥4 billion (more than $615 million) in the further expansion of the engine plant at joint venture Beijing-Benz Automotive Co., Ltd.

Skoda to take equity interest in SAIC-Volkswagen [2016-03-31]

MLADÁ BOLESLAV, Czech Republic – Škoda Auto plans to take an equity interest in SAIC-Volkswagen, according to an MOU signed among Š

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test test test A round financing surpasses $204.5 million [2016-11-18]

BEIJING –’s A-round financing has surpassed $204.5 million, according to CEO Yang Haoyong on the one year anniversary of the establishment of Guazi.

Quality of small vehicles leads industry improvement [2016-11-15]

SHANGHAI – Significant quality improvements in the small car and minivan segments lead the overall improvement in initial quality, according to the J.

Airbags still the major cause for vehicle recalls in September [2016-11-15]

BEIJING – Due to airbag defects, cars on the list of recalls announced by automakers in September were 159,923 units, accounting for 53.

China Auto Electronics to go private at S$0.16 a share [2016-10-24]

CHINA automotive electrical and electronics distribution system manufacturer China Auto Electronics has become the latest firm to announce its intention to delist from the Singapore Exchange.

China stocks jump again as emergency measures bite [2015-07-12]

By Samuel Shen and Engen Tham Shanghai (Reuters) - Chinese stocks rose strongly for a second day on Friday, buoyed by a barrage of government support measures, but worries persist about the long-term impact that four weeks of market turmoil may have on the world's second-largest economy.

Chen Hong: SAIC should reflect on how to develop independent brands [2015-06-23]

SAIC’s sales decreased by 4.51 percent in May. The total sales of its independent brands Roewe and MG plummeted 34 percent from January to May, according to huiche.

China auto sector sets for a 2011 slowdown [2011-02-14]

— by Sarah Turner SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Chinese auto makers are expected to report strong earnings in 2010, but while analysts are expecting some deceleration in 2011, they are divided on the extent of the anticipated slowdown.

Together with partner Foton, Daimler looks to expand truck business in China [2016-10-18]

HANNOVER, Germany – The fact that the Auman 430 EST super truck from Daimler’s joint venture with Foton was the only Chinese truck on display at the entire IAA Commercial Vehicles in September and part of the “

New GB1589 to provide more business opportunities for ZF in China, says CEO Sommer [2016-10-18]

HANNOVER, Germany – China’s recent introduction and implementation of the GB1589-2016 regulation on dimensions, weights and axle loads of commercial vehicles will provide more business opportunities for ZF in the country and boost its presence there, according to Dr. Stefan Sommer, CEO of the German supplier.

Lei Xing on China Auto Market and Auto Sales Growth in 2016 [2016-09-16]

Lei Xing, the Chief Editor of China Automotive Review, was invited to Studio Interview on CCTV to talk about auto sales and auto market trends in 2016 in China on September 12, 2016.

WM Motor to build C2M smart plant [2016-08-29]
-- Interview with founder Freeman Shen

For the first time since Freeman Shen founded WM Motor Technologies, Inc. in Shanghai a year ago, he agreed to accept a media interview to discuss about his startup company.

China releases NEV technology roadmap [2016-11-14]

SHANGHAI – The Technology Roadmap for Energy-Saving and New Energy Vehicles was formally released at the SAE-China Congress and Exhibition (SAECCE) 2016 held on October 26 in Shanghai.

MAS@Beijing 1010 recap: Sustainable transport requires fewer but more efficient trucks [2016-10-16]

BEIJING – China’s road transport market has been very fragmented and unprofessional in the past.

MAS@Shanghai 0913 recap: 48V mild hybrid vs. traditional stop-start application [2016-10-13]

SHANGHAI – Challenging CO2 targets require further fuel efficient vehicle functionality beyond known stop-start applications, and 48V applications can support active coasting and recuperation and thus significantly reduce CO2 emissions, serving as an attractive solution to serve China’

Chinese brand vehicles enjoy market share and price "dual growth" [2016-09-21]

TIANJIN – Chinese brand vehicles have enjoyed market share and price “dual growth” in recent years, according to Xu Changming, director of information resources at the State Information Center.

BLK to export high-end coaches to the U.S. [2016-11-14]

NANCHANG, Jiangxi – CHTC Bonluck Bus Co., Ltd. (BLK) has exported eight high-end coaches to the U.S. to be delivered to various customers there after arriving at the Los Angeles Port, according to a company news release.

SAIC-IVECO-Hongyan exports 75 heavy-duty trucks to Pakistan [2016-10-20]

CHONGQING – SAIC-IVECO-Hongyan Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. recently exported 75 heavy-duty trucks to Pakistan to be used for infrastructure construction.

Volvo Cars to export Chinese-made S90Ls to Europe and the U.S. [2016-09-05]

CHENGDU, Sichuan – Volvo Cars plans to export the soon-to-be locally-made S90L flagship sedan to Europe and the U.S., according to Yuan Xiaolin, chairman of Volvo Cars China Sales Co., at the launch of the imported S90 at the Chengdu Motor Show 2016 on September 2.

China's imported vehicle volume declines for six consecutive quarters [2016-08-29]

BEIJING – China’s imported vehicle volume continued its decline over six consecutive quarters through H1 2016, according to “

Zoomlion Terex M&A case at a standstill [2016-04-08]

CHANGSHA, Hunan – Chinese machinery maker Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. (Zoomlion) confirmed an offer for an unsolicited, non-binding acquisition proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the U.S. crane maker Terex for $30 per share in cash.

Geely acquires Dongfeng Nanchong for commercial vehicle production [2016-04-06]

NANCHONG, Sichuan – Nanchong Geely Commercial Vehicle Academy Co., Ltd. (Nanchong Geely), a full subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Wang Dazong: only 13 percent outbound China investment profitable [2016-03-18]

Only 13 percent of Chinese outbound investments are profitable, said Wang Dazong, chairman and founder of Ophoenix Capital Management, during his speech at CBU/CAR’

WKW acquires 48 percent shares of Wuzhoulong Motors [2016-01-08]

BEIJING – Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. announced plans to purchase 48 percent shares of Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors Co., Ltd.

Daimler Greater China signs cooperation agreement with Plug and Play [2016-11-15]

BEIJING – Daimler Greater China announced on October 18 a new cooperation with global accelerator and investor Plug and Play as the company seeks to further explore new technologies and foster a startup culture among its business units.

Foton teams up with Baidu for driverless super truck [2016-11-01]

BEIJING – Foton Motor and Chinese search giant Baidu signed a strategic cooperation agreement here on October 10 to collaborate in telematics, big data, smart vehicle and autonomous driving, in a bid to jointly create a future smart internet commercial vehicle.

Chinese firm gives UM $27M for autonomous car research [2016-10-18]

The University of Michigan will receive $27 million from a Chinese investment firm to aid in the institution’

BAIC BJEV releases North America Technical Innovation Strategy [2016-10-12]

DETROIT – BAIC BJEV, the electric vehicle arm under BAIC Group and one of China’s leading EV manufacturers, announced at a recent event organized by the company that its North America technical innovation strategy will be centered on two overseas R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Detroit, which will respectively concentrate on R&D and application of intelligent network connection technology and next-generation electric drive system technology.

Volvo launches production of new fuel-efficient engines [2013-05-27]

By WardAuto Staff Volvo begins production of its new 4-cylinder gas and diesel engines that will play an integral part in the auto maker’

New engine standard released to reduce vehicle emissions [2013-02-28]

BEIJING – The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China (the State Council) released Views on Energy Saving of Internal Combustion Engine on February 17.

China's vehicle engine sales up 5.05 percent through August [2012-10-04]

BEIJING – China produced and sold 11,540,461 and 11,599,525 vehicle engines in the first eight months, an increase of 6.

A favorable trend for small-displacement engines [2012-09-03]

– by Sinotrust With China’s emphasis on new energy vehicle technologies, an increasing number of manufacturers in China have begun developing energy-saving small-displacement engines.

China Auto Boom Is Warning to World Miners Facing Scrap Age [2016-09-30]

Nearly 150 million passenger cars bought since start of 2005 Top European auto recycler taken over by Chiho-Tiande Group China is on the cusp of a scrap wave that will return metal from ageing cars and expired fridges to the supply chain in a growing threat to mining companies, according to Chiho-Tiande Group Ltd.

China's steel makers invest in auto industry [2010-09-21]

On August 20, Capital Steel Co., Ltd. (Capital Steel) announced that it would invest all the shares it holds in Beijing Automobile Investment (BAI) plus some fund for 18.31 percent equity stake in the planned Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. to become the new company's second biggest shareholder.

Lighter steel up, but more needed [2009-06-11]

LIVONIA, MI - Thanks to increased use of advanced high-strength steel, the average weight per vehicle worldwide declined by 163 pounds on 2009 models.

China steel-mill merger signals bid for more U.S. plant sourcing [2009-02-05]

A three-company merger in China's 1,000-strong industry signals increased competition for orders from North American automakers, according to experts at the American Iron and Steel Institute.

Hyundai Motor, BAIC set up China auto financing venture [2016-09-26]

Hyundai Motor Group said on Tuesday it had established an auto financing venture in China with Chinese state automaker BAIC Group, that will help it take advantage of growing interest in car loans in a market where most consumers still pay with cash.

Volkswagen Financial Services completes its third Chinese Auto ABS [2016-01-15]

BRAUNSCHWEIG – Volkswagen Financial Services completed its third Chinese Auto ABS (Asset-Backed Security) transaction with a volume of around ¥3 billion ($484 million), according to a company news release on January 12.

VW Financial Services completes first PBOC-registered ABS in China [2015-07-20]

BEIJING – Volkswagen Financial Services AG completed its second auto loan ABS transaction with a volume of around ¥1.

China auto loan over ¥600 billion in 2014 [2015-07-14]

China’s auto financing loan balance reached over ¥600 billion ($96.

Chinese tire brands expanding in Africa [2016-08-01]

JOHANNESBURG – The rapid growth of middle class in African countries has pushed up demand for automobiles and tires.

Most tire manufacturers will not survive 2016 [2016-02-29]

In a recent survey conducted by regarding the wellbeing of domestic tire manufacturers, nearly two-thirds of the respondents believe that most tire manufacturers will not survive 2016, according to results released on February 2.

Chinese tire makers target Asian, African & Middle Eastern markets [2015-10-18]

  By Satnam Singh, CBU/CAR India Correspondent CHENNAI -- Chinese tire producers are diverting shipments to other overseas markets after US Commerce Department imposed anti-dumping duty on tires made in China.

China on course to enforce tire labels [2013-07-02]

Wayne Xing China is on course to draft voluntary tire standards and labels which are expected to lead to state-level compulsory standards for the tire industry, according to a report by the 21 Shiji Jingji Baodao, or 21st Century Business Herald.

China's dependency on foreign oil nears 60% in 2014 [2015-01-29]

BEIJING - China's dependency on imported oil and natural gas grew to about 60 percent and 32.2 percent respectively in 2014, according to a report released by a research team with the country's largest oil and gas producer on Wednesday.

Data show China passing US as biggest oil importer as economic growth, car sales drive demand [2013-10-11]

BEIJING — China has achieved another world-beating status its leaders don’t want: Biggest oil importer.

China likely to cut refined oil prices [2013-09-28]

BEIJING -- Analysts believe China may cut the price of refined oil on Friday in response to a drop in global crude oil prices.

China announces pricing policy for greener fuel [2013-09-23]

BEIJING - Chinese drivers will have to pay more in fuel prices amid the country's drive to reduce air pollution through upgraded fuel quality.

Daimler CEO Zetsche: EQ brand to enter China on a locally-produced basis [2016-10-11]

PARIS – The new EQ brand dedicated to electric mobility that Mercedes-Benz launched at this year’

Mercedes-Benz January-August China sales top 300K, launches Mercedes me sub-brand [2016-09-08]

CHENGDU, Sichuan – Mercedes-Benz delivered 303,619 vehicles (including smart) in China in the first eight months of this year, up 32 percent year-on-year, according to Nicholas Speeks, president and CEO of Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Co., Ltd.

BMW electrifies China NEV lineup with new models [2016-09-07]

CHENGDU, Sichuan – BMW Group launched the BMW i3 Battery Upgrade, i8 Protonic Red Edition and all-new 7 Series iPerformance (plug-in hybrid) –

Delphi confident of China growth, seeks to double business by 2020 [2016-06-30]

BEIJING – Delphi expects to almost double its business in China from $2.9 billion in 2015 to $5.

Revised regulation to stimulate used car market [2015-12-21]

The Administrative Methods of Used-Vehicle Sales (suggested draft for revision) has been completed and released late last month for review within the industry, according to local media.

Problems facing China's used car market [2015-12-20]

China’s growing used car market faces a number of problems, according to a signed article by Wen Jiajun published on zhuweihua.

Car makers to profit from China's booming used market [2015-04-26]

By Julien Girault Beijing (AFP) - The vast majority of cars in the world's biggest auto market are purchased new, but a second-hand trade is beginning to emerge in China despite traditional buyer reluctance -- and foreign manufacturers are hoping to benefit.

China used vehicle sales up 16.78 percent through October [2014-12-21]

BEIJING – China’s used vehicle sales increased by 16.78 percent to 4.91 million units in the first 10 months of the year, according to data released by China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA).

Quiet transformation of Euro-style light bus market [2014-10-16]

Not long ago, the Euro-style light bus market led by Jiangling Motors (JMC) and NAVECO was likened to a blue ocean due to few competitors, high profits and fast-paced research and development.

Brilliance-Jinbei initiates light truck project in Shenyang Auto Zone [2011-04-14]

SHENYANG, Liaoning – Brilliance-Jinbei, a subsidiary of Brilliance Auto, recently initiated a light truck manufacturing project in the Shenyang Auto Zone with an investment of ¥1.

Jinbei Auto initiates a light truck project in Shenyang Auto Zone [2011-03-30]

SHENYANG, Liaoning – Jinbei Auto, a subsidiary of Brilliance, recently initiated a light truck manufacturing project in the Shenyang Auto Zone with an investment of ¥1.

FAW-GM's first light truck rolls off line in Harbin plant [2011-03-17]

HARBIN, Heilongjiang – The first light truck of FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. rolled off the line recently in the JV’

Low-speed farm vehicles should be included in rural subsidy program [2009-12-30]

- by Feng Jugao


Rough and bumpy road for low-speed vehicles

The low-speed vehicle (LSV) used to be called the farm vehicle.

Stable growth in farm vehicle market in H1 [2007-09-01]

BEIJING ¨C China?ˉs farm vehicle market continued its stable growth in the first half of this year. Production and sales reached 1,088,992 and 1,086,247 units respectively, an average of 8.1 percent increase compared to last year, according to the latest statistics from the Farm Vehicle Sub-Association of the China Agricultural Machinery Association.

China's farm vehicle market in 2005 [2006-03-01]

Continued decline

China’s farm vehicle sector has experienced another year of continued decline. Output and sales were 1,899,834 and 1,895,116 units, respectively, in 2005, down 9.15 and 9.25 percent compared with those of 2004, according to the latest statistics from the Farm Vehicle Association. However, this rate fell back to single digits, compared with a more than 20 percent decline in 2004.

Policy pushing farm vehicle makers into truck manufacture [2006-01-01]

China’s farm vehicle manufacturers are moving into light and medium truck production, according to the latest statistics published by CBU. While most medium truck manufacturers have registered a decline in output in the first nine months of last year, one manufacturer, Wangpai Automobile, registered a 77.03 percent increase year on year in their medium truck output. Wangpai is one of the country’s leading farm truck manufacturers. Another farm truck maker, Yinhe Automobile, is now the seventh largest medium truck manufacturer in

Italian motorcycle makers courting Chinese partners [2011-05-25]

Struggling since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, some famed Italian motorcycle makers are now courting Chinese buyers, an Italian trade official said.

China's motorcycle industry recovers slowly in 2010 [2011-02-08]

China’s motorcycle industry produced and sold 26.69 and 26.59 million motorcycles in 2010, up 4.

Zongshen to produce 1 million new energy motorcycles a year [2010-07-19]

- by Zhao Yi and Zheng Shuang   Zongshen Industrial Group (Zongshen) based in Chongqing, southwest China, is one of the biggest motorcycle makers in China. Zongshen has recently partnered with PEM Power Systems Inc. of Canada and Piaggio of Italy to produce respectively pure electric motorcycles and hybrid motorcycles.

CSIG to form a mega motorcycle group in Chongqing [2009-12-25]

CHONGQING - China South Industry Group Corp. (CSIG) is planning to merge its three motorcycle companies, China Jialing Group (Jialing), Jianshe Motorcycle Co., Ltd. (Jianshe) and Qingqi Motorcycle Co., Ltd. (Qingqi), into a new mega motorcycle group in Chongqing, according to a recently report in