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U.S. may get 2 of Ford's 3 Beijing show vehicles

How important is China to Ford? A look at the company's global debuts last month at the Beijing auto show gives an idea of how seriously Ford takes the world's largest market. The three debuts -- the Ford Escort compact sedan, Ford Everest Concept ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12

Foreign brands race to develop vehicles for Chinese consumers

BEIJING -- It's unusual for automakers to design vehicles exclusively for one foreign market. But that's quickly becoming the new normal in China, judging from the unveilings last month at the Beijing auto show. Ford Motor Co. introduced the Ford ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5

Palmer: Infiniti considering a compact crossover

BEIJING -- Infiniti is considering a small crossover below the QX50, possibly joining other luxury brands that are rushing into the segment. Andy Palmer, the Nissan Motor Corp. executive vice president who oversees Infiniti, said that the brand ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4

VW readies a rival for Mercedes CLA

BEIJING -- Volkswagen's NMC concept all but makes its official: VW plans a sedan to challenge the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The four-door concept unveiled at the Beijing auto show previews a Jetta-based model that will slot into the Volkswagen lineup ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28

Compact crossover likely to be 4th entry in Audi's TT lineup

BEIJING -- Audi's TT Off-road Concept, a compact crossover unveiled at the auto show here, is expected to become the fourth member of the sporty TT family. The production version, which sources say may be called the TTQ, is likely to debut in about ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28

Korean heartthrob Kim snarls Beijing auto show floor, shuts out reporters

The Beijing auto show is renowned for being a full-contact sport. Walking the aisles, even trying to enter the venue, can be a matter of survival of the fittest. This year the overcrowding reached crisis levels. Scores of families, some toting ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28

VW mid-sized coupe to challenge Mercedes CLA

The Volkswagen NMC -- New Mid-sized Coupe -- concept makes official the carmaker's plans for a style-led sedan to challenge the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Unveiled at the Beijing auto show, the new four-door car closely previews a future Jetta-based model ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22

Daimler, BYD show production-ready Denza EV

Daimler and Chinese partner BYD Auto unveiled a production-ready version of their Denza electric car at the Beijing auto show ahead of a sales launch in September. The EV will sell for 369,000 yuan (42,700 euros) and above before subsidies. It is ... April 22, 2014 13:22 European CT

BMW luxury concept gives a preview of 9-series sedan

BMW was set to preview a range-topping 9-series sedan at the Beijing auto show last weekend in the guise of its Vision Future Luxury concept car. The concept is nearly a foot longer than the extended-wheelbase version of the current 7 series. The 9 ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Lincoln's China startup plans 20 stores by 2015

China is giving the 97-year-old Lincoln luxury brand a new lease on life. In a series of events last week, Lincoln launched a sleek new concept vehicle and a new retail vision. Lincoln will begin selling vehicles in China this fall, starting with ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21

Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe set to challenge Mercedes CLA

The Volkswagen NMC (New Midsize Coupe) concept makes official the carmaker's plans for a style-led sedan to challenge the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Unveiled at the Beijing auto show, the new four-door car closely previews a future Jetta-based model that ... April 22, 2014 02:42 European CT

Tesla will build cars in China within 4 years, says Musk

BEIJING (Bloomberg) -- Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk, who’s preparing to begin deliveries of the Model S electric vehicle in China, said he expects to be making cars in the country in the next three to four years. The company is also ... 11:07 am U.S. ET | April 21

Ford Escort, revived in China, could land in U.S., Mulally says

BEIJING – Ford Motor Co.’s revived Escort compact sedan, developed especially for the China market, has potential to go global and possibly make it stateside someday, Ford CEO Alan Mulally said. The car, developed by Ford’s Asia- ... 11:10 am U.S. ET | April 20

MKX Concept marks Lincoln's first overseas vehicle debut

Editor's note: Update deletes a photo of a different Lincoln taken from the show floor. Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln, rooted as an American brand by its name and presidential limousines, took a step toward becoming global today by unveiling a car ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20 | UPDATED: 4/20/14 1:40 pm ET -- replaced photograph

GM to pump $12 billion into China, hike capacity 65%

BEIJING -- General Motors, undeterred by slowing growth in China, announced plans to plow $12 billion into the country by 2017 and boost capacity 65 percent by 2020. The plan, unveiled Sunday at the Beijing auto show, will partly target expanding ... 10:21 am U.S. ET | April 20

Audi's latest compact SUV to be part of TT family

BEIJING -- A compact SUV concept that hints at Audi’s fifth SUV model most likely will carry a name under the TT family, rather than Q4, as previously reported by some media. The TT Offroad Concept unveiled here Sunday could become the fourth ... April 20, 2014 15:55 European CT

Jaguar Land Rover to start China production at the end of this year

BEIJING (Bloomberg) -- Jaguar Land Rover plans to start building vehicles in China by the end of this year. The company will begin selling a Land Rover SUV built by its Chinese venture with Chery Automobile Co. in Changshu, by early 2015. "They ... April 20, 2014 13:49 European CT

Lexus NX to offer a 235 hp turbo or 194 hp hybrid in U.S.

Lexus unveiled the production version of the Lexus NX compact crossover at the Beijing auto show Sunday, offering a U.S. sales forecast of 2,200 units a month.For the U.S. market, Lexus will offer a choice of a 235 hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline- ... 11:00 pm U.S. ET | April 19 | UPDATED: 4/20.14 11:40 am -- updates from Beijing

Ford shows 7-seat Everest Concept SUV in Beijing

BEIJING -- Ford Motor Co. unveiled a seven-seat, mid-sized SUV concept at the Beijing motor show which previewed a new vehicle that aims to tap booming demand for crossovers in China.The Everest is a concept version of an "off-road SUV" that will be ... 11:22 pm U.S. ET | April 19

BMW unveils concept previewing 9-series flagship

BEIJING -- BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept car closely previews a new brand flagship that will go on sale in global markets called the 9 series. The concept was unveiled at the Beijing auto show today. The 9-series production version is expected ... April 20, 2014 00:00 European CT

Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015

MILAN (Bloomberg) -- Fiat Group plans to begin making Jeeps in China by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile Group. Fiat and Guangzhou Auto will produce three new Jeep vehicles in the southern city of ... April 19, 2014 18:29 European CT

VW signals it will outsell GM in China for second straight year

BEIJING -- Volkswagen forecast its sales in China will increase 10 percent or more in 2014, signaling that the company will outsell General Motors Co. in the world's biggest auto market for a second-straight year. VW expects "double-digit" growth ... April 19, 2014 14:34 European CT

Ford showcases 7-seat Everest Concept SUV

BEIJING -- Ford Motor Co. is showing a seven-seat, mid-sized SUV concept at the Beijing auto show that previews a new vehicle to tap booming demand for crossovers in China. The Everest Concept is an “off-road SUV” to be built locally by ... April 20, 2014 03:13 European CT

Ford Escort to make a return at Beijing show

Ford will unveil a production version of the Escort sedan at the Beijing auto show. The car will be aimed exclusively at the Chinese market. The Escort was previewed in near-production concept form last year at the Shanghai auto show, and will ... April 17, 2014 13:26 European CT

Citroen to debut flagship SUV

Citroen will debut the DS 6WR, a production version of its admired Wild Rubis SUV concept, at the Beijing auto show on Sunday. The DS 6WR will go on sale in China by year end as the flagship of Citroen's DS upscale subbrand. It will compete against ... April 15, 2014 17:51 European CT

Peugeot unveils 340-hp plug-in hybrid

RENNES, France -- Peugeot will unveil a 340-hp plug-in hybrid concept car called the Exalt at the Beijing auto show on April 20. The five-door sedan hints at the future design direction for the brand, which parent PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is pushing ... April 14, 2014 13:29 European CT

Luxury models take center stage in China

A few months ago, industry analysts speculated that China's fast-growing luxury market soon would stagnate as the economy cooled and Communist Party leaders discouraged conspicuous consumption. Never mind. So far this year, luxury car sales have ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14

Lexus NX compact crossover will have 3 powertrains

TOKYO – Lexus plans to unveil the production version of its NX compact crossover at this month’s Beijing Auto Show how with three powertrains, including a turbo and hybrid for the United States. Photos of the NX show a production ... 7:22 am U.S. ET | April 11 | UPDATED: 4/11/14 8:16 am ET - adds details

Lexus aims NX crossover at German premium brands in China

TOKYO -- Lexus will debut the NX crossover at the Beijing auto show on April 20 as it tries to compete with German premium rivals in China. The NX will be the brand's first compact crossover and will be sold in global markets including Europe and ... April 11, 2014 14:45 European CT

Bentley to highlight hybrid technology on a Mulsanne concept

Bentley is using the upcoming Beijing auto show to reveal the Bentley Hybrid Concept. The car will preview the company's first plug-in model, with the powertrain expected in a Bentley SUV debuting in 2017. The technology will be demonstrated in ... April 11, 2014 09:55 European CT

Audi teases potential Q4 crossover

Audi has released sketches of a new TT-inspired crossover concept that will debut at the Beijing auto show later this month. The high-riding crossover is rumored to preview the upcoming Audi Q4 -- Audi's answer to the BMW X4 and Porsche Macan. The ... April 10, 2014 10:29 European CT

Mercedes to debut BMW X6 rival

MUNICH -- Mercedes-Benz will preview an upcoming rival to the BMW X6 with the Concept Coupe SUV, which debuts at the Beijing auto show later this month. The concept is a coupe version of the ML SUV and is set to go on sale as a production model ... April 9, 2014 15:41 European CT

BMW set to debut concept for 9-series flagship sedan

BMW will preview its upcoming 9-series sedan with a concept car at the Beijing auto show, according to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. The extra-long-wheelbase 9 series will take on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach, which itself is ... April 8, 2014 11:15 European CT

BMW set to debut concept for 9-series flagship sedan

BMW will preview its upcoming 9-series sedan with a concept car at the Beijing auto show, according to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. The extra-long-wheelbase 9 series will take on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach, which itself is ... 5:15 am U.S. ET | April 8

Lexus previews production NX compact crossover

DETROIT -- 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 ... 2:11 pm U.S. ET | April 7

Bentley forecasts reversal of China slump on new Flying Spur

SHANGHAI (Bloomberg) -- Bentley expects to reverse last year's decline in China deliveries after introducing a new variation of its Flying Spur saloon next month. "We're sure that we're able to, let's say, make an improvement over last year," Ricky ... March 18, 2014 11:17 European CT

 
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