Panasonic starts China battery venture, develops new welding tech

11:54 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant revamping itself as an automotive supplier, has taken two more steps in that direction by establishing a new battery venture in China and developing a new technology for laser welding.

BMW drops to 3rd place in global luxury sales race during January

6:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016 | UPDATED: 2/10/16 6:58 am ET -- adds Audi figures
BMW lost ground in the luxury-car sales race in January, dropping to third place as Mercedes-Benz moved closer to a goal of unseating its rival this year.

Key Safety Systems to be acquired by Chinese conglomerate in $920 million deal

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Airbag and seat belt supplier Key Safety Systems Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Chinese auto conglomerate Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp.

Hyundai posts first monthly global sales decline since July

6:25 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Hyundai's sales fell for the first time in six months in January, dragged down by demand in emerging markets including China, Brazil and Russia.

Say goodbye to the golden days, analyst says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Max Warburton, an analyst at Sanford Bernstein whose colorful client notes get lots of attention, authored one in January called “The End of an...

Saab name won't be revived under Chinese owners

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2016
Saab AB, the Swedish aerospace company that owns the Saab brand, will not allow its name or logo to be used on future models produced by National...

China pushes down Rolls sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
Rolls-Royce global sales fell last year because of a 54 percent decline in China -- despite a 6 percent increase in North America.


The auto world according to Jonas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
Give Adam Jonas a mic and a stage, and you better brace for a rat-a-tat-tat of snap judgments.

China ripe for public groups, but where are they?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016
Global carmakers want the highly proficient U.S. public dealership groups to invest in China, but the publics simply aren't interested.

GM plans to export Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid from China to U.S.

5:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016
General Motors plans to export the plug-in hybrid version of its Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan from China to the U.S. when the car goes on sale this year.

In China, Mercedes zeroes in on Audi, BMW

9:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016
If Daimler's Mercedes-Benz arm overtakes BMW as the world's top-selling luxury automaker, it may have to thank China chief Hubertus Troska for his...

Faraday exits shadows, remains an enigma

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
The 1,000-hp race car concept that Faraday Future unveiled at last week's Consumer Electronics Show may have swept away some of the mystery...

Honda plans new Acura crossover for China, report says

10:11 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016
Honda plans to launch a new small Acura crossover vehicle this year in China to compete with BMW and Audi in the world's biggest car market, two...

Lincoln tallies 11,630 sales in China debut; Ford Motor rises 3%

7:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016
Lincoln today said it sold 11,630 vehicles in China in 2015, the brand's first full year in that country, as Ford's total sales there rose 3 percent...

GM China auto sales rise 5.2% in 2015

11:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016
General Motors' sales in China rose 5.2 percent to a record 3.61 million vehicles in 2015, the U.S. carmaker said today.

Phil Murtaugh to resign as CEO of China's Qoros Automotive

7:33 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016
Auto industry veteran CEO Phil Murtaugh will resign from Qoros Automotive for personal reasons after less than a year at the helm of the fledgling...

Faraday Future loses battery designer before EV's debut at CES

6:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016
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VW scandal could kill U.S. diesel car market, Continental CEO says

7:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2016
Volkswagen's emissions test-cheating scandal could kill nascent markets for diesel cars in North America, Japan and China, Continental CEO Elmar...

Hyundai expected to miss global sales target for first time since 2008

6:33 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015
Hyundai is poised to sell fewer vehicles than it projected for the first time since the global financial crisis, after an economic slowdown sapped...

Saab successor Nevs signs $12 billion China electric car deal

9:07 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015
National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which bought the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile, announced a 78-billion-yuan ($12 billion) deal today to supply...

Nexteer's new tentative pact bumps up wages, reduces health care costs

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015
A new tentative labor deal between Nexteer Automotive and the UAW secured higher wage gains for most workers and scrapped a controversial health care...

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