Ford, Mercedes, BMW vehicles held up at China ports amid trade friction with U.S., reports say
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.
S. Korea says deal to ensure GM will stay in country for at least 10 years
South Korea said that an impending deal with General Motors to refinance its local unit will ensure the automaker remains in the country for at least 10 years, as its rights to sell shares and assets will be curtailed.
Execs see partnership perks even as China opens market
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.
NAFTA officials put top-level talks on hold until May 7 to consult with industry
Negotiators trying to hammer out a NAFTA deal said they will take a break until May 7, allowing time for consultations with the auto industry in Mexico.
Aston Martin says China spurring another horse-to-cars moment
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.
COMMENTARY: Yang Jian
Don't bet on widespread breakups of JVs in China
A complete separation will be hard for some global brands that manufacture in China, and it may not be desirable for major global automakers such as General Motors.
Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China output
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new nameplates in China.
China to scrap foreign ownership caps on automakers by 2022
The move is a major policy shift that will open the market wider to automakers such as Nissan and Tesla. It comes amid a trade standoff between Washington and Beijing, and signals the end of a 1994 rule in the biggest auto market that limits foreign automakers to a 50 percent share of any local venture.
For GM, VW and their Chinese partners, breaking up may be hard
Some marriages are just too hard to break up. The many joint ventures between multinational automakers and their Chinese betrothed might be just that.
South Korea minister: GM's local unit needs to survive on own in long term
South Korea's finance minister said that public funds could be used to support GM Korea only if it was clear that the business could survive on its own long term.
New VW CEO inherits Russian alliance clouded by Trump sanctions
Volkswagen's ties to GAZ Group, the vehicle maker owned by billionaire Oleg Deripaska, could expose the world's biggest auto manufacturer to the United States crackdown on Russian oligarchs
Ford to ramp up Lincoln rollout in China to catch rivals, report says
Lincoln plans to build as many as five new vehicles in China by 2022, two sources told Reuters, in a move to expand sales in the world's largest vehicle market and blunt the impact of trade disputes.
Ford aims to rebuild trust with China partners as sales slip
After 20-odd years of "marriage" in China, Ford is preparing a product blitz and campaign to localize management to maintain and build trust with partners Changan Auto and Jiangling Motors Group. The goal: Reverse a sales slump and boost employee morale.
Shanghai government says Tesla talks on track despite Musk outburst
Talks between Telsa and Shanghai authorities over building a manufacturing plant remain on track, the city government said, easing concerns of a breakdown in negotiations after the EV maker's CEO criticized Chinese trade rules last week.
GM confirms investment plans for South Korea unit
GM confirmed details of a proposed investment in its loss-making South Korean business, but said it was subject to support from Seoul and GM's Korean union.
Musk invites Trump to pressure China over auto trade practices
Elon Musk, battling the Chinese government over terms of getting a Tesla plant built in the country, may be trying to tempt Donald Trump into calling out the nation's automotive trade protections.
Daimler CEO says Li Shufu partnership requires consensus from BAIC
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche on Tuesday welcomed Geely Chairman Li Shufu as a new shareholder and said any industrial alliance will depend on whether current China partner BAIC agrees.