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Ford Q1 China sales slump more than one-fifth as tax cut rolled back

7:07 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

Ford said that its China vehicle sales fell by 21 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago, after a tax cut on small-engine vehicles was rolled back.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Borgward pushes German DNA, avoids mentioning Chinese backer

April 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Borgward, which has been revived by a state-owned Chinese truck maker, has a winning formula: touting its German heritage while saying as little as possible about its Chinese backers.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Global automakers finally jump into China's fast-growing EV market

April 11, 2017 06:01 CET

This year's Shanghai auto show will include a variety of electric cars, plug-in hybrids and crossovers of all sizes.... Read More »

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

Automakers to showcase their electric car ambitions in Shanghai

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

China's growing EV market has been the private preserve of that country's domestic automakers, but their foreign rivals are about to crash that party.... Read More »

On deck for Shanghai

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

This year's Shanghai auto show will include a variety of electric cars, plug-in hybrids and crossovers of all sizes.... Read More »

Nexteer forms JV with China's Dongfeng to supply steering systems

1:12 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Auto supplier Nexteer has agreed to a joint venture with China-based Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group to produce electric power steering systems for Dongfeng Motor Corp.... Read More »

Ford CEO says Trump-Xi meeting sets stage for stronger U.S., China ties

4:49 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2017

The meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this week is encouraging and sets the stage for the world's two largest economies to strengthen ties, Ford CEO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

Hyundai’s Genesis may test own China channel

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2017

Genesis, the Hyundai luxury brand, will continue its global rollout by taking on the world's biggest luxury market in the next couple of years.... Read More »

GM's China sales slip in Q1

12:12 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2017

GM said its first quarter light-vehicle sales in China fell due to a shift in the government's tax policy and Lunar New Year fluctuations.... Read More »

Ford to sell Ranger pickup in China

7:14 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2017

Ford plans to launch the midsize Ranger pickup truck in China in 2018, hoping to draw more Chinese consumers, who generally prefer crossovers and SUVs, toward a different market segment.... Read More »

China's JAC launches Mexico output, weighs U.S. exports

8:25 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Jianghuai Automobile became the first Chinese automaker to assemble vehicles in Mexico with the start of production at a complete knockdown plant in Hidalgo. In late March, JAC launched sales of two locally produced subcompact crossovers, the S2 and S3, in Mexico City.... Read More »

VW invests $180 million in Google-backed Chinese AI startup

1:50 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Mobvoi, the Chinese artificial intelligence startup backed by Google, is getting a $180 million investment from Volkswagen to join a race to build the technology into cars.... Read More »

Ford plots plug-in hybrid, electrification push for China

6:13 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Ford will launch a plug-in hybrid car in China in 2018 and a fully electric crossover in the next five years, as it works toward electrifying most of its lineup there by 2025.... Read More »

China's Great Wall eyes plant in Mexico states hit by Trump

1:10 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2017

Chinese automaker Great Wall is considering building an assembly plant in two Mexican states hit by President Trump's drive to make American companies invest at home, Reuters reported, citing several sources close to the matter.... Read More »

Buick's German-built Regal highlights risks as Trump targets trade

6:04 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

In a plan mapped out long before the Trump administration and Congress began talking about taxing imported goods, GM planned to build the Buick Regal TourX at a factory in Ruesselsheim, Germany.... Read More »

A123 Systems to close one Michigan plant, build $40 million headquarters

3:41 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

A123 Systems LLC plans to build a $40 million headquarters in suburban Detroit as it prepares to wind down lithium-ion battery cell production at a nearby plant.... Read More »

DUSTIN WALSH

BLOG: Why the U.S. auto industry would suffer in a trade war with China

5:29 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2017

An all-out trade war between the U.S. and China would bruise both economies but also holds major pitfalls for the automotive industry.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis

3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2017

Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally came to an end this month. Suprisingly, it was the China Automobile Dealers Association who brokered a deal, an organization often seen as acting more like bureaucrats than as advocates for its members.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Skoda previews self-driving, EV tech with Vision E concept

March 30, 2017 10:33 CET

Skoda will present self-driving and electric drivetrain technologies with the Vision E concept that the brand will debut at the Shanghai auto show next month. The concept previews a production model due in 2020.... Read More »

Musk gets boost in China from Tencent's 5% Tesla stake

8:06 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just gained a massive and well-connected confidant to help him better crack China's auto market: Tencent Holdings Ltd.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: China's Tencent buys 5% of Tesla

2:45 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

China's Tencent buys 5% of Tesla; Ford hikes Mich. investments; VW board backs managers; GM nixes proposal for two common-stock classes; Cops foil plot to steal a Ferrari ... Enzo.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Copycat cars continue to be a Chinese art form

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

Britain's Autocar is out with a compilation of great clones from China.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs and become the next Tesla. With most of them having yet to reveal a single vehicle, the upcoming Shanghai auto show will be the best place to check out their progress.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: For GM stores, digital signs of the times

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

GM to require stores to have digital signage; China's Chery tries to bar Mercedes from using 'EQ'; Daimler probe in Germany; Toyota-Microsoft deal; Lofty ways to rise above traffic.... Read More »

Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name

March 23, 2017 10:33 CET

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes' use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, presenting a potential obstacle for the German carmaker in the world's largest EV market.... Read More »

 
China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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