Faurecia will form interior parts venture with China's Beijing WKW

Oct. 16, 2015 11:54 CET

Faurecia will form a joint venture with Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Co. to supply decorative aluminum parts for vehicle interiors to customers including Infiniti and Volvo.... Read More »

GM global sales fall 3.1% in Q3

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

GM's global sales fell 3.1 percent in the third quarter even as North American sales of trucks and crossovers accelerated.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover says Tianjin blast to hit Q2 earnings

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover said its fiscal second-quarter financial results will be affected by a blast at the Chinese port of Tianjin in August that destroyed or damaged many of the 5,800 vehicles the company had at the site.... Read More »

Audi CEO Stadler remains bullish on China

Oct. 14, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says China's car sales slowdown is temporary and believes that volumes will start increasing again soon. “We think after period of consolidation we will see permanent growth in China,” he said. “I'm more optimistic than others.”... Read More »

China auto sales expand at slowest pace in 3 years

7:13 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Light-vehicle sales in China expanded at the slowest pace since 2012 so far this year, underlining the slump in demand that prompted the government to cut a tax on car purchases to revive demand in the world's biggest auto market.... Read More »

Volvo will debut compact SUV in 2018, sources say

Oct. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo will debut its compact SUV, expected to be called the XC40, in early 2018, sources said. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said a compact SUV is a priority for Volvo but he declined to confirm the name of the model or the timing of its arrival.... Read More »

Ford commits $1.8 billion to r&d in China

6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Ford will invest $1.8 billion over the next five years to expand r&d in China, the latest effort by the U.S. carmaker to secure a larger slice of the world's biggest auto market.... Read More »


China quality watchdog 'highly concerned' about VW emissions issue

Oct. 12, 2015 11:33 CET

China's quality watchdog said it was "highly concerned" about manipulated software in VW Group diesel cars designed to trick emissions tests and would take appropriate follow-up measures.... Read More »

Audi picks ex-China boss to replace de Meo as sales chief

Oct. 8, 2015 11:42 CET

Audi has picked its former China boss, Dietmar Voggenreiter, as its new sales and marketing chief to succeed Luca de Meo. During Voggenreiter's nearly nine years of leadership, Audi's China sales grew sevenfold to 579,000.... Read More »

Autoliv ready to cut more staff in China as car sales stall

Oct. 2, 2015 14:47 CET

Autoliv is ready to cut more jobs in China as the supplier reacts to a decline in light vehicle production in the market in the past few quarters.... Read More »

Mercedes names new chief of China r&d center

Oct. 2, 2015 12:10 CET

Mercedes named Hans Georg Engel to run its r&d center in Beijing where he will oversee the expansion of the unit, which is planned to almost double in size by the end of the year from when it opened in 2014.... Read More »

Barra wants to end GM's 'dog ate my homework' culture

7:58 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM CEO Mary Barra is determined to switch the company from survivor mode -- a bankruptcy and safety recall -- to winning in the marketplace.... Read More »


VW China says 1,946 diesel Tiguans may have rigged emissions systems

Sept. 29, 2015 12:43 CET

Volkswagen Group says 1,946 diesel Tiguan crossovers imported and sold in China may have manipulated emissions systems. VW has admitted that about 11 million vehicles globally have... Read More »

Brembo will buy controlling stake in China brakes manufacturer

Sept. 29, 2015 15:25 CET

Brembo has agreed to buy a 66 percent stake in Chinese brakes manufacturer ASIMCO Meilian Braking Systems for 616 million yuan ($97 million) as it follows car-making customers into areas with high growth potential.... Read More »

Renault, Dongfeng to start China production of EV in 2017

Sept. 28, 2015 15:10 CET

Renault says it will produce an electric car for the China market with local partner Dongfeng based on the Fluence sedan.... Read More »


Chinese automakers MG, Great Wall, Qoros will use SUVs to challenge in Europe

Sept. 23, 2015 06:01 CET

Chinese automakers hope to revive their European sales ambitions by targeting the region's booming SUV market. Sales by Chinese brands in Europe have remained stubbornly low as buyers have in the past shunned their cars because of quality issues.... Read More »

Valeo sees gradual recovery in Chinese car market

Sept. 18, 2015 15:26 CET

Valeo CEO Jacques Aschenbroich said China's auto market is showing signs of recovery and confirmed the company's full-year target of improving on its 7.4 percent first-half operating margin.... Read More »


BLOG: The view of the global auto market from Germany? Not so bad

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

How bad are things on the world automotive stage? Pretty awful, right? ‎Th‎e U.S. is the only bright spot in a global industry filled with turmoil.‎ At least that's how Americans tend to view the situation. But here in Germany things don't look so bleak.... Read More »


BLOG: The view of the global auto market from Germany? Not so bad

6:17 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

How bad are things on the world automotive stage? Pretty awful, right? ‎Th‎e U.S. is the only bright spot in a global industry filled with turmoil.‎ At least that's how Americans tend to view the situation. But here in Germany things don't look so bleak.... Read More »


BLOG: Rolls-Royce rebalances amid China slowdown

9:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars may not see an increase in global sales this year because of the meltdown in China, says its CEO, Torsten Muller–Otvos.... Read More »

Renault CEO Ghosn is unfazed by China slowdown

Sept. 14, 2015 11:02 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn is unconcerned with the slowdown in the Chinese market because he expects government measures will revive the country's economy. Renault will open a factory in China next year.... Read More »


BLOG: 'Fortress Europe' under threat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Having the world's toughest CO2 emissions standards has helped keep China and Russia's low-cost competitors out of the European market. So trying to postpone, tame or reduce even tougher future emissions limits being considered by the EU may be a big mistake by Europe's automakers.... Read More »

Henniges Automotive acquired by China's AVIC Automotive

9:27 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2015

Automotive sealing and anti-vibration component supplier Henniges Automotive Holdings has been acquired by China's AVIC Automotive Systems Holding. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover's China JV reshuffles management

Sept. 11, 2015 10:56 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's China joint venture named manufacturing expert Murray Dietsch as president in a management shuffle that takes place amid a sharp decline in the joint venture's China sales.... Read More »

Continental hit by China corruption case, reports say

Sept. 11, 2015 10:41 CET

Continental has largely replaced its tire sales management team in China on suspicion of corruption, reports said. Several employees are said to have allegedly benefitted personally through business deals.... Read More »

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