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VW to build pickups with JAC in China, report says

Sept. 2, 2016 08:41 CET

Volkswagen Group will partner with Jianghuai Auto to produce pickups in China, according to a Chinese media report.... Read More »

Audi names FAW exec as deputy sales chief for China

Sept. 2, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi has appointed Jing Qingchun, an executive with parent VW Group's joint venture partner China FAW Group, to be executive vice president of its sales unit in China.... Read More »

China's BAIC to open South Africa plant that could export to Europe

Aug. 31, 2016 12:17 CET

China's BAIC plans a $759 million plant in South Africa, the biggest investment in a vehicle-production facility in the country in four decades. Vehicles could be exported to Europe from the factory, which will have an annual capacity of 100,000 and will build four models.... Read More »

Audi rent-by-hour service may expand to gridlocked Beijing

Aug. 31, 2016 11:36 CET

Beijing residents may soon be able to rent Audi cars by the hour with the tap of a smartphone. The VW Group unit has introduced its Audi at Home program in Hong Kong following debuts in San Francisco and Miami and may extend it to mainland Chinese cities.... Read More »

Here's one way to build on that German heritage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Trying to underscore its German heritage, Borgward is hiring away high-profile designers and engineers from German premium brands.... Read More »

China pulls Borgward back on its feet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Against long odds, the Chinese-bankrolled resurrection of the long-dead German brand Borgward apparently is working.... Read More »

China startup recruits Italian expertise for GT96 supercar

Aug. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

China's Techrules has recruited Italian design and engineering partners to help it launch the country's first supercar.... Read More »

Audi begins production of dual-clutch transmissions for A4 in China

Aug. 26, 2016 11:41 CET

Audi opened a transmission plant in Tianjin, China, to produce seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions for the Audi A4 sedan.... Read More »

Schaeffler to build 2 new plants in China

Aug. 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Schaeffler plans to build a production complex housing two new plants in Xiangtan in central China's Hunan province to make bearings for customers in south and southwest China.... Read More »

NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid import

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

The NSX sports car is making a long-awaited homecoming in Japan that underscores the global ambitions of a halo hybrid that must do double duty for the Acura and Honda brands.... Read More »

Borgward turns to Daimler again to fill top engineering roles

Aug. 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Borgward, the German brand being revived with Chinese backing, has once again tapped former Daimler executives in its latest round of management hiring.... Read More »

PSA-Dongfeng's China sales plunge 17% through July

Aug. 23, 2016 11:59 CET

Sales of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles built by PSA Group's China joint venture, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co., slumped 17 percent in the first seven months, a report said.... Read More »

Ssangyong considers U.S., China as Brexit hits U.K. sales

6:52 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor Co. will look to markets such as the U.S. and China to make up for an expected decline in shipments to the U.K. following the Brexit referendum.... Read More »

EV startups are the hot investment in China -- no actual EV needed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

How much money is chasing electric vehicle startups in China? Just ask Freeman Shen, Volvo Car Corp.'s former China president.... Read More »

Mercedes says China H2 sales may slow as new E-class output is raised

Aug. 22, 2016 15:35 CET

Mercedes says sales in China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-class long-wheelbase model. The automaker's China chief, Hubertus Troska, said he does not expect local production of the new E class to reach full capacity until the fourth quarter of 2016.... Read More »

BAIC to tap old Mercedes platform to develop vehicles, report says

Aug. 19, 2016 14:20 CET

China's BAIC Motor won approval from partner Daimler to develop vehicles using an old Mercedes E-class platform, according to a media report, which said the first vehicle based on the technology, a midsize sedan, will hit the domestic market in 2018.... Read More »

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BLOG: Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2016

Auto executives in China are worried these days. They are not concerned about consumer demand, but rather the uncertainty surrounding key industry policies set by the Chinese government. In particular, they are worried that the government can't seem to make up its mind whether to extend a tax incentive for small-vehicle purchases which has really helped boost sales volumes.... Read More »

Former Volvo exec seeks to raise $1 billion at China EV startup

Aug. 17, 2016 12:02 CET

Freeman Shen, a former top Volvo executive, aims to raise $1 billion in an initial fundraising round for the latest China electric-vehicle startup to challenge Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford to mass-produce autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

Ford plans to mass-produce autonomous fleet in 2021, boost Silicon Valley staff; Hyundai exec takes aim at fortress mentality; VW tops GM in China; Lincoln future product.... Read More »

Audi, China's luxury leader, continues to lose market share to BMW, Mercedes

Aug. 16, 2016 10:39 CET

Audi, the largest luxury brand in China, is losing market share to its two German rivals, BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

VW Group outsells GM to regain top spot in Chinese market

Aug. 16, 2016 10:55 CET

VW Group outsold GM in July as well as in the first seven months of the year to reclaim its position as China's largest automaker.... Read More »

Tesla removes 'self-driving' from China website after Beijing crash

6:23 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Tesla removed a Chinese term for "self-driving" from its China website after a driver in Beijing who crashed in Autopilot mode complained that the company overplayed the function's capability and misled buyers.... Read More »

Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand

Aug. 12, 2016 12:32 CET

VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the VW brand in the Chinese market.... Read More »

China proposing California-like mandates for EVs

6:38 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2016

China will consider mandates that carmakers produce more electric vehicles or purchase carbon credits from their peers, potentially emulating California's system and transitioning from a subsidy-driven approach to catalyzing cleaner cars.... Read More »

Tesla reports Autopilot crash in China

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2016

Tesla said on Wednesday that one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in Autopilot mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as "self-driving," overplaying its actual capabilities.... Read More »

 
Nissan's self-driving tech in high demand

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2016

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Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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BMW appoints European sales chief to replace retiring CFO
BMW Group appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner w ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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