China auto show

Volvo to skip most auto shows; focus will be on Detroit, Geneva, China

2:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Volvo is shifting its focus from auto shows to market more directly to buyers as part of a broader realignment of its marketing efforts that will place more focus on digital outreach. Starting next year, the company will take part in just one auto show per region, including the Detroit and Geneva auto shows.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Lexus previews production NX compact crossover

2:11 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Lexus has published a preview of the 2015 Lexus NX luxury compact crossover, scheduled to debut April 20 at the 2014 China auto show in Beijing. The upcoming Lexus NX is meant to battle the likes of the BMW X1, the Audi Q3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and it was previewed earlier in concept form as the LF-NX.... Read More »

 

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Ford's beefy Tonka truck is big-boy toy for Chicago

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Ford unveiled a 2014 F-150 Tonka edition pickup at the Chicago Auto Show.... Read More »

 

Scheduler's horror: 1 week, 3 auto shows

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
In a calamitous bit of coincidental timing, three major auto shows are scheduled at the same time this November. The Tokyo, Los Angeles and Guangzhou, China, shows all have media days of Nov. 21 and 22.... Read More »

 

Audi and Cadillac target young Chinese buyers

May 3, 2013 06:01 CET
Audi is fueling its growth in China with a range of less pricey compact crossovers and sedans -- such as the A3 sedan introduced this month in Shanghai -- to expand its appeal to retail customers.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

Is Cherokee the global Jeep?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
The Cherokee is starting to look like Jeep's global SUV. Jeep President Mike Manley called the Cherokee "an obvious choice" for production in China.... Read More »

 

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Ford weighs compact for China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
With an eye to growth in China's booming compact car market, Ford has revived an old nameplate for a new concept car. The Ford Escort Concept is an extended-wheelbase version of the Focus.... Read More »

 

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Audi and Caddy target young Chinese buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
More retail owners of luxury cars in China drive their own vehicles, so automakers give more attention to driving performance, cockpit design and front-seat amenities.... Read More »

 

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Volvo CEO: Luxury car clashes with image

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
Volvo will not develop a flagship sedan to challenge the BMW 7 series, Mercedes-Benz S class or Audi A8. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said such a flagship doesn't fit Volvo's green image.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Why even a weak China is good news for European automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2013
The Shanghai auto show proved once again that China is the promised land for automakers, particularly Europeans bracing for a sixth straight year of declining car sales in their home region.... Read More »

 

Cadillac eyes smaller Chinese cities for luxury market share

9:40 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2013
GM plans to more than triple sales of its luxury Cadillac brand in China by 2015 by targeting affluent buyers in smaller cities as competition intensifies in the world’s largest auto market.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Mercedes hits reset on China after sales drive falters

April 22, 2013 08:34 CET
Mercedes is accelerating its dealer expansion in China, streamlining sales and bringing out a number of new or revamped models in a bid to to fix past mistakes in the market that have contributed to a growing gap with premium rivals BMW and Audi.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Porsche vies with new Maserati as China grabs luxury limelight

April 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Porsche has debuted a revamped version of its Panamera coupe at the Shanghai auto show where it sought to outshine Maserati's all-new Ghibli as both carmakers seek to attract customers in a luxury China market that is predicted to keep growing strongly.... Read More »

 

Ford targets Chinese buyers with Focus-based concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2013
Ford Motor Co. was to have unveiled a Focus-based concept car last week at the Shanghai auto show that targets local tastes with a stretched wheelbase and larger rear doors.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Opel returns to Shanghai auto show with limited ambitions

April 21, 2013 06:01 CET
Opel unit returned to China's main auto show after a five-year absence with three new cars at the center of a long-promised push into the world's largest market.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Toyota re-styles no-frills models to drive China fightback

8:51 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2013
Toyota is giving its Vios and Yaris models a major makeover for China as part of the Japanese group's make-or-break move into the no-frills entry-level segment of the world's biggest autos market.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

GM-VW China rivalry heats up as both see 3 million auto sales

8:23 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2013
GM and Volkswagen, the largest foreign carmakers in China, both forecast sales will climb to 3 million vehicles in the country this year as the rivalry heats up for a second year.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

GM plans to add four more plants in China

8:03 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2013
General Motors plans to add four new plants in the next three years in China to bring its production capacity to 5 million vehicles a year, the head of GM China said at the Shanghai auto show.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

PSA lifts China sales target; growth eases Europe pain

April 20, 2013 12:49 CET
PSA raised its sales target in China by 11 percent after demand rose more than expected in the first quarter, providing welcome relief to woes in its home region.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Hyundai Mistra previews a new sedan for China

April 20, 2013 06:01 CET
Hyundai unveiled the Mistra concept for a mid-sized family sedan at the Shanghai auto show Saturday. The production car will go on sale later this year only in China.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Jeep may start Cherokee production in China in 2014, CEO Manley says

April 20, 2013 10:19 CET
The Cherokee is the "obvious choice" to become the first Jeep built in China in six years and could double the brand's sales in the country, Jeep CEO Mike Manley said.... Read More »

 

Porsche says new Panamera's sales to beat old model

April 20, 2013 12:16 CET
Porsche said sales of the overhauled Panamera coupe may beat deliveries of the four-door model's first generation, sales chief Bernhard Maier said.... Read More »

 

JASON STEIN

The (domestic) auto industry hits a wall in China

2:53 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2013
If you listen to the industry experts -- and in this country there are more than a few who claim to know how the future will unfold -- they'll tell you that the good times in China are over.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Looking for a Chinese car in Shanghai

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2013
If I were an executive at a Chinese domestic automaker, I would be very worried. Why? Because it is difficult to find a Chinese-brand car on the streets of Shanghai.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Riviera concept shows Buick design direction

12:15 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2013
General Motors unveiled a gull wing, two-door Buick Riviera concept car today at an event here prior to the Shanghai auto show, which opens on Saturday.... Read More »

 

 
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