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PSA posts flat Peugeot, Citroen China sales in 2015

Jan. 5, 2016 13:51 CET

PSA delivered 704,818 Peugeot and Citroen branded vehicles in China in 2015, virtually unchanged from 704,016 in 2014 as the Chinese car market continued to cool in the second and third quarters. PSA, along with partner Dongfeng, aims to increase sales 7.6 percent this year.... Read More »

Faraday Future loses battery designer before EV's debut at CES

6:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Faraday Future Inc., the electric-car startup backed by Chinese Internet billionaire Jia Yueting, lost its chief battery architect ahead of introducing its concept vehicle at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.... Read More »

VW scandal could kill U.S. diesel car market, Continental CEO says

Jan. 1, 2016 13:17 CET

Volkswagen's emissions test-cheating scandal could kill nascent markets for diesel cars in North America, Japan and China, Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart told a German newspaper.... Read More »

Hyundai expected to miss global sales target for first time since 2008

6:33 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Hyundai is poised to sell fewer vehicles than it projected for the first time since the global financial crisis, after an economic slowdown sapped demand in China and emerging-market earnings slumped due to unfavorable exchange rates.... Read More »

Saab successor Nevs signs $12 billion China electric car deal

9:07 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which bought the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile, announced a 78-billion-yuan ($12 billion) deal today to supply 150,000 electric cars to Chinese leasing firm Panda New Energy.... Read More »

Nexteer's new tentative pact bumps up wages, reduces health care costs

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

A new tentative labor deal between Nexteer Automotive and the UAW secured higher wage gains for most workers and scrapped a controversial health care provision that was a major factor in the previous deal's overwhelming rejection and subsequent strike.... Read More »

GM's November China sales up 14% on demand for SUVs, crossovers

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

General Motors' China deliveries rose for the second straight month in November, with sales up 14 percent year on year to 346,671 vehicles on strong demand for its SUVs and crossovers.... Read More »

Apocalypse in China's market? Well, maybe not

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

China's car market - which had suffered a rough patch for several months in which car vehicle sales actually declined - seems to be on the mend.... Read More »

Fury in China: 17 million road rage incidents this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Last week, the Ministry of Public Safety reported that traffic police in China have handled 17 million incidents involving road rage this year.... Read More »

Faurecia-Dongfeng JV readies interior parts plant in China

Dec. 1, 2015 12:10 CET

Faurecia's joint venture with Dongfeng has started construction of an interiors parts plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan.The plant will produce components for customers including PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Renault and Honda.... Read More »

Citroen appoints new China chief for DS brand

Dec. 1, 2015 11:50 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen has named company veteran Thierry Poriat as general manager of its DS subbrand in China.... Read More »

Chevrolet knows: Getting to 1 million sales can take a few tries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Chevrolet aims to sell 1 million vehicles in China in 2020. But amid a weak market, getting there won't be easy. But then, Chevy didn't hit 1 million U.S. sales for the first time easily, either.... Read More »

Audi evolves into a favorite among women in China

Nov. 28, 2015 06:15 CET

Audi, once the favored choice of high-ranking government officials and privileged businessmen in China, is now growing in popularity among female consumers that now make up about a third of the automaker's buyers in the market, even higher in the more prosperous eastern regions.... Read More »

PSA stakeholder Dongfeng removes president after gov't graft probe

Nov. 26, 2015 11:41 CET

Dongfeng said it removed President Zhu Fushou from his position after the government launched an investigation into the executive for suspected graft earlier this month. Dongfeng owns a 14.1 percent stake in France's PSA and has joint ventures with PSA, Renault, Nissan and Honda.... Read More »

Chinese automaker Dongfeng removes president under graft suspicion

7:43 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

Dongfeng Motor Group said it removed President Zhu Fushou from his position, after the government launched an investigation on him for suspected graft earlier this month.... Read More »

PSA to launch new DS 4S hatchback in China next year

Nov. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA will begin production of a third model from its near-premium DS brand, the DS 4S, at its plant in Shenzhen, China. Sales are scheduled to begin in the first half of next year. The model will be built and sold exclusively in China.... Read More »

Continental invests 250 million euros to expand China tire plant

Nov. 25, 2015 11:28 CET

Continental has started expanding its tire plant in China with an investment of 1.7 billion yuan (250 million euros) in a bid to boost annual output by 40 percent at the factory by 2017.... Read More »

Industry execs see era of slower sales growth in China

Nov. 22, 2015 23:34 CET

Executives gathered last week at the Guangzhou auto show were unanimous in their view that the days of exponential growth are over, underscoring how a sharp economic slowdown has tempered expectations in the world's largest car market.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will delay China JV stake increase due to scandal costs

Nov. 19, 2015 12:43 CET

VW is delaying its plan to boost its stake in its joint venture with China's FAW Group after reviewing the investment in the wake of its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

Geely plans hybrid, electric versions for 90% of models by 2020

8:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Geely said it will equip more than 90 percent of its models with alternative-energy powertrains in the next five years, the most ambitious plan by a Chinese carmaker so far to improve fuel efficiency ahead of a government-mandated deadline.... Read More »

VW's global sales fall 5.3% in October amid emissions scandal

10:44 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Global deliveries at Volkswagen AG's namesake passenger-car brand dropped 5.3 percent in October as Europe's largest automaker struggled to contain the fallout from a cascade of emissions-manipulation revelations.... Read More »

GM moves forward with plans to sell China-made Buick crossover in U.S.

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

GM is moving ahead with plans to sell the Chinese-made Buick Envision crossover in the U.S. The five-seat Envision would become the first light vehicle built in China and sold in the U.S. by the Detroit 3.... Read More »

China auto sales rise most in 10 months after tax cut

2:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Light-vehicle sales rose at the fastest pace in 10 months after the government cut a tax on purchases, benefiting carmakers like Great Wall Motor and adding to evidence that demand is rebounding in the world's largest auto market after a summer slowdown.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: German premium brands should embrace China's Internet sales craze

6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Audi and rival German premium carmakers dominate the Chinese auto market but they are missing out on an e-commerce boom that celebrates its annual peak today.... Read More »

BMW names Brilliance JV boss as new China chief

Nov. 9, 2015 11:12 CET

BMW named Olaf Kastner to oversee the automaker's business in China where it has been losing some ground to rival Mercedes in recent months. Kastner replaces Karsten Engel, who will return to Germany.... Read More »

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