Renault-Nissan plan cheap EV for China

Feb. 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault-Nissan will develop an affordable electric car for China because the alliance's current offering, the Nissan Leaf, is too expensive for the local market.... Read More »

Key Safety Systems to be acquired by Chinese conglomerate in $920 million deal

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

Airbag and seat belt supplier Key Safety Systems Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Chinese auto conglomerate Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. in a $920 million deal.... Read More »

Hyundai posts first monthly global sales decline since July

6:25 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Hyundai's sales fell for the first time in six months in January, dragged down by demand in emerging markets including China, Brazil and Russia.... Read More »

Renault opens China factory amid slowing market

Feb. 1, 2016 10:57 CET

Renault launched its new factory in China, saying it still sees plenty of growth in the market where new-car demand is slowing after years of double-digit growth.... Read More »

Say goodbye to the golden days, analyst says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Max Warburton, an analyst at Sanford Bernstein whose colorful client notes get lots of attention, authored one in January called “The End of an Era,” in which he paints a bleak portrait of the coming years.... Read More »

Renault sees strong China potential despite late arrival

Jan. 31, 2016 23:09 CET

Renault sees plenty of growth in Chinese vehicle demand, the automaker said as it prepared to cut the ribbon on its first plant in the world's biggest auto market, where demand has slowed over the past year.... Read More »

Saab name won't be revived under Chinese owners

Jan. 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Saab AB, the Swedish aerospace company that owns the Saab brand, will not allow its name or logo to be used on future models produced by National Electric Vehicle Sweden.... Read More »


BLOG: Will Volvo's S90L land stateside?

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

Is an even more luxurious, longer variant of Volvo's S90 sedan in the cards for North America?... Read More »


BLOG: How GM zoomed past VW in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The Volkswagen Group was China's largest automaker in 2013 and 2014, but last year, General Motors regained top billing. How did VW lose bragging rights as China's No. 1 automaker?... Read More »

China ripe for public groups, but where are they?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Global carmakers want the highly proficient U.S. public dealership groups to invest in China, but the publics simply aren't interested. Or so it seems.... Read More »


The auto world according to Jonas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Give Adam Jonas a mic and a stage, and you better brace for a rat-a-tat-tat of snap judgments.... Read More »

China pushes down Rolls sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Rolls-Royce global sales fell last year because of a 54 percent decline in China -- despite a 6 percent increase in North America. Worldwide, Roll-Royce sales declined to 3,785 cars from a record 4,063 in 2014.... Read More »

GM plans to export Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid from China to U.S.

5:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

General Motors plans to export the plug-in hybrid version of its Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan from China to the U.S. when the car goes on sale this year.... Read More »

Saab owner NEVS signs deal with China's Volinco

Jan. 12, 2016 15:39 CET

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the company that bought Saab, signed a deal with China Volant Industry for 20,000 electric cars based on Saab's 9-3 sedan model. The deal will allow NEVS to access Volinco's high-tech component suppliers.... Read More »


BLOG: For big U.S. dealer groups, another plea to buy into China

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Global carmakers want the highly proficient U.S. public dealership groups to invest in China, and the publics simply aren't interested.... Read More »

In China, Mercedes zeroes in on Audi, BMW

9:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

If Daimler's Mercedes-Benz arm overtakes BMW as the world's top-selling luxury automaker, it may have to thank China chief Hubertus Troska for his efforts.... Read More »

Zetsche optimistic on Mercedes sales growth in China

Jan. 12, 2016 13:28 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says recent market turbulence in China has not hit demand for Mercedes vehicles. Mercedes sales in the country jumped 33 percent last year as the automaker benefited from a restructuring of its Chinese operations.... Read More »

Faraday exits shadows, remains an enigma

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The 1,000-hp race car concept that Faraday Future unveiled at last week's Consumer Electronics Show may have swept away some of the mystery surrounding the Chinese-backed electric car startup. But it's still unclear who's in the driver's seat, or what's coming next.... Read More »


Rebranded Saab at the center of China's green car push

Jan. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

The Swedish automaker once known as Saab has emerged as part of China's push to make electric vehicles a mass-market alternative to gasoline cars, after getting a $12 billion order for EVs.... Read More »

Honda plans new Acura crossover for China, report says

10:11 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016

Honda plans to launch a new small Acura crossover vehicle this year in China to compete with BMW and Audi in the world's biggest car market, two individuals closely involved in the effort told Reuters.... Read More »

Lincoln tallies 11,630 sales in China debut; Ford Motor rises 3%

7:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Lincoln today said it sold 11,630 vehicles in China in 2015, the brand's first full year in that country, as Ford's total sales there rose 3 percent to a record 1.1 million.... Read More »

GM China auto sales rise 5.2% in 2015

11:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

General Motors' sales in China rose 5.2 percent to a record 3.61 million vehicles in 2015, the U.S. carmaker said today.... Read More »

Phil Murtaugh to resign as CEO of China's Qoros Automotive

7:33 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Auto industry veteran CEO Phil Murtaugh will resign from Qoros Automotive for personal reasons after less than a year at the helm of the fledgling Chinese automaker, which is backed by Kenon Holdings and Chery Automobile Co.... Read More »

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 »

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