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Chinese automakers are taking over the hottest SUV market

12:34 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015

After years of losing out to foreign brands, China's automakers are winning in the world's hottest SUV market by employing a tried-and-tested strategy: offering them cheap.... Read More »


China's Qoros says subcompact SUV has German-inspired design

April 14, 2015 10:29 CET

Chinese carmaker Qoros said its Qoros 2 concept has a "German-inspired" design. The concept for a subcompact SUV is set to become the brand's fourth model. It was created by Qoros design teams in Munich and Shanghai.... Read More »


Automakers roll out SUVs in battle for fast-growing segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2015

The Shanghai auto show -- which opens April 20 -- will be the perfect place to gauge the intensity of the SUV war between the global giants and Chinese automakers. Honda, Mercedes, Citroen and BMW have announced global premieres of SUVs or crossovers at the show, and other automakers are sure to follow.... Read More »

Shanghai will serve up fresh selection of SUVs, crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2015

Automakers will feed China's seemingly insatiable appetite for SUVs and crossovers with a fresh batch of concepts and production models for the Shanghai auto show.... Read More »

Lexus to reveal refreshed ES sedan in Shanghai

1:04 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2015

Toyota will introduce a new Lexus model in China for the second year in a row, showing a refreshed ES sedan in Shanghai this month. The ES is the top-selling Lexus sedan in the United States.... Read More »


Citroen hints at new compact SUV with Aircross concept

April 8, 2015 11:43 CET

Citroen released details of its Aircross concept that likely previews the brand's next compact SUV. The concept is a further evolution of the C4 Cactus's bold, rounded styling that emphasizes Citroen's new market positioning as a functional brand.... Read More »

Mercedes concept hints at GLC crossover coupe

4:10 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche hinted at a new Mercedes crossover planned with the release of a sketch that signals a concept GLC coupe. The concept GLC coupe will be unveiled at the Shanghai show later this month.... Read More »

Shanghai may ban sexy show models so focus stays on cars

10:42 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2015

Shanghai may ban sexy models from posing at its auto show this year so that visitors to the biennial event can focus on the vehicles on display.... Read More »

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 »

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


BLOG: 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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