China cuts car import duty to 15% in boost for BMW, Tesla, Mercedes, Porsche
May 22, 2018 10:58 CET
China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent. The move will boost automakers that import high-end cars including BMW, Tesla, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.
BMW becomes first foreign automaker to gain China approval for autonomous testing
May 22, 2018 15:07 CET
BMW became the first foreign automaker to be approved to test its automated vehicles in China after it was granted two licenses from the city of Shanghai last week.
Continental appoints chief technology officer for China
May 22, 2018 14:51 CET
Continental has named veteran executive Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovation and technology for China.
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8:00 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2018
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Toyota plans to roll into China's EV market in GAC vehicle
12:39 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
Toyota is taking an unprecedented route to meet China's stringent green car quotas: Its showrooms will sell an EV without the Japanese company's triple-oval logo and instead will feature the label of GAC Motor, Toyota's China partner.
Talks for Mini's China output are 'going well,' BMW CEO says
May 11, 2018 14:33 CET
BMW's talks with Great Wall over building electric Minis in China are "going well," BMW CEO Harald Krueger said. But it could be autumn before a decision is reached, Krueger said.
Audi aims to double China sales, boosted by second JV
May 11, 2018 15:22 CET
Audi hopes a second joint venture and new SUVs will help it to remain China's top luxury brand, fighting off strong challenges from BMW and Mercedes.
Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. In a country where size not horsepower counts, Porsche is trying to make the Chinese love the iconic model.
Ford, Mercedes, BMW vehicles held up at China ports amid trade friction with U.S., reports say
8:40 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2018
Ford's imported vehicles are being held up at Chinese ports, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Delays have affected some American-built vehicles from BMW and Mercedes-Benz as well.
FCA's plans for Jeep in China went off-road
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
In 2014, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne laid out a bold target: Sell 500,000 Jeeps in China in 2018 as part of the company's grand strategy to globalize its most valuable brand.
VW's Seat brand returns to China via backdoor
May 4, 2018 06:01 CET
VW's Seat brand played a leading role in the development of the E20X electric crossover marketed in China under a new brand called Sol.
VW brand counts on SUVs, connectivity to keep China lead
May 2, 2018 10:58 CET
VW brand is launching a strategic plan for China focused on SUVs, full online connectivity and low-emission vehicles to defend its lead in the lucrative market.
Automakers see perks with JVs even as China opens market
May 2, 2018 11:56 CET
China's decision to loosen restrictions on foreign automotive investment may do little to change the joint venture landscape, as foreign manufacturers have invested billions in domestic partnerships and can't easily pull up roots, international executives said last week at the Beijing auto show.
VW will launch SOL EV brand in China with subcompact crossover
May 1, 2018 06:01 CET
JAC Volkswagen, a new joint venture between Jianghuai Automobile and VW, said the first product under its new SOL electric vehicle brand will be a subcompact crossover, the E20X.
In China, Lynk & CO's high-tech factory flags global challenge
May 1, 2018 06:01 CET
While auto workers in Germany and South Korea fight to save their jobs, one of China's youngest auto brands is gearing up to build SUVs at a new factory with digitally-connected robots and a fresh workforce of 1,800 people.
VW is in talks to manage Didi fleet, co-develop self-driving cars
April 30, 2018 15:01 CET
VW is in talks to form a joint venture with China's Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailing company's fleet of cars and help develop purpose-built vehicles for Didi's services.
Execs see partnership perks even as China opens market
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
International auto executives say they are in no rush to shake up their joint ventures with Chinese carmakers, despite Beijing's promise to loosen limitations on foreign investment. Regional bosses for Nissan, Ford and Toyota say they'll stick with partners for now.
Tech giants put China at forefront of change
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
An explosion of ingenuity is radiating from China in how to develop, engineer and market cars. Long derided as a fast follower, China has suddenly blossomed as the innovation nation.
PSA is fixing struggling China operations, Tavares says
April 26, 2018 16:25 CET
PSA is seeing the first effects of its plan to turn around its China operations, CEO Carlos Tavares told investors and shareholders.
China may cut light-vehicle import duty by nearly half, report says
6:22 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2018
China is mulling proposals to cut import duties on passenger cars by about half, Bloomberg reported, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that's set to give a lift to luxury brands such as BMW and Lexus.
Porsche says Chinese are falling for its classic sportscars
April 26, 2018 16:01 CET
Porsche says its classic two-door sportscars are starting to take off in China, with demand for the 718 Cayman and Boxster growing well.
China said to mull cutting car import duty by about half
April 26, 2018 12:12 CET
China is considering proposals to cut import duty on passenger cars by about half, sources said, in a move that would help German luxury automakers BMW, Mercedes and Porsche.
Ford simplifies vehicle distribution network in China, names new leaders
12:18 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2018
Ford said it's reorganizing its operations in China by simplifying its distribution network and appointing new leaders to replace the CEO who abruptly left in January.
GM banks on Chinese vehicle family to boost Brazil sales
11:39 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2018
GM is planning for long-term profitability in South America built on the back of draconian cost cutting during Brazil's recession and the same low-cost vehicles it is developing for Chinese markets.