China's tax break will sting later

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

On Oct. 1, the central government slashed the purchase tax on small cars to 5 percent from 10 percent. The tax cut is intended to boost sales through 2016, after which it expires. But the incentive, which applies to vehicles with engine displacements of 1.6 liters or less, will do more harm than good to China's domestic automakers....
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Musk says Tesla negotiating with China on local production

7:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

Tesla Motors is negotiating with the Chinese government on potentially producing cars domestically, CEO Elon Musk said....
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Autoliv Q3 net income falls on softer China market, but growth strong

Oct. 23, 2015 14:54 CET

Autoliv said its third quarter net income fell 7 percent to $99 million, citing weaker results in the slowing Chinese auto market. But the company said overall business growth remained strong....
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BLOG: Tough tasks ahead for new Skoda chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

New Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier inherits a brand in good shape but he must deal with cooling China and Russia markets, and address the problem of Skodas fitted with VW Group's cheat software....
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Honda delays plans for $822 million China plant, citing slowdown

6:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

Honda will delay the construction of a planned $822 million plant in China as demand slows in the world’s largest auto market....
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Aston Martin wins Chinese investment for Rapide electric sports car

Oct. 21, 2015 15:50 CET

Aston Martin has signed a deal worth 50 million pounds ($77.2 million) with a Chinese investor to build an electric version of its Rapide four-door sedan....
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Volkswagen remains positive on China in 2015

Oct. 19, 2015 11:21 CET

Volkswagen says it expects to keep gaining market share in China despite a diesel-emissions scandal that has rocked the automaker. VW's sales in China fell 0.8 percent last month....
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Renault aims Kadjar at China and Europe

Oct. 16, 2015 09:20 CET

Renault aims to win new customers in China and Europe with the Kadjar compact SUV, the first vehicle to be built at the French automaker's new China plant....
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Faurecia will form interior parts venture with China's Beijing WKW

Oct. 16, 2015 11:54 CET

Faurecia will form a joint venture with Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Co. to supply decorative aluminum parts for vehicle interiors to customers including Infiniti and Volvo....
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GM global sales fall 3.1% in Q3

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

GM's global sales fell 3.1 percent in the third quarter even as North American sales of trucks and crossovers accelerated....
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Jaguar Land Rover says Tianjin blast to hit Q2 earnings

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover said its fiscal second-quarter financial results will be affected by a blast at the Chinese port of Tianjin in August that destroyed or damaged many of the 5,800 vehicles the company had at the site....
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Audi CEO Stadler remains bullish on China

Oct. 14, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says China's car sales slowdown is temporary and believes that volumes will start increasing again soon. “We think after period of consolidation we will see permanent growth in China,” he said. “I'm more optimistic than others.”...
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China auto sales expand at slowest pace in 3 years

7:13 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Light-vehicle sales in China expanded at the slowest pace since 2012 so far this year, underlining the slump in demand that prompted the government to cut a tax on car purchases to revive demand in the world's biggest auto market....
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Volvo will debut compact SUV in 2018, sources say

Oct. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Volvo will debut its compact SUV, expected to be called the XC40, in early 2018, sources said. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said a compact SUV is a priority for Volvo but he declined to confirm the name of the model or the timing of its arrival....
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Ford commits $1.8 billion to r&d in China

6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Ford will invest $1.8 billion over the next five years to expand r&d in China, the latest effort by the U.S. carmaker to secure a larger slice of the world's biggest auto market....
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China quality watchdog 'highly concerned' about VW emissions issue

Oct. 12, 2015 11:33 CET

China's quality watchdog said it was "highly concerned" about manipulated software in VW Group diesel cars designed to trick emissions tests and would take appropriate follow-up measures....
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Audi picks ex-China boss to replace de Meo as sales chief

Oct. 8, 2015 11:42 CET

Audi has picked its former China boss, Dietmar Voggenreiter, as its new sales and marketing chief to succeed Luca de Meo. During Voggenreiter's nearly nine years of leadership, Audi's China sales grew sevenfold to 579,000....
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Autoliv ready to cut more staff in China as car sales stall

Oct. 2, 2015 14:47 CET

Autoliv is ready to cut more jobs in China as the supplier reacts to a decline in light vehicle production in the market in the past few quarters....
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Mercedes names new chief of China r&d center

Oct. 2, 2015 12:10 CET

Mercedes named Hans Georg Engel to run its r&d center in Beijing where he will oversee the expansion of the unit, which is planned to almost double in size by the end of the year from when it opened in 2014....
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Barra wants to end GM's 'dog ate my homework' culture

7:58 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM CEO Mary Barra is determined to switch the company from survivor mode -- a bankruptcy and safety recall -- to winning in the marketplace....
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VW China says 1,946 diesel Tiguans may have rigged emissions systems

Sept. 29, 2015 12:43 CET

Volkswagen Group says 1,946 diesel Tiguan crossovers imported and sold in China may have manipulated emissions systems. VW has admitted that about 11 million vehicles globally have...
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Brembo will buy controlling stake in China brakes manufacturer

Sept. 29, 2015 15:25 CET

Brembo has agreed to buy a 66 percent stake in Chinese brakes manufacturer ASIMCO Meilian Braking Systems for 616 million yuan ($97 million) as it follows car-making customers into areas with high growth potential....
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Renault, Dongfeng to start China production of EV in 2017

Sept. 28, 2015 15:10 CET

Renault says it will produce an electric car for the China market with local partner Dongfeng based on the Fluence sedan....
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Chinese automakers MG, Great Wall, Qoros will use SUVs to challenge in Europe

Sept. 23, 2015 06:01 CET

Chinese automakers hope to revive their European sales ambitions by targeting the region's booming SUV market. Sales by Chinese brands in Europe have remained stubbornly low as buyers have in the past shunned their cars because of quality issues....
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Global turmoil? Or opportunities?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

The U.S. is the only bright spot in a global industry filled with turmoil. At least that's how Americans tend to view the situation. But here in Germany, things don't look so bleak....
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