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HANS GREIMEL

Ford's China explosion: 88 stores open in just 1 day

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Over the span of just one day, June 19, Ford opened 88 dealerships in the country, bringing its total to 750 outlets in the world's biggest auto market....
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GM banks on Transformers IV to reboot Chevy's China sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2014
GM is betting on the latest installment of the alien-robot Transformers saga to help jump-start Chevrolet sales in China....
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Honda trips in China with 'mistake' Accord

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2014
Honda was so confident the new Accord would be a superstar in China last year that it released an exclusive 3-liter version with a flashy grille and a price tag to rival Audi's A4. The results weren't so stellar....
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Porsche forecasts double-digit sales growth in China this year

June 27, 2014 10:24 CET
Porsche expects China deliveries to rise more than 10 percent this year despite a slight drop in May, according to a newspaper report. Last year, the carmaker's sales rose 20 percent in the market....
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China's GAC set to export Trumpchi line to U.S., exec says

12:34 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
The China-made SUV shown in the latest Transformers movie may hit U.S. showrooms as early as next year, testing demand by American consumers for Chinese autos....
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SKF opens China bearings plant, tech center

June 26, 2014 06:01 CET
Swedish supplier SKF has opened a new bearings factory and r&d campus in the Jiading district of Shanghai in China....
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Fiat's China JV prepares second plant

June 25, 2014 13:41 CET
Fiat and local partner Guangzhou Automobile have begun building a second Chinese plant to manufacture Jeep and Fiat-branded cars....
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THE GM RECALL

GM says other defective ignition switch made in China

8:38 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
GM said a defective ignition switch linked to the recall of almost 3.4 million cars was made in China, where another car maker discovered a problem part earlier this year....
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HANS GREIMEL

In 1 day, Ford blitzes China with 88 stores

7:22 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
It must be some kind of record and speaks to the rampant pace of business in China and the bounding aspirations of Ford there....
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BMW to extend JV with China's Brilliance until 2028

June 23, 2014 10:16 CET
BMW said it will extend its joint venture with Chinese partner Brilliance until 2028 as it seeks to challenge Audi in the world's biggest auto market....
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Mini, beloved by Chinese women, seeks a few good men

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2014
How much do women in China love BMW's Mini? Perhaps a bit too much for Mini's comfort. So the company is taking pains to give its cars more masculine connotations....
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Preh acquires European assembly line design firm

12:24 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2014
Automotive assembly line designer Preh said it has agreed to acquire IMA Automation Amberg from Switzerland’s Feintool International Holding AG....
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Jaguar Land Rover to build Evoque and Freelander SUVs in China plant

June 18, 2014 10:29 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to build the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander SUVs at a new plant in China operated with joint venture partner Chery Automobile, a source said....
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Q&A

BMW sees big growth potential in China for auto finance

June 18, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW sales in China have been boosted by the group's consumer finance unit, which was launched in the country four years ago. The carmaker's China finance boss, Uwe Stadtler, explained how BMW plans to expand the unit's business....
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A123 buys Leyden battery tech, which may be used in Chinese parent's EVs

6:48 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2014
A123 Systems, the battery maker bought by Wanxiang Group after it sought bankruptcy protection in 2012, purchased technology from Leyden Energy that the Chinese parent may use to make electric cars....
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Volvo plans to export China-made cars to U.S., Russia next year, executive says

June 17, 2014 11:26 CET
Volvo plans to start exporting Chinese-made cars to the United States and Russia as early as next year, a company executive said. The S60L sedan will be exported to the United States and the XC90 SUV to Russia....
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Jaguar Land Rover plans China engine plant

June 13, 2014 13:13 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is finalizing plans to build an engine factory next to its new vehicle plant in China. The factory would be the British automaker's first engine plant outside the UK....
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Valeo opens starter plant in China

June 13, 2014 10:10 CET
French supplier Valeo has opened a starter plant in Shanghai, China, IHS Automotive reported in its weekly supplier newsletter....
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IAC opens Asia headquarters in Shanghai

June 11, 2014 13:20 CET
Luxembourg's International Automotive Components has opened a headquarters and technical center in Shanghai, China, to oversee the activities of 20 plants and six r&d centers throughout Asia....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Gov't interference clouding outlook for automakers, says UBS exec

June 5, 2014 08:56 CET
The outlook for the global auto industry is fairly bright, but government interference is clouding the picture in Europe and China, Philippe Houchois, UBS Head of European Automotive Research, told the Automotive News Europe Congress....
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Osram opens LED plant in China

June 3, 2014 09:47 CET
German supplier Osram has opened a plant in Wuxi, eastern China, to package LEDs in housings for automotive customers....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Renault exec Daniel aims to end the automaker's struggles in China

June 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault's long-term sales goals for China are bold. The automaker is aiming to sell 600,000 to 700,000 units, up from just 32,000 cars in the market last year....
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China's untapped boomtowns

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Across China, enormous cities wait as virtually untapped markets for international makes....
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Mercedes allows Chinese to peek under hood

May 29, 2014 13:13 CET
Battling to catch up with German rivals in China, Daimler is shifting gears, giving local authorities unprecedented access to new Mercedes models. "To put it bluntly, we are transferring know-how," a top Daimler executive said....
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BMW projects China will become No. 1 EV market by 2019

8:29 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
BMW Group predicts China will become the world's biggest market for electric vehicles as more charging stations are built there and the national government promotes cleaner light vehicles to reduce chronic pollution....
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