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Hyundai mulls 4th China plant to meet demand

March 26, 2014 12:07 CET
Hyundai is considering building a fourth car plant in China to meet demand after the carmaker sold more than 1 million vehicles in the country last year for the first time.... Read More »

 

PSA targets China fashionistas in quest for 10% luxury share

March 25, 2014 18:34 CET
PSA wants to capture 10 percent of China's luxury vehicle sales with its Citroen DS brand. The company aims to sell 200,000 DS vehicles in China in four years after delivering about 3,500 units in 2013.... Read More »

 

SKF to supply transmission seals to China's Geely

March 25, 2014 11:45 CET
Swedish supplier SKF says it has signed a five-year deal to supply transmission seals to China's Zhejiang Geely Holding.... Read More »

 

Volvo plans to boost development spending in expansion push

March 21, 2014 16:33 CET
Volvo plans to boost research and development spending this year as the carmaker prepares to roll out the new XC90 SUV in a reset of the brand.... Read More »

 

Volvo sees growth for all main car markets in 2014

March 21, 2014 11:17 CET
With cost cutting boosting profits last year, Volvo says it is looking forward to all its main markets growing in 2014, especially in China.... Read More »

 

Bentley forecasts reversal of China slump on new Flying Spur

March 18, 2014 11:17 CET
Bentley expects to reverse last year's 3 percent decline in China deliveries after introducing a new V-8 variation of its all-new Flying Spur sedan next month.... Read More »

 

BMW plans China recall on engine-part complaints

March 17, 2014 12:58 CET
BMW will recall an unspecified number of vehicles proactively in China following consumer complaints over a potentially defective engine part.... Read More »

 

Dongfeng CEO says his company won't 'eat' PSA

March 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Dongfeng CEO Zhu Fushou has sought to quell fears over his company's planned purchase of a 14 percent stake in PSA, saying the Chinese company was not seeking to take control of PSA.... Read More »

 

Chrysler near China Jeep deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
Fiat Chrysler executives say they expect to complete an agreement this month for Jeep production in China.... Read More »

 

Mercedes closes gap with Audi by one-third on China sales surge

March 7, 2014 12:34 CET
Mercedes slashed second-place Audi's luxury-car sales lead by almost one-third in the first two months on surging demand for its models in China.... Read More »

 

Citroen adds DS5 sedan for China

March 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Citroen has added a sedan to its DS line, the DS5 LS. The model has been designed for the Chinese market and will initially only be sold there.... Read More »

 

GM, Ford post double-digit gains in China

11:34 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
GM and Ford both reported double-digit sales gains in China for February -- GM jumped 20 percent and Ford rose 67 percent from a year earlier period.... Read More »

 

Renault-Dongfeng China JV to rely heavily on Nissan

March 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault will rely heavily on alliance partner Nissan for manufacturing staff in China when it starts producing locally built crossovers with Dongfeng in 2016.... Read More »

 

EcoMotors forms second China joint venture

8:54 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
EcoMotors, a Michigan-based engine maker backed by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, has formed a joint venture in China with a subsidiary of First Auto Works.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Brit savvy makes this Chinese car a winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The most credible car yet to emerge from China wears an unlikely badge: MG.... Read More »

 

Global vehicle sales will likely peak in next decade, analysts say

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The planet that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised for a stall. The world will reach "Peak Car" -- a point at which annual global sales growth will top out -- in the next decade, analysts predict.... Read More »

 

YANG JIAN

Why the PSA-Dongfeng deal does more harm than good

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2014
The bailout that PSA negotiated with the French government and Dongfeng will prop up the French automaker in the short term but could cripple its competitiveness in the long run.... Read More »

 

Autoliv preps new China airbag plant to supply Great Wall

Feb. 25, 2014 10:34 CET
Autoliv will start building an airbag plant in the second half of this year in the north China city of Baoding, where Great Wall Motor Co. is headquartered. The plant will make airbags mainly for Great Wall's Haval SUVs.... Read More »

 

BMW plans to double engine capacity in China to close Audi gap

Feb. 25, 2014 09:34 CET
BMW is expanding engine production in China to potentially double capacity as it seeks to close the gap with Audi in the world's largest car market. A new plant will build four-cylinder gasoline engines for locally built cars starting in 2016.... Read More »

 

Bosch Mahle to produce turbos in China

Feb. 21, 2014 09:30 CET
Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems is building a plant and headquarters in Shanghai to produce turbochargers for automakers in China. The plant will make more than 1 million turbochargers annually, with production scheduled to begin late this year.... Read More »

 

China may ease caps on foreign stakes in JVs

Feb. 21, 2014 09:21 CET
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology wants to loosen ownership restrictions on foreign automakers' joint ventures despite strong opposition from state-owned automakers.... Read More »

 

China will ease limits on foreign stake in JVs

1:48 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology wants to loosen ownership restrictions on foreign automakers' joint ventures despite strong opposition from state-owned auto companies.... Read More »

 

'Car guy' Tavares will become PSA chief on March 31

Feb. 19, 2014 12:36 CET
Industry analysts say former Renault executive Carlos Tavares, who will succeed Philippe Varin as PSA CEO on March 31, is the right man to lead the automaker.... Read More »

 

Fisker wins approval to sell assets to China's Wanxiang

Feb. 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Fisker Automotive Holdings has won court approval to sell its assets to China's Wanxiang Group for an offer valued at $149.2 million, almost six times what the U.S. hybrid carmaker sought when it filed for bankruptcy.... Read More »

 

Magna forms Chinese joint venture to produce front-end modules

Feb. 18, 2014 12:47 CET
Magna has created a joint venture with Chongqing Guangneng Rongneng Trim to produce front-end modules for automakers in China.... Read More »

 

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