Business / Auto Data

Surging China sales for Bentley

[2013-01-21 17:21]

China is likely to become British luxury auto icon Bentley's largest market in 2013. The carmaker delivered a record of 2,253 units in the country last year.

Subaru maker targets 6% sales increase for 2013

[2013-01-16 14:27]

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, the maker of Subaru cars, targets a 6 percent increase in global sales, spurred by the introduction of a new Forester SUV model.

GM hangs on to lead over VW in full-year sales

[2013-01-15 14:45]

General Motors Co outsold Volkswagen AG in China in 2012, keeping its lead among foreign automakers in the country for an eighth year.

30K new-energy vehicles on road

[2013-01-14 17:13]

China now has nearly 30,000 new energy vehicles on the road and will promote the use of hybrid buses in the future,

Japanese brands down amid row

[2013-01-14 17:13]

Toyota, Honda and Nissan all reported annual sales declines in China last year following protests and a boycott over the Diaoyu Islands dispute

Brilliance moves up in sales rank

[2013-01-14 17:13]

Shenyang-based Brilliance Automotive, the Chinese partner of BMW Group, sold more than 670,000 vehicles in 2012, an increase of 18 percent from last year.

Great Wall climbs by 28 percent

[2013-01-14 17:13]

Great Wall Motors, which mainly makes MPVs, SUVs and light trucks, said its 2012 sales grew 28 percent last year to 625,000 units, surpassing its original target of 600,000 units.

Ford China car, truck ventures

[2013-01-14 17:13]

Ford China also announced its full-year sales figures, which showed it delivered 626,616 vehicles last year, an increase of 21 percent over 2011.

Rolls-Royce sees record car sales for 2012

[2013-01-11 10:18]

Rolls-Royce Motor reported record car sales in 2012 with the United States and China remaining as its most significant individual markets.

Record high number plate lottery applicants

[2013-01-10 14:44]

Applicants in the January car license plate lottery hit 1.43 million by Jan 8, registering a new record and an increase of more than 60,000.

Vehicle sales overtake Europe in 2012

[2013-01-10 03:06]

China overtook Europe in vehicle sales in 2012 and is now in pole position after passing the United States in 2009.

Full-year drop for JAC Motors

[2013-01-07 12:30]

Anhui-based JAC Motors reported that its December sales - including cars, commercial vehicles and chassis - increased nearly 52 percent year-on-year to 37,800 units.

Record-high sales at SAIC

[2013-01-07 12:30]

SAIC Motor Corp Ltd recently announced that its 2012 sales increased 12 percent to a record high of 4.49 million vehicles from all-round growth in its own companies and joint ventures.

Mazda records a 12.9% decline

[2013-01-07 12:30]

Mazda's 2012 sales in China fell 12.9 percent from the previous year to 187,087 units, the company announced on Jan 4.

Rising exports for Geely Group

[2013-01-07 12:30]

Domestic automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group exported more than 11,000 vehicles in December, bringing its full-year total of overseas shipments to 100,300 units.

China Investment Corp eyes Daimler stake

[2013-01-07 08:08]

China's sovereign wealth fund plans to buy a 4 to 10 percent stake in German automaker Daimler AG, according to industry sources.

November sales in upward trend

[2012-12-24 05:40]

A de-inventory process at showrooms in the third quarter provided manufacturers more room for upping their sales figures as the year's end approaches.

Japan car output falls 12% on slow exports

[2012-11-30 16:05]

Japan's vehicle production in October dropped 12.4 percent from a year earlier to hit 792,166 units, down for the second consecutive month.

Toyota's output in China down 61% in Oct

[2012-11-29 15:14]

Japanese automaker Toyota's output in China was down 61 percent in October, said Kyodo news agency on Thursday.

Audi in high gear as sales grow 31.6%

[2012-11-12 08:01]

Sales by German premium carmaker Audi AG grew almost a third in the first 10 months of this year in China, its biggest single market in the world.