Business / Auto China

New Benz 'menu' for transparent service pricing

[2014-07-21 07:16]

Mercedes-Benz is putting heavy efforts to improve its customer satisfaction in China by introducing a program it calls the "Star Maintenance Menu" designed to reduce service costs.

With new SUV delayed, Great Wall sales tumble

[2014-07-21 07:16]

Great Wall Motors saw its sales in the first six months fall 6 percent year-on-year, but some believe its prospects will brighten later this year.

BMW plugs in comprehensive e-mobility plan

[2014-07-21 07:16]

As it rolls out a solution to help Chinese customers get closer to green mobility, BMW says owning an electric car is not as difficult as people think.

Qoros plans campaign to market new model

[2014-07-19 09:30]

New international car brand Qoros will launch a fully integrated marketing campaign to promote its second production model, the Qoros 3 Hatch in China.

BMW doubles range of locally made vehicles

[2014-07-17 07:17]

The BMW Group said it will double the range of locally produced models to six and manufacture engines in China, as part of its developing plans to increase local production capacity.

Car firms make inroads in Brazil

[2014-07-17 07:17]

Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd is making inroads into South America with a new plant in the city of Campinas, Brazil. The cost of building the plant will be about $90.2 million.

Govt's car reform to boost domestic brands

[2014-07-17 07:05]

Major reforms concerning the use of government vehicles will bring a mild boost to the sales of cars and help Chinese auto brands in the future to get a bigger share of government car purchases.

Infiniti targets young and bold in Amazing Race

[2014-07-15 17:28]

China Daily website interviewed Infiniti China Managing Director Daniel Kirchert after the launching ceremony for 'The Amazing Race in China'.

Chinese car buyers expect top class service

[2014-07-15 17:13]

Chinese consumers are increasingly paying attention to customer service as well as the product when buying cars.

Innovation to keep carmakers ticking

[2014-07-14 07:03]

As China's economy enters an era of low growth, the backbone automobile industry will face the new challenges after several years of surging market demand.

BMW caravan in colorful Guizhou

[2014-07-14 07:03]

The Chinese name BMW uses translates as "precious horse" while the province of Guizhou literally means "precious state".

Tax break for new-energy vehicles

[2014-07-14 07:03]

When the State Council recently announced new-energy vehicles are exempt from purchase taxes from Sept 1 to the end of 2017, it was another boost to the industry.

Volvo brings 'Sensus' to human-car connectivity

[2014-07-14 07:03]

Volvo Cars recently launched its Sensus connectivity system in China, becoming the latest in a string of carmakers offering local customers access to the mobile Internet and related services.

VW to stay focused on hybrids

[2014-07-14 07:03]

In a first step, Volkswagen will introduce two electric cars into Chinese market, although hybrids will remain the German automaker's priority in terms of new energy vehicles.

S. African president unveils Chinese-funded vehicle assembly plant

[2014-07-11 10:26]

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday unveiled a vehicle assembly plant investments made by a Chinese entity.

Volvo Sensus to make life easy: Danielson

[2014-07-11 08:48]

Volvo Cars China Senior Vice-president Lars Danielson said that the newly launched Sensus Connect technology will make customers' life easy.

Tax break for alternative-fuel cars

[2014-07-11 07:00]

The government's latest policy to support alternative-fuel vehicles - a waiver of the 10 percent purchase tax - will do much to accelerate individual adoption of those cars, said analysts.

Battery maker A123 of China's Wanxiang resurrects from bankruptcy

[2014-07-09 14:25]

A123 Systems, a high-quality automotive battery manufacturer, has been on the mend with aid from multinational Wanxiang corporation.

Chinese vice-premier meets Volkswagen chief

[2014-07-09 08:44]

Wang Yang on Tuesday met with Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG.

Tesla faces suit over trademark in China

[2014-07-09 08:07]

Tesla Motors Inc is being sued in China for trademark infringement in the latest example of the difficulties foreign firms face while doing business in the country.