Business / Auto China

Audi's vision for continued reign in 2020

[2013-01-21 07:57]

German carmaker Audi AG last week announced an aggressive blueprint for the years to 2020 to maintain its No 1 position in sales and brand image.

Stalled Jeep regaining traction

[2013-01-21 07:57]

Three decades after it was first assembled in China, the iconic Jeep will resume production in the county at a joint venture between Fiat SpA and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.

Daimler support for partner's IPO plans in HK

[2013-01-21 07:57]

Daimler AG is in talks with local partner BAIC Group to become a shareholder in the company's passenger car unit expected be listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange this year.

GAC signs deal with Fiat, Chrysler to build Jeeps in China

[2013-01-17 13:54]

Guangzhou Automobile Group has signed an agreement with Italian manufacturer Fiat SpA and its Chrysler Group LLC subsidiary to build and sell more vehicles in China.

Great Wall Motors' JV awarded in Bulgaria

[2013-01-16 13:18]

Litex Motors Corporation, a joint venture of the Chinese private automaker Great Wall Motors won Bulgaria's award "Investor of the Year 2012".

Heavy truck race heads to S.E. Asia

[2013-01-14 17:13]

Fierce competition among Chinese heavy truck makers has now spread to Southeast Asia.

German brands reign in luxury market

[2013-01-14 10:58]

German automakers continued their reign in China's luxury car market last year, again reporting record sales to consolidate a dominance that is unlikely to be challenged in foreseeable future.

Ambitious Peugeot Citroen plan to double sales

[2013-01-14 10:58]

PSA Peugeot Citroen's joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corp plans to double sales of Peugeot-branded vehicles in the next three years.

Latest chapter in Saab story now set in Qingdao

[2013-01-14 10:58]

Defunct Swedish carmaker Saab is again in the spotlight that its new owner signed an agreement with an investment company in Qingdao to build a plant making both conventional and electric Saab-brand cars.

Multifaceted Dongfeng retains number 2 spot

[2013-01-14 10:58]

Dongfeng Motor Corp retained its title as China's second-largest auto group in 2012 on sales of 3.07 million units, according to the company's full-year report released last week.

BMW Brilliance senior VP may quit

[2013-01-11 14:39]

BMW Brilliance Senior Vice-President Daniel Kirchert has recently submitted his resignation and may leave the company soon.

Chinese auto consumption finance to accelerate

[2013-01-10 11:13]

Volkswagen New Mobility Services Investment Co Ltd completed its acquisition of Shanghai Zhenlang Transportation Equipment Leasing Co on Jan 7, 2013.

Lack of taxis at rush hour in large cities

[2013-01-09 16:57]

Many taxi drivers charge higher fees or refuse passengers during rush hour in some tier one and tier two cities, Beijing Youth Daily reported on Wednesday.

Qingdao to make Saab cars

[2013-01-09 10:08]

Saab's current owner will manufacture Saab brand gasoline-powered vehicles and new energy vehicles in a 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) project that started Monday in China's eastern city of Qingdao, Shandong province.

BYD gets EU license to sell electric buses

[2013-01-08 16:15]

The Chinese maker of electric cars and batteries said it has received permission from the EU to sell electric buses in all of bloc's member countries.

Japanese car sales go into reverse gear

[2013-01-08 10:13]

Japanese automakers are facing a bumpy road in the world's largest vehicle market as annual sales went into reverse gear amid tension over the Diaoyu Islands.

VW starts up used car unit

[2013-01-07 12:31]

Volkswagen's second-hand vehicle sales company Das WeltAuto will officially begin operations in China this year, Volkswagen China announced recently.

Vast GM dealer network grows

[2013-01-07 12:30]

General Motors plans to further expand its dealership network in China in 2013, Bob Socia, president of GM China told the media at the end of 2012.

Former Porsche designer to lead Chery's project

[2013-01-07 12:30]

Former Porsche designer Hakan Saracoglu will lead domestic automaker Chery's future vehicle design team as a board member of the Chinese carmaker's design center in Shanghai.

Renault Dongfeng deal after 8-yr talks

[2013-01-07 08:08]

Renault is now in the final stages of forming a joint venture with Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor Corp to make vehicles under its nameplate.