News about the global automotive industry with a focus on developments that matter most for the China market.
Carmakers in China may likely reveal a fourth month of contracting sales for July after a stock market crash sapped consumer sentiment.Monday, 3 August, 2015, 8:47pm
General Motors said on Tuesday it will invest US$5 billion over the next several years to develop with its Chinese partner a new family of Chevrolet vehicles aimed at fast-growing emerging markets, in the process offering investors a fresh rationale for rejecting a merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.28 Jul 2015 - 3:54pm
The president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp said Japan, Southeast Asia and Russia will become the automaker’s principal production hubs after it calls time on making cars in the United States later this year.27 Jul 2015 - 4:34pm 1 comment
A dip in demand for high-end luxury vehicles following the recent mainland market rout is prompting analysts to cut estimates for the earnings and profitability of domestic carmakers.21 Jul 2015 - 12:55pm
German carmaker Volkswagen plans to localise production of 15 new ‘green’ models in China in the next four years, its China head said on Sunday.20 Apr 2015 - 3:10pm
Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will build new factories in Mexico and China, ending a self-imposed expansion freeze and putting more pressure on global rivals.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
Two years after sowing the radical idea of drivers renting their cars to others when not in use, Carshare.HK has electric car deal with BYD, has spread to Shanghai and is eyeing Shenzhen.17 Apr 2015 - 6:28pm
Volvo Cars will invest US$500 million in its first US assembly plant under plans announced yesterday, plugging a longstanding gap in the Swedish carmaker's manufacturing base as it pursues a global comeback under Chinese ownership.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia.
Now, the Lincoln Continental is back, with design and marketing nods to China, which Ford hopes will embrace the new car.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
Sales of electric vehicles across China are set to rise as Tesla Motors, a California-based EV design and manufacturing corporation, continues its march, as environmentally aware electric-vehicle (EV) consumers begin to reap government subsidies.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
It's no accident that Bentley chose Beijing for the international media test-drive of its new Flying Spur. China is now the carmaker's No 2 market and accounted for 55 per cent of sales of the first-generation Flying Spur.24 May 2013 - 1:12pm
Japan’s Toyota Motor will voluntarily recall 7.4 million vehicles globally, including certain Vitz, Yaris and Corolla models, due to malfunctioning power window switches, the company said on Wednesday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Japanese carmakers Toyota, Nissan and Suzuki are curtailing production in China in the wake of anti-Japan protests that have darkened sales prospects in the world’s top car market.8 Oct 2012 - 1:47pm
General Motors opened a new, large vehicle test track west of Shanghai on Saturday as part of its push to retain its leading market share in the world’s largest auto market.
The No 1 US automaker and its joint venture partners, including SAIC Motor, invested about US$252.5 million to build what GM China president Kevin Wale called the country’s largest proving ground.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am