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ANALYSIS: Future models for 2014

15 January 2014

With all the global vehicle debuts of this year's NAIAS now revealed, Glenn Brooks looks ahead to the other big motor shows of 2014, and the cars likely to be launched there.


PRODUCT EYE: Now entering new niche - BMW's 3 GT

8 May 2013

There's lots of talk these days from auto industry executives about entering new segments or niches. From BMW - and arch-rival Audi - there's less talk and more action; we've seen a vast expansion of both luxury brands' offerings over the last three decades and, especially from BMW, there is more to come after this latest: the 3 Series GT.


ANALYSIS: Qoros of approval

20 February 2013

Is the world’s newest car brand a Chinese export, or a global brand that just happens to build its cars in China? Mark Bursa reports on the first steps of Qoros.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: BMW and JLR branch out

19 October 2012

First out of the gate today was news that the Chinese government had, finally, officially approved the Chery joint venture with Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover that will see Freelanders built in China from 2014, when a redesigned model is due, followed by the Evoque and Jaguars.

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just-auto Plus only BBA starts new production plant in China

19 May 2017

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) on 18 May 2017 opened the newly-built north section of its automotive plant in Dadong/Shenyang, China. The first long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan rolled off the production line during the opening ceremony....


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


just-auto Plus only BMW introduces new 1 Series Sedan in China

28 February 2017

The market launch of the BMW 1 Series sedan extends the range of the German premium brand to include a model tailored specifically to meet the needs of Chinese customers. The BMW 1 Series Sedan with its hallmark sporty flair and market-specific overall concept...


2016 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres

7 September 2016

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2016, the 19th Chengdu motor show.


BMW now building 1 series sedan in China

18 July 2016

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture had added the 1 series sedan to its locally-built range, saying the premium compact car segment is the fastest growing segment both in China and worldwide.


BMW names Olaf Kastner China regional head

10 November 2015

Effective 1 December, Olaf Kastner will take over as head of the BMW Group's China sales region from Karsten Engel, who will be returning to Germany. Kastner was previously head of the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture, which produces and markets vehicles in China for the BMW Group and its Chinese partner, Brilliance China Auto. Anton Heiss will assume the president and CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive. Heiss currently manages the joint venture's production sites in Shenyang and will continue this role for the time being in addition to his new position.


2015 CHENGDU SHOW: World premieres

7 September 2015

The media preview of CDMS 2015, the 18th Chengdu motor show, took place on 3 September. The following vehicles and concepts were world premieres.


Leoni opens fifth wiring systems plant in Tieling

14 August 2015

Leoni has opened its fifth wiring systems factory China on 12 August. The facility located in Tieling, northern China will develop and manufacture products for several vehicle models of the company's new customer BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA)


Know-how crucial to current Iran suppliers: IKCO

28 July 2015

Iran Khodro says the country needs "immediate" know-how in software as the very real possibility of conducting business with foreign suppliers becomes more of a reality, although it also stresses the strength of its own domestic component sector.


All aluminium bus bodies at prototype stage

20 July 2015

China Zhongwang, the world's second largest industrial aluminium extrusion product developer and manufacturer, and the biggest in Asia, has announced a bus body deal.


Brilliance expects net income to fall

14 July 2015

Brilliance China Automotive - BMW's local manufacturing and sales partner - expects its net income to decline by around 40% in the first half of 2015, due to sluggish demand for premium cars and a rise in expenses.


Brilliance to launch H220 Cross

14 July 2015

Brilliance plans to launch its new H220 Cross model in China in the fourth quarter of 2015.


Ficosa opens new production facility in Shenyang

21 May 2015

Ficosa has opened a new production facility in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province in China.


Iran market potential 3m if sanctions lifted

23 April 2015

Saipa is predicting the Iranian market could reach up to three million vehicles annually should sanctions against the country be lifted.


BMW to increase localisation in China

26 March 2015

BMW plans to step up component localisation in China and will launch six more models specifically designed for the market in the next few years. It already makes special long wheelbase models there.


Chinese OEMs to recall cars on fuel pumps

20 November 2014

Three Chinese automakers have been told to recall a total of 560,000 cars because of fuel pump defects.


Boon Koon to assemble small trucks in Malaysia

20 November 2014

Malaysia's Boon Koon Group plans to assemble small trucks in Malaysia from 2015, sourced from kit form from China's Brilliance Shineray.


Brilliance posts profit jump, but warns on outlook

19 August 2014

Brilliance China Automotive Holdings has said its net profit rose 79% to 3.63bn yuan in the first six months of the year.


Brilliance 'interested' in Italy plant - report

15 August 2014

Reuters has reported that Chinese OEM Brilliance has expressed an interest in opening a plant in Italy.


BMW extends partnership with Brilliance

21 July 2014

BMW has agreed to extend its strategic alliance in China with Brilliance Auto until 2028.


BMW plans 400,000 Chinese cars a year

16 July 2014

BMW plans to raise capacity at its two Chinese factories to 400,000 cars over the next two years, finance chief Friedrich Eichiner has said.


Brilliance unit starts BMW N20 engine production

15 July 2014

A subsidiary of BMW's China JV partner Brilliance has started local assembly of BMW's N20 4-cylinder turbocharged engines.


PLA procurement lifts Chinese domestic car brands

22 May 2014

The removal of foreign automobile brands from the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) procurement list may substantially help out Chinese vehicle producers' domestic car brands.


BMW China rolling out 'horsey' 7 Series

10 April 2014

BMW's Chinese joint venture with Brilliance has launched the 7-Series Horse Edition to celebrate - what else - the Chinese Year of the Horse.


BMW China to recall 232,098 cars for bolt check

3 April 2014

BMW will recall 232,098 vehicles in China to check for a defective bolt design.


Brilliance profits boosted by BMW JV

28 March 2014

Brilliance China Automotive has posted a 46.5% gain in profit for last year on the back of strong JV partner BMW's sales in China.


BMW expects over 2m sales in 2014

19 March 2014

BMW is expecting to "achieve a significant rise in sales volume in 2014 which would take us to a new, all-time high of over 2m vehicles", chairman Norbert Reithofer told the annual general meeting in Munich on Wednesday (19 March, 2014).


BMW to build new engine facility in China

27 February 2014

BMW plans to build a new engine plant in mainland China, as it vies to close the gap with Audi - which for decades has dominated the country’s luxury car market.


BMW reportedly considering NAFTA engine output

11 December 2013

BMW is considering building engines in the United States or Mexico for the first time and expanding vehicle production in the region to capitalise on growing demand, sources have told a news agency.


Recall setbacks can’t halt BMW growth

15 October 2013

Despite announcing a recall of more than 25,000 cars in the country, BMW said it expects to sell another record number of cars in China this year.

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just-auto Plus only BBA starts new production plant in China

19 May 2017

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) on 18 May 2017 opened the newly-built north section of its automo...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production mo...


just-auto Plus only BMW introduces new 1 Series Sedan in China

28 February 2017

The market launch of the BMW 1 Series sedan extends the range of the German premium brand to incl...


2016 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres

7 September 2016

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2016, the 19th Chengdu m...


BMW now building 1 series sedan in China

18 July 2016

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture had added the 1 series sedan to its locally-bui...


BMW names Olaf Kastner China regional head

10 November 2015

Effective 1 December, Olaf Kastner will take over as head of the BMW Group's China sales regi...



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