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Environment drives growth in EV sales in Asia

11 January 2016

Rising air pollution in major cities across Asia has forced local governments to impose restrictions on the sale and circulation of vehicles in recent weeks, affecting millions of motorists.


September management briefing: Frankfurt review

23 September 2015

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.


ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

28 July 2015

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas are one reason why some models are suddenly hugely popular, while others are fading rapidly.


Briefing: developments in powertrain batteries

31 March 2015

Battery technologies for powertrain applications have become a focus of attention as OEMs seek to improve performance and reduce the costs of electrified vehicles - both hybrids and pure EVs. Matthew Beecham talks to industry participants to gauge the bigger picture and efforts to cut costs in this summary article from just-auto/QUBE.

Latest interviews


New Volvo Cars CEO Stefan Jacoby

15 October 2010

Volvo Cars CEO Stefan Jacoby explains how the manufacturer intends to expand within other world markets, whilst returning to its core Swedish design values during a new chapter under Chinese ownership.


Q&A with Ford's APAC product chief

7 May 2009

In his role as Ford’s Director of product programs for Asia Pacific and Africa (APA), Ian Constance is responsible for all aspects of Ford vehicle product development, from strategy and planning through design and engineering to launch in the region’s markets. Based in Bangkok, Constance works closely with Ford’s regional product development centres, as well as partner operations within Ford’s global organisation. On behalf of Lotus Engineering's e-magazine, proActive, just-auto’s editor Dave Leggett recently caught up with him.


PSA's emerging markets strategy

2 November 2007

China, Russia, India and even Mexico are on the agenda as PSA strives to reduce its reliance on Western Europe, PSA board director Gilles Michel tells Mark Bursa

Latest news


PSA and Changan sign deal to boost DS in China

8 June 2017

Changan Automobile and Groupe PSA have signed an 'in-depth strategic cooperation agreement to further deepen their cooperation started 6 years ago to establish DS premium brand in China'.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 3% in May 2017

7 June 2017

Ford Motor Company sold nearly 88,000 vehicles in May in China, down 3% compared to May 2016. Total Ford Motor Company Sales: May 2017 - 87,733 units; vs. May 2016 - (-)3%; YTD 2017 - 436,961 units; vs. 2016 - (-)11% CAF: May 2017 - 59,276 units; vs....


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales rise 11% in April 2017

8 May 2017

Ford announced April 2017 Sales. Ford Motor Company sold nearly 94,000 vehicles in April in China, up 11% compared to April 2016.  Total Ford Motor Company Sales: April 2017 - 93,967 units; vs. April 2016 - 11%; YTD 2017 - 349,228 units; vs. April...


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 Ford China sales down 19% in Q1 2017

13 April 2017

Ford Motor Company, China sold more than 250,000 vehicles in the first three months of 2017, down 19% compared to the same time in 2016. Year-to-date sales for Ford and its joint ventures totalled 243,530 vehicles, down 21% compared to the same time last...


Ford announces China electrification strategy

10 April 2017

Ford has unveiled new vehicles in China and detailed plans to sell electrified vehicles there. It also detailed the launch of FordPass in China and a CNY1.3bn(US$188m) spend to accelerate innovation and R&D in Nanjing, China, including a new test track and powertrain lab.


just-auto Plus only Ford expanding EV line-up and investments in China

6 April 2017

Ford Motor Company on 6 April 2017 detailed an ambitious China electrification strategy, confirming two new electrified vehicles for China and a broad range of EVs by 2025. The Mondeo Energi, to be launched in early 2018, will be the first plug-in hybrid to...


just-auto Plus only BorgWarner DualTronic clutch used in Changan’s DCT

3 April 2017

BorgWarner provides its advanced DualTronic clutch and control module with integrated torsional vibration damper for Changan’s first self-developed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), initially available for the Eado plug-in hybrid, Eado XT and upcoming CS85...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sells 88,432 vehicles in January 2017

9 February 2017

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold more than 88,000 vehicles in January with the Edge SUV and Mustang recording all-time record months. Total sales for Ford, including JVs Changan Ford Automobile and Jiangling Motor Corporation, were down 32% versus...


Ford China December sales surge 23%

6 January 2017

Ford says its sales surged 23% in China in December, capping a record year for the automaker in the world’s largest new vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales up 17% in November 2016

7 December 2016

Ford and its joint ventures in China have sold more than one million vehicles in 2016, reaching the milestone one month faster than in 2015. Monthly sales hit an all-time November high of 124,113 vehicles, up 17% compared to November 2015. “Ford is...


Ford reports China sales surge

8 November 2016

Ford and its joint ventures in China continue to report strong sales. Ford posted record October sales of 107,618 vehicles, up 14% compared to October 2015.


just-auto Plus only Changan launches new CS75 in China

14 October 2016

On 12 October, 2016, Changan CS75 equipped with brand new Blue Core 1.5 TGDI engine was officially launched in beautiful Yining, China. With fashionable outlook, surging power, high-standard security, and cutting edge technology, CS75 has achieved outstanding...


Ford reports surging China sales

11 October 2016

Ford reports strong demand for its vehicles in China, sales rising 24% in September. So far this year, sales for Ford, Lincoln and its joint ventures in China have totaled nearly 880,000 vehicle sales, up 11% over last year.


just-auto Plus only Changan Chile officially launches CS75

12 September 2016

On 6 September 2016, the official launching press conference of Changan CS75 is held in Changan’s Chile distributor, Derco’s headquarter. The ceremony invited 21 Chile local influential media, including El Mercurio La Tercera Mauricio Monroy and...


Ford China JVs' sales increase 22% in August 2016

7 September 2016

Ford and its joint ventures in China have set another record for company performance in August, as sales for the month totalled 96,450 vehicles, up 22% year on year.


just-auto Plus only Changan opens South American training centre

1 September 2016

Co-sponsored by Changan Automobile and Derco Group, Changan Automobile South American Training Centre officially launched in Chile on 22 August, 2016. To accommodate the launch of CS15 and CS75 in South America markets, training centre started a 5-day...


Changan eyes UK developed hybrid transmission

17 August 2016

Magnomatics has signed a collaboration agreement with Changan UK and consortium partners Romax Technology, CMCL Innovations and University of Sheffield to develop and evaluate Magnomatics’ Magsplit hybrid transmission for future Changan Vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Changan launches new automatic drive CS15 in China

11 August 2016

Changan CS15 automatic transmission models with dual clutch transmission (DCT) technology was officially launched in the province of Anhui, China. The new Changan CS15 is now delighted to announce the end of era where only manual transmission is available for...


just-auto Plus only Ford China July 2016 sales rise 15%

5 August 2016

Ford and its joint ventures in China continued their strong sales performance with 88,189 vehicles sold in July, up 15% compared to July 2015. Year-to-date sales for Ford, Changan Ford (CAF) and Jiangling Motor Corporation (JMC) total 652,836 vehicles, up 6%...


Ford moves top managers around

15 June 2016

Ford has announced announcing major changes in its China, India, global strategy and finance management team as part of plans to "elevate" Chinese operations and its new strategy to be both an auto and mobility company.


just-auto Plus only Changan Raeton Intelligence Edition debuts at Chongqing auto show

14 June 2016

The 18th Chongqing International Auto Show kicked off on 7 June, 2016. Changan displayed its 26 high-quality models in the show, including the Raeton Intelligence Edition, Raeton Pilotless, 2016 Alsvin V7, and CS95. The all-star lineup has made Changan the...


"Lead or be knocked out" - Changan president

8 June 2016

Changan says it still needs to focus on providing Chinese consumers with good value products as the plethora of new technologies poised to potentially enter the market gathers pace.


Ford China April 2016 sales down 11%

5 May 2016

Ford’s year-to-date sales in China have increased 7% from 2015 with 391,294 vehicles sold. In April, the automaker sold 82,324 vehicles, down 11% year on year.


BEIJING 2016 - world premieres list

26 April 2016

As happens every two years, there was a vast number of vehicle and concept world premieres at the Beijing motor show. Arguably the most important were the Acura CDX, Changan CX70, Geely Emgrand GS, Honda Avancier, Hyundai Verna, Renault Koleos, VW Magotan and VW T-Prime.


just-auto Plus only Changan unveils new CS15 in China

11 April 2016

The Changan CS15 national launch conference was held in Beijing on 6 April 2016. The conference was presented as a big stage play, which artistically told the story of the Changan CS15 developing from a dream to a successful reality. At the conference, Changan...


just-auto Plus only Ford China Q1 2016 sales up 14% and March up 5%

8 April 2016

Ford Motor Company continues its strong start to 2016 as Q1 sales in China increased 14% compared to the same period last year, with 314,454 vehicles sold. Sales of Ford-branded vehicles reached 114,788 in March, up 5% compared to March 2015. “We are...


Ford China sales off in February, up YTD

7 March 2016

Ford China sold 63,350 vehicles in February, down 9% compared to February 2015. Year-to-date sales, however, were up 18% to 194,182.


just-auto Plus only Changan's 2015 sales up by 9.1% in China

25 January 2016

Changan Automobile sold 2.777m units (including joint venture vehicles) in CY 2015. This represents an increase of 9.1% versus 2014. Among these sales, Changan branded vehicles represented 1.538m units, an 11.3% increase, and Changan branded passenger vehicles...


Volvo S80L dies and Changan JV goes too

18 January 2016

A spokesman for Volvo Cars has told just-auto that the firm's contract with CFA - Changan Ford Automotive - has ended. Responding to a question regarding S80L production at CFA's Chongqing plant, VCG's man also confirmed that production of the extended wheelbase sedan ceased in late 2015.

Changan news

PSA and Changan sign deal to boost DS in China

8 June 2017

Changan Automobile and Groupe PSA have signed an 'in-depth strategic cooperation agreement to fur...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 3% in May 2017

7 June 2017

Ford Motor Company sold nearly 88,000 vehicles in May in China, down 3% compared to May 2016....


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales rise 11% in April 2017

8 May 2017

Ford announced April 2017 Sales. Ford Motor Company sold nearly 94,000 vehicles in April in China...


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 Ford China sales down 19% in Q1 2017

13 April 2017

Ford Motor Company, China sold more than 250,000 vehicles in the first three months of 2017, down...


Ford announces China electrification strategy

10 April 2017

Ford has unveiled new vehicles in China and detailed plans to sell electrified vehicles there. It...



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