3 June 2013
General Motors expects to boost exports from China by nearly 70% this year because of strong demand for its locally-developed, low-cost cars.
31 May 2013
Not long ago the subcompact market in Brazil was regarded as niche and far from attractive to automakers. Current offerings are all imports like the Fiat 500 (from Mexico under the free trade agreement), Smart, Kia Picanto and Chery QQ.
29 May 2013
In the last decade of last century, before the term “BRICs” had even been coined, there was another acronym that loomed large on the agenda of any global automaker. ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, looked like a potential powerhouse for growth. In this month's management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a look at the region's automotive prospects. In this instalment, he looks at developments in the major markets with forecasts.
22 April 2013
Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts on Saturday 20 April at Auto Shanghai's media preview day.
22 April 2013
Johnson Controls is to supply its Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to power the Chery Jaguar Land Rover start-stop and other vehicles made in China.
19 April 2013
Chery Automobile has unveiled a new corporate logo.
16 April 2013
Chery Auto has announced plans to phase out the Rely and Riich divisions, each of which was launched in 2009. That leaves Chery as the sole brand for passenger vehicles and Karry for LCVs.
9 April 2013
The federal government of Brazil has again postponed restoring the full rate of IPI tax on cars by 1 July. Having kept the secret well, it announced the current two-thirds discount will be maintained until the end of the year.
8 April 2013
Chery Automobile plans to set up a plant for manufacturing engines and gearboxes in Brazil, reported Macauhub, citing Luis Curi, chairman of the group's Brazilian subsidiary. He said the planned factory would produce one- and 1.5-litre engines.
21 March 2013
The Ateco Group, Australia and New Zealand’s largest locally based independent car importer, will build a new core business around Chinese brands while developing its link with European and, for the first time, American brands to strengthen its position and boost its profitability in the coming decade.
8 March 2013
Having peered under concepts to check for real engines and suspension systems, and gently interrogated multiple industry executives in the quest to slake readers' insatiable thirsts for knowledge, Glenn Brooks now reports his findings.
6 March 2013
Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show on media preview days 5 and 6 March.
22 February 2013
Automotive sales in China jumped 46.38% year on year to 2,034,500 units in January 2013. The passenger car market grew 48.68% to 1,725,500 units in the month, while bus and truck sales increased 34.75% to 309,000 units.
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.
15 February 2013
Qoros, the new China-based luxury car brand involving Chery, is to show its first series production car at the Geneva Motor Show.
31 January 2013
China exported 1m vehicles in a calendar year for the first time ever in 2012.
29 January 2013
Brazil, one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets, attracts many players. There are currently 49 auto and LCV brands here alone, more if heavy trucks are included.
21 December 2012
Like any year in the auto industry, 2012 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fair old sprinkling of corporate drama. It was also a year of economic uncertainty hovering over automotive markets. We covered it all on just-auto. Editor Dave Leggett sifts through the lot and picks out a few highlights from the year just gone, month by month. Part one covers the first half of the year, part two the second. This is part two (July-December).
14 December 2012
If memory serves, about two days ago, our 'slide show' at the top of the home page had four bad-news, job-loss-related stories out of the seven we rotate. Grim.
12 December 2012
Glenn Brooks samples the latest, revised 2013 model year Range Rover Sport, reflecting upon what recent investments at the Solihull plant which builds it will mean for Land Rover's future.
11 December 2012
Tata Motors' UK-based luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) could soon be building vehicles in Saudi Arabia, possibly using locally-sourced aluminium components.
10 December 2012
Jaguar Land Rover's Chinese joint venture partner Chery has established another JV to revive the British Leyland Mini Moke.
7 December 2012
Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover's late but welcome spread out into niches already well tapped by German rivals Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz attracted considerable reader interest here at just-auto this week.
5 December 2012
The Australian importer of Geely MK cars, which are sold only in Western Australia due to the absence of stability control mandatory on other states, is conducting a voluntarily recall after asbestos was found in engine gaskets.
27 November 2012
An updated list of world premiere concepts and production models which appeared at AutoGuangzhou 2012.
20 November 2012
Chery Automobile is expected to gain from its joint venture with Jaguar Land Rover but it still wants to develop its own high-end brand though analysts are sceptical.
19 November 2012
A month after receiving government approval for the joint venture, Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover and Chery Automobile have laid the foundation stone for a new manufacturing facility in China.
19 November 2012
Chery Automobile, once China's largest home-grown automaker and Tata Motors' JLR's partner in the country, is relying on government subsidies to turn a profit while domestic rivals Great Wall Motor and Geely Automobile Holdings pull ahead, a media report said.
14 November 2012
In this month's management briefing we take a look at the latest developments in major vehicle markets around the world. In this first instalment, we take a look at China.
14 November 2012
Faurecia says it expects to double its share of the Chinese complete seating market, despite a slight slowdown in the country's extraordinary growth rate of late.