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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.


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.


ANALYSIS: Will Audi control the mini-SUV segment?

19 December 2013

Audi says it will build an additional model, the Q1, from 2016. Glenn Brooks looks at its rivals' plans in what is set to become a new battleground: premium mini-SUVs.


COMMENT: Consolidation coming in China

16 December 2013

As we near the end of the year, still strong momentum in China catches the eye. China's vehicle market and output both hit record highs in November according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: SEAT chairman Juergen Stackmann

10 October 2013

Soon to clock up six months as head of SEAT, Jürgen Stackmann talks brand performance, plans for China and future products with just-auto.com. Glenn Brooks reports.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.


Q&A with Oskar Goitia – MD at Mondragon Automocion

5 January 2010

Mondragon Group, the world’s largest workers’ cooperative, has grown out of its historical Basque roots to comprise an organisation with global presence. It is also a significant player in the automotive industry components sector with cooperative firms manufacturing components, modules, machinery and tools. Oskar Goitia, MD of Mondragon’s automotive division, tells just-auto editor Dave Leggett how the business is developing and staying true to its founding principles.


Golding interviews GM's Reilly

1 February 2007

China will not be exporting cars to the West in significant numbers for four or five years. So says the man who is the new emperor of carmakers in China, Nick Reilly. Rob Golding recently sat down with him.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a record in June. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 315,300 (299,800,+5.2%) vehicles in the...


Audi resolves Chinese dealer concern

22 May 2017

Volkswagen Group unit Audi said at the weekend it had agreed a deal with its dealers in China, effectively resolving a dispute over local joint ventures that could have disrupted its business in the world's biggest car market.


VW China JV recalls 600,000 cars

18 May 2017

A Volkswagen AG joint venture in China, FAW-Volkswagen Automobile, will recall 577,590 Golf and Sagitar cars in the country because of a headlight fuse defect that may lead to potential safety risks, the state's quality watchdog was cited as saying.


just-auto Plus only FAW Group launches Besturn X80 SUV in Russia

5 May 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) announced the launch of its Besturn X80 SUV on Russia market on 26 April 2017. Over 240 representatives and guests from FAW Import and Export, Avtotor, Russian media and local dealers of Besturn X80 attended the launching 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 FAW unveils Junpai CX65/Hongqi H5 at Shanghai show

24 April 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) released its latest achievements in automotive information technology and unveiled Junpai CX65 and Hongqi H5 at the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2017). With a theme of "Drive with...


just-auto Plus only VW Group China Q1 2017 sales down 6.7%

18 April 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced sales results for the first three months of 2017: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW- Volkswagen, the Group delivered 891,500 (955,500, (-)6.7%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 7.3% in Q1 2017

18 April 2017

Audi AG sold around 422,600 automobiles in the first quarter of 2017, 7.3% less than one year ago. International markets reported a mixed picture for the four rings: Western Europe(+2.4%) and North America(+8.6%) both registered the most successful start to...


Audi China dispute with dealers escalates

28 March 2017

The dispute between Audi and its Chinese dealers continued to escalate in recent weeks with dozens of dealers now refusing to accept new stocks of imported models, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 1.1% in February 2017

16 March 2017

Audi AG delivered around 125,100 automobiles in February. In North America (+16.1%) strong demand for the Audi A4 and the Q7 in particular once again translated into double-digit growth. Likewise in Europe (+1.9%), the Four Rings achieved the best start to the...


FAW and Dongfeng in advanced R&D alliance

21 February 2017

China’s FAW Group Corporation and Dongfeng Motor have signed an agreement to set up a jointly-owned R&D centre focused on the development of advanced technologies such as fuel cells, smart connectivity and lightweight materials.


just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales in January 2017 down 13.5%

16 February 2017

Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe (up 3.1% to 61,800 units) and North America (up 11.8% to 16,200 units). Sales in China fell by 35.3% to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi...


FAW reports record sales in January

8 February 2017

In a sign the Chinese market is staying buoyant early in 2017, FAW Group reported healthy wholesale vehicle deliveries of 323,000 units in January, up 13.9% year-on-year. It also hit a record sales high in the month.


Valeo/Pyong Hwa establish transmission JV in Korea

7 February 2017

Valeo has inked a 50:50 transmission joint venture with long-standing South Korean partner, Pyeong Hwa Group, to be known as Valeo-Kapec.


Audi delays JV talks with SAIC Motor until 2018

18 January 2017

Volkswagen announced this week it will further delay collaboration talks between Audi and China’s SAIC Motor in a move designed to appease existing dealers and its current Chinese partner FAW Group.


Audi-FAW JV to include EVs

17 January 2017

Audi plans to "significantly" the range of models produced locally at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified vehicles.


just-auto Plus only VW China passenger car sales grew 14.1% in 2016

16 January 2017

Volkswagen China Passenger Cars Brand ended 2016 on a record high. 2.997m vehicles were delivered to customers in Mainland China, some 370,000 more than in 2015, equating to a year-on-year growth of 14.1%. Both joint ventures, FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group sales surge 10.9% in 2016

12 January 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) announced on 5 January 2017 that its annual sales exceeded 3m units again in 2016, with its wholesale deliveries and terminal sales surged 9.2% and 10.9% year on year to 3.106m and 3.147m units respectively. FAW-Volkswagen, a...


just-auto Plus only VW Group China sales surge 12.2% in 2016

11 January 2017

Volkswagen Group China on 10 January 2017 announced year-end results for 2016: together with its two Chinese joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 3.98m (3.55m; +12.2%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland and Hong...


2016 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

21 November 2016

The following cars, crossovers, MPVs, SUVs and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 AutoGuangzhou motor show.


just-auto Plus only VW debuts ID concept at Auto Guangzhou 2016

21 November 2016

Volkswagen Brand will bring a family of around 10 next generation e-cars to the Chinese market between 2020 and 2025. They will be based on Volkswagen’s electric-only MEB platform. The I.D. concept car made its Asian debut at Auto Guangzhou 2016, as a...


Dealers fret as Audi eyes a second China JV

14 November 2016

Audi has confirmed it was in talks with China's SAIC Motor for a long-term collaboration which dealers for its existing joint venture say would cause them "potentially fatal damage".


VW Group operating profit up this year

28 October 2016

Despite the impact of 'dieselgate' Volkswagen Group generated an operating profit before special items of EUR11.3 (10.2)bn in the first nine months of the year, representing an increase of 10.5%.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group China YTD 2016 sales up 10.7%

17 October 2016

Volkswagen Group China has recorded double-digit sales growth for the first nine months of 2016: together with its two Chinese joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the group delivered 2.85m (2.58; +10.7%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group September 2016 sales up 20.6%

12 October 2016

FAW Group's deliveries rose 20.6% year on year to 291,000 vehicles in September 2016, a record high for the month. For the first nine months, FAW Group sales up 11.8% from a year earlier to 2,250,000 vehicles. Last month, FAW-Volkswagen's VW brand...


just-auto Plus only Junpai A70/A70EV rolls off Tianjin assembly line

30 August 2016

Junpai A70 and Junpai A70 EV, the first A-class sedans of Junpai brand, rolled off production line in Tianjin on 22 August 2016. Junpai is a brand of Tianjin FAW Xiali Automobile (TFXA), a subsidiary of FAW Group Corporation. Junpai's first model is a...


Tianjin FAW to sell part of JV stake

22 August 2016

Tianjin FAW Xiali Automobile Co. is to sell part of its stake in a JV with Toyota in order to fund new product development and restructuring, reports say.


just-auto Plus only FAW Group July 2016 sales up 16.5%

15 August 2016

The latest data from sales and marketing department of FAW Group show that its July sales soared 16.5% year on year to 230,000 vehicles. For the first seven months, sales of FAW Group totalled 1,705,000 vehicles, up 10.3% from the year-earlier period. In...


VW and Toyota partner FAW Group China H1 sales up

8 July 2016

FAW reported its sales results for the first-half of 2016: cumulative wholesales increased 8.1% to 1,485m units, retail sales were 1,471m units, up 9.3% year over year.


FAW-Volkswagen JV to build fifth plant in China

10 May 2016

FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company announced it would build a fifth vehicle factory, in the port city of Tianjin, as it looks to increase its exposure to growing demand in the world’s largest vehicle market.

FAW news

just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a...


Audi resolves Chinese dealer concern

22 May 2017

Volkswagen Group unit Audi said at the weekend it had agreed a deal with its dealers in China, ef...


VW China JV recalls 600,000 cars

18 May 2017

A Volkswagen AG joint venture in China, FAW-Volkswagen Automobile, will recall 577,590 Golf and S...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group launches Besturn X80 SUV in Russia

5 May 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) announced the launch of its Besturn X80 SUV on Russia market on 26 Ap...


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 FAW unveils Junpai CX65/Hongqi H5 at Shanghai show

24 April 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) released its latest achievements in automotive information technology...



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