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ANALYSIS - Driving the Haval H2 SUV

8 April 2016

Might Haval one day be as successful in markets outside China as Land Rover and Jeep are today? Today, it seems fanciful. Tomorrow? Who knows. The export drive has begun at least, and the brand’s smallest SUV is impressive.


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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: VW's 'master tactician' falls

1 May 2015

The big news of the week[end] was the failure of Volkswagen supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piëch to unseat CEO Martin Winterkorn, as we reported here and here.


COMMENT: Volkswagen's Piech got a lot right

27 April 2015

Ferdinand Piech's forced exit from his role as chairman of Volkswagen Group's Supervisory Board appears to have resulted from yet another bout of political infighting instigated by himself.

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just-auto Plus only Continental supplies system solution to GWMs 7DCT

24 May 2017

In recent years dual clutch transmissions (DCTs) have become popular in the Chinese automobile market, because drivers benefit from improved fuel efficiency, smooth gear shifting and increased overall vehicle performance. Most manufacturers of the popular...


just-auto Plus only Great Wall selects BorgWarner DualTronic tech

16 May 2017

BorgWarner offers customised DualTronic clutch and control modules using advanced solenoid valves and friction materials for Great Wall Motors’ (GWM’s) self-developed wet dual-clutch transmission (wet DCT). Designed to improve fuel efficiency and...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP disappointed with new Great Wall Steed

26 April 2017

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP released a concerning 2-star safety rating for the ‘all-new’ Great Wall Motors Steed. 5-star ratings have also been released for the Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo...


Go Auto and Great Wall to build plant in Malaysia

24 April 2017

Malaysia’s Go Auto Group plans to spend MYR2bn (US$455m) on a plant in Gurun in Malaysia’s Kedah state by 2021 with its Chinese partner Great Wall Motors.


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 Harman expands its connected car business in China

20 April 2017

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has signed new contracts with Great Wall Motors, GAC Group and SAIC-GM-Wuling Motors for expanded connected car and...


Great Wall mulls vehicle plant in Mexico

7 April 2017

China’s Great Wall Motor is mulling setting up a new vehicle assembly plant in Mexico to supply the North American market, according to local reports in China citing company sources.


just-auto Plus only Haval unveils new H6 SUV

24 February 2017

The great achievement made by Haval shall be primarily attributed to Haval H6. In Haval SUV brand celebration hold on 19 February, the all-new Haval H6 was unveiled among eager expectations of the on-site guests. It is a safer high-performance SUV created for...


just-auto Plus only Haval develops i-pilot for autonomous/safe SUVs

24 February 2017

On the Haval SUV brand celebration on 19 February, Wei Jianjun, chairman of the board, indicated that a comprehensive intelligent security system would be used to create the "safest" SUVs .  For the safety performance of SUV, Haval has...


Great Wall to launch premium brand SUVs

16 February 2017

China’s leading SUV manufacturer, Great Wall Motor, plans to launch a new high-end SUV brand later this year to help drive sales of premium models.


just-auto Plus only GWM December 2016 sales surge 57.26%

27 January 2017

In December, Great Wall Motors saw sales of 150,500 new cars, setting a record high of monthly sales with a year-on-year increase 57.26%.Of them 80,500 were Haval H6, increasing 89.16% over the same period. 580,700 H6 were sold in 2016, increasing 51.26% over...


China small car tax going up to 7.5% - report

15 December 2016

China will raise sales tax on small cars to 7.5%, a media report citing anonymous sources said, reeling in an incentive that has propped up the car industry, which is heading for its 26th consecutive annual expansion.


China sales jump 17% in November

14 December 2016

New vehicle sales in China jumped by 16.6% to a record 2.96m units in November, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). 


just-auto Plus only Haval presents 15 models at Guangzhou show

23 November 2016

On 18 November 2016, 15 types of Haval’s SUV led by model H2s and model H7 were displayed in a 1995-km2 booth in Pavilion No. 4.2 of Pazhou Convention and Exhibition Centre in the theme of “Haval’s SUV• Leading the future”....


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.


Great Wall launches new premium SUV brand

18 November 2016

Great Wall Motor Company, China’s leading manufacturer of SUVs, launched a new premium brand this week called 'Wey' in an effort to lift its share of the domestic high end vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only Great Wall Motors July 2016 sales up 45.38%

12 August 2016

According to the recent production and sales express issued from Great Wall Motors (GWM) on 8 August 2016, GWM maintained a steady growth of sales volume in the last month in which trade was expected to be slack. GWM sold 68,976 vehicles in July, up 45.38%...


just-auto Plus only GWM June 2016 sales rise 29.03%

21 July 2016

According to the production and sales news lately released by GWM, 65,583 vehicles were sold in June, with a rise of 29.03% over the same period of last year, and 450,252 vehicles were sold accumulatively in the first half of this year with 8.41% year-on-year...


just-auto Plus only Haval SUV H1 2016 sales rise 13.09%

21 July 2016

According to the production and sales data of China SUV market lately released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), the SUV market sales continued to grow rapidly in the first half of 2016. Haval brand has set a new record again, achieving...


TI Automotive opens 17th production facility in Ch

16 June 2016

TI Automotive, a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems, has officially opened a new fuel tank systems production facility on 15 June 2016, in Baoding, China.


just-auto Plus only Haval H9 scores 4-star ANCAP safety rating

25 May 2016

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), on 25 May 2016, released a 4-star ANCAP safety rating for the Haval H9. “New vehicle buyers have come to expect 5-star safety from new models and...


just-auto Plus only GWM unveils upgraded M4

11 December 2015

Following global sales success with the model in more than 11 countries, GWM recently launched an updated GWM M4 1,5-litre compact SUV in the South African market. The M4 has been available in South Africa since 2014, and has proven to be very popular amongst...


World premieres at 2015 Guangzhou motor show

27 November 2015

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Guangzhou motor show appears below.


just-auto Plus only CHINA: ThyssenKrupp System Engineering opens plant in Chuansha, Shanghai

13 November 2015

ThyssenKrupp System Engineering has opened a new plant in Chuansha, southeastern Shanghai. Previously the company was located in the city's Pudong District, but the expansion of its business in China necessitated the move. In addition to body-in-white...


Tax cut lifts China passenger vehicle sales 13%

12 November 2015

Sales of new passenger vehicles in China jumped by over 13% year on year to 1.94m units in October, lifted by a sales tax cut at the end of September, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. The data covers sales of passenger cars, SUVs and MPVs but not commercial vehicles.


just-auto Plus only SOUTH AFRICA: GWM adds standard safety features to Steed 5 2.2 MPI

5 October 2015

GWM South Africa is launching the Steed 5 2.2 MPI 4x2 with added standard safety features. GWM's best-selling bakkie, which has been around since the manufacturer opened its doors in South Africa in 2007, will soon be available in a Safety Version single and...


just-auto Plus only CHINA: Great Wall Motors ranked 61 in BrandZ Top 100 list

31 August 2015

Millward Brown has recently released the list of BrandZ Top 100--most valuable Chinese brands. Great Wall Motors made its debut and was ranked 61st on the list. Millward Brown is a market survey agency under world-renowned communication service group WPP....


LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Changan Auto

17 August 2015

South Korea's LG Chem has signed agreement to supply batteries for Changan Automobile's its next generation plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only CHINA: GWM issues additional shares to fund new energy vehicles

5 August 2015

On 10 July, Great Wall Motors issued a private placement plan to raise CNY34bn (US$5.46) for the research and development, testing and production of new energy vehicles and parts. The plan will see GWM issue 387.0076m A-shares at CNY88.19 per share in order to...


just-auto Plus only CHINA: GWM sells 50,828 vehicles in June

5 August 2015

Great Wall Motors sold 50,828 units in June, which included 42,510 SUVs, 2,129 cars and 6,189 pick-ups. During the first half of 2015, GWM sales figures reached 415,000 units meaning a 19.56% year onyear growth. The company sold 334,900 SUVs (marking an...

Great Wall news

just-auto Plus only Continental supplies system solution to GWMs 7DCT

24 May 2017

In recent years dual clutch transmissions (DCTs) have become popular in the Chinese automobile ma...


just-auto Plus only Great Wall selects BorgWarner DualTronic tech

16 May 2017

BorgWarner offers customised DualTronic clutch and control modules using advanced solenoid valves...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP disappointed with new Great Wall Steed

26 April 2017

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP released a concerning 2-star safety rating for the &ls...


Go Auto and Great Wall to build plant in Malaysia

24 April 2017

Malaysia's Go Auto Group plans to spend MYR2bn (US$455m) on a plant in Gurun in Malaysia'...


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 Harman expands its connected car business in China

20 April 2017

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung focused on connected technologies for...



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