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ANALYSIS - Why Geely should sell 1m+ cars in 2017

15 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The first of three features looking at the future models of Zhejiang Geely/Geely Auto was published recently. Now comes an examination of wh...


ANALYSIS - Volvo-Geely's Lynk & Co future models

9 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company, owner of Volvo Car Corporation, is also the parent firm of Geely Auto. The future vehicles to be rolle...


How long will automakers prop up Brazil units?

27 Feb 2017 | Fernando Calmon

There was once euphoria in the Brazilian automotive market. Following the 2008/2009 financial crisis, the Lehman Brothers bank bankruptcy an...


Will Geely take control of Proton?

13 Feb 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Shares in Proton Holding’s main shareholder, DRB-Hicom Bhd, rose to a three-month high last week as speculation mounted that China’s Geely A...


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INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li

24 Nov 2014 | Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.


INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch

20 Mar 2014 | Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

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Kautex Textron opens new China fuel tank factory

29 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Kautex Textron has held an opening ceremony for its newest factory in China, in the Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone (WEDZ) in Hubei Province.


Borgward launches second model in China

29 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The revived Borgward brand has launched a second model, its Foton-based BX5 SUV, in China.


Magneti Marelli Motherson opens new plant in India

29 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Magneti Marelli Motherson (MMM) has opened its new plant at Bawal in Haryana.


Hyundai Czech workers getting large pay rise

29 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

'Cheap' Czech Republic labour is to get a big pay rise at Hyundai Motor's car factory.


Shanghai show debuts list - Skoda Vision E concept

29 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: the Škoda Vision E concept and a facelift for the Lexus NX.


PCMA Rus uses domestic expertise for components

28 Mar 2017 | Simon Warburton

PCMA Rus says it is looking to existing suppliers in Russia to ensure competitiveness as manufacturers seek to take advantage of the ruble depreciation.


Thailand offers incentives for local EV production

28 Mar 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Thailand has announced a package of tax incentives to promote local production of electric and electric hybrid vehicles in the country.


Audi China dispute with dealers escalates

28 Mar 2017 | Tony Pugliese

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.


Daimler merges car sharing units in China

28 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance is merging both car sharing operations in China, car2go and Car2Share.


Motherson Sumi Systems acquires PKC Group

28 Mar 2017 | Simon Warburton

Motherson Sumi Systems (MSSL) has acquired Finland-based global automotive supplier, PKC Group for around EUR571m (US$619.6m), in a move which will help the Vivek Chaand Sehgal-led group to expand its footprint in American and European commercial vehicle market segments.



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