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BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


China steals a march on rivals in Iran

27 April 2018

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compiled by QUBE, just-auto’s research portal, showing that light vehicle production increased by 13.6% in the Iranian year 1396 (equivalent to 21st March 2017-20th March 2018) to 1.51 million units. This is just shy of the country’s all-time record of just over 1.6 million recorded in 1390. 


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.


PRODUCT EYE: Now entering new niche - BMW's 3 GT

8 May 2013

There's lots of talk these days from auto industry executives about entering new segments or niches. From BMW - and arch-rival Audi - there's less talk and more action; we've seen a vast expansion of both luxury brands' offerings over the last three decades and, especially from BMW, there is more to come after this latest: the 3 Series GT.

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just-auto Plus only BMW Brilliance to launch 3 Series LWB in China

7 January 2019

As a pioneer of the premium sports sedan segment, the BMW 3 Series sedan is on the cusp of ushering in a new generation. Recently, BMW Brilliance Automotive announced the upcoming launch of the new edition BMW 3 Series sedan long wheelbase in 2019. The new...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group extends ride-hailing service to Chengdu

17 December 2018

BMW Group announced the launch of its ride-hailing service in Chengdu, the capital city of the Chinese province Sichuan as part of its premium mobility brand ReachNow. The BMW Group is the first foreign company in China to obtain a licence to operate a...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group sales up 1.3% in 9M 2018

7 November 2018

The BMW Group remains firmly committed to following its forward-looking strategy, despite the current challenging conditions. In line with its Strategy Number One Next, the BMW Group continues to invest extensively in tomorrow's technologies and is...


ACEA urges negotiators to avert worst-case Brexit

17 October 2018

Ahead of this evening’s EU Brexit summit, Europe’s auto manufacturers and suppliers have come together to issue a stark warning on the potentially far-reaching impacts of a no-deal scenario on their sector, which they say would threaten their very business model.


Renault and Brilliance progress their LCV JV

17 October 2018

Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (Brilliance), who earlier this year formed a joint venture to manufacture and sell light commercial vehicles (LCVs), have signed a 'Strategic Cooperation agreement' with officials from Liaoning Province to further accelerate the growth of LCVs in China.


BMW taking controlling stake in Chinese JV

11 October 2018

BMW Group is to increase its stake in its Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA), to a controlling 75% from the current 50%.


just-auto Plus only BBA extends its strategic cooperation with CATL

20 July 2018

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing to further extend their long-standing partnership in China. With the agreement, CATL becomes BBA’s strategic partner of...


BMW to up stake in Brilliance JV - reports

16 July 2018

Reports in China say that BMW is about to become the first foreign carmaker to hold a majority stake in a joint venture in the country.


BMW and Brilliance Auto expand their JV in China

10 July 2018

The BMW Group is expanding its footprint in China and adding capacity.


BMW to expand its battery plant in China

1 June 2018

Seven months after opening its battery factory in China, the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture laid the foundation for a comprehensive expansion of the plant. At the "High-Voltage Battery Centre Phase II", BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for the fully-electric BMW iX3. Starting in 2020, the BMW iX3 will be built at the neighbouring BBA plant Dadong.


BMW Brilliance expands China battery factory

29 May 2018

BMW Brilliance Automotive's (BBA) joint venture is expanding its Chinese battery factory.


2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - world debuts

21 November 2017

AutoGuangzhou 2017 hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press preview day was Friday 17 November.


BMW and partner open battery facility in China

24 October 2017

BMW Group and its Chinese partner, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., have opened a new "High-Voltage Battery Centre" in Shenyang, China.


Iranian car output up 22% in five months

19 September 2017

Fresh data on Iranian car production showed a 21.8% growth during the first five months of the current fiscal year that started in March, a local report said.


Renault and Brilliance team on China LCV JV

5 July 2017

Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings (CBA) have inked a deal to create a joint venture in China for the manufacture and sale of light commercial vehicles (LCV).


BMW Tiexi plant line shut for the week

31 May 2017

BMW's car production at its main production line at a plant in China has come to a halt after Bosch became unable to supply steering parts.


just-auto Plus only BBA starts new production plant in China

19 May 2017

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) on 18 May 2017 opened the newly-built north section of its automotive plant in Dadong/Shenyang, China. The first long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan rolled off the production line during the opening 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 BMW introduces new 1 Series Sedan in China

28 February 2017

The market launch of the BMW 1 Series sedan extends the range of the German premium brand to include a model tailored specifically to meet the needs of Chinese customers. The BMW 1 Series Sedan with its hallmark sporty flair and market-specific overall concept...


BMW opens Regional Distribution Centre in Shenyang

3 November 2016

BMW has opened a new Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Shenyang, the fifth in China together with the existing RDCs in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Foshan.


2016 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres

7 September 2016

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2016, the 19th Chengdu motor show.


BMW now building 1 series sedan in China

18 July 2016

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture had added the 1 series sedan to its locally-built range, saying the premium compact car segment is the fastest growing segment both in China and worldwide.


BMW names Olaf Kastner China regional head

10 November 2015

Effective 1 December, Olaf Kastner will take over as head of the BMW Group's China sales region from Karsten Engel, who will be returning to Germany. Kastner was previously head of the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture, which produces and markets vehicles in China for the BMW Group and its Chinese partner, Brilliance China Auto. Anton Heiss will assume the president and CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive. Heiss currently manages the joint venture's production sites in Shenyang and will continue this role for the time being in addition to his new position.


2015 CHENGDU SHOW: World premieres

7 September 2015

The media preview of CDMS 2015, the 18th Chengdu motor show, took place on 3 September. The following vehicles and concepts were world premieres.


just-auto Plus only CHINA: Brilliance to launch F20 sedan in early 2016

31 August 2015

Brilliance F20 sedan will be launched in the Chinese market in early 2016. The sedan, which is built on the same platform used for V3, will debut in late 2015. It will be priced between CNY70,000 and CNY90,000. According to CarNewsChina.com, the F20 will be...


Leoni opens fifth wiring systems plant in Tieling

14 August 2015

Leoni has opened its fifth wiring systems factory China on 12 August. The facility located in Tieling, northern China will develop and manufacture products for several vehicle models of the company's new customer BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA)


Know-how crucial to current Iran suppliers: IKCO

28 July 2015

Iran Khodro says the country needs "immediate" know-how in software as the very real possibility of conducting business with foreign suppliers becomes more of a reality, although it also stresses the strength of its own domestic component sector.


All aluminium bus bodies at prototype stage

20 July 2015

China Zhongwang, the world's second largest industrial aluminium extrusion product developer and manufacturer, and the biggest in Asia, has announced a bus body deal.


Brilliance expects net income to fall

14 July 2015

Brilliance China Automotive - BMW's local manufacturing and sales partner - expects its net income to decline by around 40% in the first half of 2015, due to sluggish demand for premium cars and a rise in expenses.


Brilliance to launch H220 Cross

14 July 2015

Brilliance plans to launch its new H220 Cross model in China in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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just-auto Plus only BMW Brilliance to launch 3 Series LWB in China

7 January 2019

As a pioneer of the premium sports sedan segment, the BMW 3 Series sedan is on the cusp of usheri...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group extends ride-hailing service to Chengdu

17 December 2018

BMW Group announced the launch of its ride-hailing service in Chengdu, the capital city of the Ch...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group sales up 1.3% in 9M 2018

7 November 2018

The BMW Group remains firmly committed to following its forward-looking strategy, despite the cur...


ACEA urges negotiators to avert worst-case Brexit

17 October 2018

Ahead of this evening's EU Brexit summit, Europe's auto manufacturers and suppliers have...


Renault and Brilliance progress their LCV JV

17 October 2018

Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (Brilliance), who earlier this year form...


BMW taking controlling stake in Chinese JV

11 October 2018

BMW Group is to increase its stake in its Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA),...



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