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Changan banks on future models for recovery

28 November 2018

With sales of more than 1.8m vehicles so far in 2018, including its joint ventures, Changan Auto is major player in the Chinese market. Some 750,000 of that total comes from its own brand models. Until recent months, heavy investments in expanding the Changan and Chana ranges of SUVs were paying off. Now though, sales are falling so key new models due in 2019 can't come soon enough.


2018 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

19 November 2018

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which appeared at the 2018 edition of AutoGuangzhou.


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. 

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New Volvo Cars CEO Stefan Jacoby

15 October 2010

Volvo Cars CEO Stefan Jacoby explains how the manufacturer intends to expand within other world markets, whilst returning to its core Swedish design values during a new chapter under Chinese ownership.


Q&A with Ford's APAC product chief

7 May 2009

In his role as Ford’s Director of product programs for Asia Pacific and Africa (APA), Ian Constance is responsible for all aspects of Ford vehicle product development, from strategy and planning through design and engineering to launch in the region’s markets. Based in Bangkok, Constance works closely with Ford’s regional product development centres, as well as partner operations within Ford’s global organisation. On behalf of Lotus Engineering's e-magazine, proActive, just-auto’s editor Dave Leggett recently caught up with him.


PSA's emerging markets strategy

2 November 2007

China, Russia, India and even Mexico are on the agenda as PSA strives to reduce its reliance on Western Europe, PSA board director Gilles Michel tells Mark Bursa

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Changan and Huawei to develop new energy vehicles

18 September 2018

Changan Automobile has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Huawei at Huawei's Shenzhen headquarters. Both companies will establish innovation centres and accelerate the development of automotive intelligence to create a mobile space that integrates human, vehicle, and life in the 5G era.


Magnomatics launches hybrid powertrain

13 September 2018

Magnomatics, which claims to be the world leader in magnetic gear technology, has launched its Magsplit device which combines engine power with an electrical boost system to provide what it calls "a simple yet highly efficient hybrid powertrain".


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales plunge 36% in August 2018

7 September 2018

Ford Motor Company China sales totalled 62,683 vehicles in August, a 36% decline year over year. Monthly sales of Ford-branded imported vehicles were up 15% year over year. Ford F-150 Raptor continued its strong sales momentum in August, while monthly sales...


just-auto Plus only Changan sells 9,700 units in South America

4 September 2018

In recent years, Changan American team and local distributors have worked closely together to make full use of Changan's product advantages and a series of marketing activities to create a high-quality brand image. In the past three years, Changan has...


just-auto Plus only Changan to stop producing non-networked vehicles

29 August 2018

Changan will no longer produce non-networked cars by 2020. Changan Automobile soon will turn the dream into reality. Under the guidance of the “Dubhe” strategy, Changan will complete the transformation from a traditional automobile manufacturer to...


Ford sales in China down 32% in July

13 August 2018

Ford brand sales in China from its joint ventures and imports to the world's biggest car market were 32% down on last year's pace during the month of July. Much of the decline was in car sales from its Changan joint venture.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales plunge 38% in June 2018

9 July 2018

Overall Ford Motor Company China sales totalled 62,057 vehicles in June, a 38% decline year over year. In the first half of 2018, Ford Motor Company China sold 400,443 vehicles in China, a 25% decline year over year. Monthly sales of Lincoln reached nearly...


BYD and Changan Automobile launch battery JV

5 July 2018

BYD has announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Changan Automobile to jointly manufacture batteries for electric vehicles.


Most Chinese brands will be "eliminated" - Changan

14 June 2018

A majority of Chinese brands in the country will be "eliminated" says one automaker as the country looks to consolidate the bewildering number of offers currently available.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales dip 11% in March 2018

16 April 2018

Overall Ford Motor Company China sales totalled 83,666 vehicles in March, a 11% decline year over year. Total Ford Motor Company Sales: March 2018 - 83,666 units; change - (-)11%; YTD 2018 - 207,139 units; change - (-)19% CAF: March 2018 - 46,217...


Changan sets up JV with Tencent

12 April 2018

Changan Automobile Company says it will partner with internet services firm Tencent to form a subsidiary to develop the 'internet of vehicles' (IoV).


Ford China sales dip in November

11 December 2017

Ford sales in China in total fell 8% year on year in November to nearly 118,000 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Ford accelerates China growth

5 December 2017

Building on a decade of significant investments and growth, Ford outlined the next phase of its China expansion strategy, focused on SUVs, electric and connected vehicles, a streamlined business structure and closer connections to Chinese...


Changan secures long term EV financing

1 December 2017

Chinese automaker Chongqing Changan Automobile has agreed a financial deal with Ping An Bank and China Minsheng Banking to fund its new energy vehicle production plans.


just-auto Plus only Hanon/CSGC to establish HVAC JV in China

12 October 2017

Global automotive supplier Hanon Systems announced that its Board of Directors have approved plans to establish a joint venture with China South Industries Group Corporation (CSGC) to support its growing business in the China market. The new joint venture...


PSA and Changan to develop one-ton pickup

27 September 2017

Following the framework agreement signed last June 7th, Changan Automobile and Groupe PSA have signed an agreement to co-develop a new LCV vehicle platform and to develop a new one-ton pick-up for both partners.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 1% in August 2017

7 September 2017

Ford Motor Company sales in China total nearly 98,000 vehicles in August, down 1% year over year. Year-to-date sales for Ford Motor Company in China total nearly 720,000 units, a 6% decrease compared to the same period in 2016. Monthly sales for Changan...


NXP/Changan partner over future vehicle tech

31 August 2017

NXP Semiconductors announced that it has entered into a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement with Changan Automobile.  


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 7% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Ford Motor Company sales in China surpassed 84,000 vehicles in July, down 7% compared to July 2016. Year-to-date sales for Ford Motor Company in China total nearly 622,000 units, a 7% decrease compared to the same time in 2016. Monthly sales for Changan...


PSA and Changan sign deal to boost DS in China

8 June 2017

Changan Automobile and Groupe PSA have signed an 'in-depth strategic cooperation agreement to further deepen their cooperation started 6 years ago to establish DS premium brand in China'.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 3% in May 2017

7 June 2017

Ford Motor Company sold nearly 88,000 vehicles in May in China, down 3% compared to May 2016. Total Ford Motor Company Sales: May 2017 - 87,733 units; vs. May 2016 - (-)3%; YTD 2017 - 436,961 units; vs. 2016 - (-)11% CAF: May 2017 - 59,276 units; vs....


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales rise 11% in April 2017

8 May 2017

Ford announced April 2017 Sales. Ford Motor Company sold nearly 94,000 vehicles in April in China, up 11% compared to April 2016.  Total Ford Motor Company Sales: April 2017 - 93,967 units; vs. April 2016 - 11%; YTD 2017 - 349,228 units; vs. April...


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 Ford China sales down 19% in Q1 2017

13 April 2017

Ford Motor Company, China sold more than 250,000 vehicles in the first three months of 2017, down 19% compared to the same time in 2016. Year-to-date sales for Ford and its joint ventures totalled 243,530 vehicles, down 21% compared to the same time last...


Ford announces China electrification strategy

10 April 2017

Ford has unveiled new vehicles in China and detailed plans to sell electrified vehicles there. It also detailed the launch of FordPass in China and a CNY1.3bn(US$188m) spend to accelerate innovation and R&D in Nanjing, China, including a new test track and powertrain lab.


just-auto Plus only Ford expanding EV line-up and investments in China

6 April 2017

Ford Motor Company on 6 April 2017 detailed an ambitious China electrification strategy, confirming two new electrified vehicles for China and a broad range of EVs by 2025. The Mondeo Energi, to be launched in early 2018, will be the first plug-in hybrid to...


just-auto Plus only BorgWarner DualTronic clutch used in Changan’s DCT

3 April 2017

BorgWarner provides its advanced DualTronic clutch and control module with integrated torsional vibration damper for Changan’s first self-developed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), initially available for the Eado plug-in hybrid, Eado XT and upcoming CS85...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sells 88,432 vehicles in January 2017

9 February 2017

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold more than 88,000 vehicles in January with the Edge SUV and Mustang recording all-time record months. Total sales for Ford, including JVs Changan Ford Automobile and Jiangling Motor Corporation, were down 32% versus...


Ford China December sales surge 23%

6 January 2017

Ford says its sales surged 23% in China in December, capping a record year for the automaker in the world’s largest new vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales up 17% in November 2016

7 December 2016

Ford and its joint ventures in China have sold more than one million vehicles in 2016, reaching the milestone one month faster than in 2015. Monthly sales hit an all-time November high of 124,113 vehicles, up 17% compared to November 2015. “Ford is...

Changan news

Changan banks on future models for recovery

28 November 2018

With sales of more than 1.8m vehicles so far in 2018, including its joint ventures, Changan Auto...


2018 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

19 November 2018

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which appeared at the 2018 edition of AutoGuangzhou....


Changan and Huawei to develop new energy vehicles

18 September 2018

Changan Automobile has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Huawei at Huawei's Shenzhen...


Magnomatics launches hybrid powertrain

13 September 2018

Magnomatics, which claims to be the world leader in magnetic gear technology, has launched its Ma...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales plunge 36% in August 2018

7 September 2018

Ford Motor Company China sales totalled 62,683 vehicles in August, a 36% decline year over year....


just-auto Plus only Changan sells 9,700 units in South America

4 September 2018

In recent years, Changan American team and local distributors have worked closely together to mak...



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