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Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily due to the coronavirus, media reports on Monday ( February) said.


Changan Ford puts back return to work

29 January 2020

Ford's China joint venture with Changan plans to resume production on 10 February at its Chongqing plant. The Chinese Lunar New Year holiday ends this weekend and the company was previously preparing to resume operations on 3 February.


Changan sells 50% stake in Peugeot joint venture

6 January 2020

China’s Chongqing Changan Automobile has confirmed it is in the process of selling its 50% stake in its loss-making joint venture with France’s Peugeot SA, according to local reports.


AutoGuangzhou 2019 - the world debuts

22 November 2019

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which took place on 22 November at the media preview of AutoGuangzhou 2019.


Changan looks to the future after PSA and Ford woes

20 November 2019

Getting involved with Groupe PSA led to tough times for Changan Auto. So far this year fewer than 1,300 examples of the DS models made at the CAPSA plant have been sold. That factory has an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles. Changan Ford also continues to greatly disappoint. By contrast, demand for Changan's own models is brisk, helping to offset the significant losses being sustained by the JVs.


2019 Chengdu motor show - world debuts list

6 September 2019

By no means a major Chinese motor show, nonetheless the annual event in Chengdu is usually the venue for quite a few world premieres. This year's CDMS was no exception.


Ford China sales plunge 21.7% in Q2

9 July 2019

Ford has announced second quarter sales in China of 154,042 vehicles, a 21.7% decrease compared to the same period last year. Compared to the first quarter of 2019, sales of Ford-branded (import and domestic) and Lincoln vehicles increased 24% and 28% respectively. The company claims it has put measures in place to improve performance in the world's largest car market. and that some improvement is already in evidence.


Foreign carmakers struggle with China NEV quotas

9 July 2019

More than half of the passenger vehicle brands in China did not meet the country's minimum fuel economy requirements last year, according to local reports citing statistics released by the ministry of industry and information technology.


Huawei working with Audi and GAC on driverless cars

13 June 2019

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says it will launch self-driving cars as early as 2021 in partnership with several carmakers, including Audi, Toyota and Chinese firms.


Ford JV fined millions in China

5 June 2019

China's market regulator has fined Ford's main joint venture CNY162.8m (US$23.55m) for violating anti-monopoly laws.


Hanon Systems inaugurates Chongqing site in China

24 May 2019

Automotive supplier Hanon Systems has announced the formal opening of Chongqing Hanon Jianshe Automotive Thermal Systems Co., Ltd.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


Changan to build EV plant in Georgia

12 April 2019

Changan Corporation will construct an EV production factory in Georgia (the east European country that is, not the US state). Strategic partners of Changan Corporation include Volvo, Volkswagen and Ford.


Ford reveals more of China electrification plan

3 April 2019

Following its announcement of more electrified vehicles for Europe on Tuesday in Amsterdam, Ford said over a third of the more than 30 new models it plans to launch in China will be electric vehicles.


Alibaba, Tencent join OEMs in Chinese ride-hail venture

22 March 2019

Alibaba, Tencent, Suning, and Chinese carmakers are setting up a Chinese ride-hailing venture.


Hyundai eyes China capacity cuts as Ford lays off workers

4 March 2019

Hyundai Motor, whose sales are falling in China, is considering cutting capacity at its factories in its biggest market, chief executive Lee Won-hee has said, according to Reuters sources. Meanwhile, Ford's joint venture in China has quietly begun dismissing thousands of its 20,000 workers due to weak vehicle sales, according to the New York Times.


just-auto Plus only Mazda acquires Ford’s stake in Changan Ford Mazda Engine Company

30 January 2019


Ford China sales tank in "challenging" 2018

11 January 2019

Ford sales in China fell 36.9% year on year to 752,243 in 2018, reflecting the overall market plunge.


Ford China sales crash 55% in November

14 December 2018

Ford's sales in China plunged 55% year on year in November to 52,434 units. YTD sales were off 35% at 695,028.


Changan launches sales in Argentina

13 December 2018

China’s Changan Automobile officially began operations in Argentina this week with the launch of two SUV models in the city of San Isidro, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Ford China announces leadership changes, emphasises commitment to home country

11 December 2018


The future models Changan needs for a turnaround

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.


Changan and Huawei to develop intelligent and 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 developed for Changan

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


just-auto Plus only Changan sells 9,700 units in South America in H1 2018

4 September 2018


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

29 August 2018


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

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Changan news

Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily...


Changan Ford puts back return to work

29 January 2020

Ford's China joint venture with Changan plans to resume production on 10 February at its Chon...


Changan sells 50% stake in Peugeot joint venture

6 January 2020

China's Chongqing Changan Automobile has confirmed it is in the process of selling its 50% st...


AutoGuangzhou 2019 - the world debuts

22 November 2019

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which took place on 22 November at the media preview o...


Changan looks to the future after DS and Ford woes

20 November 2019

Getting involved with Groupe PSA led to tough times for Changan Auto. So far this year fewer than...


2019 Chengdu motor show - world debuts list

6 September 2019

By no means a major Chinese motor show, nonetheless the annual event in Chengdu is usually the ve...



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