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ANALYSIS - Changan architectures and future models

3 October 2017

The parent company has been trading for 155 years, so Changan knows a thing or two about being successful in business. The automotive division has this year fallen prey to the ongoing surge in sales by Geely's Emgrand brand in China, recently losing its fifth place in that market. However, having sold 662,620 passenger vehicles so far in 2017, it is far from failing, especially as Changan remains ahead of the Nissan, Baojun, Haval and Ford brands.


Environment drives growth in EV sales in Asia

11 January 2016

Rising air pollution in major cities across Asia has forced local governments to impose restrictions on the sale and circulation of vehicles in recent weeks, affecting millions of motorists.


September management briefing: Frankfurt review

23 September 2015

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.


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.

Latest interviews


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

Latest news


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.


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...


Ford reports China sales surge

8 November 2016

Ford and its joint ventures in China continue to report strong sales. Ford posted record October sales of 107,618 vehicles, up 14% compared to October 2015.


just-auto Plus only Changan launches new CS75 in China

14 October 2016

On 12 October, 2016, Changan CS75 equipped with brand new Blue Core 1.5 TGDI engine was officially launched in beautiful Yining, China. With fashionable outlook, surging power, high-standard security, and cutting edge technology, CS75 has achieved outstanding...


Ford reports surging China sales

11 October 2016

Ford reports strong demand for its vehicles in China, sales rising 24% in September. So far this year, sales for Ford, Lincoln and its joint ventures in China have totaled nearly 880,000 vehicle sales, up 11% over last year.


just-auto Plus only Changan Chile officially launches CS75

12 September 2016

On 6 September 2016, the official launching press conference of Changan CS75 is held in Changan’s Chile distributor, Derco’s headquarter. The ceremony invited 21 Chile local influential media, including El Mercurio La Tercera Mauricio Monroy and...


Ford China JVs' sales increase 22% in August 2016

7 September 2016

Ford and its joint ventures in China have set another record for company performance in August, as sales for the month totalled 96,450 vehicles, up 22% year on year.


just-auto Plus only Changan opens South American training centre

1 September 2016

Co-sponsored by Changan Automobile and Derco Group, Changan Automobile South American Training Centre officially launched in Chile on 22 August, 2016. To accommodate the launch of CS15 and CS75 in South America markets, training centre started a 5-day...


Changan eyes UK developed hybrid transmission

17 August 2016

Magnomatics has signed a collaboration agreement with Changan UK and consortium partners Romax Technology, CMCL Innovations and University of Sheffield to develop and evaluate Magnomatics’ Magsplit hybrid transmission for future Changan Vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Changan launches new automatic drive CS15 in China

11 August 2016

Changan CS15 automatic transmission models with dual clutch transmission (DCT) technology was officially launched in the province of Anhui, China. The new Changan CS15 is now delighted to announce the end of era where only manual transmission is available for...


just-auto Plus only Ford China July 2016 sales rise 15%

5 August 2016

Ford and its joint ventures in China continued their strong sales performance with 88,189 vehicles sold in July, up 15% compared to July 2015. Year-to-date sales for Ford, Changan Ford (CAF) and Jiangling Motor Corporation (JMC) total 652,836 vehicles, up 6%...


Ford moves top managers around

15 June 2016

Ford has announced announcing major changes in its China, India, global strategy and finance management team as part of plans to "elevate" Chinese operations and its new strategy to be both an auto and mobility company.


just-auto Plus only Changan Raeton Intelligence Edition debuts at Chongqing auto show

14 June 2016

The 18th Chongqing International Auto Show kicked off on 7 June, 2016. Changan displayed its 26 high-quality models in the show, including the Raeton Intelligence Edition, Raeton Pilotless, 2016 Alsvin V7, and CS95. The all-star lineup has made Changan the...


"Lead or be knocked out" - Changan president

8 June 2016

Changan says it still needs to focus on providing Chinese consumers with good value products as the plethora of new technologies poised to potentially enter the market gathers pace.

Changan news

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. Year...


Changan secures long term EV financing

1 December 2017

Chinese automaker Chongqing Changan Automobile has agreed a financial deal with Ping An Bank and...


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 plan...


ANALYSIS - Changan architectures and future models

3 October 2017

The parent company has been trading for 155 years, so Changan knows a thing or two about being su...


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 si...


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....



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