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All the very latest information about Changan in one place. The latest Changan business news, analysis, comment and interviews, all from our automotive industry experts at just-auto.

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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.


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.


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".


Ford China sales plunge 36% in August 2018

7 September 2018


Changan sells 9,700 units in South America in H1 2018

4 September 2018


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.


Ford China sales plunge 38% in June 2018

9 July 2018


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 president

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.


2018 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 growing Iranian industry

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. 


Ford China sales dip 11% in March 2018

16 April 2018


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.


Ford accelerates China growth with new SUVs, electric and connected vehicles

5 December 2017


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.


Hanon/CSGC to establish HVAC joint venture in China

12 October 2017


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.

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Changan news

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...


Changan to build EV plant in Georgia

12 April 2019

Changan Corporation will construct an EV production factory in Georgia (the east European country...


Ford reveals more of China electrification plan

3 April 2019

Following its announcement of more electrified vehicles for Europe on Tuesday in Amsterdam, Ford...


Alibaba, Tencent join OEMs in China ride-hail

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

4 March 2019

Hyundai Motor, whose sales are falling in China, is considering cutting capacity at its factories...


just-auto Plus only Mazda acquires Ford’s stake in JV engine company

30 January 2019

Mazda Motor Corporation has purchased in full Ford Motor Company’s stake in Changan Ford Ma...



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