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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.


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.


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.


ANALYSIS: Will Audi control the mini-SUV segment?

19 December 2013

Audi says it will build an additional model, the Q1, from 2016. Glenn Brooks looks at its rivals' plans in what is set to become a new battleground: premium mini-SUVs.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: SEAT chairman Juergen Stackmann

10 October 2013

Soon to clock up six months as head of SEAT, Jürgen Stackmann talks brand performance, plans for China and future products with just-auto.com. Glenn Brooks reports.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.


Q&A with Oskar Goitia – MD at Mondragon Automocion

5 January 2010

Mondragon Group, the world’s largest workers’ cooperative, has grown out of its historical Basque roots to comprise an organisation with global presence. It is also a significant player in the automotive industry components sector with cooperative firms manufacturing components, modules, machinery and tools. Oskar Goitia, MD of Mondragon’s automotive division, tells just-auto editor Dave Leggett how the business is developing and staying true to its founding principles.


Golding interviews GM's Reilly

1 February 2007

China will not be exporting cars to the West in significant numbers for four or five years. So says the man who is the new emperor of carmakers in China, Nick Reilly. Rob Golding recently sat down with him.

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Faurecia and FAW Group ink partnership framework

12 June 2018

Global supplier Faurecia has signed a strategic partnership framework agreement with leading Chinese automaker FAW Group to develop, the pair said in a statement, "cockpit of the future technologies and sustainable mobility solutions".


FAW-VW continues growth with new Qingdao plant

6 June 2018

FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company opened a new vehicle assembly plant in Qingdao, in China's eastern Shandong province, this week as the joint venture looks to strengthen its position in China.


VW Group plans three new China factories

29 May 2018

Volkswagen Group China is planning to open three new factories to strengthen its SUV and e-mobility offerings in the world's largest car market.


just-auto Plus only VW & JV partners invest on AV & e-mobilty solution

26 April 2018

At a Volkswagen Group media event, held on the eve of the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Volkswagen Group demonstrated the company’s commitment to delivering outstanding People’s Mobility solutions to Chinese consumers. The...


VW chief frets over possible China tariff rise

24 April 2018

Volkswagen has admitted it would be hurt by increased tariffs on vehicles imported into China.


VW Group China delivers over 1m units in Q1

18 April 2018

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries for the first quarter of 2018: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 1.01m (2017: 891,500, +13.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 43,100 imported vehicles.


FAW-VW opens Audi Q plant, new FAW HQ

3 April 2018

FAW-Volkswagen began operations this week at a newly built plant in the city of Changchun in China's north-eastern Jilin province.


just-auto Plus only Audi/FAW restructure their business in China

8 March 2018

Audi, together with partner FAW, is realising essential steps of the joint 10-year business plan in China. FAW and Audi signed memorandum of understanding for the creation of two new companies for sales as well as mobility and digital services. With these...


just-auto Plus only FAW EV’s to feature BorgWarner eGearDrive

27 February 2018

BorgWarner's eGearDrive transmission has been specifically designed for the emerging high-volume electric vehicle market and is featured in First Automotive Works (FAW) Group's Besturn B30EV and Junpai A70E. The leading-edge eGearDrive transmission...


Knorr-Bremse to work with FAW Jiefang Automotive

14 February 2018

Knorr-Bremse has inked a cooperation framework agreement with FAW Jiefang Automotive Company, a manufacturer of commercial vehicles in China.


VW Group China expanding export business

15 January 2018

Volkswagen Group China and its joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, have unveiled a plan to expand into exports, targeting emerging markets.


just-auto Plus only VW brand China sales up 5.9% in 2017

15 January 2018

Volkswagen closed 2017 on an all-time high in China. A record-breaking 3.177m vehicles were delivered to customers in Mainland China and Hong Kong, representing year-on-year growth of 5.9%. The brand remained the number one choice for Chinese car buyers, with...


FAW, DFM and Changan to broaden collaboration

4 December 2017

China's FAW Group, Dongfeng Motor and Chongqing Changan Automobile at the end of last week signed a broad based collaboration agreement aimed at improving efficiency, sharing costs and targeting future growth.


VW strengthens China NEV commitment

16 November 2017

Volkswagen Group China has increased its commitment to launching New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in China on the eve of the Guangzhou show which opens Friday.


just-auto Plus only FAW launches redesigned Hongqi H7 in Beijing

23 October 2017

Hongqi, the luxury brand of China FAW Group Corporation (FAW), launched its redesigned Hongqi H7 midsize sedan in Beijing. The size of the new H7 is 5,095mm, 1,875mm and 1,485mm in length, width and height, and wheelbase of which is 2,970mm. The new model...


VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

16 October 2017

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, Saic Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered almost 2.90m (+1.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 139,000 imported vehicles.


VW China recalling 4.86m Takata airbag vehicles

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (FAW-VW) and SAIC Volkswagen Automotive (SAIC VW), will recall vehicles with Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflators (PSAN without desiccant).


just-auto Plus only FAW/Qingdao government sign new truck agreement

13 September 2017

China FAW Group Corporation and Qingdao Municipal Government signed an agreement on new energy commercial vehicle project at Qingdao on 30 August 2017. FAW Jiefang new energy commercial vehicle project will be established at Qingdao automobile industrial New...


just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a record in June. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 315,300 (299,800,+5.2%) vehicles in the...


Audi resolves Chinese dealer concern

22 May 2017

Volkswagen Group unit Audi said at the weekend it had agreed a deal with its dealers in China, effectively resolving a dispute over local joint ventures that could have disrupted its business in the world's biggest car market.


VW China JV recalls 600,000 cars

18 May 2017

A Volkswagen AG joint venture in China, FAW-Volkswagen Automobile, will recall 577,590 Golf and Sagitar cars in the country because of a headlight fuse defect that may lead to potential safety risks, the state's quality watchdog was cited as saying.


just-auto Plus only FAW Group launches Besturn X80 SUV in Russia

5 May 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) announced the launch of its Besturn X80 SUV on Russia market on 26 April 2017. Over 240 representatives and guests from FAW Import and Export, Avtotor, Russian media and local dealers of Besturn X80 attended the launching 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 FAW unveils Junpai CX65/Hongqi H5 at Shanghai show

24 April 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) released its latest achievements in automotive information technology and unveiled Junpai CX65 and Hongqi H5 at the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2017). With a theme of "Drive with...


just-auto Plus only VW Group China Q1 2017 sales down 6.7%

18 April 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced sales results for the first three months of 2017: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW- Volkswagen, the Group delivered 891,500 (955,500, (-)6.7%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 7.3% in Q1 2017

18 April 2017

Audi AG sold around 422,600 automobiles in the first quarter of 2017, 7.3% less than one year ago. International markets reported a mixed picture for the four rings: Western Europe(+2.4%) and North America(+8.6%) both registered the most successful start to...


Audi China dispute with dealers escalates

28 March 2017

The dispute between Audi and its Chinese dealers continued to escalate in recent weeks with dozens of dealers now refusing to accept new stocks of imported models, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 1.1% in February 2017

16 March 2017

Audi AG delivered around 125,100 automobiles in February. In North America (+16.1%) strong demand for the Audi A4 and the Q7 in particular once again translated into double-digit growth. Likewise in Europe (+1.9%), the Four Rings achieved the best start to the...


FAW and Dongfeng in advanced R&D alliance

21 February 2017

China’s FAW Group Corporation and Dongfeng Motor have signed an agreement to set up a jointly-owned R&D centre focused on the development of advanced technologies such as fuel cells, smart connectivity and lightweight materials.


just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales in January 2017 down 13.5%

16 February 2017

Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe (up 3.1% to 61,800 units) and North America (up 11.8% to 16,200 units). Sales in China fell by 35.3% to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi...

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Faurecia and FAW Group ink partnership framework

12 June 2018

Global supplier Faurecia has signed a strategic partnership framework agreement with leading Chin...


FAW-VW continues growth with new Qingdao plant

6 June 2018

FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company opened a new vehicle assembly plant in Qingdao, in China's...


VW Group plans three new China factories

29 May 2018

Volkswagen Group China is planning to open three new factories to strengthen its SUV and e-mobili...


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press...


just-auto Plus only VW & JV partners invest on AV & e-mobilty solution

26 April 2018

At a Volkswagen Group media event, held on the eve of the 2018 Beijing International Automotive E...


VW chief frets over possible China tariff rise

24 April 2018

Volkswagen has admitted it would be hurt by increased tariffs on vehicles imported into China....



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