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Shanghai motor show world debuts list - Lynk 02 and 03 PHEVs

19 March 2019

Auto Shanghai, the motor show which in odd-numbered years alternates with Beijing as China and the industry's biggest and most important, takes place in April. Below is the latest list of vehicle world debuts, with the plug-in hybrid versions of the Lynk 02 and Lynk 03 added.


VW Group China delivers over 4.21m units in 2018

14 January 2019

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for 2018 and says that with its Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the group delivered 4.21m (2017: 4.18m, +0.5%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong, including 196,300 imported vehicles.


GM China plans 20 'new' models in 2019, Cadillac sales up

8 January 2019

General Motors said it would launch a "record" 20 new or "refreshed" models in China in 2019 with an eye on "emerging opportunities in new energy vehicles (NEVs)".


VW China, JAC and SEAT to intensify e-mobility development in China

30 November 2018

Volkswagen Group China has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC) and SEAT, in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Under the agreement, all parties will leverage their technology and product strengths to develop a battery electric vehicle platform for production at JAC Volkswagen.


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.


VW China investing towards electrification and digitalisation

15 November 2018


ANALYSIS - ZS SUV powering MG UK's 101% sales rise

18 October 2018

MG Motor has found a sweet spot in the UK market for compact SUVs, slotting its best seller, the 4.3m long ZS, between the traditional 4.0-4.2m B and 4.4-4.7m C segments. Thanks to low pricing and a seven-year warranty, buyers are responding, also making MG the market's fastest rising brand.


VW Group China 9M 2018 sales up 5%

16 October 2018

Volkswagen Group China has announced the deliveries for the first nine months of 2018: with its Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW Volkswagen, the Group delivered 3.04m (2.90m, +5.0%) vehicles to customers in mainland China and Hong Kong, including 137,600 imported vehicles.


SAIC future models - MG and Maxus/LDV

15 October 2018

The first of a two-part look at the current and future passenger vehicles of SAIC's own-brands recently examined Roewe. In the concluding chapter, the focus now turns to MG Motor and Maxus/LDV.


SAIC future models - the rise of Roewe

9 October 2018

Launched in 2006, Roewe took its time to eventually become a mainstream brand. Now, with the addition of more SUVs and electrified models, sales are hitting new heights with home market registrations double those for MG, SAIC's other car division.


GM-SAIC JV to recall 3.3m cars

1 October 2018

General Motors' joint venture in China, Shanghai GM, will recall over 3.3m Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles from 20 October because of a defect with the suspension system, Reuters quoted China's market regulator as saying on Saturday.


VW China Loutang plant builds 10 million engines since 2006

26 September 2018

Volkswagen Group China is celebrating the production of the 10 millionth engine at its Shanghai Volkswagen Powertrain (VWPT) Loutang plant. The plant, established in 2005 as a joint venture with long-standing Chinese partner SAIC Motor, currently produces the EA211 series of engines used in 10 Volkswagen car models and 6 Skoda car models produced by SAIC Volkswagen.


SAIC opens design studio in London

20 September 2018

SAIC Motor, parent company of the LDV and MG brands and a partner of General Motors and Volkswagen in Chinese joint ventures, has opened its 'Advanced London' design studio in a renovated building.


Lease deal bringing SAIC EV van to Europe

19 September 2018

LeasePlan and SAIC Mobility Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to bring what they claims is the first large full electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) to continental Europe.


Will SAIC GM Wuling benefit if China's SUV boom fizzles?

5 September 2018

Baojun was first, now Wuling is the second General Motors brand to have its current and future passenger vehicles looked at as part of a new series of articles. Both makes are part of SGMW, and while GM is not the majority owner, it holds a large stake.


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.


Why Baojun could become GM China's No.1 brand

3 September 2018

Seven years ago it didn't exist. Today it's General Motors' number two brand in the world's largest market. Baojun is more successful than Chevrolet, isn't far behind Buick and outsells Wuling by a factor of two to one.


Major update for MG3 as future model plans are revealed

20 August 2018

The Polo-sized MG3 first went on sale in its native China in 2012. Facelifted eighteen months later, and then for a second time in 2017, the updated car is finally arriving in Britain dealerships. The SAIC-owned MG Motor UK, the country's fastest rising brand of 2018, has also just laid out its future model plans.


SAIC-Volkswagen to establish Audi division

30 July 2018

SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Company, a joint venture between Shanghai-based SAIC Motor and Volkswagen, plans to set up a separate division for the production and sale of Audi models in China, according to local reports.


VW Group China sales up 9.2% in H1

20 July 2018

Volkswagen Group China has announced the first half-year deliveries for 2018: with its two Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 1.99m (1.83m, +9.2%) vehicles to customers in mainland China and Hong Kong, including 80,300 imported vehicles.


Asean NCAP announces results for MG 3 and Renault Kwid

11 July 2018


GM opens 2nd EV battery plant in China

7 June 2018

General Motors opened a new lithium-ion battery assembly plant in Shanghai as the US carmaker looks to aggressively expand its new-energy vehicle line-up in the world’s largest market over the next five years.


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. 


VW Group and JV partners to invest on AV and e-mobilty solutions in China

26 April 2018


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.


AAM/Liuzhou Wuling to manufacture driveline systems in China

6 April 2018

American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) and Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry, a subsidiary of Guangxi Automobile Group, have entered into a joint venture agreement to manufacture driveline systems, the companies announced.


SAIC Motor considers vehicle assembly in Egypt

27 March 2018

SAIC Motor is considering setting up a vehicle assembly operation in Egypt, according to local reports citing an Egyptian government official.


SEAT and SAIC VW announce management changes

6 March 2018

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Auto Shanghai world premieres - Lynk PHEVs

19 March 2019

Auto Shanghai, the motor show which in odd-numbered years alternates with Beijing as China and th...


VW Group China delivers over 4.21m units in 2018

14 January 2019

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for 2018 and says that with its Chinese joint ven...


GM China plans 20 'new' models in 2019

8 January 2019

General Motors said it would launch a "record" 20 new or "refreshed" models i...


VW China/JAC/SEAT join over e-mobility in China

30 November 2018

Volkswagen Group China has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile G...


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....


just-auto Plus only VW China investing towards electrification

15 November 2018

Under the headline “New Faces of Mobility”, Volkswagen Group China presented at its M...



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