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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

GM to launch 15 new models in China in 2018

31 January 2018

General Motors and its local joint ventures plan to launch as many as 15 new vehicle models in China this year to help drive sales growth in the world’s largest new vehicle market.

SAIC starts delivery of electric vans in Europe

29 January 2018

SAIC-owned brand Maxus has commenced delivery of its zero emission EV80 vans in Europe.

CES - AImotive and their vision first approach to autonomous

19 January 2018

AImotive is a Hungary-based AI expert that hopes to bring autonomous driving to the masses. Its technology is based on a "vision first" approach. In early January 2018 it raised US$38m in a Series C funding round. At the 2018 CES, just-auto's Calum MacRae chatted to Bence Varga, AImotive's Head of European Sales.

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.

VW brand China sales up 5.9% in 2017

15 January 2018

SAIC Motor opens second assembly plant in Thailand

11 December 2017

SAIC Motor has opened its second vehicle assembly plant in Thailand with a ceremony attended by the country's deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - world debuts

21 November 2017

AutoGuangzhou 2017 hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press preview day was Friday 17 November.

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.

SAIC Motor launches second SUV in Thailand

16 November 2017

China’s SAIC Motor launched a new compact SUV in Thailand this week as part of its efforts to expand in south east Asia.

SsangYong to test AV in South Korea

9 November 2017

SsangYong has announced that the company acquired permission for temporary driving of autonomous vehicle and will begin road test starting this November.

GM sets sales records in China

8 November 2017

General Motors and its local joint ventures delivered an October record 382,723 vehicles in China. Retail sales were up 11% year on year, marking the highest monthly sales growth in 2017.

Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

18 October 2017

Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, initially to produce an electric drive powertrain system for a German automaker.

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.

SAIC targets European fleet sales for electric van

4 October 2017

SAIC Mobility Europe, a newly established European operation of China’s SAIC, is targeting the European light commercial vehicle fleet sector with its electric panel van - the Maxus EV80.

SAIC owned LDV launching first SUV in Australia

28 September 2017

Chinese (SAIC Maxus) owned LDV, which can trace its heritage back through the long defunct UK owned LDV Group, Leyland DAF, Freight Rover and even various iterations of British Leyland and BMC back to the originally separate Austin and Morris (Nuffield Group) companies, has announced first details of its new D90, full size, seven seat SUV which will make its Australian debut on 15 November.

ANCAP scores MG GS first Chinese vehicle five star rating

27 September 2017

VW China recalling 4.86m vehicles with Takata airbag inflators

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).

SAIC's LDV readies ute range for Australia

4 September 2017

SAIC commercial vehicle brand LDV is launching its new pickup truck ('ute' or 'utility') in Australia, a key market for this type of vehicle.

Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.

ANALYSIS - What SAIC is planning for MG, Roewe and Maxus

2 August 2017

SAIC has two main passenger car manufacturing JVs in China. These are with the Volkswagen Group and General Motors. China's largest state owned OEM also has much in the way of plans for its own makes and it is these which are examined here below.

ANCAP scores LDV G10 three stars

27 July 2017

VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Wuling launches production of Confero MPV in Indonesia

14 July 2017

China's Wuling Motors launched commercial production at its newly built vehicle assembly plant in Indonesia this week, two years after construction began.





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