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Updated Hyundai i20 heads for 250,000+ deliveries in 2018

13 Sep 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The i20 is a car which can be overlooked when considering the most important models in the global B segment. It shouldn't be. Hyundai is on...


i30 N shows Volkswagen should fear Hyundai

10 Sep 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Who would have thought even five years ago that Hyundai would be an equal to Renaultsport? The expanding N division is also now a threat to...


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

5 Sep 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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...


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

3 Sep 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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 C...


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Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a country which specialises in the colossal and the gigantic. ARNPO Alliance localisation director, Denis Chirkov outlined some of the issues in this challenging country, but which is coming back strongly after years of recession at the recent Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.


Interview - VW Group Rus purchasing director Patrick Huseman

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Group Rus says it has learned from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported components as a weak rouble made imports uncompetitive.

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Cummins signs agreement with KAMAZ

21 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Engine and powertrain specialist Cummins has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Russian truck maker KAMAZ for the development of electrified power solutions for a new product line of KAMAZ battery-powered vehicles.


BYD launches three-powertrain Qin Pro sedan

21 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

BYD launched its latest sedan model, the Qin Pro sedan, in Beijing with the choice of petrol, PHEV (plug-in hybrid) or EV (pure electric) powertrains.


Mitsubishi-Fuso to build new truck plant in Thailand

21 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

Mitsubishi-Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) announced it would build a new heavy truck assembly plant in Thailand.


LinkTour targets small EV market with Great Wall

21 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

China's LinkTour is teaming up with Great Wall Motors (GWM) to launch a range of five new energy vehicles in little over a year.


Thai sales rise 28% in August

20 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

Thailand's new vehicle market continued to soar in August with sales rising 27.7% to 86,814 units from 67,962 units in the same month of last year, according to data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


Malaysia sales soar in August ahead of new taxes

20 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicles sales in Malaysia continued to soar in August, by almost 27% to 65,551 units from 51,720 units in the same month of last year, according to the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Indonesia sales rise 6% in August

19 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to grow in August, by 5.9% to 102,197 units from 96,460 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Ford tests Cellular Vehicle To Everything (C-V2X) technology in China

18 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford said it had successfully conducted its first tests of Cellular Vehicle To Everything (C-V2X) technology on public roads in China, as part of an ongoing pilot project in Wuxi, Jiangsu.


VW heavy vehicles unit to expand joint ventures in China

18 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Traton Group (VW's former heavy truck and bus unit) and China's CNHTC Group announced a further expansion of their long-term joint venture.


Changan and Huawei to develop intelligent and new energy vehicles

18 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

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.



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