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2018 Guangzhou motor show - Audi A6 L, Peugeot 508L and MG eZS

16 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The list of world debuts announced for AutoGuangzhou 2018 continues to lengthen. The extended wheelbase Audi A6 L has just been announced, a...


ANALYSIS - ASEAN vehicle sales rise 10% in Q3

6 Nov 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia's six largest markets combined continued to strengthen in the third quarter of 2018, with total volumes...


Kia overtakes Hyundai in EU thanks to Sportage

25 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

WLTP changes made for a strange September, with Opel-Vauxhall Europe's number one ahead of BMW, Mercedes and Ford with Volkswagen plunging t...


Tata's future model strategy

18 Oct 2018 | Mike Vousden

Tata Motors is now seeing the benefits of having made investments in multiple new models. Its home market has contracted in recent months ye...


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Hyundai-Kia's design chief on CASE opportunities

16 Nov 2018 | Chris Wright

Hyundai Motor Group Design chief Peter Schreyer is rightly proud of his role in changing not only the look,  but the perception of the South Korean carmaker’s two brands. His work is far from done, however. There are plenty more challenges ahead, not least with the advent of autonomous vehicles.


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.

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VW CEO Diess adds responsibility for China

16 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

The VW Supervisory Board has assigned responsibility for the China Board of Management Division to VW Group CEO and chairman Herbert Diess, in addition to his other duties.


Thailand approves Mazda’s hybrid production

16 Nov 2018 | Staff reporter

The Thai government this week approved Mazda Motor’s application for tax incentives to produce plug-in hybrid vehicles in the country, according to local reports.


Daimler to build second R&D centre in Beijing

15 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Daimler has announced plans to build a new Research and Development Tech Centre in China with a total investment of over CNY1.1bn (US$155m or approximately EUR145m).


Gestamp China JV starts Tianjin operations

15 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp's joint venture with Chinese metal components company Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts (BHAP), has started operations with the opening of a new plant in Tianjin.


Zotye plans to sell SUV in US from 2020

14 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese automaker (and Ford partner in China) Zotye Automobile and HAAH Automotive Holdings have announced the creation of a new business unit to handle the sale of an SUV in the US market from 2020.


GAC cooks up new tie with Michelin

14 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese automaker GAC Motor (Guangzhou Automotive) says it has exclusively partnered with Michelin to co-launch "The Michelin Guide Fine Cantonese Food" - the authoritative dining guide's first edition based on regional cuisine.


VW names additional battery cell partner

13 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen has said that South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) completes a group of strategic suppliers for battery cells in all major world regions. The companies SK Innovation, LG Chem, Samsung and CATL have been named as partners for the long-term supply of cells for VW's rapidly growing electric fleet based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB).


Nissan opens new R&D office in St Petersburg

13 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Nissan has announced the opening of a new office for the Russian subdivision of Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in St Petersburg. The mission of the facility is the development of vehicles, as well as the implementation of technological innovations, for the Russian market.


Skoda looks to double sales in China - report

13 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

VW Group-owned Skoda brand is aiming to double its share of the Chinese car market according to a report in the China Daily newspaper.


Vietnam sales jump 39% in October

13 Nov 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to rebound in October, by over 39% to 28,041 units from weak year-earlier sales of 20,156 units, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA). 



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