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Dongfeng Motor future vehicles

2 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Even though full-year numbers aren't yet in, it's fair to say Dongfeng didn't have the best 2018. As at 30 November, Chinese market deliveries numbered 401,346, ranking it below Roewe, but even with a 49% drop for that month, it was at least a stronger performer than either Beijing Auto or Chery Auto.

The future models Changan needs for a turnaround

28 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

With sales of more than 1.8m vehicles so far in 2018, including its joint ventures, Changan Auto is major player in the Chinese market. Some 750,000 of that total comes from its own brand models. Until recent months, heavy investments in expanding the Changan and Chana ranges of SUVs were paying off. Now though, sales are falling so key new models due in 2019 can't come soon enough.

2018 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

19 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which appeared at the 2018 edition of AutoGuangzhou.

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

18 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.

SAIC future models - MG and Maxus/LDV

15 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.

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Evergrande Group acquires 51% of NEVS

16 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Evergrande Group has acquired 51% of the shares in NEVS for an undisclosed price.

China vehicle sales fall for first year since 1990

15 Jan 2019 | editorial team

New vehicle sales in China fell by 2.8% to 28.08m units in 2018 from a record 28.88m units in the previous year, according to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

VW Group China delivers over 4.21m units in 2018

14 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

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.

Ford China sales tank in "challenging" 2018

11 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford sales in China fell 36.9% year on year to 752,243 in 2018, reflecting the overall market plunge.

China passenger vehicle sales plunge 19% in December, 6% in 2018

10 Jan 2019 | editorial team

Sales of new passenger vehicles in China plunged 19.3% year on year to 2.22m units in December 2018, the seventh consecutive month of decline, according to retail data released by the China Passenger Car Association.

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

8 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

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)".

Foton sells majority stake in Borgward group

7 Jan 2019 | Staff reporter

Chinese automaker Foton Motor has sold a majority stake in German luxury carmaker Borgward Group, according to local reports citing a company filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange at the end of December.

CAAS and Hyoseong Electric join to produce electric motors for EPS

3 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

China Automotive Systems (CAAS) has announced it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Hyoseong Electric to design, manufacture and sell electric motors for automotive electric power steering systems ("EPS").

Geely and CATL in EV battery joint venture

2 Jan 2019 | Staff reporter

China’s Geely Automobile Holdings and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) have agreed to invest in a new lithium-ion battery joint venture company in China.

Woodbridge announces joint venture with Yanfeng in China

2 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Woodbridge and Yanfeng have announced a new joint venture taking effect on 24 December 2018.

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