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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 series of articles. Both makes are part of SGMW, and while GM is not the majority owner, it holds a large stake.

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 Chevrolet, isn't far behind Buick and outsells Wuling by a factor of two to one.

Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 Sep 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.

Major update for MG3 as future model plans are revealed

20 Aug 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.

ANALYSIS - VW targets growth in China with FAW

12 Jul 2018 | Staff reporter

Volkswagen Group’s Chinese joint venture, FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Company, is bringing on stream a vast amount of new production capacity in China this year, as the German automaker looks to strengthen its lead position in the Chinese market and prepares for changing government regulations.

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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.

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.

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.

Autoneum opens two new China plants

17 Sep 2018 | Simon Warburton

Autoneum has opened two new plants in China to add to its existing eight facilities.

VW China completes four factory projects

14 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has announced the completion of a major production expansion in China, opening four new facilities in Qingdao, Foshan and Tianjin in recent months.

Daimler and Bosch demo automated valet parking in China

14 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler and Bosch have demonstrated their joint automated valet parking pilot project in Beijing.

China sales drop a further 4% in August

13 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in China fell by 3.8% to 2.103m units in August from 2.186m units a year earlier, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Nio debuts on NYSE

13 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The IPO has raised USD1bn, but early trading has seen a bumpy price. The raised capital is considerably less than the company had hoped for a month ago when it was shooting for nearer USD2bn.

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