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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.


Geely-Volvo to expand Lynk & Co with secret SUVs

2 Jul 2018 | Glenn Brooks

In this second chapter of an examination of the future models of Geely divisions, the focus turns to Lynk & Co. The start-up brand is doing well in China, its sole market. Although Geely is yet to reveal this, there are now additional plans to extend the brand from a four-model line-up by using the Volvo XC60 and XC90 as the basis for two larger SUVs.


Could Geely become as big as Volkswagen AG?

28 Jun 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Might the Geely group one day become China's number one car maker? Looking at how rapidly it has expanded in recent years, it would be foolish to consider that owner Li Shufu is content with what he already has. The latest series of just-auto's ongoing examination of the world's OEMs now turns to Zhejiang Geely Holding and its many car brands.


Nissan and Dongfeng planning Venucia EVs and SUVs

22 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor's Venucia, a brand which concentrates on low-price vehicles for the Chinese market, is having a cracker of a 2018. And this after high levels of year-on-year expansion since its inception in 2010. Time to look at what the partners have planned for this increasingly important division.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


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Geely develops new modular architecture for compact cars

16 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Geely has said it has now developed a modular engineering architecture for B-segment cars.


China vehicle sales rise 4.8% in June

12 Jul 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in China rose by 4.8% to around 2.27 million units in June from 2.17 million units a year earlier, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


VW systematically expanding its partnerships in China

12 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group says it is expanding its successful business relationships in China.


Tesla to build 500k plant in Shanghai

11 Jul 2018 | Staff reporter

US electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla Inc plans to build a 500,000 unit/year car plant in Shanghai, according to a memorandum of cooperation signed with Shanghai's  government.


Continental, DiDi join forces on connectivity

11 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

China’s internet platform DiDi Chuxing has signed an agreement with German automotive components manufacturer Continental AG to collaborate in exploring and developing opportunities in the area of intelligent connected car technology.


Foresight wins QuadSight prototype order from Chinese EV manufacturer

11 Jul 2018 | Simon Warburton

Foresight Autonomous Holdings has announced the sale of further prototype of its QuadSight quad-camera vision system targeted for the semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle market.


BMW and Great Wall Motor ink e-Mini deal

10 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

The BMW Group and Chinese OEM Great Wall Motor have signed an agreement to produce Mini electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China.


Hyundai and Baidu boost connected car cooperation

10 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor Group and Chinese internet services giant Baidu have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Internet of Vehicles (IoV), signaling their commitment to strengthening cooperation on next-generation connected car technologies. Baidu is signing technical cooperations with a number of automotive OEMs.


BMW and Brilliance Automotive expand their joint venture in China

10 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

The BMW Group is expanding its footprint in China and adding capacity.


Suning logistics signs AV deal with Baidu

10 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Suning Logistics, a subsidiary of Suning Holdings group, has signed a strategic partnership with Baidu Apollo to accelerate the commercial application of self-driving technology which - it is claimed - could see the mass production of unmanned delivery vehicles as early as 2020.



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