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2020 Beijing motor show - the world premieres

30 Sep 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Following two media days and two trade days, AutoChina 2020 opened to the public today, 30 September. Below is a list of world premieres....

Indonesia struggles to keep EV strategy on track

29 Sep 2020 | editorial team

Indonesia is struggling to keep its ambition of becoming a regional electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing hub on track. For countries througho...

ANALYSIS - Skoda Octavia

23 Sep 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Twenty years ago this month, a new era began for Škoda as production of the first modern era Octavia began at Mladá Boleslav. Since then, th...

Tata Motors future models

21 Sep 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Until recently, Tata seemed to be the main victim as the likes of Hyundai, Kia and MG gained ground in a recovering Indian market. Suddenly...

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SNAPSHOT - Skoda designer discusses Enyaq iV SUV

14 Aug 2020 | Dave Leggett

Karl Neuhold, head of exterior design at Skoda, highlights the upcoming Enyaq IV car's design features and basic visual principles.

China’s shift to online sales gathers pace

13 May 2020 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen in China is reporting that sales have recovered sharply after the COVID-19 slump that hit the market hard in the first quarter. It now says there is a big shift towards online sales and reducing human contact in a digital sales process. Michael Mayer, head of sales and marketing for VW in China, provides an update.

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XPeng announces cooperation agreement for new EV manufacturing base in Guangzhou

29 Sep 2020 | Dave Leggett

XPeng Inc., a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary in China, Guangdong Xiaopeng Motors Technology Co., Ltd., entered into a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou GET Investment Holdings Co., Ltd., a wholly owned investment company of Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone.

BEIJING - Kia shows K5 and Carnival

28 Sep 2020 | Dave Leggett

Kia's China JV - Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motors Co. (DYK) - says it is welcoming the start of a new era for the brand with the Chinese-market debut of the new Kia K5 and Kia Carnival at Auto China 2020 in Beijing.

BEIJING - Polestar confirms Precept for production

28 Sep 2020 | Dave Leggett

Polestar has confirmed it will put the Precept into production.

Audi eyes EV JV with China partner - reports

28 Sep 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Group premium brand Audi is in talks with long-term partner FAW Group about creating a second joint venture to build electric cars on its PPE platform in China, Reuters said, citing a weekend report in Germany's Automobilwoche.

VW and China JVs to spend EUR15bn on EVs by 2024

28 Sep 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen said on Monday it and three local joint ventures planned to invest around EUR15bn ($17.44bn) in electric mobility in China, the world's biggest car market, between 2020 and 2024.

Nissan to return to profit in 2021 thanks to China

28 Sep 2020 | editorial team

Nissan Motor expects to be profitable in 2021 if its current sales momentum continues, chief executive officer Makoto Uchida told reporters at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition at the weekend.

BEIJING - Human Horizons' HiPhi X debuts

28 Sep 2020 | Dave Leggett

Human Horizons' HiPhi X has made its debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. Designed and built by Human Horizons in Shanghai, the HiPhi X claims to be the world's first 'continuously evolving super SUV'.

Ford Romania plant adds Puma ST

25 Sep 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Ford's Romanian said it had started production of the Puma ST crossover at its plant in Craiova.

Hyundai Motor builds second plant in Vietnam

25 Sep 2020 | editorial team

Hyundai Motor broke ground on its second vehicle assembly plant in Vietnam this week, according to local reports, as the carmaker looks to strengthen its presence in one of south east Asia's most promising markets.

Maruti Suzuki boost to vehicle subs biz in India

25 Sep 2020 | Dave Leggett

India market leader Maruti Suzuki has launched vehicle subscription service ‘Maruti Suzuki Subscribe’ for individuals in Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru, providing a boost to this new business stream in the Indian marketplace.

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