Business / motoring's picks

Car sales lose out to interest in World Cup

[2014-08-09 07:40]

Vehicle sales maintained stable growth in July, even though overall weak consumption hurt the industry and the FIFA World Cup dampened buyers' enthusiasm.

Mercedes-Benz cuts spare-part prices on anti-monopoly probe

[2014-08-04 13:57]

German automaker Mercedes-Benz will cut the prices of spare parts by an average of 15 percent in after-sales maintenance for all models as of Sept 1 in China.

Panasonic, Tesla reach agreement on US battery plant

[2014-07-29 13:20]

Panasonic Corp has reached a basic agreement with Tesla Motors Inc to initially supply the electric car maker's proposed lithium-ion battery plant with machinery to make battery cells.

BMW caravan in colorful Guizhou

[2014-07-14 07:03]

The Chinese name BMW uses translates as "precious horse" while the province of Guizhou literally means "precious state".

Daimler expects sales to surpass Audi, BMW in China this year

[2014-07-07 11:33]

Daimler expects its Mercedes-Benz brand to overtake rivals Audi and BMW by number of cars sold in China this year as its new strategy for the world's biggest car market starts to bear fruit.

Qoros 3 Hatch prices announced, taking orders

[2014-06-26 13:54]

Qoros, announced the China pricing and specification levels on Wednesday for its second series production model, the Qoros 3 Hatch.

Race is on to luxury car market

[2014-06-23 07:09]

Following a nearly five-fold increase in sales over the last decade, automakers are further ramping up efforts in the China market as premium brands continue to rise.

Changan Ford embraces 88 new dealers

[2014-06-20 20:01]

The Sino-US carmaker brought the total dealers to 750. About one-third of Chang'an Ford's sales network is in Central and Western China.

Fastest electric car edges closer

[2014-06-19 14:36]

Detroit Electric, the international electric vehicle manufacturer, is finalizing dynamic testing of its SP:01 pure-electric sports car at a facility in Europe ahead of its introduction in several world markets.

Tesla charges out of the gate in Beijing CBD

[2014-06-12 03:36]

US electric car producer Tesla Motors Inc inked an agreement on Wednesday with real estate developer China Yintai Holdings Ltd to collaborate on a destination charging project.

Luxgen U6 crossover gets 6,500 pre-orders

[2014-06-07 10:26]

Dongfeng Yulon launched its latest sporty crossover model Luxgen U6 in the Chinese market on Friday in Beijing, and unveiled prices for the line-up starting at 128,800 yuan ($20,600).

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco

[2014-06-03 07:55]

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and chief software-engineer Craig Federighi unveilled the latest "Yosemite" Mac platform and iOS8, the software that powers the iPhone and iPad.

Big man, big heart

[2014-06-03 07:12]

By putting resources in the places most needed, the Children & Youth Dream Fund will help every young person to make the most of their talents and abilities in building tomorrow's China.

Honda's third generation Fit seen as benchmark

[2014-05-30 13:30]

GAC-Honda unveiled its third generation Honda Fit in Shanghai and announced suggested retail prices on May 29.

China voices reservations on WTO auto case ruling

[2014-05-24 15:48]

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said it has reservations about a World Trade Organization (WTO) expert panel ruling on an automobile trade dispute between China and the United States.

PLA buys more domestic brand vehicles

[2014-05-19 16:21]

More than 1,000 Red Flag H7 limousines have been delivered to the People's Liberation Army, as foreign brands are being phased out in procurement by China's military force.

Top 10 biggest auto makers of 2014

[2014-05-16 07:21]

Despite its infamous recall debacle, Toyota has largely managed to rebuild its image. The Japanese company takes the No. 1 spot on this year's list, beating out German automakers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW.

Fiat Chrysler will be OK if it misses lofty targets

[2014-05-14 19:34]

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the company will be much stronger than it is today at the end of his plan to sell 7 million cars by 2018, even if it misses the targets he set forth last week.

McLaren takes race tech to the street

[2014-05-12 13:24]

A leader in racing for more than half a century, British high-performance sports car maker McLaren Automotive now hopes to reinvent its image in China.

China's auto output, sales down from record high

[2014-05-09 17:30]

China's automobile production and sales both dropped in April from a record high in March, new data showed Friday.

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