Business / Auto China

Chinese consumers move from cash to credit to buy cars

[2014-06-23 07:50]

Some young people are willing to buy a car on credit - a behavior unheard of some 15 years ago in China - and have led carmakers to boost their financing units in the mainland.

Infiniti focus campaign on hit TV reality show

[2014-06-23 07:09]

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co's premium brand Infiniti reinforced itself as a luxury auto brand with emotional resonance when it started the Gan Ai Season of Family Love.

Hunan home to joint venture ArcelorMittal auto steel plant

[2014-06-23 07:09]

Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co Ltd officially opened its first automotive steel plant in China on June 15, marking a new milestone in China's automotive industrial chain.

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 dealerships

[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.

New GAC Fiat plant to double production and build Jeeps

[2014-06-20 13:35]

GAC Fiat's second plant broke ground on Wednesday in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The new plant is set to start producing the latest Jeep global models beginning June 2016.

Flexible financing turns Mercedes dream into a reality

[2014-06-16 07:08]

German vehicle producer Mercedes-Benz is offering an innovative financing solution, called Agility, to help people upgrade their cars without worrying about complications or losing money.

Beijing car plate 'yin and yang'

[2014-06-16 07:08]

The city began the lottery system to limit car purchases and ease traffic congestion in 2011. With a continuously expanding applicant base, it is increasingly difficult to get a plate in the capital city.

Kuaidi taxi app offers cash vouchers

[2014-06-12 16:57]

People who book a taxi and pay via Kuaidadi, or Kuaidi Taxi, app between June 11 and June 17 will get a voucher valued between one to 10 yuan.

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.

Automotive financing steers steady course

[2014-06-11 07:01]

Automotive finance companies have grown rapidly in China during the past decade with total assets expanding more than 40 times compared with 2005, a new report said.

Volvo: On track to lower-key luxury

[2014-06-09 07:13]

Entering its "second stage in China", Volvo hopes to offer a new lifestyle that combines eco-friendly concepts, luxury, sportiness and a bond with the nature and family.

Leading the charge to e-mobility

[2014-06-09 07:13]

More charging poles will be installed in neighborhoods and public areas in Beijing to promote private use of electric vehicles, said participants in the recent Beijing-Berlin E-Mobility Conference.

Expansion work starts on VW's Ningbo base

[2014-06-09 07:13]

Construction started on Shanghai Volkswagen's expanded production base in Hangzhou Bay New Zone, Ningbo, in East China's Zhejiang province, on May 27.

Partnership gears up for electric car pilot zone

[2014-06-09 07:13]

A pilot zone for electric vehicles will be built at the Shanghai Expo venue after a partnership agreement between BMW China, State Grid Shanghai Electric Power Co and Expo Shanghai Group.

Car sharing on the road to China

[2014-06-09 07:13]

Rocketing oil prices, traffic filled roads and concerning environmental problems make car sharing a promising trend for personal mobility.

China-made hybrid engine to power Toyota

[2014-06-04 11:03]

Toyota Motor has announced that China-made hybrid powertrain will be used from next year in Corolla models manufactured by First Automobile Works and Levin made by Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd.

JLR's Dream Fund for young people

[2014-06-03 07:12]

Since Jaguar Land Rover first entered the China market in 2010, the company has been engaged corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs as a means of giving back to society.

Connectivity helping to drive up demand for new autos in China

[2014-06-01 07:28]

Automobiles and the Internet are two revolutionary inventions to greatly change people's lives and promote society's development over the past century.

Valeo aims big in China

[2014-05-31 13:54]

The China market is set to become the biggest market for Valeo in 2016, according to the CEO of the France-based automotive supplier.