Business / Auto China

New-look trophy, dresses for Shanghai F1 Grand Prix

[2013-03-27 10:46]

The organizer and sponsor of Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix unveiled a new garment for the event's showgirls as well as a trophy, both designed by Chinese artists.

City gears up to become auto industry hub

[2013-03-27 07:41]

Chen Xiaoming doesn't want the name of either of the world's most famous automobile cities tied to Chengdu, Sichuan province.

Tier-3, 4 cities to drive auto market recovery

[2013-03-26 17:34]

The surge in car sales in third- and fourth-tier cities may pump up China's auto sales growth back to 10 percent year-on-year.

Red Bull faces Grand Prix championship crisis

[2013-03-26 08:02]

Red Bull faced a pivotal moment Monday in its push for a fourth straight double world title, with the team in crisis after Sebastian Vettel defied strict orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

China inspects luxury cars for carcinogenic materials

[2013-03-25 17:00]

China's top quality watchdog has launched an inspection of luxury cars that use asphalt, a material that could release cancer-inducing substances.

Ukraine car import tax to affect Chinese makers

[2013-03-25 16:17]

Ukraine's new emergency tariffs on car imports which could have both positive and negative impacts on Chinese car manufacturers.

Volvo car to start production in China

[2013-03-25 14:37]

Volvo Car Corp's leadership believes sales in China are likely to gain momentum when production begins in June at one of the two vehicle assembly factories.

Geely not to make final bid for Fisker stake

[2013-03-25 14:06]

Geely Holding Group said it will not make a final bid for a stake in Fisker Automotive Inc as it is not in line with its strategic considerations.

Short-lived strike at Honda Guangdong plant

[2013-03-25 11:17]

Japanese media reported last week that workers at a Honda transmission plant in Guangdong province went on a short strike on March 18 asking for a salary increase.

Passengers, cabbies hail mobile taxi apps

[2013-03-25 05:54]

The new use of mobile apps for calling taxis in some big Chinese cities could help cabdrivers increase their income while providing greater convenience to passengers.

Hyundai dealers in China hit 860

[2013-03-25 05:54]

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor plans to add nearly 60 new dealerships in China this year, mostly in the central and western cities

Shanghai car plate auction hits new highs

[2013-03-25 00:18]

The cost of a car license plate hit a record high at an auction in Shanghai on Saturday, skyrocketing to more than 90,000 yuan ($14,480).

Great Wall Motors' sales up 28% last year

[2013-03-22 17:24]

Great Wall Motors, a private Chinese automaker, sold about 620,000 cars in 2012, up 28.3 percent year-on-year.

Beijing buses to offer Wi-Fi

[2013-03-22 11:24]

More than 10,000 buses in Beijing will offer Wi-Fi service by the end of 2013, Beijing Morning Post reported Friday.

Chinese auto brands get greater chance

[2013-03-22 03:14]

With government support, home-grown auto brands will have a good chance to enter an official vehicle market currently dominated by foreign brands, analysts have said.

Losing weight will be next vehicle advance

[2013-03-21 18:14]

Cutting vehicle weight may be the next main advance in reducing the financial and environmental cost of motoring.

Bosch to invest $171m in Nanjing factory

[2013-03-21 07:33]

Bosch Group is investing 1.1 billion yuan ($171 million) in a new operation in China aimed at providing car parts and servicing to the country's increasing and aging vehicle population.

VW recalling 384k cars

[2013-03-21 01:11]

German carmaker Volkswagen will recall 384,181 vehicles sold in China due to gearbox problems, the top quality watchdog said on Wednesday.

Auto Shanghai 2013 to start April 20

[2013-03-20 17:37]

The Auto Shanghai 2013, themed 'Innovation for a Better Life', will be held in Shanghai at the New International Expo Center from April 21 to 29.

Volvo Chengdu plant to start production in June

[2013-03-18 15:10]

Volvo Car Group's first manufacturing plant will begin production in June in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China.