Business / Auto China

Qoros wins letter Q suit in Geneva

[2013-03-06 07:52]

Chinese-Israeli brand Qoros Auto prevailed in a lawsuit last week in Switzerland filed by Audi, which claimed the new car's name violates its right to use the letter Q.

New-energy cars to help cut emissions in Beijing

[2013-03-05 17:12]

Beijing dwellers can purchase new-energy vehicles from local Chinese automaker BAIC Motor by the end of the year, Beijing Daily reported.

New GAC-Fiat chief to lead Jeep's China push

[2013-03-04 16:50]

Fiat-Chrysler's plans to build Jeep into a global brand move forward on Friday when a new executive takes over at the company's Chinese joint venture.

Toyota sales in China slumped 45.7%

[2013-03-04 16:32]

The sales in China of Japan's largest automaker, Toyota Motor Corp, slumped 45.7 percent year-on-year to 36,300 vehicles in February.

Porsche vies for consultancy market share

[2013-03-04 15:46]

Porsche Consulting GmbH, a subsidiary of Porsche AG, opened a branch in Shanghai on Thursday, in a bid to tap into China’s consultancy market.

BAIC off-road business turn to subsidiary

[2013-03-04 11:27]

Beijing-based BAIC Group plans to integrate its off-road business into a new subsidiary in 2015 to facilitate growth in the SUV segment

Retooling the car repair market

[2013-03-04 07:51]

A growing number of independent repair shops are posing a challenge to the dominance of authorized dealerships.

Cadillac mapping out new route to fast lane

[2013-03-04 07:51]

Planning new models and facilities, premium US brand Cadillac wants to enter the fast lane in China and triple its sales in three years.

Geely makes moves in Brazil

[2013-03-04 07:51]

Domestic carmaker Geely will start selling cars assembled at its Uruguay plant in Brazil starting in August, according to a recent Brazilian media report.

Joint effort needed to clear the air

[2013-03-04 07:51]

Satellite monitoring showed that dense smog lingered throughout central and eastern China, blanketing over 1.4 million sq km in fog and haze.

BMW: Growth steady, outlook strong

[2013-03-04 07:51]

BMW Group expects its China sales to have double-digital growth this year, said the carmaker's new China chief Karsten Engel.

Auto glass maker looks to Europe, S. America

[2013-03-04 07:02]

Fuyao Glass, the world's second-largest auto glass maker by sales, expects to see strong overseas sales growth with Europe and South America leading the way.

Geely to build powertrain manufacturing center

[2013-03-01 16:42]

Chinese carmaker Geely is expected to invest 2.5 billion yuan ($398 million) to build its largest powertrain manufacturing center in the coastal city of Ningbo, according to an agreement signed between Geely and the local government on Thursday.

Volvo appoints senior VP for China operations

[2013-03-01 10:18]

Volvo Cars announced on Thursday that it had appointed Lars Danielson as Senior Vice President for Volvo Cars China Operations, succeeding Freeman Shen, who had held the position since 2010.

Beijing raises taxi fuel surcharge

[2013-03-01 08:08]

Beijing will raise the taxi fuel surcharge following an oil price hike, the city's development and reform authorities said Thursday.

Car plate lottery success rate reaches new low

[2013-02-27 15:10]

One out of 77 applicants were awarded car registration plates in the monthly vehicle plate lottery in Beijing on Tuesday, a new low.

5k car plates left in Guangzhou auction

[2013-02-26 17:18]

5,050 out of the 8,379 available plates remained unsold at the Monday public auction of Guangzhou car plates that attracted few bidders.

SUV sales hot, Chinese market divided

[2013-02-26 15:35]

Sport utility vehicle sales surged to 2 million units in 2012, a 25.5 percent increase over 2011, despite a slim auto market growth.

Wanfeng Auto to hit new roads

[2013-02-26 10:56]

Wanfeng Auto Holding Group, the world's largest automotive aluminum wheel producer by market share, is aiming to become a global service provider.

Pirelli to pump $200m into Chinese plant

[2013-02-26 10:37]

Pirelli & C SpA, the Italian tire giant, is planning a $200 million investment to make China its largest global manufacturing center by 2014.