Business / Auto China

Great Wall in SUV bid to climb upmarket

[2013-02-18 08:04]

The Haval SUV sub-brand from Great Wall Motors will become an independent badge with its own marketing and sales network in the first half.

Geely posts sales and stock surge

[2013-02-18 08:04]

After reporting a surge in sales for January, Hong Kong-listed carmaker Geely Automobile saw its stock price hit a 52-week record high.

Volvo China sales surpasses Sweden

[2013-02-18 08:04]

China has surpassed Volvo's home country Sweden to become the automaker's second-largest market after the US.

Strong China sales spur automakers' success

[2013-02-16 03:04]

As the world's biggest market for automobiles, China has been the most important contributor to automakers' global success.

Chinese cars go on sale in Belarus

[2013-02-14 14:34]

Chinese car manufacturer Geely will start selling its Belarus-assembled cars in the eastern European country this month and in Russia this Spring.

Audi Jan sales hit new monthly record

[2013-02-08 15:09]

FAW-VW Audi's sales volume reached 37,428 in January. The company believes the increase was driven by its three domestically manufactured models.

Electric car consortium inks bus deal with Poland

[2013-02-06 14:16]

A Chinese electric vehicle consortium led by the Beijing Institute of Technology has signed agreements to help develop an electric bus network in Poland.

Geely subsidiary inks electric car JV deal

[2013-02-05 11:06]

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group's Hong Kong-listed arm said that it signed an agreement with Kandi Vehicles to set up a 50-50 joint venture for electric vehicles.

Daimler aims for China impetus with BAIC Motor stake

[2013-02-04 14:29]

Daimler secured a stake in BAIC Motor ahead of a planned stock offering by the Chinese carmaker, in an effort to catch up with German rivals in China.

Dongfeng and Volvo ink tie up for heavy trucks

[2013-02-04 07:59]

China's Dongfeng Motor Corp and Sweden's AB Volvo recently agreed to form a joint venture to produce medium and heavy-duty trucks carrying the Dongfeng nameplate for sale in both domestic and overseas markets.

Executive: A new VW brand for low-priced segment

[2013-02-04 07:59]

Chinese automaker FAW Group and its German partner Volkswagen may introduce a new brand for the low-priced market, said a senior executive at FAW.

Infiniti's interrupted plans back on global track

[2013-02-04 07:59]

Infiniti, the luxury car unit of Nissan Motor Co Ltd, plans to regain momentum in the Chinese market after a territorial dispute between China and Japan last year made it a difficult time.

Rocky road ahead for local design firms

[2013-02-04 07:59]

The recent sale of the country's first independent auto design and engineering company has left insiders wondering if the sun is setting on smaller firms.

Audi opens new R&D center in Beijing

[2013-02-04 07:59]

German premium carmaker Audi AG opened a research and development center in Beijing on Feb 1 that it said will help localize products for Asia.

Car emissions contribute to dense smog in Beijing

[2013-02-04 07:38]

Emissions from motor vehicles, coal-burning and cooking contributed to the dense smogs in Beijing in January, according to research results issued Sunday.

Geely completes black cab takeover

[2013-02-02 10:38]

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co has finalized the acquisition for $17.46 million of London's Manganese Bronze Holdings.

Shaanxi Fast Auto plans its 1st overseas factories

[2013-02-01 10:32]

Shaanxi Fast Auto Drive Group Co Ltd, the world's largest heavy-duty vehicle transmission manufacturer by annual output, plans to build its first overseas factories.

Few privately-owned brands meet emissions standard

[2013-01-31 17:01]

Beijing will take lead in executing the fifth stage of the vehicle emission standard (Beijing V Standard) beginning next month.

Santander's JV with Jianghuai Automobile approved

[2013-01-31 16:17]

Spanish lender Banco Santander SA has received Chinese regulatory approval to form a 50-50 joint venture with Jianghuai Automobile.

More than 100 cars in crashes in Beijing

[2013-01-31 16:04]

More than 100 cars were involved in accidents on the viaduct between Taiyanggong and Wangjing in Beijing due to snowy weather on the morning of Jan 31. The road was completely congested.