Business / Auto China

China now number one for Jaguar Land Rover

[2013-01-07 08:08]

Despite a slowdown in the auto sales last year, China became Jaguar Land Rover's biggest market globally, according to the company's top executive.

2012: Slowing growth, maturing market

[2012-12-24 05:40]

China Daily motoring writer Han Tianyang takes a look back at what moved the market and made the news over the past 12 months.

Modern facilities, global reach for Jaguar Land Rover

[2012-12-24 05:40]

The company's worldwide deliveries in the first 11 months this year surpassed 320,000 vehicles, a 32 percent increase over the same period in 2011.

Daimler uses JV to merge sales activities

[2012-12-19 11:47]

Daimler AG has created a 50-50 joint venture with BAIC Group, to integrate all its sales activities for imported and locally produced cars.

Lifan eyes new assembly plant in Ethiopia

[2012-12-18 14:20]

Lifan Industry Group Co, a Chinese automaker, plans to spend $3.5 million moving into a new vehicle-assembly plant in Ethiopia next year.

BYD to make electric buses in US

[2012-12-18 11:17]

BYD Co Ltd will establish its first wholly owned manufacturing plant overseas in 2013, going to the United States to produce electric buses.

Plan to take vehicles off roads to cut emissions

[2012-12-15 07:36]

Beijing will take a certain percentage of official vehicles off the road during times of extreme pollution to lower exhaust emissions and reduce air contamination.

Luxury car brands run over Chinese trust

[2012-12-14 10:31]

Once-appealing international brand cars face a bumpy road ahead in China as customers lose trust in vehicles with possible fatal flaws.

Open road for parts market

[2012-12-14 10:20]

Although the annual growth rate of China's automobile market has slowed, the country's automotive aftermarket is barreling ahead.

Ferrari: Torrid pace in sales growth continues

[2012-11-26 07:56]

Despite a slowing economy, China is expected to remain Ferrari's second-largest market worldwide in the next three to five years, according to Luca di Montezemolo, chairman of the Italian sports car brand.

BYD to sell electric cars with zero down payment

[2012-11-05 16:57]

China's electric vehicle maker BYD Company Limited has announced a series of financial incentives for customers.

Dongfeng partners with Getrag for transmission

[2012-10-29 14:28]

Dongfeng Motor Corp last week partnered with German transmission producer Getrag International GmbH to jointly develop and make transmissions.

Domestic auto lineup looks overseas

[2012-10-29 14:07]

Battling a slowdown and intense competition in their home market, Chinese carmakers are increasingly looking to exports for growth.

China launches satellite for navigation system

[2012-10-26 09:42]

China successfully launched another satellite into space for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 11:33 pm Beijing Time Thursday, the launch center said.

Market flat, Japan-brand sales drop

[2012-10-22 10:57]

Plummeting Japanese sales in the wake of an ongoing diplomatic dispute were largely responsible for a sluggish September as China's auto market declined 1 percent to 1.6 million units sold.

Dongfeng looks overseas for R&D

[2012-10-22 10:29]

Dongfeng Motor Corp, China's second-largest auto group by sales, recently signed an agreement for its first overseas acquisition, a 70 percent stake in Sweden's T Engineering AB.

Auto parts maker to invest $100m

[2012-10-12 10:17]

The US vehicle parts supplier Delphi Automotive Plc announced on Thursday it will invest about $100 million in China.

China overtakes US as biggest customer for VW's luxury vehicles

[2012-10-04 10:55]

China has increasingly replaced the United States as the biggest market for luxury vehicles related to Germany's Volkswagen Group, a senior analyst said.

China, biggest customer for VW luxury cars

[2012-10-04 10:06]

China has increasingly replaced the United States as the biggest market for luxury vehicles related to Germany's Volkswagen Group.

Diplomatic row hurts Japanese car sales in China

[2012-09-06 17:46]

A diplomatic row over the Diaoyu Islands between Japan and China is having "some impact" on Japanese car sales in China, said a Nissan Motor executive.