Business / Auto China

VW settles gearbox plant in Tianjin

[2012-09-03 13:48]

Volkswagen China broke ground on a new gearbox plant in the western area of Tianjin's Economic-Technological Development Area on Friday.

Warrior tires return to the market after two years

[2012-08-29 10:48]

Warrior, a domestic tire brand made at a new $504.80 million plant at the Anhui Industrial Park, has returned to the local market after a two-year absence.

Dongfeng courting Fujian Motor

[2012-08-27 08:05]

China's second-largest auto group Dongfeng Motor Corp has made plans to acquire Fujian Motor Industry Group Co Ltd as it moves to set up a southeastern production base.

Plans laid for the long haul at Navistar-JAC partnership

[2012-08-27 08:05]

US truck and engine manufacturer Navistar Inc founded a new engine joint venture with Jianghuai Automobile Co Ltd last week, which will initially make diesel engines for light-duty trucks.

Smart times with Kobe

[2012-08-20 16:21]

Towering NBA star Kobe Bryant has returned to China to once again lend his larger-than-life image to the diminutive smart car brand.

Chinese company making bid for US battery maker

[2012-08-11 01:48]

Wanxiang Group Corp plans to invest up to $450 million in A123 Systems Inc, a US-based producer of lithium-ion batteries.

Danish audio-device makers seek expansion in China market

[2012-07-31 15:32]

Action movie star Jackie Chan visited the headquarters of Danish high-end audio-equipment manufacturer Bang & Olufsen for the audio makers' new expansion strategy in China.

Some less content with auto services

[2012-07-31 11:20]

After increasing for six years in a row, customers' satisfaction with the after-sales service they receive from dealers in China dropped in 2012.

China mulls shutting near-bankrupt automakers

[2012-07-27 11:12]

Chinese authorities are considering to force near-bankrupt automakers out of the bloated automotive industry.

Car maintenance becomes big business

[2012-07-25 10:53]

Global auto-maintenance and parts companies are firing on all cylinders as they seek to tap the potential of China's after-sales services market.

Former Audi exec looks to rev up Redflag badge

[2012-07-23 16:42]

In a strong attempt to revive the iconic Redflag badge, FAW Group Corp last week designated a top Audi executive in China as sales chief of its own-brand unit.

5m greener vehicles on the streets by 2020

[2012-07-10 10:41]

China has set a target of producing and selling 500,000 energy-efficient and alternative-energy vehicles a year by 2015, and five million vehicles by 2020.

'Stunning' sales, bright outlook for Jaguar Land Rover

[2012-07-09 17:13]

Terming sales in the first four months of the year "stunning", Bob Grace, Jaguar Land Rover China president has a sanguine outlook on the rapidly growing luxury car segment in China.

Chinese, German auto firms sign co-op deal

[2012-07-07 15:33]

Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with German auto parts supplier, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

Delphi gears up for the long haul in Chinese market

[2012-07-07 10:10]

Foreign auto brands boosted their market share in China to 57.77 percent in 2011, up 3.37 percentage points from 2010.

No longer just a cog in the machine

[2012-07-07 09:41]

More and more spare parts are supplied by Chinese companies and many US spare parts manufacturers are now being run by Chinese executives.

Fiat joins the fray

[2012-07-02 09:39]

The Viaggio, the first model from China-Italian joint venture GAC Fiat, has rolled off the production line at its Changsha plant in central China's Hunan province.

Nissan's China JV builds 5b yuan new plant

[2012-06-25 17:36]

Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Corp's Chinese joint venture said it will spend 5 billion yuan to build a new auto assembly plant in Northeast China.

Hyundai 'sharpens edge' in luxury market

[2012-06-18 15:08]

Driving in the blazing hot sun to get their car serviced might be the last thing people want to do over the hot summer.

Roewe setting the pace

[2012-06-18 14:43]

As foreign brands invade China's entry-level, low-priced car market, domestic automakers are moving in the other direction to build more expensive vehicles and improve brand image.