Nissan sales in China increased 1.1% in April as market recovered

2020 Nissan Versa, Nissan 2020 Versa

Nissan Motor said on Monday its April sales in China increased 1.1% from a year earlier to 122,846 vehicles, as the country is recovering from the coronavirus. Overall auto sales increased 4.4% in April, data from the country’s biggest auto industry body, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), showed. China’s lockdown to control the spread of the […]

Ford ventures saw sales growth in April in China as market rebounds

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Two ventures of U.S. automaker Ford Motor in China have reported year-on-year sales increase for April, showing that the world’s biggest auto market has started to recover from coronavirus crisis. Ford’s major joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile sold 20,465 vehicles in April, increasing 38.3% from the same period a year earlier, Changan stated in […]

China automobile business is showing recovery, says Daimler

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German automaker Daimler has seen business stabilize in China after the country ended coronavirus lockdowns, a senior manager at the automaker informed a newspaper on Sunday. “In China alone, we sold about 50,000 vehicles again in March. That makes us confident,” said Markus Schaefer, managing board member for production, according to Bild am Sonntag newspaper. […]

Renault to start building only electric vehicles for China

Renault Alpine A110 Sportscar 2017 Geneva show

Renault stated Tuesday that it would start building only electric vehicles for China’s passenger car market, moving away from conventional internal combustion engines and also its joint venture with Dongfeng.  The strategy shift comes after years of declining sales in China, where Renault hoped its 50-50 venture with Dongfeng, declared in 2013 and focused on […]

Honda back to work in Wuhan with temperature checks and masks

2017 Honda Clarity Electric

Honda has resumed pre-virus production levels in the plant located in Wuhan, China after the country removed lockdown restrictions from the location. Temperature checkpoints and posters telling employees to keep more than a meter apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor’s reopened plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan show how the coronavirus pandemic has created […]

China may ease electric car quotas, delay emission rules to increase production

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China is considering temporarily easing quotas designed to increase production of electric cars to help automakers hit by the coronavirus pandemic to revive declining sales, people knowledgeable with the matter said. Policymakers in the world’s biggest auto market may also postpone the implementation of a new emission particle restriction by six months to assist the auto industry, […]

China may release new policies to encourage auto demand, says minister

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China may release new policies to encourage demand for automobiles, with the country’s auto industry still dealing with difficulties, Xin Guobin, vice minister of industry and information technology, stated on Monday. There is still not enough demand for automobiles, Xin informed reporters, as the outbreak of the coronavirus has significantly cut private consumption. About 81,518 people in […]