October 21, 2020

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    India-China tensions delay sale of General Motors’ plant in India

    Delays to American automaker General Motors’ sale of its Indian plant to Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor because of the tensions between India and China are likely to result in hefty unplanned costs for GM, people familiar with the matter said. The sale of the plant located in Talegaon in Maharashtra state was announced in January […]

    General Motors , Great Wall
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    Geely and General Motors venture eyes on China’s pickup truck competition

    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group together with General Motors Chinese venture are preparing to launch its first pickup truck models, intensifying competition in a segment dominated by Great Wall Motor. Geely revealed its first pickup truck model last week at a company event publicized on social media, while formal documents showed a joint venture of automakers […]

    Geely , General Motors , Great Wall
    General Motors

    General Motors to lay off 1,500 workers in Thailand after plants sale

    General Motors will start laying off around 1,500 workers in Thailand in June, after declaring the sale of its production plants in the country, a government official stated on Wednesday. The automaker said on Monday it would sell its two plants in the eastern industrial province of Rayong to Great Wall Motor. Its recent moves […]

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    General Motors to withdraw from Thailand this year

    General Motors declared that it will stop selling Chevrolet vehicles in Thailand and sell its Rayong plant by the end of 2020. “Low plant utilization [and low] forecast domestic and export volumes impacted the business case significantly,” stated Andy Dunstan, GM president for strategic markets, alliances and distributors. GM will keep supporting existing Chevrolet consumers for […]

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    Great Wall says to buy General Motors’ Thailand car plant

    China’s Great Wall Motor stated on Monday it had signed a binding agreement to buy a car plant from General Motors in Thailand. Great Wall stated it expects to finish transaction of Rayong car plant, which is presently operated by GM, by the end of 2020. GM stated on Monday it was rearranging worldwide operations. […]

    General Motors , Great Wall
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    BMW and Great Wall to build new plant in China for electric vehicles

    BMW and its partner Great Wall Motor stated they prepare to construct a plant in China with a capacity of 160,000 cars annually, and which is going to produce BMW’s electric MINI brand and Great Wall Motor models. The 650 million euro ($716 million) plant would finish its completion in 2022. Automakers and providers are […]

    BMW , Great Wall
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    Ford Motor to launch new SUV as part of China revival effort

    Ford Motor stated on Wednesday it will launch in China early 2019 a new “entry-level” sport utility vehicle developed jointly with a regional partner, as the U.S. automaker tries to revive its sales in the world’s biggest auto market. The Ford Territory, developed with Jiangling Motors and available in three powertrain choices consisting of a […]

    Ford , Great Wall
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    BMW will develop and manufacture electric Mini in China

    Research and development of the next electric Mini will occur in China, BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer stated on Tuesday, as the British brand awaits a brand alliance with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor. BMW announced last month that it had signed a letter of intent with Great Wall, potentially providing the Chinese company its […]

    Great Wall , MINI
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    Fiat Chrysler is unsure about consolidation with Great Wall Motor

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne stated he was unsure about consolidation with China’s Great Wall Motor was the response, pushing back against the Chinese carmaker’s earlier expressed interest in his company. Talking to press reporters, Marchionne informed there were “sensitive issues related to trans-national mergers,” and he did not think those issues had […]

    Chrysler , Fiat , Great Wall
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    No offer for Fiat Chrysler yet, says Sergio Marchionne

    Fiat Chrysler still got no offer for the company, neither the world’s seventh-largest automaker is dealing with any “big deal”, CEO Sergio Marchionne stated on Saturday. Talking on the sidelines of the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, Marchionne stated the focus remained on performing the company’s business plan to 2018. Asked if FCA had been […]

    Chrysler , Fiat , Great Wall
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    Steve Eum joins Chery Automobile as design chief

    A General Motors veteran is joining Chery Automobile as design chief, the most recent foreign executive to sign up with a Chinese automaker as regional players become more competitive and gain share in their home market. Steve Eum, who departed from a GM joint venture in China last year as design director, will join Chery […]

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    Great Wall Motor considers North America plant, says doubts over policy remain

    Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor is planning to develop a plant in Mexico or the United States, the company’s chairman stated, however added that an unpredictable policy environment implied the details of the strategy were still in flux. Reuters reported previous month that Great Wall, which is China’s largest SUV and pickup maker, was considering […]

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    In difficult market, Chinese automaker cuts jobs, switchs to green cars

    Chinese automaker Qoros, established 10 years ago, has cut jobs and is moving its focus to faster-growth electric vehicles in reaction to increased amount of rivals in the biggest car market. In formerly unreported cuts, Qoros, which is backed by almost $1 billion each from Chery Auto and Kenon Holdings, has shed over a fifth […]

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    Ford F-150 pickup truck

    American Automakers Aims To Enter China With Expensive Pickup Trucks

    Ford and General Motors are intending the pick-up truck, a renowned staple in the United States, at upmarket purchasers in China, where most associate trucks with farmers and building employees. “The Chinese call it pika, pika – a really low-end worker’s (vehicle). However the (Ford F-150) Raptor is totally different,” stated Wesley Liu, Ford’s Asia-Pacific […]


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