October 24, 2020

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    Hongguang MINI EV

    GM venture’s car becomes most sold EV in China, surpassing Tesla’s Model 3

    A micro electric vehicle (EV) by General Motors’ local Chinese joint venture has become the most sold EV model in China, with 15,000 cars sold in China in August, followed by Tesla Inc’s 11,800 sales of Model 3 sedans, industry data showed. The model, the Hongguang MINI EV, is a two-door micro electric vehicle released […]

    General Motors , Tesla
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    Volkswagen-SAIC aim to make Audi sedans in Shanghai plants

    German automaker Volkswagen and its Chinese joint venture partner SAIC Motor plan to spend 4.13 billion yuan ($590 million) to revamp their car factories in Shanghai for making new Audi sedans, according to a government document. SAIC shares increased by their maximum daily limit of 10% following the news on Tuesday, becoming their biggest increase […]

    Audi , Volkswagen
    SAIC Motor

    General Motors and SAIC’s China sales made recovery in April

    General Motors’ sales in China saw double-digit year-on-year increase in April, its two local ventures stated on Sunday, as the world’s biggest auto market made recovery from the coronavirus. GM’s joint venture with SAIC Motor, which manufactures Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles, stated its sales in China increased 13.6% compared to a year earlier. It […]

    General Motors
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    General Motors to resume production in China from February 15

    General Motors stated on Monday it would resume production from February 15 in China, where the country is combating coronavirus epidemic which has infected thousands and killed over 900 people. Automakers in China had stopped production for the Lunar New Year holidays at the end of January. The automaker would have a staggered start to […]

    General Motors
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    Volkswagen’s resumption of some China plants delayed until February 17

    Volkswagen has delayed restarting production at the majority of China plants in its joint venture with SAIC Motor and the Tianjin plant in its JV with FAW Group until February 17 amid the spread of coronavirus. One car-manufacturing plant Volkswagen collaborates with SAIC in Shanghai and majority of the plants in the FAW joint venture […]

    Volkswagen
    MG Motor

    MG Motor reveals its first electric car in India

    MG Motor India, a part of China’s SAIC Motor Corporation, has revealed its electric SUV model ZS. This is MG’s second product in India following the Hector SUV. The vehicle will come with a 44.5 kWh battery, providing a range of around 340 km on a single charge. The ZS has a sky roof and […]

    Asian , Cars
    SAIC Motor

    SAIC Volkswagen starts building $2.5 billion China plant

    Volkswagen‘s China venture with SAIC Motor has started constructing a $2.5 billion new energy vehicle (NEV) plant in Shanghai, that will make automaker’s luxury Audi brand cars, a potential first for the venture. The new plant is a major step for Audi to diversify production of its cars in the world’s largest auto market from […]

    Volkswagen
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    Audi seeks to double production with partner FAW in five years in China

    German luxury automaker Audi AG is looking to double China production with regional partner China FAW Group under five years, its chief executive stated on Wednesday, as worldwide automakers seek to localize in the world’s largest auto market. Discussing at the Beijing auto show, Audi head Rupert Stadler stated the automaker would look to provide […]

    Audi
    Audi Q8 sport concept

    Audi thinks of doubling China sales in six years

    Volkswagen‘s premium brand Audi thinks of doubling sales in China during the coming six years, sales chief Bram Schot informed Automobilwoche. “In 2023 we want to sell 1.2 million cars in China,” the German trade magazine quoted Schot as saying. In 2017, Audi sold 597,000 vehicles in China, its biggest single market. The company last […]

    Audi
    General Motors

    General Motors proposes $2.8 billion investment in South Korea

    General Motors has proposed an investment of $2.8 billion into its loss-making South Korean operations over the next 10 years and has asked Seoul to offer its share of the funds, a South Korean government official stated on Wednesday. The United States automaker revealed last week it would close down a factory in Gunsan, southwest […]

    General Motors
    new facelift Audi A3 sedan

    Audi sales volumes in China to increase enough to reverse previous sales drop

    German automaker Audi anticipates sales volumes in China to increase highly enough in November and December to reverse a 3 percent drop there in the first 10 months of the year. Joachim Wedler, the head of the brand’s Chinese organization, told Reuters on he anticipated a small single-digit percentage increase in full-year volumes in the […]

    Audi
    general motors

    General Motors electric car sales to meet quotas by 2019

    General Motors’ China joint ventures will be able to create enough new energy vehicle (NEV) sales volume to represent NEV production quotas by 2019 and without the requirement to buy credits, GM China chief Matt Tsien stated on Monday. China has set rigid production quotas for NEVs which automakers need to meet by 2019, a […]

    General Motors
    Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd JAC

    Volkswagen and JAC electric car venture gets approval from Chinese regulators

    Volkswagen and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC Motor) have gotten approval from Chinese regulators to form a joint venture to develop electric vehicles, the two companies stated on Monday. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s leading state organizer, provided a green light to JAC and Volkswagen to develop 100,000 pure battery electric vehicles yearly […]

    Volkswagen
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    General Motors will stop selling cars in India but still remain

    General Motors plans to stop selling vehicles in India from the end of this year, drawing the line under more than 20 years battling among the world’s most competitive markets where it has below one percent share of passenger car sales. The decision was revealed as part of a series of reorganizing actions from the […]

    General Motors
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    Volkswagen expects China sales to increase at least 4-5 percent this year

    Volkswagen‘s China sales are set to rise a minimum of 4-5 percent this year, the automaker’s China chief stated on Tuesday. VW China CEO Jochem Heizmann also stated the company was seeking to quickly resolve concerns amongst some Chinese dealerships of its Audi AG vehicles over a tie-up with SAIC Motor. The China Association of […]

    Volkswagen

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