Classification: JV UPDATE
BMW Brilliance to produce BMW X3 at newly expanded Dadong Plant [2017-05-25]

SHENYANG, Liaoning – BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. (BBA) plans to produce the BMW X3 SUV next year at its newly expanded Dadong Plant, which opened on May 19.

Happy together: Audi, FAW and SAIC to form new sales entity in China [2017-05-24]

BEIJING – Audi AG, FAW Group and SAIC Motor are expected to form a new independent sales entity in China that will oversee distribution of Audi products made at the existing FAW-Volkswagen joint venture and those that will be made at a planned SAIC-Audi collaboration starting from 2021.

Volkswagen Group China invests $180 million in JV with Mobvoi for AI tech [2017-04-07]

BEIJING –Volkswagen Group China and Mobvoi Inc., a leading Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced on April 6 at a press conference here that they have entered a strategic partnership to develop and implement artificial intelligence (AI) in cars.

SAIC-GM Connectivity Strategy 2025 to leverage V2X, AR and AI tech [2017-03-31]

SHANGHAI – SAIC-GM announced its Connectivity Strategy 2025 here on March 27 in which it will extend free basic OnStar service to five years this year, launch Over the Air (OTA) update capability, introduce Super Cruise technology, promote V2X and leverage AR and AI technologies to achieve high level of autonomous driving by 2025, among others.

Venucia "spins off" from Dongfeng-Nissan into independent company [2017-02-10]

WUHAN, Hubei – Venucia, the joint venture independent brand that has operated as a business division under Dongfeng-Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co. for more than six years, has “

Hitachi and Honda EV motor JV to have manufacturing operations in China [2017-02-09]

TOKYO – Japanese supplier Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish an electric vehicle motor joint venture that will have operations in China and the U.S., according to a joint announcement from the two companies on February 7.

FAW Group and Audi ink 10-year business plan, SAIC-Audi deal on hold [2017-01-20]

CHANGCHUN, Jilin – FAW Group and Audi AG signed a 10-year strategic business plan here on January 16 to intensify cooperation of the two partners that has spanned 29 years, just as news of SAIC-Audi planning to establish a sales company in March surfaced on the same day.

Dealers triumph as Audi halts talks with SAIC on network and channels [2016-12-28]

BEIJING – Audi has decided to temporarily stop negotiations with SAIC Motor on dealer network and sales channels, according to an internal letter sent to China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) Audi Dealer Association on November 30 by Audi China President Joachim Wedler.

SAIC Motor and IVECO reorganize Chinese JVs [2016-12-27]

SHANGHAI – SAIC Motor Corp. and IVECO jointly announced in a statement on December 16 that the two partners have reorganized their JVs in China based on mutual understanding and trust to satisfy demand of the Chinese commercial vehicles market under rapid changes.

Audi opens up about its growth plans for China [2016-12-27]

On November 14, Audi outlined a growth plan for its joint business with FAW Group for the next 10 years, setting the course for sustainable growth in the brand’