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Brilliance-Jinbei wins lawsuit

The Brilliance-Jinbei Automobile Co., Ltd. recently won a lawsuit against the Jincheng Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. of Qinhuangdao of Hebei Province for the latter’s infringement on the exterior design of the “Haise Awing” of the former, according to a Brilliance-Jinbei news release.  The Second Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing adjudged

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Freedom Ship sell more than 20,000 units

Geely had sold 20,878 units of its Freedom Ship by the end of November since the model was launched in last April, according to the latest statistics from the company. The model has become the runner up in cumulative sales of new models that were launched in April last year. 

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Wanxiang to acquire Delphi assets

Lu Guanqiu, chairman of Wanxiang Group, China’s largest automotive parts supplier, said in December 2005 that he was negotiating with Delphi Corp. to acquire some of its assets in the U.S., according to a report in Automotive News. "Wanxiang is very interested in purchasing part of Delphi’s assets, but it is

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Honda to launch Acura TL sedan in China

Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (HMCI) recently announced that the U.S. produced Acura TL sedan will hit the Chinese market this summer. The TL is developed by Honda R&D America Inc. and produced by Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. in Ohio of the U.S. It is powered by a 3.2L

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Auto China 2006 to be held in November

Auto China 2006, or the 9th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, will be held from November 19-27, 2006, according to a news release from show organizers on December 23, 2005. It will remain at its usual venues, the China International Exhibition Center and National Agricultural Exhibition Hall in Beijing. The show is

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Nissan (China) seeking Infiniti dealers

The Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. on December 19, 2005 officially began seeking dealer candidates for launching the Infiniti luxury brand into the Chinese market, according to a Nissan news release. The first Infiniti dealerships in China are expected to open by the end of 2007 in major cities including

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Omron opens new base

Omron Corp. opened its new automotive electronic components production and sales base in China, the Omron (Guangzhou) Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. on December 18, 2005 in Guangzhou of Guangdong Province. With a total investment of $16 million and initial staff of 80 people, the new company was scheduled to begin

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FAW-VW to launch Sagitar

FAW-Volkswagen is slated to launch the Sagitar A5 in the first quarter of 2006, sources from Volkswagen China recently told CBU/CAR. The model will be produced on the PQ35 platform and will be available in 1.8L, 1.8T and 2.0T variants with estimated retail prices between ¥200,000 ($25,000) and ¥240,000. It

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Jiangnan launchs Chuanqi seda

The 1.5L Jiangnan Chuanqi (Legend), the first sedan model produced by Jiangnan Automobile Co., Ltd., was officially launched on December 16, 2005. Retail prices for the Economy, Comfort and Luxury variants are ¥49,800 ($6,225), ¥53,800 and ¥57,800 respectively. The model has exterior length, width and height of 4,240, 1,700 and

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