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Brilliance BS6 fails the ADAC crash test

The Brilliance BS6 made by Brilliance Jinbei received a one-star rating in the latest crash test conducted by ADAC, a German automobile club, according to ADAC's website. The largest automobile club in Europe released the crash results on June 21 by saying that "BS6: a car with which China wanted to conquer Europe's automobile market

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The challenge for Chinese cars

The failure of the Brilliance Zhonghua BS6 sedan in the crash test conducted last week by the German Automobile Club, ADAC, should be a wake-up call for Chinese carmakers that have been trying to move into developed markets such as Germany and the U.S.  Granted that the ADAC crash test

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Chang’an-Ford-Mazda “recalls” Ford Fiesta

CHONGQING – Chang'an-Ford-Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd. (CFMA) launched a "special service event"on June 18 for its Ford Fiesta, in effect recalling the model, after consumer complaints surfaced earlier this year about the vehicle's problematic water temperature sensor and ignition coil. In a notice sent to the Defective Product Administration Center under the State

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Vitz and Vela prices cut by as much as ¥5,000

TIANJIN – Tianjin-FAW-Xiali Automobile Co., Ltd. announced on June 15 an across-the-board price cut on its Vitz and Vela compact models.  Price cuts ranged from ¥3,000 to ¥5,000 ($390-$650) for six different model variants (see table below).  Comparison of Vitz and Vela prices before and after price cutModelVariantNew PriceOld PriceDifferenceVitz1.3L

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Volkswagen Edcuation Foundation established at Tongji University

SHANGHAI – The Volkswagen Education Foundation was established on June 20 at Tongji University. The Foundation, jointly run by Volkswagen Group China and Shanghai-Volkswagen, will offer ¥2 million ($25,974) over the next three years to support financially unprivileged first-year, fourth or fifth-year students at the University.  Volkswagen Group China and Shanghai-Volkswagen will introduce further funds to support

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Shanghai brand fuel cell cars handed over to SAIC Group

SHANGHAI – Three Shanghai brand fuel cell car prototypes, jointly developed by Shanghai Fuel Cell Vehicle Powertrain Co., Ltd., Tongji University and Shanghai Automotive Industry (Group) Corp. (SAIC), were handed over to SAIC's Fuel Cell Vehicle Division on June 9. They will go through the next stages of engineering development and

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