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BAIC Group eyes independent brand breakthrough with establishment of BAIC Motor

- by Alfred Tian & Lei Xing BEIJING - Beijing Automotive Industry (Holding) Corp. (BAIC), announced on September 28 the establishment of BAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. (BAIC Motor), a new company that will pool together assets from several of BAIC's subsidiaries to focus exclusively on independent brand passenger vehicles, and

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Chinese bus and truck makers showcase vehicles in Hannover

HANNOVER - Four Chinese busmakers and one truckmaker exhibited their vehicles at the 63rd IAA Commercial Vehicles show, the world's largest biennial commercial vehicle trade event in Hannover, on September 21-30. Participating Chinese OEMs were King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. (King Long) from Xiamen, Fujian Province; Yutong Group

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CFMA to build second engine plant in Chongqing

CHONGQING - Chang'an-Ford-Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd. (CFMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on September 25 with the Chongqing municipal government to build a new engine plant in the city. The $500 million investment will be put forth entirely by CFMA and will be located in Chongqing's New North Zone. Construction

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Chinese busmakers take on EU market

While Chinese local carmakers are still struggling in homologating their cars and meeting whole-vehicle type approval in order to sell in the EU, Chinese busmakers have achieved initial success in breaking into the EU market. Two Chinese busmakers, King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. (King Long) and Youngman Automobile

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ZF signs agreements with DFCV and Beiben in Hannover

HANNOVER, Germany - ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) signed separate agreements with two Chinese truck OEMs, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Company (DFCV) and Baotou Beiben Truck (Beiben) in Hannover, during the IAA 2010, for further development in the Chinese market. The agreement with DFCV was signed on September 24 by Huang Gang,

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