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New car quality of Chinese domestic brands improves

New car quality of Chinese domestic brands improved significantly in 2013, narrowing the gap with international brands, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2013 China Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) released on October 31. The score of new car quality is determined by problems reported per 100 vehicles (PP100), with

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SAIC to invest £¤6 billion in three advanced technologies

SHANGHAI – SAIC plans to invest ¥6 billion ($983.4 million) in three advanced technologies including new energies, telematics and vehicle weight reduction, said Ling Tianjun, chief engineer of SAIC, reported auto.qq.com. SAIC’s seven energy-saving models will be displayed at the upcoming 2013 China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, including the

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Over 1.88 million vehicles recalled in China through October

BEIJING – China recalled a total of 1,881,577 vehicles in the first 10 months this year through 66 recalls which were announced by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), reported auto.chinanews.com. These recalled vehicles involved 31 brands from 20 automakers. Honda ranked No. 1 with 408,069

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GAC-Fiat to build second plant in Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU – GAC-Fiat will build its second manufacturing plant in Guangzhou with a total of investment of over ¥4.7 billion ($771.27 million), reported Gasgoo.com citing information from Guangzhou Environmental Protection Bureau recently. The plant will start production in 2016 with annual output capacity of 160,000 vehicles. Four product lineups including

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