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Perceptual quality will be next battleground

BEIJING – Perceptual quality will be the next battleground for carmakers, according to Renee Stephens, vice president of U.S. Auto Quality at J.D. Power. Stephens made the comments at the 3rd Sino-Korean Auto Industry Development Forum held on Beijing on November 17. The event, with a theme of “Analysis of

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Dongfeng removes president because of graft probe

WUHAN, Hubei – Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. said in a statement on November 25 that it had removed Zhu Fushou from the position of president and authorized representative effective immediately. Li Shaozhu, an executive director, has been appointed authorized representative to succeed Zhu. Zhu Yanfeng, chairman of Dongfeng, will

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Report: China’s used car e-commerce has entered into a “2.0” era

BEIJING – China’s used car e-commerce has entered into a so-called “2.0” era, according to a report released by market research firm TNS Sinotrust on November 27. The report, titled Research on China’s Used-Car E-Commerce Development, concludes that thanks to the influence of “Internet+” over the last couple of years,

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Electric special-purpose vehicle a new growth point

BEIJING – The Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau released the exposure draft of the Beijing-VI emissions standards recently, including three standards for light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles and heavy-duty engines. The standards, also known as the strictest emissions standards ever, will be implemented starting from December 1, 2017. The Beijing-VI standards for

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Beijing to enforce strictest ever emissions standards in 2017

BEIJING – The Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau released the exposure draft of the Beijing-VI emissions standards recently, including three standards for light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles and heavy-duty engines. The standards, also known as the strictest emissions standards ever, will be implemented starting from December 1, 2017. The Beijing-VI standards for

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Magna and Chongqing Hongli Zhixin form seating JV

SHANGHAI – Magna International (Hong Kong) Inc. and Chongqing Hongli Zhixin Automotive Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced on November 25 to form a 50:50 joint venture to supply complete seating systems and seating components to Chang’an-Ford and other customers in China, according to a Magna news release. Named as Hongli

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VW remarks not enough to safeguard its China market

Equity increase delay – what does FAW say? During the Guangzhou Auto Show, both Volkswagen China CEO Jochem Heizmann and executive vice president Weiming Soh revealed that Volkswagen would postpone the planned stake increase in the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture for two to three years. Little interpretation about their statement has

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Thierry Poirat appointed general manager of DS brand

SHENZHEN – Thierry Poirat has been appointed general manager of the DS brand at Chang’an-PSA Automobiles (CAPSA) effective December 1, 2015, according to a company news release on November 24. Poirat succeeds Robert Chan, who is taking a new assignment as PSA Cadres Dirigeants. With an engineer degree at ENSAM,

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