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Automakers’ EV plans will challenge early pioneers

PARIS -- Electric-car pioneers are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts dominate the Paris auto show. Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal and falling battery costs have persuaded executives and investors that battery-powered cars are ready to go mainstream. The flurry of unveilings signals a threat to pioneers of

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BMW cooperates with Autonavi to develop next generation telematics

BEIJING – BMW has reached a cooperation agreement with Autonavi to develop the next generation of telematics, according to recent media reports. The in-car infotainment system to be jointly developed by the two parties will be first applied to imported BMW 7 Series, 5 Series and X5 models which will hit

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Following the NL-3, Emgrand GS and Vision SUV, Geely’s product offensive continues with Emgrand GL

Geely’s latest model, the Emgrand GL, was launched on September 20. With a wheelbase of 2,700 mm that is 50 mm longer than the previous generation Emgrand and same as that of the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, Emgrand GL will be available in 1.3T and 1.8L versions

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ZX Auto releases pre-sale pricing for Terralord flagship pickup

BAODING, Hebei – Zhongxing Automobile Co., Ltd. (ZX Auto) announced on September 19 that its Terralord flagship pickup, what it claims as China’s first high-end pickup, will be priced from ¥120,000-¥170,000 ($18,462-$26,154). The model will officially hit the market in October and will be positioned at the top of the

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China factor in Hannover

The 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles, the world’s largest commercial vehicle show, concluded today after a seven-day run. While traditional European truck and bus makers as well as suppliers dominated the headlines, China was again a significant factor. In fact, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), which organizes the biennial

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