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Benteler and FAWAY establish JV in Tianjin to produce chassis components

TIANJIN – Benteler Automotive and FAWAY Automotive Components Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of FAW Group, signed a contract on June 4 here to establish a new joint venture to produce press, hot forming and aluminum parts as well as chassis systems. FAWAY Benteler Automotive Components (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. will help

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Qingdao facility part of three new factories Volkswagen to open in China to strengthen SUV offensive and e-mobility

QINGDAO, Shandong – FAW-Volkswagen opened its new production facility in Qingdao, Shandong Province on May 28 and began production of the all new Bora based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform. The Qingdao plant is one of the three new facilities the joint venture will have opened before the end of Q3 2018,

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Audi and FAW sign MOUs to create new sales and mobility services companies in China

GENEVA – Audi’s planned two-partner strategy in China took another step forward on March 7 when it and partner FAW Group signed memoranda of understanding here on the sidelines of the Geneva Motor Show for the creation of two new companies for sales as well as mobility and digital services. The

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Audi to produce seven new SUVs in China by 2022, cooperation with SAIC Motor taking shape

INGOLSTADT – Audi plans to launch 10 new SUVs in the Chinese market by 2022, seven of those will be locally-produced at FAW-Volkswagen and four will be all-electric, according to Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. Stadler made the announcement at the luxury brand’s annual press conference held at its Ingolstadt headquarters on

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China’s premium car market in 2017: Sales top 2.57 million units, some dealers earn more than £¤100 million

Who was the winner? It depends In December 2017, 12 premium car brands sold 247,375 vehicles in China, up 23.4 percent year-on-year and 4 percent more than the previous month. Total sales for 2017 were 2,574,689 units, up 18.4 percent. In 2018, the premium car market is expected to continue

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Volkswagen Group China and its JVs to export vehicles to Southeast Asian markets

BEIJING – Volkswagen Group China said in a statement on January 12 that it and its Chinese joint ventures – SAIC-Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen – have developed a plan to expand into exports initially targeting Southeast Asian markets, with the pilot shipment to be made to the Philippines in January 2018.

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Michael-Julius Renz appointed new CEO of Audi Sport GmbH

INGOLSTADT/NECKARSULM, Germany – Audi said in a statement in December that Michael-Julius Renz, currently president of FAW-Volkswagen Audi Sales Division, has been appointed the new CEO of Audi Sport GmbH effective March 1, 2018. Renz replaces Stephan Winkelmann, who has become president of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. in Molsheim, France since

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Dong Fang appointed PR Director of FAW-Volkswagen Audi Sales Division

CHANGCHUN, Jilin – Dong Fang, former director of Digital Marketing Department at FAW-Volkswagen’s Audi Sales Division, was appointed PR Director of the Division succeeding Liang Liang on November 28, according to a corporate announcement. Dong has worked at FAW-Volkswagen’s Audi Sales Division for many years and has been director of

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BMW launches ReachNow car sharing service in Chengdu in partnership with EVCARD

CHENGDU – BMW Group officially launched its ReachNow station-based car sharing service in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on December 1, putting 100 units of the pure electric BMW i3 into operation. The German automaker becomes the third German luxury brand to launch car sharing services in China,

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