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Sergio Marchionne: Jeep can become legitimate top-tier brand in China, no plans to localize Alfa Romeo and Maserati production

BALOCCO, Italy – Sergio Marchionne believes Jeep can become a legitimate top-tier brand in China but there is no plans to localize production of Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands in the country. The outspoken and outgoing CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV made the comments while responding to financial analysts and

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Five behaviors may violate auto industry anti-monopoly rules

XIAMEN, Fujian – Five behaviors from OEMs and dealers may violate anti-monopoly rules in the auto industry, according to Xu Xinyu, director of No. 2 section of investigation at the Price Supervision Inspection & Anti-Monopoly Bureau under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Xu made the comments at the

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Jack Cheng: Environment, health and safety to reshape industry

Environment, health and safety are three key issues in improving the auto industry, according to Jack Cheng, president of Magneti Marelli China and vice president of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) APAC. “Automobiles impact the environment the most with exhaust gas taking up 20-30 percent of environment pollution,” said Cheng. Traffic

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Jack Cheng: battery technology to see breakthrough in 2-3 years

China is getting more demanding in terms of market order and supervision, said Jack Cheng, vice president of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles APAC. According to Cheng, environmental protection, health and safety are determining the future development of the market. Technologies of battery, electronic control and driveline of electric vehicle are becoming

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GAC and FCA announce major developments in joint venture

GUANGZHOU – China’s Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Co., Ltd. (GAC) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) announced a preliminary agreement on November 19 that they would expand cooperation and further strengthen the GAC-Fiat joint venture, according to a company news release. GAC and FCA have agreed to produce a Chrysler

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VW China’s 30 years of accomplishments: localization and self-defamatio

Although Volkswagen’s arrival in China in 1984 was a landmark event for the automobile industry, Shanghai-Volkswagen’s recent 30th anniversary celebration seemed quite low-key. Participants came from Volkswagen headquarters in Germany and were joined by top executives from SAIC and Shanghai-Volkswagen. But no government officials were present and there were only

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Guangdong Hongtu provides die casting to Tesla

ZHAOQING, Guangdong – Guangdong Hongtu Technology (Holdings) Co., Ltd. (Guangdong Hongtu) announced that it has won a contract from U.S. electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, to provide die casting, according to a report on Gasgoo.com. As the largest precision aluminum alloy die casting company in South China, the company is

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