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Scania’s secret to being on top in China: selling TOE rather than just trucks

Whether it was the lower fuel consumption, faster speeds, or higher ton-km per liter, the vehicle operational data revealed by Mats Harborn on Scania’s trucks running in China compared with global averages were quite stunning given that China is not yet so efficient when it comes to transport logistics. In

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Geely moves into commercial vehicles: right timing or wrong bet?

Geely launched its new commercial vehicle brand Yuancheng Auto on October 26 in a year that featured huge overcapacity in the heavy-duty truck, light truck as well as passenger vehicle markets. Some believe Geely’s entry into the commercial vehicle sector could become a drag on Geely’s passenger vehicle business

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Head of Qoros says brand to stand on its own – but will it all arrive in time? (II)

It was a shining moment for Qoros Automotive when the Qoros 3 made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 before officially hitting the Chinese market later that year. But that aura has not translated to sales. Despite selling 14,000 vehicles in 2015 that represented a 170

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Head of Qoros says brand to stand on its own – but will it all arrive in time? (I)

It was a shining moment for Qoros Automotive when the Qoros 3 made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 before officially hitting the Chinese market later that year. But that aura has not translated to sales. Despite selling 14,000 vehicles in 2015 that represented a 170

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Together with partner Foton, Daimler looks to expand truck business in China

HANNOVER, Germany – The fact that the Auman 430 EST super truck from Daimler’s joint venture with Foton was the only Chinese truck on display at the entire IAA Commercial Vehicles in September and part of the “Trucks and Buses for the World” showcase at Daimler’s stand reflects the importance

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Executives and officials discuss state of industry at Tianjin forum

The annual International Forum (TEDA) on China Automotive Industry Development, with a theme of “Responsibility and the Future,” was held in Tianjin on September 6-8. Around 700 automotive executives, government and industry association officials and the media came together to discuss topics including new energy vehicles, automobile export, safety, pollution

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