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Yasuhide Mizuno: Honda to launch China-only EV in 2018

TIANJIN – Honda plans to launch its first electric vehicle dedicated exclusively for the Chinese market in 2018, according to Yasuhide Mizuno, operating officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and COO for Regional Operations (China), and president of Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Mizuno made the announcement during a

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Honda recalls vehicles in China over faulty airbags

Honda’s two joint ventures with Chinese partners GAC-Honda and Dongfeng-Honda announced plans to recall vehicles over faulty airbags on December 16, according to a statement on the website of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). GAC-Honda, a joint venture between Honda and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.,

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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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Zhu Fushou: mild growth in the next decade

Zhu Fushou, president of Dongfeng Motor Corp. (DFM), discussed future prospects of China’s auto market, the company’s cooperation with multinational automakers and its efforts in building independent brands during an interview with Cheng Yuan, a veteran automotive journalist. DFM is China’s 2nd largest state-owned automaker directly administered by the central

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China’s locally produced SUV sales up 27.9 percent in March

BEIJING – China’s locally produced SUV sales in March 2014 increased 27.9 percent on a yearly basis to 269,958 units, according to CBU-Autostats. Combined sales of the top 10 models were 131,667 units, accounting for 48.7 percent of the total sales. In the first three months, cumulative sales of locally

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China’s locally produced SUV sales up 42.3 percent in February

BEIJING – China’s locally produced SUV sales in February 2014 increased 42.3 percent on a yearly basis to 199,292 units, according to CBU-Autostats. Combined sales of the top 10 models were 101,529 units, accounting for 50.9 percent of the total sales. In the first two months, cumulative sales of locally

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