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Why Suzuki is pulling out of China

The doors of China’s automobile manufacturing sector are wide open. But the path through it will be a two-way street. With its announcement on June 15 that it has transferred all 46 percent of its equity in Changhe-Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd. to Chinese partner Changhe Automobile, Suzuki Group has likely begun a

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Scania firing on all cylinders to speed up growth in China, seriously looking into local production

BEIJING –The Next Truck Generation from Scania officially debuted on the Chinese market on April 24, just 20 months after its global debut in August 2016, and on the heels of the official announcement from China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) a week earlier that foreign ownership restrictions on

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GM speeds up electrification pace in China, 20 NEVs planned by 2023, electric km driven to hit 100 million by Q3

Matt Tsien (left) and chief engineer of GM China Electrification Jennifer Goforth SHANGHAI – General Motors plans to introduce a total of 20 new energy vehicles in China by 2023, most of them locally-produced, and expects its existing NEVs on the roads to log more than 100 million pure electric kilometers

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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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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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Speed is key: HELLA working with Chinese Enterprises to be faster in China

BEIJING – Lighting and electronics expert HELLA is working with a number of Chinese startup companies combining HELLA’s know-how and their good ideas into products to meet fast changing demand in the Chinese market driven by electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving, according to Mr. Frank Petznick, Executive Vice President of

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BMW Brilliance’s new high-voltage battery plant to supply batteries for upcoming iX3

SHENYANG, Liaoning – BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) broke ground on May 28 for Phase II expansion of its high-voltage battery center, just seven months after Phase I opened. At the “High-Voltage Battery Center Phase II,” BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for

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Delphi Technologies sees gasoline, diesel and electrification systems driving China growth, says CEO Butterworth

SHANGHAI – Delphi Technologies sees three major product systems categories driving its growth in China: gasoline, diesel and electrification, according to CEO Liam Butterworth. Butterworth made the comments at the company’s media roundtable held in Shanghai on March 13. “While we don’t disclose numbers for China, three major products capture

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China must consider consumer acceptance, sustainability and enjoyable mobility over fuel ban

TIANJIN – Banning traditional fossil fuel vehicles maybe the long-term trend in various countries including China but issues such as consumer acceptance, sustainability and enjoyable mobility must be considered when deciding on a timeline to do so, according to Young-Ho Lee, CEO of GETRAG Asia Pacific, Magna Powertrain. Lee made

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Mary Barra: GM to launch 10 NEVs in China by 2020 and nearly electrify three global brands there by 2025

SHANGHAI – General Motors plans to launch at least 10 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China by 2020, and nearly electrify all models from GM’s three global brands in China – Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet – by 2025, according to Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors. Barra made

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