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Despite no-shows, Auto China 2018 still shows key trends in HDT industry

As several features of this week’s issue point out, the number of heavy-duty truck manufacturers participating at this year’s Auto China 2018 in April reached a historical low: four. Just eight heavy-duty trucks were displayed by Foton-Daimler, SAIC-IVECO-Hongyan, Beiben and JMC Heavy-Duty. Together with just one other commercial vehicle manufacturer (Changjiang,

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Roundup of heavy-duty truck engines at Auto China 2018: China 6 engines dominate, max horsepower reaches 560

Not that many commercial vehicle manufacturers exhibited at Auto China 2018 this year, and even those that were there did not exhibit as great a variety of products as expected. In fact the number of commercial vehicles on display might have been the smallest in the history of the Beijing

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Internal combustion engine sales up 4.11 percent in 2017 to 56.45 million units

BEIJING – China sold more than 56.45 million internal combustion engines (ICE) in 2017, up 4.11 percent, according to data released by China Internal Combustion Engine Industry Association (CICEIA) on January 30. Diesel engine sales grew faster than gasoline engine sales but gasoline engines still accounted for the bulk of

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Key policies and regulations for the commercial vehicle industry in 2018

The commercial vehicle industry drove China’s auto market in 2017 thanks to a slew of policies, non-bigger than the GB1589-2016 standards on dimensions and loading as well as the new China 5 emissions standards. What are key laws and regulations that are already in place or are on the horizon

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Jaguar Land Rover opens engine plant in China

CHANGSHU, Jiangsu – Jaguar Land Rover opened its Chinese engine plant here on July 21 as part of its ¥10.9 billion joint venture with Chery. The state-of-the-art facility is British carmaker’s only engine plant outside Britain and will manufacture the all-new Ingenium 2.0L four-cylinder petrol engine for future Chery Jaguar

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