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Auto Guangzhou 2017 recap: SUVs continue to sizzle

Auto Guangzhou 2017, or the 15th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, was held on November 17-26.  The show featured 220,000 square meters of display space and 1,081 vehicles including 47 global debuts, 25 concept vehicles and 132 new energy vehicles. More than 670,000 people visited the show. Following are

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Expected yet unexpected: JAC-Volkswagen tries to explore new JV model with MFV tie-up

Volkswagen Group’s signing of an MOU with JAC on November 27 to explore the possibility of setting up a joint venture for the development and sales of multi-functional vehicles (including but not limited to pickups, MPVs and electric commercial vehicles) less than half a year after the two had officially established

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Natural gas heavy-duty truck production growth “slows” to 372 percent in October

China produced 7,671 natural gas heavy-duty trucks in October 2017, up 372 percent from a year earlier, according to the latest factory production certification data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). While the market is still surging, the production volume was 34 percent off from that of

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Growth tapers off: October heavy-duty truck sales up 32 percent to 92,000 units

October heavy-duty truck sales were up 32 percent from the previous year to 92,000 units, but shrank 9 percent from September, according to the latest data provided by manufacturers, showing signs of growth tapering off after a strong fourth quarter 2016. October numbers reflect two key trends. First, monthly sales

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September heavy-duty truck sales surge 89 percent to 100,000 units

China’s monthly sales of heavy-duty trucks have broken records for four consecutive months after sales topped 100,000 units in September, according to the latest data reported by manufacturers. That follows 97,576, 90,213 and 93,666 units in June, July and August, respectively, which all surpassed the previous monthly highs

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William Li: NIO to launch ES8 in mid-December, industry clearly developing toward smart EVs

TIANJIN – NIO plans to launch its first series production model – the ES8 electric SUV – in mid-December and smart electric vehicles is clearly a development direction for future automobiles and must be software-driven and offer an integrated service experience, according to company founder and chairman William Li. Li

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Heavy-duty truck sales up 89 percent in July: six factors behind the surge

Sales of heavy-duty trucks in the traditional slack season of July surged 89 percent to 94,000 units, continuing surprisingly strong performance so far this year. According to analysis of cvworld.cn, six major reasons are the driving force behind the surge. First, it is the imbalance between demand and supply in

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Natural gas heavy-duty truck output increase more than 6-fold in H1 2017

China sold 584,000 heavy-duty trucks in the first half of 2017, surging 72 percent on a yearly basis. Likewise, production of natural gas heavy-duty trucks continued to outpace industry growth, by far. A total of 8,430 natural gas heavy-duty trucks were produced in June 2017, up 4.9 times from the

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