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Porsche Panamera makes world debut at Shanghai Auto Show

Porsche today unveiled its new Panamera grand tourer at the Shanghai Auto Show, ahead of its official European sales launch scheduled for September. The car will arrive in U.S. showrooms just one month later, although only the V8 variants will be offer initially. These include the naturally... read more

April 19, 2009 by 
 
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Report: Chinese government gives Chery Auto approval for Volvo acquisition

Ford is having trouble offloading its failing Volvo subsidiary but the company is determined to sell it and has already started approaching potential buyers in spite of the... read more March 7, 2009 by 


 
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Daimler wants focus on vehicle interiors, creates new ‘center of excellence’

There’s no award for recognizing that the current quality and design of vehicle interiors for luxury brands like Mercedes Benz and BMW, traditional stalwarts of the... read more March 6, 2009 by 


 
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China's carbon emissions jump 80% in just three years

Beijing's efforts to cut its local pollution for the Olympics aside, China has shown little interest in cutting back its output of carbon into the atmosphere. Even with... read more March 5, 2009 by 


 
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Chrysler assets could be sold to Chinese carmaker

There is mounting speculation that ailing Detroit carmaker Chrysler may not be able to survive as a standalone firm. Negotiators in Detroit are working furiously to secure a... read more February 24, 2009 by 


 
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Report: Chery considering bid for Volvo

America's car-market troubles are well-known and much belabored of late, but China's automotive industry isn't facing such a dire situation. In January, China's total car... read more February 13, 2009 by 


 
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China outpaces U.S. in January cars sales

The phenomenally weak market in the U.S. is setting record lows on a regular basis, and today is no exception: China has surpassed the U.S. in total car sales for the month... read more February 4, 2009 by 


 
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BYD confirms 2011 U.S. launch for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have vehicles on sale in the U.S. within two years, with similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a step closer to... read more January 13, 2009 by 


 
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BYD to present world’s first mass-produced plug-in hybrid vehicle in Detroit

Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have plug-in hybrid vehicles on sale in the U.S. within two years, with similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a... read more January 9, 2009 by 


 
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Daimler on verge of settling Smart ForTwo clone car suit in Europe

For more than a year now, Mercedes' parent company Daimler has pursued a copyright infringement case against Chinese carmaker Shuanghuan for its Bubble, a blatant knock-off... read more January 5, 2009 by 


 
China's BYD to sell plug-in hybrid in U.S. by 2010

BYD plug-in hybrids delayed in non-Chinese markets until 2011

Chinese carmaker BYD has pushed back the expected release date for its plug-in hybrid vehicles destined for non-Chinese markets. The company’s chairman, Wang Chuanfu... read more December 25, 2008 by 


 
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WTO denies China's appeal on car part tariffs ruling

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has confirmed a ruling against China’s import tariffs on car parts in response to complaints from the U.S., Europe and Canada. By... read more December 16, 2008 by 


 
China's BYD to sell plug-in hybrid in U.S. by 2010

China’s BYD first to market with mass-produced plug-in hybrid

Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have plug-in hybrid vehicles on sale in the U.S. within two years, with similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a... read more December 16, 2008 by 


 
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Ford refuses to comment on talks with Chinese firms over Volvo sale

Earlier this week reports emerged that Ford was in talks with Chinese carmakers Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) and Changan Auto over a potential sale of... read more December 10, 2008 by 


 
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Chrysler and Chery ‘mutually agree’ to end alliance

The deal between Chrysler and Chery to build small cars for the North American market has been anything but smooth sailing, with numerous delays and obstacles causing both... read more December 8, 2008 by 


 
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Volvo lays off 2,700 workers, in sale talks with China's SAIC

Labor negotiations between Volvo and Sweden's auto worker union have come to a close today, resulting in the termination of 2,721 emloyees, the vast majority of which are... read more December 8, 2008 by 


 
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