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Chery's Riich G6

Chery gets literal, launches two new sub-brands in China: Riich and Rely

The American car industry as a whole may be under fire for its current situation, but there's always a bright side. Like Arkansans are fond of saying, "thank God for Mississippi" when it comes to state-by-state rankings, Detroit no doubt finds similar relief in the misadventures of Chinese... read more

March 20, 2009 by 
 
Chrysler Auburn Hills headquarters

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 


 
Chery's Easter Cross wagon

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 


 
byd f3dm 003

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 


 
BYD F3DM plug-in hybrid

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 


 
BYD F3DM plug-in hybrid vehicle

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 


 
Shuanghuan's Bubble at the 2007 Bologna Motor Show

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 


 
Engine parts

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 


 
Volvo grille

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 


 
2006 Dodge Hornet Concept

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 


 
Volvo grille

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 


 
VW Scirocco Cup race car

Volkswagen Scirocco Cup race car revealed in China

As U.S. and European car sales plummet, developing brand recognition and loyalty in the so-called developing markets of China, South America and Russia is becoming more and... read more December 4, 2008 by 


 
Michelin Active Wheel

Michelin partners with China’s MGL to produce Active Wheel powertrains

Tire manufacturing giant Michelin is partnering with China's CITIC Guon Mengguli Corporation (MGL) to develop a new-generation electric powertrain systems based on its Active... read more December 1, 2008 by 


 
Bentley Continental GT

China expected to overtake U.S. for Bentley sales by 2012

Coming off record sales of 10,014 vehicles last year, Bentley's performance in 2008 hasn’t been going so well, with the current economic crisis starting to take its... read more November 24, 2008 by 


 
 

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