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BMW, VW will receive early lead in gaining control of Chinese joint ventures

Come 2022, China will officially scrap ownership limits on foreign automakers and the joint-venture agreements those limits require. However, the country has given BMW and Volkswagen an early lead on removing the limits. Both German automakers signed agreements with their joint-venture partners in... read more

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Charging ahead: Volvo wants 50 percent of its cars sold to be electric by 2025

Volvo said Wednesday that it wants half of its cars to be fully electric by 2025, the next step in its plans for a fully electrified future. The Swedish automaker made its... read more April 25, 2018 by


 
Traffic in China

China will scrap ownership limits on foreign automakers by 2022

Since 1994, China has mandated foreign automakers to create joint-ventures with domestic companies to regulate ownership limits. The foreign companies have been limited to no... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
MG X-Motion SUV concept for China

MG teases X-Motion SUV concept for China

MG, the storied British marque known for its tiny sports cars here in the U.S., is now part of China's SAIC. Only sports cars aren't the plan moving forward. MG will show a... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
Mini Electric Concept rendering, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mini plans to build electric vehicles in China

BMW Group, Mini's parent automaker, has signed a letter of intent to initiate a joint venture with China's Great Wall to produce battery-electric Minis in the country... read more February 23, 2018 by


 
Chinese company copies BMW Isetta

Iconic BMW Isetta returns as a Chinese knockoff

Chinese companies have a track record for copying other automakers. Porsches, Hondas, and even tires often have knockoff alter egos in the country. The latest digs deeper... read more February 2, 2018 by


 
Artist’s impression of the Polestar plant under construction in Chengdu, China

Polestar starts construction of plant in China

Polestar, formerly Volvo's in-house tuner, will forge ahead as a standalone brand within Volvo Cars Group. On Monday, the brand announced it broke ground on its first... read more November 20, 2017 by


 
Audi On Demand+ launches in Beijing, China

Audi launches car sharing for high-end customers

Automakers and brands have begun to look outside the traditional ownership model to expand their business opportunities, and one of the more popular areas of expansion... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Cadillac XT5 Hybrid China

Cadillac XT5 mild hybrid launches in China

Cadillac may be branded as an underdog in North America, but in China the luxury division is a big player. In fact, China is Cadillac's top market these days. Combine... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Fusion Energi

Ford exploring potential joint venture with Chinese company to build electric cars

China is the world's number one automotive market, and adding fuel to booming auto sales is the fact that electric cars are expected to grow exponentially. With this in mind... read more August 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Jeep New Compass Trailhawk

Report: China's Great Wall wants to acquire Jeep

A Chinese automaker named after the country's most iconic structure says it wants to own the most quintessentially American of automakers: Jeep. One week ago, a report... read more August 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla in talks with Shanghai to build cars in China

Tesla may be adding another facility beyond its NUMMI California facility and assembly plant in Tillburg, Netherlands. The automaker has confirmed it is working with the... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Jay Leno drives a 1978 Hongqi CA770

Jay Leno hits the road in a vintage Chinese limo

With his massive car collection, Jay Leno isn't quite a member of the proletariat, but he's still not the kind of person who would demand to be driven in a limo, especially... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
2014 Porsche Macan spy shots

2015 Porsche Macan Specs Revealed In Leaked Document?

The 2015 Porsche Macan crossover isn't set to debut until the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, but an online leak has--potentially--revealed some of the juicier details. A Chinese... read more November 11, 2013 by


 
Audi S5 crushed by shipping container

Unbelievable Survival Story Of The Week: Audi S5 Flattened By Shipping Container

You know you're having a bad day when something like this happens. According to Nandu.com (via Shanghaiist) both passengers in this Audi S5 escaped with non-life-threatening... read more November 1, 2013 by


 
Cadillac's XTS sedan, now built in China for the Chinese market - image: GM Corp

Cadillac Building XTS Sedans In China - For The Chinese Market

China is the world’s largest market for automotive sales, and General Motors’ [NYSE:GM] luxury brand, Cadillac, is a well-established player in the Chinese... read more February 26, 2013 by


 
 

 
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