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. Currently, the Mini plant in Oxford, England, is set to produce an electric Mini in 2019. The German automaker said production... read more

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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 (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

2012 Fisker Karma

Chinese Automakers Geely And Dongfeng Competing For Stake In Fisker

Struggling extended-range electric automaker Fisker had a difficult year in 2012. Shortly after its Karma sedan hit the market, it was plagued by a series of recalls for... read more February 18, 2013 by

Daimler's Dr. Dieter Zetsche and BAIC's Xu Heyi shake hands on a new joint venture - image: Daimler

Daimler Buys Into China's BAIC

The relationship between Mercedes’ parent Daimler and China’s Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) isn’t a new one. Beijing Benz Automotive Company (BBAC) has... read more February 1, 2013 by

A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

Chinese Firm Buys Fisker Battery Supplier A123 Systems

When lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 systems declared bankruptcy last October, the move left Fisker Automotive without a battery supplier for its Karma plug-in hybrid... read more January 29, 2013 by

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche with the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe in China

China State Fund Seeks Stake In Daimler: Report

Chinese sovereign-wealth fund China Investment Corp. is reportedly seeking a stake in German auto giant Daimler, the parent of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands. The... read more January 7, 2013 by

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Full Jeep Lineup May Be Manufactured In China

As it looks to counter the effects of declining European sales, Fiat is turning an eye towards China. Still viewed as the world’s largest automotive market, Fiat thinks... read more October 22, 2012 by

2013 Lexus ES 350

Lexus Cuts Production Over China Tensions: Report

Just last week we told you about increasing anti-Japanese sentiment in China, prompted by a territorial dispute over a series of uninhabited islands (this time). The Chinese... read more September 26, 2012 by

China and Cars

Japanese Automakers Face Off With China

If you know your world history, you know that China and Japan have a long history of not getting along well with one another. While relations between the two have generally... read more September 20, 2012 by


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