Great Wall Motor

  • Mini Electric Concept rendering, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    The BMW Group is in the requirements phase for its next-generation Mini family and options on the table reportedly include building the cars in China on a platform shared with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor. Bloomberg last October reported that BMW was in talks with Great Wall over plans to establish a joint venture to produce Minis in China. And last week Automobile reported that there will be a shared platform, too. Apparently BMW going it alone on a next-gen Mini family would simply prove too expensive. Automobile reports that BMW first sought Toyota as a potential partner, as the two...

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    Your next Mini could come from China

    Your next Mini could be sourced from a plant in China if a report from Bloomberg proves accurate. Mini’s BMW Group parent is allegedly in talks with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor over a deal to start Mini production in China, for local sale as well as export. The majority of Minis are...

  • 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 claimed an unnamed Chinese automaker had placed a bid to buyout Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, a move that would fulfill CEO Sergio...

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    Saab Future Still Hazy After Hawtai China Deal Crumbles

    Saab began this week with a bright future and what looked like a new deal that would bring it some stability and financial security, but by the end of the week the ailing Swedish automaker seems on even shakier ground than before. Yesterday, a deal with China's Hawtai Motor Group collapsed; the...

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    Chrysler ends talks with China’s Great Wall Motors

    Partnerships between American and Chinese carmakers are nothing new, but only in the recent past has there been talk of Chinese-manufactured cars being imported into North America. Chrysler is one of the most determined American carmakers seeking to launch a Chinese-manufactured car in the U.S...

  • Fiat may sue China’s Great Wall Motor over copycat
    Fiat may sue China’s Great Wall Motor over copycat

    Fiat is considering legal action against Great Wall Motors over the new Peri minicar, which has door structures that look almost exactly the same as those on Fiat’s Panda. Any carmaker will tell you that doors are one of the most expensive parts of a car to produce, so any copying could save...

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