The drive to go electric

2011-08-10 11:32:37

To combat energy shortages and offer an opportunity for Chinese automakers to catch up with the global giants, the government has invested heavily in promoting "green" cars.

Chinese automakers hunt for sweet spot in Brazilian market

2011-08-09 10:53:12

Chinese automakers are keen to raise their presence in emerging markets especially in Brazil through the establishment of manufacturing facilities, after gaining a foothold in the vehicle export market.

Passenger car sales hit speed bump in July

2011-08-09 09:20:59

In July, China's automobile industry reported the lowest sales for passenger vehicles for 12 months, excluding the short month of February.

Vehicle sales on road to recovery

2011-07-08 09:08:03

Passenger vehicle sales are well on the road to recovery, after stalling in April and May, with 5.3 percent year-on-year growth in the first six months of 2011.

French automakers find success in China

2011-08-04 09:39:18

French automakers are witnessing initial success in tapping into the Chinese market after adjusting their branding strategies and improving their understanding of the market.

Geely to invest $2b in Indonesia

2011-08-03 13:29:31

China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd plans to invest $2 billion in Indonesia to tap strong consumer demand for cars in Southeast Asia's largest economy, Reuter reported on Wednesday, citing a newspaper.

Racing for pole position on the 'green' vehicle front

2011-08-01 11:37:04

Countries across the globe have been seeking effective ways to reduce carbon dioxide through legislation and international binding protocols, notably in the automotive sector.

China helps US automakers on the road to recovery

2011-07-28 14:18:24

China's booming automobile market over the past two years has not only led it to overtake the United States as the world's biggest, it has also enabled US car makers to weather stagnant domestic sales caused by the financial crisis.

Nissan-Dongfeng to invest 50b yuan

2011-07-27 09:32:02

Nissan's joint venture with Dongfeng Motor plans to invest 50 billion yuan and double its annual sales over the next five years.

Chinese automakers seek global growth

2011-07-25 16:13:07

At the eighth China Changchun International Automotive Expo held last week in northeast China's Jilin province, prospective carbuyers seemed to be more interested in checking out foreign luxury cars than they were in looking at the domestic models provided by companies like Great Wall Motor.

Overseas markets now power Lifan motorcycles

2011-07-25 14:59:50

With today's uncertainty in China's motorcycle industry, it seems Chongqing Lifan Holdings Co Ltd made the right moves when it began expansion overseas in 1998.

Chinese automakers need new export model

2011-07-21 09:28:12

China's auto makers should switch to exporting technology and capital rather than vehicles to get into foreign markets, according to a senior Chinese industry figure.