March 2018 - Global News
Nissan is launching a new body-on-frame SUV for China and other Asian countries this Spring, which uses the chassis of the Navara small pickup truck.
Tags: Nissan, China, Compact SUVs
Renault is looking to boost sales in China via services it established through a partnership with a Chinese e-commerce company, a country that the automaker is counting on for continued growth.
Tags: China, Renault, Global
February 2018 - Global News
Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to a report in Bloomberg.
Tags: China, Investment, Daimler, Geely, Global
Chinese ride-hailer Didi Chuxing is in the early talks with 12 automakers, including the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and Ford Motor Co., to set up an electric-vehicle autonomous ride-sharing service in China, reports Engadget.
Tags: Renault-Nissan Alliance, Global, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride-Sharing, China
February 2018 - Industry News
Hyundai unveiled its Nexo next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle with higher-level autonomy that should deliver a range of 609 kilometers (378 miles) and will initially be sold in South Korea, the company announced.
Tags: Hyundai, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, South Korea, Global
The service will initially offer 40 vehicle options to customers.
Tags: Carsharing, General Motors, Mobile App, Maven
General Motors will close one of its four South Korea factories by the end of May as part of a restructuring of its operations in the country to make its business more profitable.
Tags: General Motors, South Korea, Assembly Plants
The collaboration is intended to build a low-cost database of drivable paths for autonomous vehicles.
Tags: Mapping, Mobileye, Autonomous Vehicles, China
General Motors will produce 15 new or refreshed vehicles in the Chinese market this year, according to Reuters.
Tags: China, General Motors, Global
Jason Luo, Ford China's chairman and CEO, has stepped down from his position with the automaker citing personal reasons
Tags: China, Ford, Global
January 2018 - Global News
Groupe Renault is partnering with Brilliance China Automotive to manufacture and sell light commercial vehicles, and will operate under the name Renault-Brilliance-Jinbei Automotive Co. Ltd.
Tags: China, Renault, Light Commercial Vehicle, Global, Electric Vehicles
Renault will break into the Pakistan market following an agreement with a United Arab Emirates Conglomerate group to produce and release vehicles in the country.
Tags: Renault, Global, Pakistan
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement with Tata Motors to have their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family meet the Indian Government’s new emission standards.
Tags: India, Global, Westport
December 2017 - Global News
A $3.3 billion deal will give China's Geely Holding, which already owns the Volvo Automobile Group, an 8.2% stake in Volvo Trucks.
Tags: Volvo, China, Volvo Trucks North America, Geely, Private Equity
Westport Fuel Systems will provide its high pressure direct injection technology, designed to enable heavy-duty trucks to operate on natural gas, to the Chinese market.
Tags: China, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Global, Westport
Daimler has named Hartmut Schick as the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia where he will oversee operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation and the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.
Tags: India, Japan, Daimler, New Hire, Daimler Trucks, Global, People
Chinese Automaker Nio launched the Nio ES8, a battery-electric SUV more affordable than the Tesla Model X in a country that plans to end the sale of fossil-fuel powered vehicles.
Tags: China, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Tesla Model X
Global Cadillac sales rose 18.5% year-to-date in November 2017 lead by sales in China, maintaining an 18-month run of consecutive growth.
Tags: Cadillac, China, General Motors, Global
Toyota Kirloskar Motor, the manufacturer and seller of Toyota cars in India, is increasing the price of its entire portfolio by 3% starting this January.
Tags: Toyota, India, Global
Ford and Alibaba Group established a joint effort to identify ways to redefine consumer retail experiences and explore solutions for sustainable mobility in China and around the world.
December 2017 - Industry News
In partnership with EVCARD electric carsharing company, the BMW Group launched its carsharing service in Chengdu, China.
Tags: China, Carsharing, ReachNow, BMW Group
Among the new vehicles, eight are expected to be all-new SUVs, while the Zotye-Ford joint venture is expecting to launch a new range of affordable electric vehicles under a new brand.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China, Ford, SUVs, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
November 2017 - Global News
SAIC-GM-Wuling unveiled the Baojun 530 to the Chinese market, which has seen a growing demand SUVs and crossover.
Tags: China, General Motors, SAIC, Global, Compact SUVs
General Motors China said it will meet production quotas for new energy vehicles (NEVs) designed to meet government mandated green car sales targets aimed at reducing pollution.
Tags: China, General Motors, SAIC, Global
Toyota will produce EVs in China and India beginning in 2020 as the automaker returns its attention to EVs after focusing heavily on hydrogen and hybrid vehicles for the last few years.
Tags: Toyota, India, Suzuki, China, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Zotye Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., a new 50/50 joint venture, will offer a range of battery-electric vehicles for consumers in China under a new indigenous brand, Ford announced.
Tags: Ford, Joint Venture, China, Battery-Electric Vehicles
China’s JAC Motors recently launched a JAC Electric Trucks operation.
Tags: China, Global, Electric Vehicles
October 2017 - Global News
UPS upped its investment in the Chinese market by enhancing its services in 20 cities in the country to better serve the manufacturers and exporters that will be powering the region's growth.
Tags: UPS, China, Global
China’s Foton Motor and Cummins have signed a memorandum of cooperation around the launch of the second stage of the China Super Truck program.
Tags: Global, China, Cummins, Foton Motor
October 2017 - Cover Story
The new-vehicle market has been up and down for the 2017 calendar-year, but demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles continues to remain strong. The sales forecast is that the growth rate for 2017 will be lower than prior years.
Tags: China, General Motors, State of Fleet Market Report
GM’s sales in China rose 6.6% to 366,305 units in September compared to the same time in 2016, and were driven by strong SUV sales for its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Baojun brands.
Volvo’s Polestar performance unit unveiled its first production unit in Shangai, an electric-hybrid vehicle that offers 600 hp
Tags: Volvo, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China, Global
Renault India only has three vehicles in its lineup, the Kwid, Duster, and Lodgy. The group plans on releasing the Captur later this month.
Tags: India, Renault, Global, Discontinued Vehicles
Ford Motor Co.'s new leader wants to shift investment into trucks and electrified vehicles and reduce costs and investment in sedans and internal combustion engines, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett said Tuesday.
Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, C-Suite, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Tata Motors will supply 10,000 battery-electric vehicles to a government-run energy-services join venture in India as the country continues efforts to reduce emissions and curb fuel imports.
Tags: Tata Motors, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
September 2017 - Global News
Chery will introduce its Exeed compact SUV in Europe in 2018, and will offer three powertrain variants, including a plug-in hybrid.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chery
Ford signed a memorandum of understanding with Mahindra Group to strengthen its commitment to India and support Mahindra’s expansion into other global markets.
Tags: India, Ford, Global, Mahindra Group, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Toyota Vietnam is recalling more than 20,000 Vios and Yaris sedans to replace faulty air bag inflators.
Tags: Toyota, Recalls, Yaris, Vietnam, Global
China is setting a deadline for automakers to end the sale of fossil-fuel powered vehicles as the country looks to reduce oil consumption and pollution and push for the development of electric vehicles. Regulators are working on a timetable for the ban.
Tags: Diesel Engines, China, Emissions Reduction, Global
August 2017 - Global News
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. have formed a joint venture to co-develop and sell electric vehicles in China, according to a company announcement.
Tags: China, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Renault-Nissan Alliance
Ford has named Jason Luo as the new chairman and CEO of Ford China as it continues to strengthen its global leadership team.
Tags: China, Ford, Global, New Hire
Ford signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd., to secure a joint venture for the development, production, marketing, and servicing of a new line of all-electric passenger vehicles in China.
Tags: China, Ford, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
August 2017 - Industry News
China's Great Wall Motor Co. is moving away from a bid to acquire part or all of Fiat Chrysler a day after expressing interest in the company and its Jeep brand, reports Bloomberg.
Tags: Jeep, China, Mergers & Acquisitions, FCA
August 2017 - Executive Fleet News
Volvo Cars and its parent, Geely Holding, have formed two entities to share existing and future technology to help accelerate the development of electrified vehicles for Geely vehicles in China and Volvo cars.
Tags: Volvo, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Geely
July 2017 - Global News
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will unveil its latest multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) for the Indonesian market at the 25th GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show in August.
Tags: Mitsubishi, Indonesia, Global
The production of the batteries at the factory will meet the demands of producing electric vehicles locally.
Tags: China, Daimler, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
June 2017 - Cover Story
The corporate fleet sector in South Korea accounts for 18-20% of total auto sales, with most sales going to local brands. However, GM Korea is growing its fleet presence, with commercial sales now representing 9% of total sales.
Tags: South Korea, General Motors, Carsharing
June 2017 - Global News
Production of the BharatBenz trucks in Indian has ramped since its launch almost five years ago with approximately 50,000 assets currently on the road in india
Tags: India, Daimler, Global
Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited and FCA rolled out India's first locally-produced Jeep Compass.
Tags: Jeep Compass, Indiana, Global, FCA
UPS has announced that it will join with one of the leading courier delivery services in China to develop and provide international delivery services initially from China to the U.S., but with expansion plans for other destinations.
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