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New 2019 Jeep Cherokee Crossover Debuts at NAIAS

What’s next – how about Jeep imports to US from China? Continue reading

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Beijing Report – Acura CDX Compact SUV Unveiled

The Acura version will be stateside at some point AutoInformed opines, even though Honda claims this is a crossover mostly for the Chinese market. Continue reading

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China is Responsible for US Manufacturing Job Loss

This manufacturing job loss can be traced to growing trade deficits throughout the decade, and the collapse of manufacturing output following the Great Recession—not rapid gains in productivity brought on by technological advancements—according to Manufacturing Job Loss, a new issue brief from EPI.
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China Sales Propel Buick to Global Sales Record

China sales were the only reason the Buick brand was kept by U.S. Treasury officials while they were killing Pontiac and Hummer during the 2009 taxpayer financed GM bankruptcy reorganization. Continue reading

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China Light Vehicle Sales Remain Strong in August

LMC notes that widespread industry predictions of only single digit growth rates for auto sales this year and for the next couple are increasingly looking erroneous and is sticking to a more than 13% increase during 2013 as a forecast. Continue reading

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China Auto Sales Continue Upward. GM Sets August Record

China’s entire light vehicle market posted a solid start in Q3, with locally‐made light vehicle sales according to the latest data available reaching 1.43 million units in July, up 9.3% from a year earlier. Continue reading

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Chinese Government Approves Volvo Car Plants

Chinese government approved the establishment Volvo Car Group plants in Daqing and Zhangjiakou. As a result, Zhejiang Geely-owned Volvo Cars will have a bigger Chinese industrial presence then it has in Sweden when you include Chengdu, which is already building prototype stretched versions of the S60 sedan. Continue reading

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GM, Ford Set China Sales Records in June and First Half

Nonetheless, stockholders at Ford Motor are so far not benefiting from the success in China. Rapid expansion and payments to partners are keeping money in China and not returning it to the U.S. as Ford lost $72 million in Asia-Pacific during 2012. General Motors shareholders in theory are doing better. GM’s International Operations full-year EBIT-adjusted was $2.2 billion in 2012 compared with $1.9 billion in 2011. However, GM pays no dividend on common stock. Continue reading

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Guangqi Honda Selling Unique Crider in China. Exports Certain

Proving that automotive marketing babble is universal regardless of language, Honda said (in translation) that the Crider’s “dynamic exterior design inspired by an image of a dragon.” Such nonsense aside, Crider is certainly headed for export markets, making it a milestone car in the Chinese automobile industry, not unlike Honda’s decision as the first Japanese automaker to build cars in the U.S., although the Accord was a Japanese design. Continue reading

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Milestones – Seven Million Ford Transit Vans

The milestone was celebrated at the official opening of a new Transit assembly plant in Nanchang, China, attended by Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally. The Jiangling Xiaolan facility is the result of a $300 million investment by Ford’s strategic partner Jiangling Motors Corporation, and produces JMC-branded vehicles and Ford-branded vehicles for the growing Chinese market. JMC is 31.5% owned by Ford. Continue reading

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GM Maintains Number One Spot in China over VW Group

In the closely watched sales race in China, the world’s largest car market by far, the reigning champion GM held off its strongest contender, VW Group, for the Number One position, according to sales numbers through May. Continue reading

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General Motors, Ford Post Record May China Sales

General Motors and its joint ventures sold a May record of 252,942 vehicles in China, sales increasing 9.4% from the same month last year. Crosstown rival and slow starter in China, Ford Motor Company also posted a record from a year earlier to 70,540 passenger cars. Continue reading

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GM China Sales Set April Record

Last month, Buick debuted a concept version of its upcoming Riviera revival at the Shanghai Motor Show. Continue reading

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Lexus GS 300h debuts at Shanghai Motor Show

While this latest Lexus hybrid has fuel economy and tax advantages in global markets, particularly against German luxury cars with diesel engines, it is not clear whether Lexus needs the smaller engine GS hybrid in North America where GS sales have been softening. Lexus already sells a GS 450h here with 338 total system horsepower. Continue reading

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Ford Debuts All-New Mondeo in China, Not Europe

Ford’s long-standing flagship car, the Mondeo, debuted its latest major revision in China at the Shanghai Motor show instead of its European home market. Ford Europe has pushed back the introduction of the 2015 model to save money as its losses grow to a projected $2 billion this year. In China, the Mondeo is one of 15 vehicles the company has promised to bring to the country by 2015. Continue reading

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