China

Which VW Group brand is entering China next?

CHINA is Volkswagen Group’s most important market. It’s expected then for the auto conglomerate to further grow its business in the country. Volkswagen Group China, SEAT and Chinese auto manufacturer JAC, forming the joint venture JAC Volkswagen,…

Tesla breaks ground on factory in Shanghai

BEIJING — Tesla Inc. broke ground Monday for a factory in Shanghai, its first outside the United States. CEO Elon Musk said Monday on Twitter that the company will start production in China of its Model 3…

Chinese SUV comes with anime girl holographic assistant

A recently launched Chinese SUV featured a host of new technologies including an anime-style holographic personal assistant to help navigate for the driver. The SUV is the Bestune T77 from Chinese car maker First Automobile Works. The…

China’s Didi suspends ride-sharing service after murder

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Sunday it would suspend its ride-sharing Hitch service after the rape and murder of a passenger, the second such killing this year. Police have arrested a 27-year-old man who worked as…

Ford unveils new affordable SUV, the Territory

Ford continues to struggle to achieve the sales numbers it had hoped for in China. …

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

BEIJING — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an agreement signed Tuesday, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. Tesla Inc.’s announcement comes amid mounting US-China…

Volkswagen PH launches Santana, Lavida, Lamando and Tiguan

Volkswagen Philippines unveiled five new models to beef up its vehicle lineup. Ayala Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Fernando Zobel de Ayala led the unveiling ceremony by driving one of the highlight vehicles onto the stage – the…

Toyota unveils all-electric C-HR

The C-HR EV is part of the Japanese automaker's pledge to deliver 10 electric cars to the Chinese market by the end of 2020.…

China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions

BEIJING — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.…

Big switch: Electric cars put China on automobile map

The rise of electric cars heralds not only a major technology switch but also promises massive disruption to today’s auto giants as Tesla and a group of powerful Chinese rivals take over the fast lane. The diesel…