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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 anime girl assistant is part of the “holographic intelligent control system” for the vehicle. It also comes with […]
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 a driver in the eastern city of Wenzhou on suspicion of raping and killing a female passenger who […]
Ford continues to struggle to achieve the sales numbers it had hoped for in China.
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 tension over technology, and follows Beijing’s April promise to end restrictions that required foreign automakers to work through […]
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 Santana MPI M/T Trendline. Other models introduced were the Lavida 230 TSI DSG Comfortline, the Tiguan 280 TSI DSG Comfortline, the Santana […]
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.
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. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows Beijing’s decision to allow full foreign ownership of Chinese automakers […]
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 scandal in 2015 in which Volkswagen admitted manipulating 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide to fool pollution tests only […]
German auto giant BMW said Friday it plans to build an electric version of its compact Mini in China, in a possible joint venture with local partner Great Wall. The Munich-based group is in “advanced discussions” aimed at “a new joint venture in China”, it said in a statement, adding that the two firms had […]
A twelve-year-old from China got to live the dream of most boys his age: the dream of driving their own vehicle. However, his feat proved to have legal consequences. The youngster caused quite a commotion at the streets of Guangzhou last week, when he stole a public utility bus and drove it for 10 kilometers […]