After buying Volvo, Geely have their sights set on another company: Aston Martin. According to reports originating from auto.sohu.com, Geely have already been deep in talks with Aston Martin regarding a potential buyout of the company.

Aston Martin was sold to Ford in 1987 and was then sold onto a Kuwaiti company, Investment Dar Inc, for 925 million…

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The Detroit News is running a report on the popularity of Ford F150 Raptors in the PRC, the hulking big vehicle has been on sale in China for a number of years and has always been a niche product. But why do people buy it? Because they’ve got something unique. Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s have always been the ultimate sign of wealth but with these cars…

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Cadillac is far from catching up the likes of Audi and BMW in the Chinese market, but they might grow their current market share in the next few years if they play their cards right. According to a Reuters report filed yesterday, Cadillac just isn’t cool with Chinese consumers due to the use of sharp angular designs on show which goes against Chinese…

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This article was originally posted to the Chinese auto portal Auto.163.com late last week, I put it into my bookmarks with the aim of translating it over the weekend, it didn’t happen of course but life did and I finally had a chance to translate it over lunch on Tuesday. Except the original article had been deleted from the Auto 163 site. Perhaps it…

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Jaguar Land Rover have big plans for China thanks to their new JV with Chery, the Indian owned British company has had a fantastic record in the past four years of making cars that consumers actually want rather than making cars that it thinks the consumer wants, we only have to look at the success of the Jaguar XF, XJ and Range Rover Evoque in the…

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At the weekend I was at Dalian’s finest mountain bike park with GizChina.com‘s editor, Andi Sykes. We spent Saturday flying around, taking the cable car to the top and doing it all over again, we did 21 runs on Saturday alone. From the cable car we had a great…

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According to Chinese media reports at Auto.163.com, Volkswagen are planning to put their flagship Phaeton into production at Shanghai Volkswagen in 2015. The two joint venture partners currently produce a range of VW branded vehicles, but most are low to mid range priced vehicles.

Auto.163 are citing VW’s new DSG gearbox factory in Tianjin as the…

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From Informante

China exported a total of 278 940 vehicles in from January to April this year, 24% more than exports over the first four months of 2011, chinanews.com reports, citing figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Year-on-year growth rates for passenger and commercial automobile exports over the four month…

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After two years of rapid growth and expansion, the Chinese car market is calming down. According to the statistics released by National Passenger Car Information Exchange Associationin 7th November, the sales volume of Chinese car is 1,216,500, which is a decrease of 7.6% on a month-on-month basis, and increased 1% compared with the same period of last…

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From Wired.com

Battery maker Boston Power is shifting its operations to China to capitalize on the booming electric-vehicle market.

The Westborough, Mass.-based company today announced that it has raised $125 million from Chinese venture capital firm GSR Ventures as part of an expansion into China. In addition to the private equity,…

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Although GM, Nissan, Honda, VW and now Hyundai have jumped on the sub brand bandwagon with gusto, Toyota have steadily refused to comment or deny on any plans they have for a new brand from their partner First Automobile Works. Of course in some interviews Toyota executives have made subtle hints at a sub brand for the Chinese market but nothing concrete…

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From LFPRess.com:

Wescast Industries Inc., a Brantford-based auto parts maker with plants in Strathroy and Wingham, is being bought by a Chinese company for about $180 million.

The company announced a preliminary agreement with Sichuan Bohong Industry Co., which is paying $13.60 a share.

Wescast makes exhaust manifolds for cars and…

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