The Youngman-Proton tie up is producing some interesting cars, not interesting in a ‘wow‘ factor but more interesting in the ‘What were they thinking?‘ aspect. Youngman bases its cars off the Proton RCR, a car that was originally sold in China but has since given away to two self developed models from Youngman, neither products are…

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From Chicago Tribune:

Government-backed battery maker A123 Systems Inc. backed out of a deal Tuesday that would cede control of the company to a Chinese firm in the wake of mounting political pressure from…

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The US electric car brand, Coda, works with Harbin based Hafei Auto to develop its electric car products. However, with Hafei falling under Chang-an’s control there hasn’t been any new products developed for a number of years and the likelihood of one coming in the short term is also depressingly low. Code turned to Baoding based mover and shaker Great…

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Italian super car manufacturer Ferrari will begin the recall of 56 Maserati’s  in the Chinese market over the next month, the recall is being held in partnership with the Chinese quality watchdog.

The recall includes 37 Quattroporte and 19 Gran Tourismo’s that were sold between July 2008 and Sept 30th of 2008, the recall is being made due a faulty…

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Via Reuters:

China’s Geely Automobile said on Monday its first-half net profit jumped 17 percent from a year ago, boosted by higher sales but warned that demand will slow in the next six months.

Net profit for January-June rose to 937.6 million yuan ($146 million), from 804.8 million yuan a year earlier, the auto maker said in a statement…

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The latest data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) shows that the accumulative output and sales of China’s auto industry in the Jan-July period rose 2.33% and 3.22% from a year earlier respectively to 10,462,400 units and 10,601,800 units. The output and sales of passenger vehicles in the period hit 8,095,600 units…

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The data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) show that the country’s July auto output and sales hit 1,306,100 units and 1,275,300 units respectively, down 6.96% and 11.19% from a month earlier, up 1.26% and 2.18% from a year earlier. The auto output and sales in Jan-July period reached 10,462,400 units and 10,601,800…

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The news office of Guangzhou municipal government released Guangzhou City’s Measures to Improve Traffic Conditions in Downtown Area on August 1st. The traffic control plan is aimed to increase the proportion of public transportation to overall motorized transportation to 65%, and ensure the vehicle speed on main roads in downtown area to be no…

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Shanghai VW has finally released its half year sales figures which show the company sold 88,564 units in June and sold an impressive 527,000 units in the first half of the year.

Shanghai made Volkswagen models accounted for 71,066 of sales and sold 428044 over the first half of the year, an increase of 17.7% over the same period in 2010, the Passat…

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