Qoros are still on with their plans to become a major player in the auto industry, the Israeli-Chinese JV are still on track with their plans to launch their first model in March next year. The company has set up its HQ in downtown Shanghai and also has a joint production facility in Changshu, 100km from Shanghai, in partnership with Chery.

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Dongfeng Auto announced today that it has bought a 70% share in the Swedish engineering firm, T Engineering AB. T Engineering was a spin off from Saab Automobile Powertrain and focuses on developing powertrains for the automotive world.

The original agreement was signed on December 8th 2011 and will see Dongfeng buy 70% of the company in stage one…

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Kia have taken the world auto market by storm over the past 24 months, gone are the odd, quirky designs that were only able to rival second hand cars and in are sleak, slender designs that are enough to make the Bavarian’s blush and the Japanese worry themselves to sleep at night. Kia’s unique selling point for the longest time was that they are cheap…

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C-NCAP, the official car testing facility in China,  indicated on its website that the C-NCAP Management Rules (2012 Edition) has been released. Its evaluation procedures and standards are close to European standards, and will be implemented from July 1st, 2012.

The 2012 Edition changes a lot from the previous evaluation system, collision…

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Volkswagen and First Automobile Works have set up an engine reprocessing facility in Dalian, to provide the Chinese market with a range of reconditioned engine parts. VW are aiming to provide the Chinese market, now its largest single sales market with a range of used reconditioned engine parts that will be up to 50% cheaper than new parts.

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After the State Grid, China’s major power grid builder and operator, chose battery swap as the key means to recharge electric vehicles, China Southern Power Grid, the other power grid builder and operator in China, made the same decision.

No matter it’s battery replacement or battery recharging, the non-uniform technical standards for…

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Chinese manufacturers are seeing major growth in the Brazilian car market after their recent entry into the South American country, Chery were the first Chinese car company to make a landing in Brazil but JAC have aggressively followed suit and have grand plans for the market.

Earlier this week JAC’s Vice President was in Sao Paulo where he announced…

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Chang’an Motors are planning to debut their new compact sedan in Frankfurt later this year according to Chinese media reports. The Chang’an C201 was shown at the Shanghai Auto Show as the Chang’an Mermaid Concept Car and has since been spotted out testing:

Chang’an have invested a great deal into developing their engineering capability with a new…

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