MINI as a “British” brand are all hot and bothered about the up coming Olympics being held in London this year, likely due to their parent company’s unrelenting sponsorship deals with the organizors. The good news is that Chinese people love the Olympics, and they love MINI too, so the two have combined to make a special edition Olympic MINI for China.

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At the opening ceremony of BMW-Brilliance new factory in Shenyang the usual VIP’s were on hand to thank BMW for their comitment to the local region and congratulate them on developing a new factory with new products, Lioning Provincial Governor, Mr. Chen Zheng Gao, went a step further in his congratulations, he mentioned his praise for the introduction…

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Earlier this year BMW announced that it was to recall over 235,000 MINI vehicles due to a faulty water pump which could potentially catch fire, the recall was of course a global one and has finally reached the Chinese market.

BMW will recall just 3,406 cars in the Chinese market,with the recalled vehicles including the Mini Cooper…

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The thirst for efficient dynamics in China showed no signs of slowing down over the past nine months, BMW’s January to September sales in 2011 were greater than combined sales of the whole of 2010. 165,669 BMW branded vehicles left the lot so far this year and 11,853 MINI vehicles were sold over the same period, growth rates for BMW were at…

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Audi A1 was officially launched in Beijing on October 9. Zhang Xiaojun, deputy managing director of FAW-Volkswagen’s Audi sales division, accepted an interview before the model’s launching ceremony.

Zhang Xiaojun revealed that besides Audi A1 1.4TSI, Audi will introduce more A1 products of other displacements, including a 1.2TSI model…

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GM’s July 1.8% sales decline was reversed in August on the back of mini van sales, sales in August increased by 13% over the same period in 2010 where the company sold 181,625 vehicles.

Deliveries of light commercial vehicles at GM rebounded after the auto-maker introduced discounts to offset slowing sales earlier this year. The carmaker also rolled…

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GM have successfully launched their latest brand and first model in Chengdu. The Baojun brand and the first 630 sedan had its first airing at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year, yesterday the 630 officially launched in Chengdu. The Baojun brand was created via a three way tie up between Shanghai Auto Industry Corp (SAIC), Wuling mini vans, and…

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The Audi A1 has already hit the market in certain Western countries, but it has yet to take to the roads in China, but thanks to a material leak it appears that the A1 will be hitting Chinese roads in mid October.

The A1 sits on the PQ25 platform which is already shared with the VW Polo which itself is already made in China, the A1 will be imported…

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The Chinese Passenger Car Association has announced that the Chinese market has hit the skids in July, the biggest fall seems to be in the mini van sector. Mini vans were heavily supported in 2010 thanks to a Cars to the Countryside program which assisted rural buyers with car buying subsidies, of course as soon as government support for these projects…

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According to a Reuters report, Toyota are considering producing the Etios mini car for the Chinese market, the Etios of course being a developing market car. Now China already has the Vios which is also a developing market car, so could the Etios be placed under the Vios and be part of a seperate brand? Highly likely.

Toyota Motor Corp…

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The Tiguan has been a major hit for Shanghai VW since it was first introduced last year, the car first came to the Chinese market as an imported model but the car was later put into production locally where it became very popular very quickly with long lead times and some dealers increasing the pricing. The imported Tiguan came with a more offroad friendly…

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What do you do when you want to sell more cars in China? You raise the suspension slightly and add layers of black plastic to the outside to give it that crossover feel – except instead of marketing it as a mini SUV, you sell it as a sports model. Confused? Well that’s just how auto makers roll in China. The 307 is about to get the crossover treatment…

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