Jeep became a political over the past two weeks when former presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared in a series of television adverts that Jeep was moving all of its production to China. The Obama camp were quick to respond, as was Sergio Marchionne, the Fiat-Chrysler CEO who stated time and time again that Jeep was moving to China to satisfy Chinese…

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Over the past few days a number of rumors have appeared regarding VW in China, the rumors are basically:Shanghai VW are planning a new factory in Changsha, FAW-VW are planning a factory in Inner Mongolia.

As before with the Shanghai-VW investment in Xinjiang we broke the story first, it seemed an odd investment for a Shanghai based auto company to…

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VW China is continuing with its strong sales in the Chinese market, the group saw total sales of 2 million in the first 9 months of the year and continues to see strong growth despite the Chinese market cooling off.

VW’s China market growth stayed well above the market average with 18% growth in deliveries in the first 9 months of 2012.

“I…

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Daihatsu is one of those car manufacturers that made massive early gains in the Chinese market only to proverbially piss it all into the wind just as the market began to really open. The Japanese company played upon early warm relations between Japan and China when Japan was all about investing its new found wealth into its former colony, Daihatsu hit…

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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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So why aren’t we updating China Car Times as often this week? Because its Chinese New Year of course. What does this mean? It means cheap beer, fireworks, dumplings, never ending television galas and going to see relatives you really cant remember. Sound great? Actually it’s not that bad. Previously when I lived in the north of China I hated the Chinese…

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The Telegraph are running a short story from the Frankfurt Auto Show on Jaguar LandRover’s China joint venture talks, the Indian owned British company has been…

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This is a long story, so we are going to make it as short as possible. Back when MG-Rover was a solvent company it was looking to offload as much of its IPR without selling its core models IPR that was still on the market at the time, going through their portfolio it was found that they had the Austin…

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