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Ford, Alibaba to explore technology, online sales partnerships

Ford and the Alibaba Group have signed an agreement to explore cooperation opportunities in the areas of connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), mobility services, digital marketing, and online sales...

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NEVS to build Saab 9-3 EV in Chinese factory
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NEVS to build Saab 9-3 EV in Chinese factory

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has officially received approval to build the 9-3 EV at a facility in Tianjin, China. The company, which acquired the assets of Saab Automotive in 2012, became the first joint venture company with international backing to be approved for production by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NRDC)...


2018 Lynk & Co 01 review: Prototype drive
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2018 Lynk & Co 01 review: Prototype drive

There’s a depressingly familiar script when it comes to the attempts of China’s native carmakers to expand sales beyond their own borders: big promises, poor delivery and – frequently – a speedy withdrawal to lick wounds. So if your first instinct is to see the Lynk & Co 01 as another no-hoper, that’s understandable...


Lynk & Co plans six-model range, limited private sales
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Lynk & Co plans six-model range, limited private sales

Geely’s new Lynk & Co sub-brand is set for an aggressive launch schedule, meaning there will be at least three different models when exports, including to Australia, begin. The 01 SUV (pictured) has just gone on sale in China, and will be followed in short order by a lower-roofed crossover branded the 02, along with a more conventional three box saloon...


2018 Wey P8 revealed
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2018 Wey P8 revealed

The all-new 2018 Wey P8 has been revealed at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese company's first plug-in hybrid SUV. Set to go on sale in its home market of China in the first quarter of 2018, the P8 combines a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with electric motors on each axle - making for combined outputs of 250kW and 520Nm...


Lynk & Co 02 surfaces online
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Lynk & Co 02 surfaces online

The upcoming Lynk & Co 02 crossover has leaked online this week, giving us a first look at the third model in the young Chinese company's range. Posted by Britain's Autocar, the 02 will slot below the larger 01 SUV, while sharing the CMA platform co-developed by parent companies Geely and Swedish marque Volvo...


BMW mulling electric venture with Great Wall for China - UPDATE
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BMW mulling electric venture with Great Wall for China - UPDATE

Update (16 October 2017): Great Wall Motor Company has issued a statement in response to rumours of a potential tie-up with BMW. See bottom of article for details. German luxury marque BMW is looking into a business venture with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall to produce electric vehicles, according to a new report...


Jaguar XEL revealed for China ahead of Guangzhou debut
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Jaguar XEL revealed for China ahead of Guangzhou debut

British luxury marque Jaguar has revealed the XEL sedan for the Chinese market, essentially a long-wheelbase version of its medium-sized XE. Only one image of the lengthened sedan has been released thus far, though overseas reports say the XEL sports a 100mm-longer wheelbase than the standard car, giving it a generous 2...


Peugeot Citroen ute due by 2020 with global aim
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Peugeot Citroen ute due by 2020 with global aim

The PSA Group, parent of Peugeot, Citroen and most recently Opel, has announced it will develop an all-new vehicle platform with ChangAn Automobile that will underpin its upcoming one-tonne ute, which will launch "by 2020". In an agreement signed this week, the French and Chinese companies announced they would co-develop a new architecture to be implemented at ChangAn's manufacturing facility in Dingzhou, China, dedicated to light commercial vehicles (LCV)...


MG GS: first Chinese car to get ANCAP five-star rating
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MG GS: first Chinese car to get ANCAP five-star rating

Crash safety scorer ANCAP has awarded the updated 2017 MG GS crossover SUV a five-star rating - the first time a vehicle from China has hit the mark. It's a fairly significant milestone, given we're seeing a steady rise in the number of China-made brands and vehicles on offer...


Byton: Chinese EV start-up teases first model
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Byton: Chinese EV start-up teases first model

Future Mobility (FMC), a Chinese electric start-up firm, has launched its own car brand named Byton. Additionally, it has teased its first model, ahead of an official reveal at next year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The all-new EV, which is said to be a medium SUV, is scheduled to go into production in 2019 following its reveal at the 2018 Las Vegas event, and will offer a zero-emissions driving range of around 500 kilometres...


Sales of Chinese cars are up 66 per cent
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Sales of Chinese cars are up 66 per cent

China-made cars, SUVs and light commercials are still niche players, but their popularity has grown in 2017 after a few years of regression. Industry sales figures show that 3080 Chinese new vehicles have been sold this year to the end of August, up 66.3 per cent over the same period in 2016. Hold your horses though — this is 0...


Qoros Model Young SUV revealed in China
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Qoros Model Young SUV revealed in China

Chinese manufacturer Qoros has unveiled its Model Young SUV at the Chengdu motor show, previewing the brand's push to go more upmarket with its upcoming vehicles. The Model Young is about the same size as a Mazda CX-5, and looks like something of a cross between a Subaru XV and a Kia Sportage - check the photos below and see for yourself...


Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor to co-develop EVs in China
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Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor to co-develop EVs in China

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor Group have announced their collaboration on developing and selling electric vehicles (EVs) in China. Dubbed eGT New Energy Automotive, the joint venture will design and develop a new EV with intelligent interconnectivity, primarily aimed at the Chinese market...


2018 LDV T60 ute and D90 SUV in Australia from October
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2018 LDV T60 ute and D90 SUV in Australia from October

The Australian distributor for Chinese manufacturer LDV has confirmed it will be launching the T60 ute in Australia on October 1, with the D90 SUV to follow on November 15. The T60 ute will be powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, developing 110kW of power and 360Nm of torque...


2019 Ford Focus to be sourced from China for North America
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2019 Ford Focus to be sourced from China for North America

The next-generation Ford Focus, due to hit the North American market in 2019, is set to be produced at the company's plant in China for American customers, the company revealed recently...


China's Land Airbus scrapped
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China's Land Airbus scrapped

The Chinese Land Airbus, a road-straddling train concept that allows traffic to pass underneath it, has been scrapped - according to new reports. Developed by Transit Explore Bus (TEB), the concept was recently involved in a trial program which included a 300-metre-long test track in the Chinese city of Qinhuangdao in August last year...


2018 Lexus LS350 debuts in China, not for Australia - UPDATE
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2018 Lexus LS350 debuts in China, not for Australia - UPDATE

The 2018 Lexus LS350 has quietly broken cover this week, debuting at the Shenzen-Hong Kong-Macao international auto show in China. While there's no official press release from the Japanese marque, yet, the LS350 will be powered by the same 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine found in other Lexus 350 models, such as the smaller GS350...


Chinese commercial brand LDV going strong
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Chinese commercial brand LDV going strong

Chinese van maker LDV - a subsidiary of massive conglomerate SAIC, China's biggest car-maker - is doing well enough to be considered a small success story in Australia this year. Under importer Ateco Automotive, sales this year sit at a very respectable 625 units, up 29 per cent on the same period last year (under the same importer)...


HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai
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HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai

The Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG) has revealed its K550 and K750 SUV concepts at the Shanghai motor show, following the reveal of the H600 sedan in Geneva earlier this year. In terms of design, both the K550 and K750 don't stray far from the somewhat generic styling already seen on the H600 - penned by iconic Italian design house, Pininfarina - including the slim headlights extending into the trapezoidal grille, though there are slight variations between the two when it comes to shape and size...