The central government has a general plan to push Chinese auto makers onto the international stage and this year is encouraging them to expand their presence in Africa, South America and parts of Asia....More
The union claims an increased production workload is injuring workers and is appealing to government agencies for relief, while management threatens to drop the second shift due to a downturn in sales....More
The $412 million in fresh money from a rights offering last year was deemed sufficient to pay the auto maker’s expenses for two years, and almost in lockstep domestic and export sales began to pick up....More
“The Chevrolet New Sail is the first locally developed and manufactured passenger car from an international brand to be exported (from China),” saysTerry Johnsson, Shanghai GM vice president-vehicle sales, service and marketing....More
The Indian utility-vehicle maker brings a 5-year business plan and financial strength to the deal. It aims to take combined annual global sales of the two companies to $4 billion in the next three years....More
The goal to sell 500,000 EVs by 2015 was reached in March at a meeting of China’s top-10 auto makers, which also predict EVs and hybrids will account for 30% of the industry’s annual output in the same timeframe....More
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.