The senior vice president-design at Geely won't change the auto maker's styling overnight, but he spends about 10 days a month in China overseeing the transformation. His first move was to relocate the Hangzhou studio to Shanghai with its more creative atmosphere....More
Vehicle sales have stalled this year, compared with their past dizzying double-digit growth. But the world’s largest car market still has considerable potential for growth that should keep it in play for the foreseeable future....More
Double-digit growth continued despite recent hikes in household utility costs and consumer expectations that Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization would lower prices of imported cars....More
The most significant vehicle premiering in Moscow may be the new-generation Mazda6. The unveiling coincides with the launch of the auto maker’s Russian assembly joint venture and may reflect sedans’ popularity in the country....More
The 9th Changchun International Automobile Expo began Sunday, July 15, and the nine exhibit halls were quickly jammed with an emerging middle class eager to buy cars, SUVs, cross/utility vehicles and minivans.
Even before the project is launched, it is drawing criticism from nearby Russia, where Belarus intends to sell some of the locally made Geely cars. An auto maker in Cherkessk already builds several of the Chinese brand’s models....More
The Swedish-based auto maker is confident it can achieve its lofty sales goal, claiming its deliveries climbed 25% in the U.S. last year and 20% worldwide, making Volvo the fastest-growing luxury brand on a percentage basis, according to its own data....More
The new strategy represents an about-face. Six years ago, Volvo was excited to introduce a V-8 in its XC90 CUV. Today, the Swedish auto maker is planning to use only 4-cyl. engines across its lineup....More
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