Asia

Nissan Enlisted Govt. Help to Thwart Renault Merger

April 18, 2019 at 10:03 AM

Last year’s efforts by Carlos Ghosn, then chairman of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, to merge the two companies were being undermined by secret efforts between Nissan and the Japanese government.

Mahindra, Ford Sign SUV Deal for Indian Market

April 18, 2019 at 2:27 AM

Ford Motor Co. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. have agreed to co-develop a midsize SUV to sell in India and emerging markets.

GM’s Entry-Level Baojun Brand in China Expands Upmarket

April 17, 2019 at 2:54 PM

General Motors and partners SAIC and Guangxi Automobile are expanding their entry-level Baojun brand in China upmarket with fancier models, a revamped logo and updated dealer showrooms.

Nio Plans Mobile EV Battery Charging Service

April 17, 2019 at 1:11 AM

Shanghai-based electric vehicle startup Nio Inc. is introducing a service for owners of electric cars that will pick up their vehicle, take it away to be charged and return it.

Nissan Scraps “Office of the CEO” Team

April 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has dismantled an inner group of senior staffers that supported its CEO, Bloomberg News reports.

Chinese Startup Partners with Pininfarina on Fuel Cell Concept

April 16, 2019 at 5:50 PM

Wuhan, China-based Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co. teamed up with Pininfarina SpA to present a fuel cell-powered concept car at this week’s Shanghai auto show.

Aston Martin EV Breaks Cover

April 16, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Aston Martin Holdings Ltd. unveiled the production version of the Rapide E supercar, the brand’s first electric vehicle, this week at the Shanghai auto show.

Retail Auto Sales in China Fall 12%

April 16, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Retail deliveries of new passenger cars in China dropped 12% last month to 1.78 million units, the China Passenger Car Assn. reports.

Report: Nissan’s Sales Chief to Quit

April 16, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Daniele Schillaci, Nissan Motor Co.’s head of sales and marketing, and electric vehicle programs, plans to resign within two months, a source tells Kyodo News.

Nidec Buys Omron Automotive Electronics

April 16, 2019 at 10:21 AM

Nidec Corp. has agreed to acquire Omron Corp.’s Automotive Electronics unit. Both companies are based in Japan.

Lexus Unveils Luxury MPV

April 16, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit took the wraps off the LM 350 MPV this week at the Shanghai auto show.

GM Unveils a GEM for Emerging Markets

April 16, 2019 at 2:17 AM

This week General Motors Co. is presenting the first models developed under its new Global Emerging Market strategy.