Asia

EV Startup to Launch Crossover This Year

April 11, 2019 at 3:23 PM

SF Motors Inc., a Chinese-owned company based in California, plans to launch its SF5 crossover vehicle later this year in China under the newly named Seres brand.

Geely Unveils “Geometry” EV Brand

April 11, 2019 at 12:43 PM

Geely Auto Group has launched Geometry, its new all-electric brand, and unveiled the marque’s first model, the A sedan.

JAC Motors: No Formal Partnership Talks with VW

April 11, 2019 at 11:37 AM

JAC Motors has deflected reports that the Chinese company and Volkswagen AG are discussing a possible equity investment by the German carmaker.

Nissan to Hike Pickup Truck Capacity in South Africa

April 11, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Nissan Motor Co. says it will spend 3 billion rand ($215 million) in South Africa to add capacity and tool up to build the next-generation Navara midsize pickup truck.

Honda Files Patent for Fuel Cell Motorcycle Tech

April 10, 2019 at 7:15 PM

Honda Motor Co. has filed a U.S. patent application for an air-intake system for a fuel cell-powered motorcycle.

Infiniti to Produce EV in China

April 10, 2019 at 6:16 PM

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti unit will manufacture a production version of the concept Qs Inspiration electric sedan in China for the local market.

VW May Buy Large Stake in Chinese EV Partner

April 10, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Volkswagen AG is mulling a plan to buy a major stake in Chinese electric-car maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group, sources tell Bloomberg News.

SK Innovation Seeks Battery Ventures with VW, Chinese Partners

April 10, 2019 at 2:38 AM

South Korea’s SK Innovation is in talks with Volkswagen and unnamed Chinese partners to set up ventures to make batteries for electric cars, Reuters reports.

China’s GAC Ready to Export Cars to Russia

April 10, 2019 at 12:20 AM

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. expects to begin shipping its GS8 SUV/crossover vehicle to Russia later this year.

Ghosn Video Blasts “Backstabbing” Nissan Executives

April 09, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a video statement today decrying “backstabbing” executives at the company for conspiring to oust him.

Construction Begins on Plant to Make Lotus Cars in China

April 09, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has begun erecting a factory in central China to make high-end Lotus cars for the local market.

Thailand Ponders Curbs on Easy Auto Loans

April 09, 2019 at 1:20 AM

Thailand’s central bank may decide by June whether to tighten lending rules for auto loans to  control spiraling household debt levels.