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  U.S.-China trade war leaves auto industry in crosshairs
From staff and wire reports | 2018/6/19

The United States pushed ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, including cars and auto parts, and a smoldering trade war between the world's largest economies ignited as Beijing replied with tariffs on 659 American imports, including light vehicles.
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  BAIC unit, Canada's Magna form ventures to make EVs
Reuters | 2018/6/19

Canada's Magna International Inc. is forming two joint ventures with China¡¯s largest EV maker, Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., to engineer and build electric vehicles in China, with the first production vehicles planned for 2020. Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. is a subsidiary of BAIC Group.
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  VW Group sales rise 6.6% in May on gains at Skoda, Audi
Automotive News China | 2018/6/19

Volkswagen Group delivered 340,700 vehicles in China under its various brands last month, for an increase of 6.6 percent from a year earlier.   The growth in sales was led by Skoda and Audi.  
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  Great Wall maintains growth on pickup demand
Automotive News China | 2018/6/19

Great Wall Motor Co.¡¯s deliveries in China rose 2.9 percent in May from a year earlier to 70,909 vehicles, fueled by demand for pickups.   Sales of the company¡¯s Wingle-badged pickups jumped 19 percent year on year to 11,461.
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  Hyundai, Kia see sharp rebound in deliveries
Automotive News China | 2018/6/19

The Chinese joint ventures of South Korean carmakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. staged a strong rebound in May sales from a year earlier when they were hit hard by a diplomatic standoff between China and South Korea.
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  Suzuki exits joint venture with Changhe
Automotive News China | 2018/6/19

Suzuki Motor Corp. has ended one of its two passenger vehicle joint ventures in China with the transfer of a 46 percent interest in Changhe Suzuki Automobile Co. to local partner Changhe Automobile. It made the move after the partnership failed to meet sales targets in recent years, Suzuki said in a statement.
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  Electrified vehicle demand expected to top 1 million in 2018
Automotive News China | 2018/6/19

China¡¯s electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid deliveries are on track to exceed 1 million this year, a 29 percent jump from 2017, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said.   Last month, roughly 102,000 EVs and plug-in hybrids were sold across China, surging 126 percent from a year earlier.
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  Chinese EV startup Byton readies 1st sedan, plans for U.S. launch
Hans Greimel | 2018/6/19

Byton, the Chinese EV startup that wants to sell vehicles in the United States beginning in 2020, previewed its first sedan in a futuristic concept car.
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  BYD recalls more than 10,000 cars with Takata airbag inflators
Reuters | 2018/6/19

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD Co. is recalling more than 10,000 cars equipped with accident-prone Takata airbag inflators, state news agency Xinhua reported.
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Tesla's missteps offer timely lesson for China's EV startups
Yang Jian | 2018/6/15

SHANGHAI -- Attracted by the consumer buzz and high market valuation Tesla Inc. has enjoyed over traditional carmakers, a slew of electric vehicle manufacturers have sprung up in China over the past few years.   Chinese EV startups are now looking to their American peer not for inspiration but for lessons from the mistakes it has made.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Byton sets annual output at 150,000 EVs

Didi Chuxing tightens carpooling rules after murder threatens to dent image

Powered by sedans, light-vehicle deliveries rise 7.9% in May

VW brand May sales gain driven by compact sedans

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