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  Geely's Lynk brand targets Germany as key European market
Luca Ciferri | 2016/10/25

BERLIN -- Geely Automobile's new global brand, Lynk & Co., has picked Germany as its key target market in Europe.  Lynk plans to start sales of its first model -- the 01 compact crossover developed with Volvo -- in Europe and the United States in 2018, a year after the brand is introduced in China. 
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  Honda outperforms Nissan, Toyota in China in September
Automotive News China | 2016/10/25

Honda Motor Co.'s China division enjoyed a big gain in market share last month, while Nissan Motor Co. held steady and Toyota Motor Corp. lost momentum.  Honda sales surged 47 percent year on year to 120,929 vehicles. The increase was significantly higher than industry light-vehicle sales, which rose 29 percent.
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  VW challenges sibling brand Audi with China-only model
Reuters | 2016/10/25

BEIJING -- Volkswagen is launching the Phideon sedan in China even though the premium model will compete directly with sibling brand Audi.  The sedan is aimed at buyers looking for luxurious yet less-flashy cars amid a nationwide crackdown on conspicuous consumption.

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  Dealership inventories ease as industry sales remain robust
Automotive News China | 2016/10/25

China's dealership inventories in September dropped to a 34-day supply of passenger vehicles from 36 days in the previous month as industry sales remained robust.  Stockpiles of foreign-brand vehicles produced in China declined to 32 days from 34 days in August, according to the China Automobile Dealers Association.
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  Faraday falls behind on plant construction bills
David Undercoffler | 2016/10/25

LOS ANGELES -- A construction firm working on Faraday Future's $1 billion (6.7 billion yuan) Nevada factory has warned the electric-car startup that it could face a work stoppage over millions of dollars in unpaid bills, raising questions about Faraday's financial condition. 
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  Map provider Here forms partnership with Alibaba
Automotive News China | 2016/10/25

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands -- Here, a major automotive provider of maps for onboard navigation systems, says it has formed a partnership with Alibaba to offer maps, traffic updates and navigation to Alibabaí»s customers.  "By collaborating with Here, we enable Alibaba Cloud customers to easily integrate location functionalities into their applications," said Dajiang Han, chief of Alibaba's global cloud marketplace.
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  Schaeffler launches engine parts operation in Nanjing
Automotive News China | 2016/10/25

German supplier Schaeffler Group has launched an operation to manufacture engine parts at its factory complex in the east China city of Nanjing.  The 30,000-square-meter (322,917-square-foot) operation will produce camshaft components, tappets, chains, tensioners and other parts. It will house 1,000 employees. 
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Paris streets offer a glimpse of China's EV future
Yang Jian | 2016/10/21

Last month, I started wondering about the future of electric cars in China after Beijing disclosed its plan to introduce a California-style carbon credit trading scheme.  It's one thing for automakers to stock their showrooms with electric cars and plug-in hybrids. But will customers buy them? And how will they use them?  I couldn't find a clear answer to this question until I arrived in France last month for the Paris auto show.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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  Geely's Lynk brand sets 2018 launch for compact SUV in Europe, U.S.
Automotive News Europe | 2016/10/21

Geely Automobile's new global brand, Lynk & Co., will launch sales of its first model, an SUV developed with Volvo Car Corp., in 2018 in Europe and the United States.  The launches will happen after the vehicle debuts in China late next year.
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  Hyundai opens 4th assembly plant in China
Automotive News China | 2016/10/21

Beijing Hyundai Motor Co. launched production in the north China city of Cangzhou on Monday. The 12 billion yuan ($1.8 billion) factory, Hyundai's fourth plant in China, can produce 200,000 vehicles a year.  The company says the plant's annual production capacity will increase to 300,000 vehicles by 2018.
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Paris streets offer a glimpse of China's EV future

Geely's Lynk brand sets 2018 launch for compact SUV in Europe, U.S.

Hyundai opens 4th assembly plant in China

Exports recover, but shipments to Russia tumble

LeEco stumbles with U.S. debut of driverless car

Chevrolet to fuel China turnaround with 15 new, refreshed models

China's dirty coal capital fields a fleet of electric taxis

Infiniti weighs first EV with eye on China

VW, behind 20% gain, tops GM in September sales

BMW outperforms Audi in September

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