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  Nissan names ex-U.S. chief to lead China expansion
Reuters | 2018/3/16

Nissan Motor Co.'s chief performance officer, Jose Munoz, will become head of its China operations, leading the Japanese automaker's ambitious expansion in the world's largest auto market.  Munoz, who previously led Nissan's strong growth in the U.S., will replace Jun Seki, currently head of China operations. Seki will become senior vice president of production engineering.
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  Great Wall sales stall on weak Haval crossover, SUV demand
Automotive News China | 2018/3/16

Great Wall Motor Co., China's largest maker of light trucks, reported a sales decline of 0.2 percent year on year to 168,376 vehicles in the first two months.  The company¡¯s sales were dragged down by Haval crossovers and SUVs, which slumped 19 percent from a year earlier to 120,628 in January and February. 
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  VW will roll out new Chinese SUV globally
Bloomberg | 2018/3/16

Volkswagen plans to sell the compact SUV it developed with Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp. across the globe, intensifying a push into the lucrative and fast-growing category that will help fund its electric-vehicle initiatives.  The new model, dubbed the Volks-SUV for now, will be introduced in China in August, Herbert Diess, who heads Volkswagen AG¡¯s main brand, said Wednesday at a press conference at the carmaker¡¯s headquarters in Wolfsburg. 
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Daimler deal driven by brand cachet vs. common ground, Geely's Li says
Bloomberg | 2018/3/13

Geely Chairman Li Shufu last month became Daimler's top shareholder, a move he says is driven more by the cachet of Germany's storied auto brand.  He speaks here about the $8.6 billion investment.
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  Geely sales remain robust despite holiday
Automotive News China | 2018/3/13

Geely Automobile Holdings' sales advanced 24 percent to 110,243 vehicles in February despite the weeklong Chinese New Year holiday.  The gain was driven by sustained strong demand for four models the company developed on a new vehicle platform and launched in 2016. 
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  Ford sales slump continues
Automotive News China | 2018/3/13

Ford Motor Co.'s China deliveries continue to decline, falling 23 percent from a year earlier to 123,473 vehicles in the first two months of the year.  After dropping 18 percent year on year to 75,990 in January, the Dearborn company¡¯s sales in China slumped 30 percent to 47,483 in February, partly because of the Chinese New Year holiday. 
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  GM sales advance behind Cadillac, Baojun, Chevy, Buick volume
Automotive News China | 2018/3/9

General Motors and its two joint ventures in China delivered 265,994 vehicles last month, a gain of 7.8 percent year on year despite fewer selling days because of the Lunar New Year.  Robust sales at Cadillac, Baojun, Chevrolet and Buick more than offset a steep decline on volume at Wuling. 
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  Daimler: Future deals with Geely hinge on partners BAIC, BYD
Bloomberg | 2018/3/9

Daimler said future collaboration with its new and largest shareholder, Li Shufu, will hinge on keeping the manufacturer¡¯s existing Chinese partners, BAIC Motor Group Co. and BYD Co., on board.  Li, whose holdings include Sweden¡¯s Volvo and China¡¯s Geely brands, last month disclosed a 9.7 percent stake in the world¡¯s biggest luxury automaker. 
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  Great Wall seeks to double sales by 2025, readies EV push
Reuters | 2018/3/9

China's Great Wall Motor Co. wants to more than double its annual sales to 2 million vehicles by 2025, with roughly a third of those expected to be electric vehicles.  The Baoding automaker also plans to invest 20 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) on EV r&d by 2020, Great Wall Motor President Wang Fengying told a session of the National People's Congress in Beijing.
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  Renault expands Alibaba pact to drive China sales
Bloomberg | 2018/3/9

Renault is deepening a partnership with Alibaba Group Holding to boost sales in China, a market the French carmaker is counting on as the biggest growth pillar in the coming years.  As part of Renault¡¯s push, Chinese consumers will be able to buy the company¡¯s cars online through Alibaba¡¯s Tmall service, Francois Provost, head of the automaker¡¯s Asia Pacific business, said in an interview in Shanghai.
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U.S. tariffs may negate gains Trump secured for foreign automakers in China

Nissan names ex-U.S. chief to lead China expansion

Great Wall sales stall on weak Haval crossover, SUV demand

Mercedes grabs early luxe lead, outsells Audi, BMW

EV, plug-in hybrid deliveries remain hot despite holiday

VW will roll out new Chinese SUV globally

China's GSR Capital to invest in Swedish EV maker, open new battery plant

WM Motor, shrugging off trade tensions, open to U.S. IPO

Panasonic opens battery plant in Dalian to supply electrified vehicles

Light-vehicle sales fall as New Year holiday dents demand

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