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  Honda outsells Nissan, Toyota in September
Reuters | 2017/10/17

BEIJING  -- Japan's top carmakers are enjoying strong growth in China, bucking concerns about a sales slowdown after the government raised the purchase tax on small cars this year.  In September, Honda Motor Co.'s sales in China rose 16 percent year on year to 143,400 vehicles, Nissan Motor Co.'s deliveries increased 15 percent to 142,300 and Toyota's sales climbed 14 percent to 118,900.
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  Ford sales flat despite Lincoln gains
Automotive News China | 2017/10/17

Ford Motor Co.'s China sales fell slightly to 112,902 vehicles in September -- its third straight month of lower volume in the market.  Strong demand for commercial vehicles and Lincoln luxury models were offset by weak sales of passenger vehicles.
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  Mercedes to recall 351,000 vehicles to fix Takata airbags
Reuters | 2017/10/17

Mercedes-Benz will recall 351,218 vehicles to fix potentially defective airbags made by Takata Corp., China¡¯s quality watchdog said. The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on its website that it was concerned about risks from possible defects in the airbag inflators.
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  BMW deliveries rise in September
Automotive News China | 2017/10/17

BMW Group sold 52,681 BMW and Mini vehicles in China last month, up 7.1 percent year on year. Even with the increase, the company slipped behind Audi to rank third in China¡¯s luxury sales race through September.  
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  Chery to sell 50% stake in unprofitable Brazilian unit
Automotive News China | 2017/10/17

Chery Automobile Co., China's top vehicle exporter, expects to sell a 50 percent stake in its unprofitable Brazilian subsidiary to raise cash and ease financial pressure. Chery disclosed the plans on the website of the Changjiang Equity Exchange in the east China city of Wuhu, where the automaker is headquartered. 
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  Great Wall confirms talks with BMW about Mini production
Reuters | 2017/10/17

Great Wall Motor Co. has confirmed that it is holding talks with BMW to form a joint venture to build cars for Mini. The two companies have not yet agreed on any new ventures, according to Reuters. Great Wall commented on the negotiations in a stock exchange filing.
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  Germany's Hubject raises funds to advance e-mobility in China, U.S.
Reuters | 2017/10/16

Germany's Hubject, which is developing a standard method to pay at EV charging stations, secured fresh funds from shareholders to expand into China and the United States. The company said it is looking for a partner in China to help build, improve and access infrastructure for electric vehicles.
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  GM sales rise behind Cadillac, Baojun volumes
Automotive News China | 2017/10/13

General Motors' China sales increased 6.6 percent from a year earlier to 366,305 last month on demand for Cadillac and Baojun vehicles.  Cadillac deliveries jumped 38 percent to 17,248 vehicles for the month, reflecting robust sales of the XT5 crossover, the long-wheelbase ATS sedan and the full-size CT6 sedan. 
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  BMW in talks to build Minis in China with Great Wall
Bloomberg | 2017/10/13

BMW is working on a deal that will bring manufacturing of the iconic Mini brand to China, according to sources with knowledge of the plan.  BMW is discussing outsourcing production of Mini vehicles to Great Wall Motor Co., China¡¯s biggest SUV maker, and the possible export of Minis from China, the sources said.
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  Great Wall, Chery target European consumers
Automotive News Europe | 2017/10/13

Chinese automakers are setting sights higher in their latest attempt to establish a foothold in Europe. They have created premium brands to attract global buyers.  In addition, they are emphasizing technology, collaboration with global megasuppliers and design teams stocked with European auto executives. 
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TOP 10 HEADLINES
OF THE LAST WEEK
Pressed to meet EV mandate, automakers bet on electric vans

Light-vehicle sales rise in September on crossover, SUV demand

Volvo CEO: China should seek automakers' input on EV rules

GM sales rise behind Cadillac, Baojun volumes

BMW in talks to build Minis in China with Great Wall

Audi deliveries climb on higher Q7, A5 volumes

Geely sales on pace to top 1 million with Sept. surge

Great Wall, Chery target European consumers

FCA downplays talk of consolidation with Great Wall

VW brand sales rise in Sept. as SUVs, crossovers thrive

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