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  VW Group sales slide 0.3% in August
Automotive News China | 2018/9/18

Volkswagen Group¡¯s China sales remained stuck in neutral for the third straight month, edging down 0.3 percent to 352,500 in August.   VW brand¡¯s August sales dipped 3.2 percent to 256,800 but Audi and Skoda each recorded impressive sales growth, according to the German auto group. 
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  Volvo seeks to exempt China-made crossover from U.S. tariff
Reuters | 2018/9/18

Volvo Cars is asking the Trump administration to exempt the company's China-made midsize XC60 crossover from new 25 percent tariffs, becoming the latest automaker to seek relief from new U.S. levies on China imports.
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  Honda localizes transmission output for hybrid vehicles
Automotive News China | 2018/9/18

Honda Motor Co. started building continuously variable transmissions for hybrid vehicles in China to ramp up local green vehicle output.   The CVT, specifically designed for Honda¡¯s Sport Hybrid powertrain for hybrid vehicles, is being produced at Honda¡¯s wholly owned transmission plant in Foshan in south China¡¯s Guangdong province.
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  BMW recalls more than 139,000 3-series cars for AC glitch
Reuters | 2018/9/18

German automaker BMW is recalling more than 139,000 3-series cars in China beginning Nov. 9 because of a defect in the air-conditioning system, the country¡¯s market regulator said.
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  VW brand deliveries slide for 3rd month in a row
Automotive News China | 2018/9/14

Volkswagen brand¡¯s China deliveries declined for the third consecutive month in August, with volume falling 3.2 percent year on year to 256,800.   The German marque blamed the decrease on China¡¯s steep tariff reduction on imported vehicles. 
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  U.S. brands losing ground in shrinking market
Bloomberg | 2018/9/14

American carmakers are losing ground in a shrinking Chinese market, and their problems are mostly tied to a lack of competitiveness rather than the trade war, an industry trade group said. 
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  Nio shares rev up after shaky U.S. debut
Reuters | 2018/9/14

Shares of Chinese electric carmaker Nio Inc. recovered sharply from a 15 percent fall in their New York market debut on Wednesday, a day after the company's IPO was priced at the lower end of the expected range.
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  Toyota set to share hybrid tech with China, report says
Bloomberg | 2018/9/14

Toyota Motor Corp. is preparing to divulge details of the hybrid-car engine technology it pioneered with the Prius to China in an attempt to catch up with rivals in the world¡¯s biggest auto market.   Chinese officials asked Toyota to share its gasoline-electric technology to help local companies meet stricter emissions targets, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be named because the talks are private.
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  GM's 2 light-vehicle ventures post lower sales
Automotive News China | 2018/9/11

General Motors¡¯ car joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp. and its light-vehicle partnership with SAIC and Wuling posted lower August sales,  in the latest sign China's auto market is slowing amid trade worries, tighter lending standards and slower overall economic growth. Deliveries at SAIC-GM, GM¡¯s car joint venture with SAIC, decreased 3.8 percent to 158,616. 
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  Ford won't be swayed by Trump nudge to make new Focus in U.S.
Bloomberg | 2018/9/11

President Trump said Ford's decision not to import a small crossover from China means the Focus Active "can now be built in the U.S.A."   But the company said Sunday it has no such plans.
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TOP 10 HEADLINES
OF THE LAST WEEK
Chinese brands pay price for single-minded bet on crossovers

New light-vehicle sales decline for 2nd straight month

VW brand deliveries slide for 3rd month in a row

U.S. brands losing ground in shrinking market

Nio shares rev up after shaky U.S. debut

Toyota set to share hybrid tech with China, report says

Honda recalls 2 more models because of engine glitch

ZF to supply dual pinion steering for 3 major Chinese automakers

GM's 2 light-vehicle ventures post lower sales

Ford won't be swayed by Trump nudge to make new Focus in U.S.

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