Classification: EDITORIAL
Brace for a huge sales drop in 2019 [2019-07-19]

We are well past the mid-year point and it’s time to both reflect on what has transpired over the first half of 2019 for the auto market and what future holds for the rest of the year.

UCAR and Borgward: Can the odd couple make it work? [2019-07-12]

When Foton acquired Borgward in 2014 and relaunched it at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, it was little known at the time that the Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer under BAIC Group was behind the resurrection of the iconic German brand Borgward now in its centennial year and once rivaled with Mercedes-Benz.

Branding is more than the product itself [2019-06-28]

This week’s issue features my exclusive interviews with Beatrix C. Frisch, regional director APAC & general manager China for Mackevision, and Silvio Angori, CEO of Pininfarina.

NIO pain, Xpeng gain [2019-07-15]

UPDATE: NIO announced on June 27 the voluntary recall of 4,803 ES8s produced from April 2, 2018 to October 19, 2018 equipped with CATL’

NDRC's "wild card" and auto market's "thud" [2019-06-14]

We are almost at the half way point of 2019 and if the latest data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) is any indication (see China auto sales down 16.

Seven-year itch [2019-06-03]

The global debut of the Denza Concept X on June 1 (see Denza’s new “X” factor: Styled and sold by Mercedes-Benz, produced by BYD) finally addresses the “

The race is on, to survive [2019-05-30]

This week’s issue features our interview with Dr. Chen Yudong, president of Bosch (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Led by China, multinational suppliers acting more like Chinese companies [2019-05-24]

At Auto Shanghai 2019 last month, I talked to quite a few global CEOs of multinational suppliers. My interview with two of them –

The darkest hour [2019-05-17]

When it rains, it pours. Another disastrous month for the auto market has gone by without much signs of any turnaround.

Chinese smart EV startups' growing pains [2019-05-10]

Chinese smart EV startup Byton invited guests from the media, the local government, partners and potential customers to an open house at its production facility in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on May 8, where co-founder and CEO Dr. Daniel Kirchert and his executive team updated them on the progress of plant construction, latest funding round and start of production of its first production vehicle –

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