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2008-12-11
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Global driveline supplier GKN was the first Western company to set up an auto components joint venture in China. It recently celebrated its 20th anniversary there and announced the imminent arrival of three new torque-handling products for Chinese and Asian AWD vehicles.
2008-06-09
Article
The government, as part of the country’s 10th Five-year plan in 2001, has urged automakers to familiarize themselves with all types of alternative powertrain and alternative fuel technology.
2008-06-19
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One of the most dramatic themes of this year’s Auto China 2008 was the literal explosion of new near-world-class small cars (and even small-car families) from the domestic automakers. There were large, luxury models on display too, but the sheer numbers of new small offerings far outweighed them.
2008-06-19
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The joint-venture automakers are under pressure to develop brands in China; brands that can be legally recognized as essentially containing Chinese intellectual property. Honda and Volkswagen affiliates in China made some significant news in this regard.
2009-04-08
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Despite the global economic downturn, China has reached deep into its pockets to further encourage its domestic car manufacturers in their hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle development. The government has invested almost $1.5 billion to put 1000 such vehicles in each of 13 major urban areas in a highly visible public demonstration.
2009-07-09
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Shanghai Auto 2009 showed evidence of an approaching maturity and new business-driven thinking among the Chinese OEMs. With new brands, and increasingly modern safety content, China is gearing up for the next decade not only to dominate the domestic market but also to spearhead its entry into volume exports to developed markets.
2008-08-11
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Chinese automaker Great Wall has only just begun producing cars. Its brand new engine facility will supply three new models with up to 300,000 Euro 4- and 5 -compliant engines a year.
2009-01-16
Article
Antonov, developer of a revolutionary new type of automatic transmission, has just announced that Chinese carmaker Lifan Motors has expressed formal interest in assessing the Antonov TX6 transmission for installation in its 2010 late-model-year sedans. AEI contributor Mark Wilkinson went to Chongqing to examine the transmission.
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