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Nissan China head, turnaround executive among top candidates for CEO - sources

12 Sep 2019

SEATTLE/PARIS The head of Nissan Motor Co's China business and an executive tasked with leading its revival have emerged as two of the top candidates to take over as the next CEO of the troubled Japanese automaker, four people familiar with the matter said.

Exclusive: In U-turn, Ford ditches plan to unify China sales system after partners push back

05 Sep 2019

SHANGHAI/DETROIT Ford Motor Co has scrapped a plan to create a unified national sales company for China that stoked mistrust of the automaker at its joint venture partners and contributed to a spectacular collapse in sales in the world's biggest car market.

Nissan's Infiniti names new design chief as another non-Japanese executive exits

26 Aug 2019

BEIJING Nissan Motor Co's premium brand Infiniti said it has named Taisuke Nakamura as its new design chief, replacing Karim Habib who resigned from the post.

Sales slumps in China, India clobber automakers banking on Asia for growth

01 Aug 2019

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Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup

16 Jul 2019

BEIJING Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the U.S. electric vehicle maker reported record deliveries. | Video

China considers limited support for petrol-electric hybrids in boon for Toyota, Honda

12 Jul 2019

BEIJING China is considering re-classifying petrol-electric hybrid vehicles so they get more favorable treatment than all-petrol or diesel counterparts under clean car rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environment quotas and offer more choice.

China autos brace for another annual contraction, sales shrink in June

10 Jul 2019

BEIJING China is likely to see vehicle sales drop again this year as opposed to earlier expectations for zero growth, the country's biggest auto industry association said, after it unveiled data showing the sector contracted for a 12th straight month in June.

China's Great Wall-linked battery maker plans to build 20 GWh factory in Europe

09 Jul 2019

BAODING, China/BEIJING A Chinese battery maker carved out of the country's biggest sport utility vehicle manufacturer, Great Wall Motor Co Ltd, on Tuesday said it is planning its first overseas manufacturing base in Europe.

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