#ASIA

Quality

Hyundai’s U.S. Engine Woe Costs Jump to $4.7 Billion

A problem with self-destructing engines continues to grow.

Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne Signs 3-Year Deal to Supply Lidar to Baidu

Sensors to be used by Baidu's Apollo autonomous-car development alliance

Sales

GM Posts First Sales Gain in China in 2 Years

Volumes are up in all the most profitable segments

Autonomous Vehicles

Nissan Readies Big Push into Semi-Robotic Driving

Aim is to collect usage data and cut system costs

Finishing

Vendor Says Its Vacuum-Overlay System Could Replace Auto Body Paint

The automated film overlay process is touted as faster, more energy efficient and at least as durable as paint

Batteries

Buick Previews Future EVs

“Potential energy” takes shape with space-age design

Economics

Volkswagen’s $17 Billion EV Plan for China Rolls On

Company underscores its determination to lead the electric-car market worldwide

Infrastructure

India Mulls $4.6 Billon Push into EV Battery Market

Local production base seen as key step in building local EV industry

Design

Infiniti Previews Next-Gen QX60

Bolder, sleeker and more upscale

Economics

Tesla, Ford, Daimler, Volvo Sue U.S. Over China Tariffs

Carmakers press for a resolution to 2-year-old trade war

Batteries

Chinese EV Startup WM Motor Raises Record $1.5 Billion

Funding push expected to be followed by IPO in October

Batteries

DiDi Partners with BYD on Ride-Share EVs

Purpose-built model to dominate DiDi's fleet

Production

LG Chem Spins Off Battery Unit

Wholly owned subsidiary aims to nearly triple sales in four years.

Labor

Stalled Plant Sale Stymies GM’s Exit from India

Deal hampered by tensions between India and China

Business

Ghosn Aide Pleads Not Guilty on Pay Charges

With Ghosn in exile, Kelly faces the music as sole individual defendant.

Hybrid

Redesigned Hyundai Tucson Breaks Cover

4th-Gen crossover boasts bold design, hybrid option, more tech

Sales

U.S. Distributor Inks 2nd Deal with China’s Chery Auto

Budget T-Go brand will join high-end Vantas marque in U.S.

Economics

Report: U.S. Auto Companies Ponder Cutbacks in China

Fatigue over trade tensions saps investment plans

Economics

Nissan Rounds Up $12.2 Billion to Buoy Turnaround

Trove will help pay for a four-year-long revival plan.

Car/Ride Sharing

Toyota Expands Woven Mobility Universe

$800 million VC arm will invest in “growth-stage” tech companies

Sales

Car Sales Continue to Rebound in China

Two months of year-on-year gains might signal recovery from year-long slump.