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Sales

JLR Names New Sales Chief for China

Richard Shore will take over as president of Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s sales and marketing arm in China on Jan. 1.

Car/Ride Sharing

StreetScooter Hires Former Ford, Tesla Execs

Germany’s StreetScooter GmbH has hired two executives from Ford and Tesla to help it expand its electric delivery van business globally.

Business

Chery, Deutsche Post Partner on Electric Vans

Chery Holdings and Deutsche Post’s StreetScooter unit have agreed to begin making light-duty electric delivery trucks in China by 2021.

Business

Chery Teams Up with Quanergy on Lidar, Smart City Tech

China’s Chery Automobile Co. has selected Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Quanergy Systems Inc. to be its lidar partner for future autonomous vehicles.

Marketing

Ford Swaps Out Expatriate Execs in China

Ford Motor Co. is replacing dozens of Western executives in China with local marketing experts in a bid to cut costs and gain more local marketing knowledge.

Qoros Taps Japanese Execs for CEO, COO, CTO

Chinese carmaker Qoros Automotive Co. Ltd. has installed a trio of Japanese auto executives to its top posts.

Production

Local Assembler May Buy Ford Truck Plant in Brazil

Brazilian carmaker CAOA is negotiating to buy Ford Motor Co.’s truck plant in Sao Paulo that is slated to close later this year.

Quality

Report: Quality Issues Plague JLR in China

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s sagging sales in China are rooted in chronic and accelerating quality control issues, says Automotive News Europe.

Economics

Desay to Open Autonomous-Vehicle Test Center in Singapore

China’s Desay SV Automotive Ltd. is opening a research and development center in Singapore that will focus on Level 4/5 autonomous vehicle, connectivity and cybersecurity systems.

Business

Ford Makes China Operations a Stand-Alone Business Unit

Ford Motor Co. has restructured its global operations, promoting China to its own business unit that reports directly to headquarters.

Business

Chery Readies Frankfurt Design Center

China’s Chery Automobile Co. is opening a design and development center in Frankfurt, the company’s first facility in Europe.

Hybrid

Chery EV for Europe at Least Two Years Away

China’s Chery Automobile Co. says its first electrified model for the European market won’t arrive until at least 2020.

Study Shows Americans Leery of Chinese Cars

One-third of American motorists wouldn’t consider buying a vehicle from a Chinese carmaker, according to a poll by car-shopping website Autolist.

Business

Report: JLR Mulls Lynk Rival in China

Jaguar Land Rover reportedly is in talks with Chinese joint venture partner Chery Automobile about launching a new brand to compete against Geely Automobile Holding Co.'s Lynk & Co. unit.

Hybrid

UPDATE: China’s Didi Signs 12 Carmakers for EV-Sharing Service

Beijing-based Didi Chuxing Technology Co. has signed partnership agreements with a dozen carmakers to launch a car-sharing network in China featuring electric vehicles.

Sales

Russia’s December Car Sales Jump 14%

Demand for cars and light-duty commercial vehicles in Russia climbed 14% to 166,000 units in December, according to the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses.

Chery Automobile Readies Electric Entre to European Market

Chery Automobile Co. is preparing to enter the European market with an array of electrified models, starting with the Exeed TX small crossover vehicle due a few years from now.

Design

Chery Automobile Eyes European Design Center

Chinese carmaker Chery Automobile Co. is preparing to open its first design studio in Europe.

Chery Teases European Model

China's Chery Automobile Co. has released a sketch of the small crossover vehicle it plans to launch in Europe—and possibly the U.S.—early next decade under a new brand.

Business

China’s Chery Automobile Plans New Brand for Europe

Chery Automobile Co. says it will introduce a new brand of passenger vehicles in Europe by about 2020.

Interiors

Adient Buys Tesla Interiors Supplier

Adient plc has agreed to buy Oak Park, Mich.-based seating and interiors supplier Futuris Global Holdings LLC from Clearlake Capital Group for $360 million.

Production

China Facility Marks JLR’s First Engine Plant Outside England

Today Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is opening a factory in China to make gasoline engines for vehicles it builds nearby.

Autonomous Vehicles

Baidu Adds Microsoft to Apollo Alliance

Microsoft Corp. has joined Baidu Inc.’s alliance to support the Chinese company’s Apollo open-source platform for autonomous vehicles.

Mobility

Mercedes, Chery Agree on “EQ” Naming

Daimler AG and China’s  Chery Automobile Co. have reached an agreement that allows both companies to use variants of “EQ” in the name of future electrified vehicles.