Models from Japanese Makers Rank Highest in Seven Segments

Models from Japanese automakers rank highest in seven of 11 award segments in this year’s China Initial Quality Study. Models of Chinese domestic brands rank highest in initial quality in the mini van and lower premium midsize segments. The study features analysis on 155 different passenger-vehicle models covering 56 different makes. Continue reading ›

Foreign Brand Expansion Plans Could Downshift in China

Tim Dunne

Recent scuttlebutt from China is that many automakers are having difficulties getting their production expansion plans approved by the appropriate authorities in the country’s government. While approvals are merely a bureaucratic formality in most markets, they appear to have become a lever to influence behavior and reap concessions from foreign automakers . . . Continue Reading Foreign Brand Expansion Plans Could Downshift in China