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China launches pilot ‘parallel imports’ for foreign cars

China will allow selected dealers registered in Shanghai’s free trade zone to import and sell cars without the consent of foreign carmakers, according to an official notice.

Analysts say the move could weaken carmakers’ control over prices although foreign luxury carmakers, including Daimler, BMW and Audi, have previously said the practice would have little impact on their businesses in China.

Hyundai will build 4th and 5th plants in China

Beijing Hyundai, a 50-50 joint venture between Hyundai and Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., will begin building its fourth and fifth plants in China next year to respond to surging demands in the world’s largest automobile market. Each plant will eventually have annual production capacity of 300,000 units; the new plants will increase Beijing Hyundai Motor Co.’s capacity to 1.65 million units per year.

China November auto sales climb 2.3%

China November auto sales climb 2.3%


Auto sales in China, the world’s biggest car market, expanded 2.3 percent year-on-year in November, an industry group said Wednesday, the slowest for any month this year.

Toyota recalls cars in Japan, China for air bags

Toyota recalls cars in Japan, China for air bags(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Associated Press

Toyota is recalling 185,000 vehicles in Japan and 5,000 in China for a possibly defective air bag supplied by Takata, the Japanese manufacturer at the center of an unfolding safety scandal.

Toyota expands Takata air bag recall in Japan, China

Toyota expands Takata air bag recall in Japan, China

By Mari Saito and Chang-Ran Kim

Toyota said on Thursday it would call back 190,000 more vehicles to replace potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp, and Japan’s regulator said it may change its recall system to better respond to what it called an “unprecedented” crisis.