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  • *Lexus imports cars from Japan for China market. Unlike German peers Audi, Volkswagen AG's luxury division and BMW, Lexus imports all of its vehicles sold in China, from Japan. But high tariffs charged on imported cars make it hard to generate volume and last year, Lexus sold around a seventh of Audi's tally and a fifth of what BMW sold in China.

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, April 20- Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don't always have the money to splurge on a top-end model.

  • Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    BEIJING— Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. The Escort goes on sale in China this year, expanding later to other markets, said CEO Alan Mulally.

  • Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 8:36 PM ET

    Brands from General Motors Co. to Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors are unveiling new and restyled sedans, sport utility vehicles and other models at Auto China 2014 this week. China is the world's biggest auto market, with 17.9 million vehicles sold last year. Nissan Motor Co., looking to China to help drive its global turnaround, will debut a concept sedan.

  • BEIJING, April 17- Ford Motor Co's premium brand Lincoln may be late to China's luxury boom, but its top executives say the upscale car market still has plenty of steam left for growth to make its debut later this year worthwhile.

  • Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.

  • Loud in a crowd: Nissan range gets grille makeover Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, April 17- Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co is going for a facelift to stand out from the crowd. In an increasingly competitive global market- in China alone there are some 80 automakers battling for sales- Nissan plans to put a V-shaped front grille design on most of its models to give itself a "distinct, unified face", says global design chief Shiro Nakamura.

  • TOYOTA CITY, Japan/ IRVINE, Calif., April 17- In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the revolutionary Prius, the first commercially successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Toyota Motor Corp will next year launch a hydrogen-powered car in the United States, Japan and Europe.

  • Hot models at this year's New York Auto Show Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. ACURA TLX: Honda's luxury Acura brand calls the new TLX midsize sedan a "red carpet athlete" for its blend of elegance and sportiness.

  • *Peugeot targets 2 pct automotive margin for 2018. PARIS, April 14- PSA Peugeot Citroen will nearly halve its product line and focus investment on new technology in an attempt to return to profit, the struggling carmaker's new boss Carlos Tavares said on Monday.

  • China's auto sales cool, local brands squeezed Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's growth in auto sales decelerated further in March and local brands lost market share in the face of intense foreign competition, an industry group reported Friday. Sales rose 7.9 percent to 1.7 million vehicles, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

  • SINGAPORE/ BANGKOK, April 10- Indonesia is set to overtake Thailand as Southeast Asia's biggest car market as early as this year, driven by an expanding middle class and growing demand for budget, environmentally friendly vehicles, company executives and analysts said.

  • Myanmar clunkers scrapped in rush for 'new' cars Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:32 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— Mike Shwe Hlaing has a lot full of used SUVs and a potentially huge market to sell them to if Myanmar manages to spread some of the affluence blooming in its biggest city to a poor and still mostly road-less countryside.

  • *FamilyMart tumbles after earnings report. TOKYO, April 9- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a two-week low on Wednesday morning after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's comments the previous day raised doubts over whether the BOJ will ease its policy stance anytime soon, sending the yen higher.

  • UPDATE 1-Russian car sales flat in March - AEB Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    MOSCOW, April 8- Russian car sales were flat in March from a year earlier, a lobby group for the industry said on Tuesday, showing some sign of stabilisation after two months of falls. Car sales have been falling as Russia's economy falters and people delay making large purchases, and they are expected to remain weak this year.

  • *China stimulus steps lift construction machinery makers. TOKYO, April 3- Japanese stocks rose to three-week highs on Thursday morning, spurred by gains in construction equipment makers on news China is taking steps to stimulate its economy and on another set of solid data in the United States.

  • BERLIN, April 2- Volkswagen has joined a rush by Western carmakers to tap fast-growing Southeast Asian markets to take on Japanese rivals in a region where a burgeoning middle class has money to spend.

  • Ford Motor Co reported a 3 percent rise in U.S. sales; Toyota Motor Corp a 5 percent rise; and Chrysler Group, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a 13 percent increase from a year ago.

  • *China stimulus hopes, upbeat U.S. data support. TOKYO, March 31- Japanese shares climbed 1 percent to a 2-1/ 2- week high on Monday morning on growing hopes China would offer stimulus measures to bolster its sagging economy, with exporters leading the way on a softer yen.

  • SHANGHAI, March 30- China's Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd reported a better-than-expected 16 percent rise in 2013 profit due to a rebound in sales at its Japanese partners.

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