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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

22 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth...

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

CHINA

VW recalls 4.86 million vehicles in China over airbag concerns

BEIJING, China: Volkswagen will recall almost five million vehicles in China over airbag concerns, dealing a new blow to the German automaker in the world's largest car market...

18 Sep 2017

CHINA

Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock...

21 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Chinese auto giant Geely on Wednesday announced it was taking a 49.9% stake in Malaysia's troubled Proton as well as a 51% share in British sports car brand Lotus...

25 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Nissan aims for China launch of cheap electric car in two years

The Nissan-Renault alliance aims to launch a new electric car in the "booming" China market costing just $8,000 within two years...

9 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Honda to build new China factory

Honda said on Tuesday it will build a new factory in China, as the Japanese automaker expands its reach into the world's biggest vehicle market...

19 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

GM takes stake in China car-sharing startup

US automaker General Motors is taking a stake in the Chinese car-sharing startup Yi Wei Xing, expanding the company's global footprint...

17 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack

A Chinese security team has hacked a Tesla Model S and revealed several vulnerabilities in the luxury electric car...

22 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen in talks to build electric cars in China

German auto giant Volkswagen and China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile are in talks to build electric cars together, the firms announced Wednesday...

9 Sep 2016

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