China

Frustrated commuter paints his own road signs 0

It’s certainly a novel way to beat the traffic; one commuter in China became so fed-up with uncooperative road signs that he decided to take matters into his own hands. Sick of having his bus sent round the houses on the way to its destination day after day, the man went rogue and adapted the(…)

Volvo to sell thousands of cars to Uber 0

Uber and Volvo have come to an agreement which will see the Chinese owned Swedish car maker supply the ride-hailing firm with thousands of cars. Uber will add its inhouse developed autonomous driving tech to the vehicles. The agreement, which is not exclusive, will see Volvo provide Uber with thousands of ‘base-vehicles’ between 2019 and(…)

Volvo unveils the Polestar 1: Sweden’s first electric sports car 0

Volvo and its Chinese parent company Geely have revealed a ambitious mass market hybrid electric sports car. The vehicle, called the Polestar 1 is described as ”an electric car supported by a traditional internal combustion engine”. Despite being designed in Sweden, the car is set to be manufactured in China, at the Geely plant in(…)

Sweden’s favourite car isn’t a Volvo 0

For the first time in more than 50 years, the top selling car in Sweden isn’t a Volvo. Instead, the Volkswagen Golf topped the sales charts, figures released by Sweden’s carmakers’ association revealed, with Volvo hanging onto the largest overall market share. In total, 5.9% of new cars bought in the country were VW Golfs.(…)

Peugeot boss: No new performance cars ‘until we’re truly global’ 0

The head of Peugeot, Jean-Philippe Imparato, has prioritised global success in the short term over the development and release of any high-performance vehicles. The company’s CEO did go on to say that such expensive projects may be considered later however. In a recent interview, Imparato said that the 308 Hybrid R project would be put(…)

Auto Sales In China 0

The release of financial information when each quarter of the year ends, provides valuable insights into specific markets and reliable information those who analyse them to gauge what will happen next. Although we aren’t experts in economics, we are extremely interested to see what has happened to the world’s leading automotive market in the first(…)

Maserati Recalls 21,000 Vehicles In China 0

Maserati, the luxury sports car brand are one of the hottest and fastest growing car companies in the world right now. Their cars are finely tuned sports machines which can easily hit speeds over 150mph and accomplish the 0-60mph hour test in well under 5 seconds. So, what would happen if the accelerator pedals of(…)

Volvo and Geely Team-Up for New Brand 0

Please say that you have heard of the car manufacturer Geely? They have produced wonderful cars such as the TX4 and the GC5. So you haven’t heard of them right? Well if you haven’t, Geely are a huge Chinese car manufacturer who bought Volvo in 2010. Volvo and Geely have now teamed up in order(…)

PSA Sales Slump in 1st Quarter 0

PSA, the group which heads Peugeot and Citroën, have suffered a big drop in their sales for the first financial quarter of 2016. The reasons for this can be found in a huge decline in their sales in the Chinese automotive market and other currency weaknesses. So, what is the reason behind the slump and(…)