The Joint Venture As We Know It Is Going To Die

The Chinese government has announced far-reaching new rules for Chinese-foreign car making joint ventures. The most important change, as per BBC:

China’s state planner said on Tuesday it would remove foreign ownership caps for companies making fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (NEVs) in 2018, for makers of commercial vehicles in 2020, and the wider car market by 2022.

China imposed ownership restrictions in 1994, limiting foreign carmakers to owning no more than a 50% share of any local venture.

So how is this going to change the automotive landscape?

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Aiways U5 Ion Electric SUV Unveiled In China

Aiways U5 Ion
Aiways U5 Ion

This is the new Aiways U5 Ion, a concept car previewing an electric SUV that will hit the Chinese car market in 2019. The company says the design of the production car won’t change a bit, bar for the addition of real-life necessities like mirrors.

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Another Look At The Amazing Touch Screen Of The New BYD Tang

BYD Tang
BYD Tang

New photos of the interior of the new BYD Tang hybrid super SUV, showing the amazing touch screen that has a neat little party trick…

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This Is The New Volkswagen Gran Lavida Plus Station Wagon For China

Volkswagen Lavida
Volkswagen Gran Lavida Plus

Las week we saw the new Volkswagen Lavida Plus sedan, so now it is time for the Gran Lavida Plus, the station wagon version. It will have its public debut later this month on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.

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Nissan Sylphy Goes Electric In China

Nissan Sylphy EV
Nissan Sylphy EV

This is the new Nissan Sylphy EV, a full electric variant of the Sylphy sedan. The EV version is for China only, it will not be marketed in other markets. The Sylphy EV will debut later this month on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.

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Toyota Izoa SUV Arrives At The Dealer In China

Toyota Izoa
Toyota Izoa

The Toyota Izoa has arrived at Toyota dealers in China. It will officially launch on the Chinese car market on April 25, and sell for 140.000 to 180.000 yuan. And if you think the Izoa looks a lot like the C-HR; well, then you are right.

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MG To Unveil X-Motion Concept SUV On The 2018 Beijing Auto Show

MG SUV
MG X-Motion

MG will unveil the X-Motion Concept on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The concept previews an upcoming large MG SUV that will hit the Chinese car market in 2019. The new SUV is the MG version of the…

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This Is The New 2019 Ford Focus Sedan

2019 Ford Focus
2019 Ford Focus

This is the all new 2019 Ford Focus sedan, sporting a rather wild design with blue lights, a big shiny grille, and luxurious looking wheels. This is the China-made version, which will eventually be exported to the United States.

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Hybrid Kinetic To Unveil Two New Concept Cars On The 2018 Beijing Auto Show

Hybrid Kinetic H500
Hybrid Kinetic H500

Hybrid Kinetic will unveil yet another two concept cars on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, both designed in Italy by Pininfarina. The teaser shows one of these concepts, a sleek electric sedan called the H500.

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