July 11, 2012 by Joey Wang
MUMBAI: Tata Motors, maker of the world’s cheapest car, is turning to China to buy autoparts unavailable in India as it seeks to offer vehicles with automatic transmission at home, chairman Ratan Tata said.
The maker of trucks, sedans and utility vehicles may benefit from “unbelievable” prices at Chinese component makers, Tata, who will step down as head of the company in December, said. The company will buy “sub-assemblies” including automatic transmissions from neighboring China, he said.
September 7, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Toyota is planning to manufacture key components for its hybrid cars outside Japan for the first time, in a bid to boost sales. It will start making parts at its research and development facility in China to cater for growing demand from the mainland.