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SAIC: driving growth with Ssangyong

Having been put up for sale earlier this year, Ssangyong is reportedly to be sold to the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). The move is symbolically important as it marks the first foreign takeover by a Chinese automotive manufacturer, but it also gives both SAIC and Ssangyong a platform for meaningful future expansion.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Oct 2004
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SAIC: Chinese whispers

Chinese manufacturer Chery is being investigated for pirating one of General Motor's [GM] car designs. Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp has most likely sold its 20% stake in the company as a means of distancing itself from the controversy. SAIC should be keen to maintain smooth partner relations with GM, which is one of the largest foreign investors in China.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2003
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SAIC looks to reverse Chinese companies' fortunes in the UK auto market

Chinese car manufacturer SAIC Motor is due to start production of the MG3 for sale in the UK. The vehicle is scheduled for a September sales launch in the UK, Ireland and Cyprus before a planned expansion into other European markets. SAIC will need to carefully assess local consumer trends if the launch is to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jun 2013
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Saab takes first step on the road to recovery

In a bid to refresh its iconic portfolio, Saab has named Ferrari innovator Jason Castriota as lead designer. Having bought Saab in February 2010, Dutch carmaker Spyker is looking to capitalize on a unique opportunity to re-establish a global brand, with plans to finally return it to profit by 2012 through a focus on design-led performance.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2010
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Russian automotive logistics market to receive car scrappage scheme boost

After registering a sharp decline of 47% in 2009, Russian passenger car sales are expected to increase in 2010 thanks to a recently launched car scrappage scheme and a rise in foreign car production led by the construction of new assembly plants by international players. The resultant increase in passenger car sales will ultimately boost the automotive logistics market in Russia.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2010
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Russian auto market boosted by extension of successful car scrappage scheme

Russia's car scrappage scheme, which was launched in March 2010 in response to the financial crisis having halved the country's new car sales, has been so successful that it will be extended into 2011. Datamonitor believes that as long as oil price stability and government investment continue, the Russian automotive market will see positive growth in 2011.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2010
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Rover: eastern promise

Rover's proposed investment in Poland would boost its overall production capacity and develop its presence in Eastern Europe. It could also save troubled manufacturer Daewoo-FSO, which has been struggling since the bankruptcy of its parent company, Daewoo Motors.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2004
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Robust Indian car market looks set to boost the momentum in finished vehicle logistics

After recording strong figures between April and November 2009, small car sales are expected to continue to grow next year, on account of numerous planned launches in 2010. However, while the robust Indian car market will benefit the finished vehicle logistics players, a modal shift toward rail will reduce the share of road in the Indian finished vehicle logistics market over the next few years.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Dec 2009
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Rise in UK car registrations in 2012 bodes well for the market's future

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show growth in the UK new car market. While the market is still below pre-recession levels, the news offers hope of future stability as consumer confidence and willingness to spend return.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2013
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Revolo joint venture has great potential for hybrid market

India-based engineering and IT development firm KPIT Cummins and automotive component manufacturer Bharat Forge have formed a joint venture for the mass production of the Revolo system, a new plug-in mild hybrid solution which can be retrofitted to vehicles. While details of the technology are limited at present, the Revolo system's potential both in India and further afield is enormous.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2010

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