Category Archives: Audi

China’s road ahead for self-driving cars – Mark Schaub

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has published last week an ambitious draft road map for the development of self-driving cars in the coming decades. Lawyer Mark Schaub summarizes the latest details of the fast-moving central planning office on the China Law Insight.

Expensive cars and their drivers: what are their characteristics? – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rich Chinese think their cars represent the way they stand in society. But Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun Rich List, found out there might be a huge difference between the car owners and the rest of the Chinese, he tells the Shanghai Daily.

Why mostly foreign firms get fined – Sara Hsu

Mercedes-Benz was the latest who humbly accepted a US$56 million fine for monopolistic behavior. Economic analyst Sara Hsu looks in the Diplomat at China´s anti-monopoly laws, and why mostly foreign companies get fined.

China´s cars not ready for mature markets – Tom Doctoroff

China´s auto brands have gained traction and achieved a large enough scale, but are far away from breaking into mature markets, says branding expert Tom Doctoroff to Reuters. No way Chinese cars as sell for a premium, he argues.

Profiles of luxury car owners – Rupert Hoogewerf

Luxury car brands tell much about the ambitions of their owners, and how people think about them, disclosed the Hurun White Paper on luxury cars last week. In the Global Times an overview of the profiles of the owners of Audi, BMW, Mercedes- Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Cadillac and Infiniti, according to Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf.

Analyzing the luxury car market in China – Rupert Hoogewerf

How does the Chinese luxury brand owner look like, wondered Rupert Hoogewerf and his Hurun Rich List firm provided a thorough analysis of this successful market, They looked at the Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Cadillac and Infiniti. A report from the Malaysia Chronicle.

Is price-fixing really an issue? – Paul French

A larger number of foreign companies have been accused of price-fixing. For all the wrong reasons, and based on little proof, argues author Paul French in Ethical Corporation. They include “Unilever, Qualcomm, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Chrysler, Microsoft, BMW, Nike, a whole bunch of Japanese car parts manufacturers and quite a few other corporations”.

German luxury cars: big for the next years – Rupert Hoogewerf

Crisis or no crisis, luxury cars are doing very well, also in China where the number of super-rich keeps on growing. China’s rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf bets on the country’s luxury market and especially German cars, he tells The National.

Mercedes: heading for a struggle in China – Shaun Rein

Until last year Mercedes sold its sedans like hot buns on the China market. But the preference for high-end SUV’s and higher-profile competition makes the future less certain for the German car market, writes business analyst Shaun Rein in Business Week.

Audi loses traction as consumer preferences change – Shaun Rein

Audi has lost 25% market share over two years time, as consumers prefer sexier cars like Mercedes and BMW, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in Bloomberg. Audi’s asset as a government car has now become a liability.