The Truth About Cars » Venucia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Venucia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Dongfeng Nissan Launches Leaf-Based Venucia e30 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/dongfeng-nissan-launches-leaf-based-venucia-e30/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/dongfeng-nissan-launches-leaf-based-venucia-e30/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=912650 After 3.1 million miles of pilot testing, Dongfeng Nissan last week launched its version of the Leaf for the Chinese EV market, the Venucia e30. Prior to the official launch, around 300 of the ¥267,800 ($43,460 USD) e30s went through a quality and safety pilot program in Guangzhou, Xiangyang and Dalian, logging 3.1 million “failure-free” […]

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After 3.1 million miles of pilot testing, Dongfeng Nissan last week launched its version of the Leaf for the Chinese EV market, the Venucia e30. Prior to the official launch, around 300 of the ¥267,800 ($43,460 USD) e30s went through a quality and safety pilot program in Guangzhou, Xiangyang and Dalian, logging 3.1 million “failure-free” […]

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GM Invests More Into Fake Chinese Brand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/gm-invests-more-into-fake-chinese-brand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/gm-invests-more-into-fake-chinese-brand/#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:56:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467373 GM added more capacity to its Chinese Baojun brand by opening a factory in Liuzhou, southern China. Plant and brand are part of the SAIC GM Wuling joint venture, where GM holds 44 percent, SAIC 50 percent, with 6 percent held by Wuling. Baojun started with the Baojun 630, a compact sedan based on an […]

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GM added more capacity to its Chinese Baojun brand by opening a factory in Liuzhou, southern China. Plant and brand are part of the SAIC GM Wuling joint venture, where GM holds 44 percent, SAIC 50 percent, with 6 percent held by Wuling. Baojun started with the Baojun 630, a compact sedan based on an […]

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Why Foreigners Create Chinese Brands, Explained Using Nissan And Venucia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/why-foreigners-create-chinese-brands-explained-using-nissan-and-venucia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/why-foreigners-create-chinese-brands-explained-using-nissan-and-venucia/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:25:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=447581 Yesterday, Nissan’s affable China president Kimiyasu Nakamura brought a Chinese delegation home to Yokohama, to explain to a largely skeptical Japanese press why Nissan had started a new brand in China with joint venture partner Dongfeng.  The brand goes by the name of Venucia. Nissan is not the only one doing that. Nearly every foreign […]

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Yesterday, Nissan’s affable China president Kimiyasu Nakamura brought a Chinese delegation home to Yokohama, to explain to a largely skeptical Japanese press why Nissan had started a new brand in China with joint venture partner Dongfeng.  The brand goes by the name of Venucia. Nissan is not the only one doing that. Nearly every foreign […]

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Nissan And Dongfeng Show First Production Venucia Car: What A Muda http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/nissan-and-dongfeng-show-first-production-venucia-car-what-a-muda/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/nissan-and-dongfeng-show-first-production-venucia-car-what-a-muda/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:35:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419442 We have been following this phenomenon for a while. Joint ventures in China create faux Chinese brands. Because? Because it’s the right thing to do, at least as far as the Chinese government is concerned. Officially, the reason for those fake Chinese brands is to make cars more affordable. Off the record, automakers roll their […]

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We have been following this phenomenon for a while. Joint ventures in China create faux Chinese brands. Because? Because it’s the right thing to do, at least as far as the Chinese government is concerned. Officially, the reason for those fake Chinese brands is to make cars more affordable. Off the record, automakers roll their […]

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And Now: An Original Chinese BMW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/and-now-an-original-chinese-bmw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/and-now-an-original-chinese-bmw/#comments Sat, 10 Sep 2011 14:30:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410848 It happens to all foreign joint venture partners: They are invited to have tea and a chat with representatives of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). After the pleasantries are exchanged, the weather has been discussed, and statements of mutual admiration have been made, someone from the NDRC side will say: “Don’t you want […]

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It happens to all foreign joint venture partners: They are invited to have tea and a chat with representatives of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). After the pleasantries are exchanged, the weather has been discussed, and statements of mutual admiration have been made, someone from the NDRC side will say: “Don’t you want […]

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Damn Chinese Produce Leaf Lookalike! Hold On A Second … http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/damn-chinese-produce-leaf-lookalike-hold-on-a-second-%e2%80%a6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/damn-chinese-produce-leaf-lookalike-hold-on-a-second-%e2%80%a6/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:20:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405438 Last week, we brought you the news that the Nissan-Dongfeng joint venture will build an EV in China, that it will be ready by 2015, and that it will not be the Nissan Leaf. The Made-in-China plug-in will be offered by Nissan-Dongfeng’s “Chinese” brand, Venucia. This most likely in compliance with yet-to-be-released, but much-rumored regulations […]

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Last week, we brought you the news that the Nissan-Dongfeng joint venture will build an EV in China, that it will be ready by 2015, and that it will not be the Nissan Leaf. The Made-in-China plug-in will be offered by Nissan-Dongfeng’s “Chinese” brand, Venucia. This most likely in compliance with yet-to-be-released, but much-rumored regulations […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: Foreigners Create Pseudo Chinese Brands http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-foreigners-create-pseudo-chinese-brands/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-foreigners-create-pseudo-chinese-brands/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392470 When you have a larger joint venture with a Chinese automaker, at some point it will be strongly suggested to you to create a Chinese brand. At least this is how The Financial Times understands it: “Foreign carmakers wishing to build new plants or add capacity in China’s burgeoning car market are being told by […]

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When you have a larger joint venture with a Chinese automaker, at some point it will be strongly suggested to you to create a Chinese brand. At least this is how The Financial Times understands it: “Foreign carmakers wishing to build new plants or add capacity in China’s burgeoning car market are being told by […]

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From Venus To Everus: Foreign Makers Create Fake Chinese Brands http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/from-venus-to-everus-foreign-makers-create-fake-chinese-brands/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/from-venus-to-everus-foreign-makers-create-fake-chinese-brands/#comments Tue, 21 Dec 2010 08:58:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378072 Japanese makers are jumping on the Made for China (or possibly Made for Export from China) trend that was started by GM with the Bao Jun. Both Nissan and Honda are showing (allegedly) Made for China brands at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Nissan’s joint venture with Dongfeng shows a concept car for its Venucia brand, […]

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Japanese makers are jumping on the Made for China (or possibly Made for Export from China) trend that was started by GM with the Bao Jun. Both Nissan and Honda are showing (allegedly) Made for China brands at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Nissan’s joint venture with Dongfeng shows a concept car for its Venucia brand, […]

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