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Would You Buy A Chinese-Made Car? Buick May Want To Know
Would You Buy A Chinese-Made Car? Buick May Want To Know

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been hearing rumors about a new, sporty electric car that's intended to turn the heads of Tesla fans. Sounds feasible, right? After all, Tesla is beloved and adored by many motorists, so why shouldn't it draw a few competitors? Then we hear that this new car is...Read More»

Traffic in China
China's Auto Market May Not Be As Strong As Everyone Thought

Some pundits have predicted that China's auto market is unstoppable. To prove their point, they often point to the country's booming middle class, who aspire to own the same luxuries as their counterparts in the West. On the face of it, the numbers make sense. China is massive -- with nearly 1.4...Read More»

2016 BMW 7-Series with M Sport Package
BMW & Baidu Could Release An Autonomous Car Before Google, But Does It Matter?

When we think of autonomous cars, we tend to think of Google. Though other companies have developed self-driving technologies -- Audi and Tesla among them -- Google has turned heads because (a) it's a newbie in the auto market, (b) it has a wealth of tech resources at its fingertips, including...Read More»

2015 Volvo S60
From Chengdu To Charleston: Volvo Sets Up Shop In South Carolina

Last month, we talked about an interesting trend in auto manufacturing -- namely, the fact that many foreign car companies are building factories in the American South. Today, we can add another automaker to the list: Volvo, which is setting up shop in South Carolina. According to a press release...Read More»

Accenture Automotive Survey: What Digital Drivers Want
Survey: 76% Of Shoppers Would Consider Bypassing Dealerships & Buy Cars Online

If you're like many folks, you have an aversion to conventional car dealerships. (Honestly, no one likes haggling.) Also, if you're like many folks, you buy a lot of things online. So, you might not be surprised to hear about a new survey, which shows that 76 percent of consumers around the globe...Read More»

2016 Volvo S60 Inscription
Will Americans Buy Cars Made In China? Geely Is About To Find Out With The Volvo S60 Inscription

For most of our lives, the words "Made in China" have suggested products of poor quality -- cheap, disposable things that weren't meant to last. As The Detroit News reports, Chinese automaker Geely is anxious to see how Americans react to "Made in China" labels on cars when it ships over the...Read More»

Chen Mingqiao, designer of China's first 3D printed car (unveiled March 24, 2015)
3D-Printed Car Hits The Road In China, At A Cost Of $1,770: Video

3D printing began as the geekiest, moonshot-iest of activities. As scale and quality have improved, though, people and businesses in the mainstream have become excited by the very real possibilities offered by 3D printers. ALSO SEE: Dodge Challenger Vs. Ford Mustang: Compare Cars The auto industry...Read More»

Elon Musk
Elon Musk May Clean House In China Following Tesla's Terrible January Sales

The Chinese government dreams of highways and byways filled with zero-emission electric cars. Chinese drivers, however, don't share that vision -- at least not if Tesla Motors' January sales stats are any indication. According to numerous reports, Tesla's poor performance in China has made CEO Elon...Read More»

2016 Volvo S60 Inscription
Your Volvo, Like Your iPhone, May Soon Be Chinese-Made: Does It Matter?

It’s a done deal. Chinese-built cars will soon arrive to the U.S. market this summer, and they will bear what to some will be a very unlikely badge: Volvo. In its press conference at the Detroit Auto Show, Volvo confirmed that it will sell the 2016 S60 Inscription, an extended-length...Read More»

2014 Volvo S60L production in China
Can Volvo Be Saved?

Once upon a time, Volvo was a force to be reckoned with. Can it rise from the ashes, or is it speeding irrevocably toward irrelevance? Even at the height of its popularity, Volvo never achieved the high-end luxury status of other European marques like BMW or Mercedes-Benz, but that seemed to be a...Read More»

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S Shows How Tough It'll Be For China To Meet Green Car Goals

Tesla's acclaimed, all-electric Model S sedan will soon go on sale in China, and this week, the company announced how much it'll cost the country's green car fans: 734,000 yuan, or just over $121,000. In America, the same vehicle would run closer to $81,000. And that 50 percent premium helps...Read More»

San Francisco Bay cargo ship, by Flickr user Bernard Garon
U.S. Auto Exports Hit Record High

A few years ago, economists lamented the death of the U.S. manufacturing sector. They lay the blame on several factors, including the high cost of U.S. labor compared to elsewhere on the planet, stringent government regulations, an unskilled workforce, and a general trend toward sales and service...Read More»

Beijing smog
U.S. Partners With China To Put Auto Emissions In Check

Once upon a time, when people thought about "smog", they thought of Los Angeles. Then China opened its doors a little wider, and we got a good look at Beijing. The pollution problem is only getting worse. As China makes its long, slow crawl toward something resembling capitalism, its middle class...Read More»

Geely Maple
Geely Coming To U.S. In 2016: Are Americans Ready For Chinese Cars?

China's auto market is booming. Despite some signs of a slowdown, sales remain very, very strong, showing double-digit gains. One of the big dogs in China's marketplace is Geely, best known to Westerners as the owner of Volvo. In fact, according to AutoNews, Geely is getting so big that it plans to...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
Autonomous Cars Will Probably Hit China First -- And That's Okay

Here's what we know about autonomous cars: A. They're coming. B. They'll wreak havoc among automakers, with upstarts like Google emerging as viable competitors. C. They'll have an effect on related sectors, too -- like auto insurance. What we don't know about autonomous cars is when they'll arrive...Read More»

China's Spring Airlines (photo by Shimin Gu via Wikimedia)
China's Next Big Thing: Buying Cars From SkyMall

SkyMall is the Hammacher Schlemmer of the skies: a catalog of the utterly useless and completely extravagant that we may pull out of the seat pocket in front of us when we're cruising at 36,000 feet, but we typically don't take too seriously. But what if there were more to SkyMall? What if, instead...Read More»

Chinese safety belt t-shirt
Fashion To Fool The Fuzz: Chinese T-Shirts Look Like Seatbelt Straps

Sometimes, inventions are revolutionary. When the iPhone debuted in 2007, the world let out a collective gasp, as if to say, "Yes, that's just what I've been wanting!" Sometimes, inventions are dull. Ginsu knives and the ShamWow do things that other products do, they just claim to do them better...Read More»

2012 Saab 9-3
Saab's New Owners Set Goal:120,000 Vehicles A Year By 2016

The rumors about Saab's death have been greatly exaggerated -- at least, that's what the brand's new owners say. According to Bloomberg news, Saab's long-quiet assembly lines will return to action this summer, and the company hopes to meet some pretty lofty production goals within three years. A...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show
Chrysler Inks Deal With Guangzhou To Produce Chinese Jeeps In China

Back in October, there was a lot of discussion about Chrysler and news that the company might begin producing Jeeps in China again. Some pundits screamed bloody murder, fearing that Chrysler's new Italian owner -- Fiat -- planned to shutter Jeep facilities in the U.S. and headquarter the...Read More»

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