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Exiled Chinese Auto Exec Hopes To Launch Hybrid Kinetic Motors In Alabama

Exiled Chinese Auto Exec Hopes To Launch Hybrid Kinetic Motors In Alabama

Over the past decade and a half, business models have changed. Thanks to the internet and certain technology improvements, start-ups have popped up in industries previously dominated by big companies with big resources. Amazon is one good example of this phenomenon, Netflix is another. Although... read more

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Geely logo and Volvo logo

BREAKING: Ford, Geely Reach Deal To Sell Volvo

After months of negotiations and numerous trips to the bargaining table, Ford has finally brokered a deal to sell Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely. According to a Ford press... read more December 23, 2009 by 


 
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Geely Expecting To Seal The Volvo Deal By February 14

Although Ford hasn't set a deadline for the sale of Volvo the same way that General Motors fast-tracked Saab, Ford's preferred bidder -- Geely -- is hoping to wrap up things... read more December 17, 2009 by 


 
2011 BMW 7-Series

Mercedes Vehicles Made In China Just As Good As German-Made

Mercedes-Benz vehicles made in China now place in the top half of all the company's vehicles when ranked for quality. Ulrich Walker, Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast... read more December 16, 2009 by 


 
2009 Saab 9-3

Breaking: GM Sells Key Saab Assets To Beijing Auto

When Saab's sale to Koenigsegg flamed out in late November, many presumed it was the end of the line for the brand, much as Penske's withdrawal spelled the end for Saturn. It... read more December 14, 2009 by  1


 
The Great Wall of China

China To Subsidize Green Rides For Consumers, Public Transit

China is in a curious position. Its auto market is very big, and it's positioned to get much, much bigger, but the Chinese government doesn't want the country's automakers to... read more December 11, 2009 by 


 
Saab logo

BAIC Wanting A Foothold In The West, Now Turns To Saab

Last week, when we reported on the Koenigsegg Group's failed attempt to purchase Saab from GM, we mentioned that a member of that group -- Beijing Automotive Industry... read more November 30, 2009 by  2


 
2010 Volvo C30

U.S. Consortium To Make Bid For Volvo This Week

In today's episode of the Ford/Volvo saga, the U.S. consortium known as Crown has announced plans to submit a bid for Volvo this week that will rival that of Chinese... read more November 23, 2009 by  1


 
Volvo Acoustic Design Lab

Geely Intends To Keep Volvo Production In Europe (Maybe)

We've been keeping a close eye on the evolving Ford/Volvo/Geely saga. So far, the biggest point of contention in the brou-ha-ha has been Ford's concerns about intellectual... read more November 20, 2009 by  1


 
Chinese ad for Volkswagen GTI

WTF AdWatch: Chinese Print Ad For The Volkswagen GTI

We're not entirely sure that this Chinese print ad for the Volkswagen GTI is for real -- and if it is, we're even less sure what it might be saying. The copy along the bottom... read more November 12, 2009 by  3


 
Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn: Auto Sales Have Bottomed, Nowhere To Go But Up

Speaking at a World Economic Forum in New Delhi, Carlos Ghosn -- head of Nissan Motor Company and Renault SA -- had some interesting things to say about the global auto... read more November 9, 2009 by 


 
General Motors' OnStar

General Motors Takes OnStar To China

In what could be one of General Motors' smartest moves in recent years, the company has announced plans to roll out its popular OnStar system in China. This marks the first... read more October 29, 2009 by  1


 
The Great Wall of China

Payback: China Launches Probe Of U.S. Auto Imports

A week ago, Bengt Halvorson mentioned the federal government's plan to impose a 35% tariff on tires imported from China. In a move that should surprise absolutely no one... read more October 29, 2009 by 


 
Opel Insignia-based Chinese-market Buick Regal

China's Influence in Cars Running Deeper, Wider

If you're anxious already about the growing influence of China in America, brace yourselves for the next decade of cars. The Wall Street Journal points out this afternoon how... read more October 27, 2009 by 


 
Chinese children salute cars [Du Bin for The New York Times]

Kids Salute Cars In China To Reduce Accidents, Learn Manners

China may not be as isolated as it once was, but there are still cultural differences that set the country apart. To minimize traffic accidents near schools, for example... read more October 27, 2009 by 


 
2010 Volvo C30 R-Design

Rumor: Volvo Talks Between Ford And Geely Hit A Speed Bump

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Crown -- a consortium of American investors led by former auto industry executives -- is making a play for Volvo. The group's bid for... read more October 21, 2009 by  4


 
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