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7 Chinese companies that want to dominate the electric car market
7 Chinese companies that want to dominate the electric car market

If you've seen photos of Shanghai or Beijing engulfed in smog, you know that China has room for improvement on the environmental front. But change is coming quickly to the world's most populous country, and nowhere is that more visible than in the auto industry. Roughly 40 years ago, China began to...Read More»

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Yup, Saab's officially dead. Again

The zombie auto brand known as Saab is officially dead. Again. This may come as some surprise, because apart from one recall, we haven't reported on Saab since 2014. Even the most devoted fans have probably stopped waiting for the Swedish niche brand's return. But for those still clinging to shreds...Read More»

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New Takata recalls affect 1.5M Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Saab, Subaru vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a slew of new recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. All of these new recalls involve replacement of passenger-side devices. Though information about some of these recalls has already been published by individual automakers...Read More»

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2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

Last month, investigators attributed a tenth death to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. It was the first to occur in a non-Honda vehicle, and it has led to a massive, five-million-vehicle expansion of the already enormous Takata recall. The latest cars to be affected by that expansion aren't even...Read More»

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BREAKING: The Curse Of Saab, Volume 3: Spyker Is Officially Bankrupt

Some things are hard to believe -- things like cold fusion and the longevity of Charlie Sheen's acting career. Not so long ago, we would've expressed our doubts about curses, too, but seeing the trail of destruction that Saab has left in its wake, we're beginning to have second thoughts. ALSO SEE...Read More»

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NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a years-long series of recalls affecting more than 12 million vehicles around the world -- a number that ticked up by 247,000...Read More»

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Deathwatch: Saab's Parent Company Lays Off 200 As Another Bankruptcy Looms

Winter is coming, and it may be a brutal one for Saab employees. As our colleagues at Motor Authority report, the struggling automaker is laying off up to 200 workers while it attempts to restructure and secure funding to resume production. RECENTLY, ON THE SAGA OF SAAB... Early last month, a...Read More»

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Saab Files For Bankruptcy Again: Who's Going To Save It This Time?

The long saga of Saab beggars belief. With all the ups and downs and reinventions, it plays like a so-so season of Doctor Who: observers either find it so ludicrous that they stop caring, or they become devoted, passionate fans. Today's unlikely plot twist is no less absurd. Because as our...Read More»

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Saab May Not Be Saved After All: New Owner Being Forced Into Bankruptcy

We thought it was over. We thought that someone, somewhere had a solid plan to make Saab profitable -- something GM and Spyker were sadly never able to do. Unfortunately, Detroit News tells us that our hopes may have been in vain, because Saab's most recent "savior" could be heading for bankruptcy...Read More»

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Welcome Back, Saab: Production Of 9-3 Aero Relaunches Today

If you're a Saab fan, Christmas has come early -- or a few years late, depending on your point of view. The Swedish automaker essentially shut its doors in mid-2011, after years of sagging sales and Spyker's purchase of the company from General Motors. (If you've got the time, we've posted a...Read More»

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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»

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Saab Owners: Warranty Protection Is Just A Few Clicks Away

Own a recent Saab? Worried about your warranty now that the automaker has gone belly-up? Well, put those concerns to rest, because Saab Automobile Parts North America (SPNA) has just announced the Saab Secure program. Saab Secure is geared toward owners of Saab vehicles from 2010 and 2011. (The...Read More»

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Aw, Snap: Spyker Sues GM For Making Saab Go All Bankrupt

The Saab story would be hilarious if it weren't so heartbreaking. The latest news? Saab's current parent, Spyker, is suing the company's former parent, General Motors, for standing in the way of Saab's adoption by a third parent (China's Youngman) and thereby forcing Saab into bankruptcy. If you've...Read More»

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If The Saab Sale Goes Through, Will It Still Be Called Saab?

By now, you probably know two things about Saab: It's not dead (yet). If it survives, it's going to be an electric car company (maybe). But if item #2 comes to pass, will Saab continue to be called "Saab"? An article in Detroit News raises some doubts. A family history Saab is a big company. The...Read More»

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Apple's iOS6, Saab Lives, Cadillac LTS: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Saab's not dead yet and Nissan revealed the 2013 Juke Nismo. Consumer Reports isn't too fond of the Mitsubishi i's range and BMW prepares the i3 for production next year. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We posted our video road test...Read More»

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Hold The Phone! Saab Not Dead, Sale Announcement Today

Poor Saab. More importantly: poor Saab fans. Just when they've come to terms with the death of their favorite car company, another rumor hits the interweb about Saab being revived on the operating table. That's what Automotive News is saying this morning, anyway. According to the report, Saab's...Read More»

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Saab Fans: Today's Your Lucky Day!

So, you're a Saab fan. You've endured three years of agony, hoping for the salvation of your beloved brand. You've followed a plotline worthy of Shakespeare, or at least Dynasty. And then, over the fall and winter, you watched the tragic "series finale", as the Saab you knew and loved finally began...Read More»

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Saab's U.S. Dealers Pray For Miracle, Ask For Chapter 11 Protection

Saab is dead, but the dream of Saab lives on -- at least in the U.S. According to a report in AutoNews, a group of Saab dealers in the States have banded together to petition a U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Chapter 11 status. Why Chapter 11? Because it allows the possibility -- no matter how slim --...Read More»

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Do You Really Care What Car You Drive?

Once upon a time, consumers were fiercely brand-loyal. Many of our parents and grandparents drove Fords or Chevys or Plymouths, and that's all they drove. But as we've seen over the past few years, brand loyalty is becoming a thing of the past -- a fact that's confirmed by new study from Consumer...Read More»

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