Raymond Chuang
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May 28, 2009
54 years old
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Honda Civic Type R unveiled with 310 PS [videos]
While the US market will not get this car, I think there is a real chance the drivetrain from this car could make it to the next-generation Honda Civic model, most likely the two-door coupe. This drivetrain plus the Civic Coupe's true independent rear suspension? It could end up being a way nicer ca...
March 2, 2015
Honda Civic Type R spied up close undisguised
While the Civic Type-R hatchback will not make it to the US market, there are increasing rumors that Honda is seriously looking at putting in the 280 bhp turbocharged engine into the next-generation US-market Honda Civic that could be due as early as this fall. Imagine the Civic Coupe with this driv...
February 28, 2015
Kia cee’d GT Line revealed with 1.0 turbo and 7-speed DCT
By the way, watch for the possibility the "Kappa" engine showing up on the U.S.-market Hyundai Accent or Kia Rio fairly soon....
February 20, 2015
Apple reportedly working on an electric autonomous vehicle
It may be more a technology demonstrator than a real production car.
February 15, 2015
BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer officially unveiled
The USA will not likely get this model. But it will get the five-seater model, likely with 220i version (and maybe the 220d xDrive if they can make the engine meet EPA Tier 2 Bin 5 emission rules).
February 12, 2015
Renault Kadjar officially revealed, goes on sale this summer
Isn't the North American market Nissan Rogue based off a lengthened version of the same platform used by the Nissan Qashqai and now the Renault Kadjar?
February 3, 2015
2016 Mazda MX-5 performance specifications announced [video]
I agree. The US-market Miata may have power in the 170 bhp range if Mazda requires the use of 91 pump octane (95 RON) unleaded gasoline.
January 31, 2015
Euro-spec Honda CR-V with 1.6 160 HP diesel and 9-speed auto detailed
Don't think this drivetrain won't make it to the USA--especially if the drivetrain meets EPA Tier II Bin 5 emissions rules needed for 50-state sale.
January 25, 2015
Audi rules out sub A3 models in the U.S.
I think Audi wants to leave that market to Volkswagen, probably with the next-generation Volkswagen Polo based on the MQB platform. I expect VW to sell the MQB-based Polo in five-door hatchback and four-door sedan (saloon) form in the USA market, likely assembled at VW's Puebla, Mexico assembly line...
January 23, 2015
Porsche R&D boss confirms flat-four engine for the Boxster & Cayman
My guess is that the new H-4 "boxer" engine will use two turbochargers--and the turbos will be connected to an electric motor for much faster spin up to reduce turbo lag.
January 22, 2015
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