Raymond Chuang
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May 28, 2009
54 years old
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US-spec Honda Civic to get the Civic Type R's engine?
I'll take it!! :-) And with one very good reason: it will likely have the potential for better handling than the European Civic Type R hatchback, since the US-market Civic Coupe has a true independent rear suspension, not the Honda Fit-derived torsion beam rear suspension (the European Civic hatchba...
December 10, 2014
Mercedes GLE Coupe officially unveiled
I think there is a good chance one of the US models is a GLE 350 BlueTec, especially this is the right size of vehicle for that V-6 turbodiesel engine (which I believe is US-legal).
December 9, 2014
Geely GC9 previewed ahead of December 15 full reveal
Why do I have this feeling that thanks to access to Volvo technology, Geely could be seriously looking at tackling the US market within the next five years?
December 9, 2014
2015 Honda Grace hybrid introduced in Japan
This the preview (in a way) of the Honda Fit sedan Honda has hinted at for the U.S. market, in my opinion.
December 2, 2014
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer gains xDrive system
Too late--BMW said the model is coming to the USA. We may see the US model probably at NAIAS in January 2015.
November 29, 2014
Mazda2 Sedan fully revealed ahead of Thailand International Motor Expo debut
If the demand is there, then Mazda could upgrade their Mexican plant to build the Mazda2 sedan. And it could be a surprising success, since Americans way prefer four-door sedan (or saloons as it's known in Europe) over hatchbacks. In fact, I would not be surprised that Honda may soon unveil a "conce...
November 22, 2014
Renault Twingo GT spied up close
One wonders has Nissan--which is half-owned by Renault--ever thought about building a variant of the new Twingo for the US market, badged as a Nissan.
November 22, 2014
Volkswagen unveils 272 HP 2.0-liter diesel engine with electric turbocharger
I wouldn't be surprised that VW builds a de-rated version of this engine--probably rate at around 215 bhp--specifically for these models: the US market Volkswagen Golf GTD and higher-performance versions of the US-market Jetta and Passat models.
November 11, 2014
Study finds Mercedes-Benz biggest cheater in Europe's fuel economy test
The solution is to adopt worldwide something very similar to the EPA fuel economy test adopted in 2007. That test is probably the most accurate in the world, since it is carefully designed to be as close to real-world driving conditions as possible, including acceleration to 130 km/h (81 mph).
November 10, 2014
Mazda CX-5 facelift leaks out early
I wouldn't be surprised that Mazda shows the facelifted CX-5 at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the 155 bhp (but high torque) Skyactiv-D engine with six-speed automatic--the first Mazda model sold in the USA with the Skyactive-D engine.
November 9, 2014
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