Raymond Chuang
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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
Audi Q3 facelift introduced with more power and minor cosmetic tweaks [video]
I wonder will Audi offer the circa 175 bhp TDI engine on the US-market Q3? It would certainly make sense, since being a premium brand Audi could sell the Q3 with that engine (which is supposedly already US-legal) and charge extra for it.
November 9, 2014
Mitsubishi preparing compact and mid-size sedans based on Renault-Nissan products
Like it or not, Mitsubishi will likely concentrate more of their internally-developed motor vehicle production on buses and trucks, where the Mitsubishi Fuso operations are still profitable.
November 9, 2014
Hyundai i20 wagon considered among other body styles
Don't think something like the i20 doesn't show up in the US market. Since the i20 uses the same platform as the Hyundai Accent, we might just even see a Hyundai Accent hatchback that is essentially the i20 that was justed unveiled recently.
October 26, 2014
Scion iM concept teased, is it America's Auris?
Pity that Toyota decided to discontinue the Scion xB. They should have put in the drivetrain from the Scion tC coupe (2.5-liter I-4 rated at 180 bhp and six-speed automatic) and gave that car a new lease on life.
October 22, 2014
Fiat 500X compact crossover finally goes official in Paris
One wonders has Fiat Chrysler thought about building the Fiat 500X and its related model, the Jeep Renegade, at the former Chrysler assembly line in Mexico now building the 500 hatchback?
October 6, 2014
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