Raymond Chuang
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May 28, 2009
54 years old
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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
Ferrari says no to four-door and SUV models, motorcycle also ruled out
Ferrari keeps its "mystique" by building essentially mostly sports cars--it's best to keep it that way. Porsche could build the Cayenne and Macan because being part of the Volkswagen Group, they could source parts from other Volkswagen divisions.
October 5, 2014
Rolls-Royce says they could redefine SUV sector but production decision still pending
I don't think they'll do it in the end, though. Rolls-Royce has a very specific company image to protect and a crossover vehicle may not fit that image.
September 24, 2014
Honda CR-V facelift official photo surfaces the web
I believe the US model will essentially use the current Accord's I-4 drivetrain: 2.4-liter I-4 rated at 185 bhp with CVT automatic.
September 21, 2014
Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid detailed ahead of forthcoming reveal
This model is definitely headed for the US market, since you don't need a turbodiesel engine with its very expensive BlueTec emission control system to get good fuel economy.
September 21, 2014
2015 Mercedes CLA revealed with more power & upgraded technology
I wonder has M-B thought about bringing over the turbodiesel engine mentioned in this article to US-market CLA sedans....
September 19, 2014
BMW reportedly builds & tests V6 engines regularly
A problem with an I-6 engine is the fact you do need a pretty long hold to accommodate such an engine--that tends to make the car sometimes longer than necessary. It'll be very interesting to see how Mercedes-Benz figures out how to neatly package an I-6 engine on the next-generation E-Class without...
September 13, 2014
BMW reportedly builds & tests V6 engines regularly
Yet, how come both Honda and Nissan can design excellent V-6 engines? After all, the engine on the vaunted GT-R sports car is twin-turbocharged V-6 engine.
September 13, 2014
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