Raymond Chuang
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Volkswagen Group to be renamed Auto Union - report
I don't think they will do it. The outcry from Jewish organizations due to Auto Union's strong association with the Nazi regime in the 1930's will put a quick end to the proposal.
July 23, 2014
Elon Musk says 500-mile range car could happen 'quite soon'
I think Volkswagen could make the transition to full electric because they've been working on electric cars for at least a couple of decades. And the company's resources is big enough to engineer this transition over the next 15 years.
July 22, 2014
2015 Mazda2 / Demio goes official [videos]
One thing I'm going to watch for is what engine will Mazda offer for the US-market version of thew new Mazda2. Is it possible the US-market Mazda2 will get a larger displacement Skyactiv engine in the 1.7-liter displacement size so the engine power is over 120 bhp to satisfy American driver preferen...
July 20, 2014
Next-gen Volkswagen Touran spied in Germany
I believe that if Volkswagen can produce their 180 bhp TDI engine for the US market, we could see the Touran actually make to the US market as a reasonably fuel-efficient alternative to the increasingly oversized "minivans."
July 19, 2014
2015 Smart ForTwo & ForFour unveiled
Unfortunately, the need to get the best crash test ratings for the EuroNCAP and IIHS tests has resulted in this shape for the new Smart ForTwo and ForFour.
July 17, 2014
2015 Smart ForTwo & ForFour unveiled
Best thing about the new model: they got rid of the much-disliked "automated manual" transmission in favor of a five-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This may make the new Smart models much more acceptable to drivers in general.
July 16, 2014
2015 BMW X1 spied testing
I wonder will BMW decide to build the X1 at their Spartanburg, Sourh Carolina assembly line?
July 12, 2014
2015 Volkswagen Passat first official images released
You are correct. The American version is based on the NMS (B7) platform, though I think a new Passat for the US market based on the MQB platform could be coming within the next 18 months.
July 6, 2014
2015 Volkswagen Passat officially revealed
I need to remind people this is NOT the US and Chinese market Passat based on the NMS (B7) platform. I believe that a successor to the US-market model based on the MQB platform probably won't arrive until at least 18 months from now.
July 6, 2014
2015 Volkswagen Passat going upmarket, debuts tomorrow
It should be noted this is NOT the US-market Passat, which based on the NMS platform sold only in the USA and China. The US will likely get a new Passat based on the NMS platform probably within the next 18 months.
July 3, 2014
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