Raymond Chuang
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May 28, 2009
54 years old
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Honda kills off the eco-friendly Insight & Fit EV - report
I think Honda dropped the Insight for one possible reason: they've decided to bring over the Fit Hybrid based on the current version of the Fit to the US market, and will show it as early as the Los Angeles Auto Show.
July 31, 2014
Mercedes AMG GT promises to have "insane acceleration" [video]
For many, the Porsche Cayman series is more a "driver's car" than the Porsche 911--the 911 has gotten a tad too "luxurious" in the eyes of old-time Porsche fans. If I had to money to buy and own a Porsche right now, I would own a Cayman S with the PDK gearbox.
July 27, 2014
Kia Soul updated for 2015
I still remember test-driving the early versions of the Kia Soul--not a fun car to drive because of its primitive (for its day) drive train. The current Soul with the 138 bhp 1.6-liter GDI engine and six-speed automatic is actually a pretty fun car to drive because the acceleration is pretty strong ...
July 26, 2014
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
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