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Volkswagen Phaeton officially delayed due to investment cuts
You could easily find 8 of them in almost every large multi storey underground parking garage in Shanghai or Beijing. Phaeton sales has got significantly stronger since 2011 because of its increasing popularity in China
Nov 22nd, 2015 5:45pm
2017 Lincoln MKZ facelift unveiled with a new 400 bhp V6 engine
As a Ford/Lincoln engineer who has been working on this car for a while, I can guarantee it looks even better in the flesh. And with the 400hp engine I can even smoke all four tires when TCS is off.
Nov 18th, 2015 2:22pm
Qoros 6 four-door cabrio debuts in China as one-off
Convertible has been part of their plan. I am curious where WCF got this news from.
Nov 16th, 2015 2:46pm
2016 Nissan Versa Note Color Studio announced for L.A.
http://www.automobileupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Porsche-Cayenne-Transsyberia.jpg http://www.modelcar.de/picall/gallery/11805-2.jpg
Nov 13th, 2015 12:30pm
Kia Niro hybrid crossover spied towing a Picanto
The reason why you often see a test vehicle towing something (especially at high altitude) is to simulate high loading condition. Towing is equivalent to hill climbing so that engineers can calibrate the powertrain under that condition.
Nov 11th, 2015 7:54pm
Ford Bronco & Ranger reportedly confirmed in UAW contract
This new Everest is being sold in China at almost exactly the same price as the Edge,but they are indeed targeting difference buyer groups. It's like Highlander/Venza vs. 4 Runner.
Nov 10th, 2015 5:03am
Mean Metal Motors previews India's first supercar
Reminiscent of Lotus Europa? http://d3d9npwwya966f.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Lotus-Europa_1965_1600x1200_wallpaper_02.jpg
Nov 2nd, 2015 3:31pm
Mercedes-Benz GLS AMG Line official image emerges
The current GL-class with AMG bodykit looks completely identical to the GL63 AMG. There's no difference whatsoever, which is weird.
Nov 2nd, 2015 3:16pm
Scion iA Outcast previewed ahead of SEMA
Scion iA is a rebadged Mazda2
Oct 31st, 2015 1:08pm
Mercedes starts assembling GLC in China
What's wrong with that? C-Class E-Class GLK-Class have been built in China for over a decade. GL-Class and M-Class are being assembled in India and Indonesia. Next year they will be building C-class in Mexico as well. Plus, BMW, Audi, Land Rover, Volvo, Infiniti, Cadillac are all building hundreds of thousands vehicles in China every year. That's how economic globalization works.
Oct 31st, 2015 5:21am
2016 Alpina B7 looks fierce in latest spy shots
Alpina made their cars more quiet and more understated on purpose. They are always more comfortable to sit in but outperform some M-cars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoRAeL8qgSM
Oct 24th, 2015 10:21pm
Lexus starts production in U.S.
They are currently building the RX in Canada.
Oct 21st, 2015 7:11pm
Lexus starts production in U.S.
They haven't built Lexus-es in China mainly because its lack of popularity (either Audi or BMW sells about 8 times more vehicles then Lexus is in China) and the depreciation of Japanese Yen vs Chinese Yuan. Quality reasons were more likely for PR purposes.
Oct 21st, 2015 7:09pm
Volkswagen Golf Cabrio to return to the U.S.
They've already got Beetle Cabrio, A3 Cabrio, TT Cabrio available in the US right now.
Oct 20th, 2015 8:03pm
Turkey buys SAAB 9-3 rights
It actually IS a cadillac. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_BLS
Oct 17th, 2015 7:40pm
Turkey buys SAAB 9-3 rights
Thanks for the information. And clearly it's the Cadillac BLS, a rebadged 9-3 that was developed by Saab. http://images.caradisiac.com/logos-ref/modele/modele--cadillac-bls/S7-modele--cadillac-bls.jpg http://www.mustilife.com/images/upload/bls5.jpg
Oct 17th, 2015 7:39pm
Tesla Autopilot revealed and demonstrated [video]
No the 2012 Model S doesnt even have the hardware for this adaptive cruise control.
Oct 17th, 2015 7:16pm
2016 BMW M2 goes official with 365 bhp
Exactly, those wheels almost remind me of the sand buggies.
Oct 17th, 2015 3:29pm
Volkswagen planning drastic savings; to cut €3 billion from suppliers
On a Bentley Mulsanne?
Oct 14th, 2015 4:23pm
Toyota details Euro-spec Mirai (91 photos)
And they hand-built 3 Mirais each day. How amazing is that.
Oct 13th, 2015 4:01pm
Toyota reveals Prius technical specification and promises 18% better fuel economy
38% was considered to be the natural limit of gasoline engines under current emission standards, even a couple of years ago. And Toyota was the only one who declared they would eventually reach 40%.
Oct 13th, 2015 3:48pm
Toyota reveals Prius technical specification and promises 18% better fuel economy
Power can be dialled up fairly easily but the major limitation would be the emission regulations. Petrol cars made in 1992 generates about 30 times more PMs and 10 times more NOx compared to those made in 2008. If we were still using the 1992 emission standard we could easily make 200hp out of that 1.8 using today's technology. (And I happen to be an engine calibration/emission engineer at Ford.)
Oct 13th, 2015 3:44pm
Toyota reveals Prius technical specification and promises 18% better fuel economy
Diesel does make sense. The primary reasons why most automakers don't do diesel hybrid was because of its overall cost and lack of popularity in North America, which has always been the biggest market for hybrids.
Oct 13th, 2015 3:34pm
Toyota reveals Prius technical specification and promises 18% better fuel economy
I won't say diesel is more 'polluter'. Diesel tends to make more NOx and large-diameter PMs (particulate matters) than petrol. But petrol generates way more HC (hydrocarbon) and fine PMs, especially on direct injection engines.
Oct 13th, 2015 3:32pm
Rinspeed Etos teased ahead of CES 2016 debut
That's exactly what I am thinking.
Oct 10th, 2015 10:32pm
Holden sales boss confirms plans for a large SUV
It can't be. Orlando was based on last-gen Cruze, which is a compact platform.
Oct 10th, 2015 10:16pm
Toyota spices up Crown facelift with TRD goodies
Yes it's a bit cheaper than the Avalon.
Oct 10th, 2015 10:02pm
Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman spotted in Germany; needs two parking spaces [video]
But even a child can tell the difference between the two.
Oct 9th, 2015 8:07pm
Nissan introduces 428 bhp Patrol NISMO in Dubai to celebrate NISMO launch in the Middle East [video]
Oct 9th, 2015 10:47am
Nissan introduces 428 bhp Patrol NISMO in Dubai to celebrate NISMO launch in the Middle East [video]
Seriously? For a body-on-frame SUV this is more like a PR exercise.
Oct 8th, 2015 4:27pm
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