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Hyundai ix25 Concept foreshadows B-segment CUV

Filed under: Concept Cars, China, Crossover, Hyundai, Beijing Motor Show Hyundai introduced an all-new crossover concept to the crowds at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, showing the ix25, a near-production concept that heralds the arrival of a new compact CUV for the People’s Republic. Boasting Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0,” the ix25 is a handsome little [...]

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Beijing first to see next-gen Chevy Cruze

Filed under: Sedan, China, Chevrolet, Beijing Motor Show Chevrolet may have just introduced a slight styling refresh and new tech for the North American Cruze at the New York Auto Show, but Shanghai GM, General Motor’s Chinese joint venture partner, has gone a step further, unveiling an all-new generation of the popular compact at the [...]

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China Just Commissioned the World’s Fastest Elevators

Today, the Japanese tech giant Hitachi announced a contract to build two of the fastest elevator in the world for a forthcoming skyscraper in China. Seems innocuous enough, right? But buried within the press release are a few fascinating details that illustrate how China’s skyscraper boom is affecting the global economy—including the fact that it [...]

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Race Recap: 2014 Chinese Grand Prix ruled by a three-pointed dragon [spoilers]

Filed under: Motorsports, China, Infiniti, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Racing, McLaren If the Bahrain Grand Prix was a bounty for the fans, the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix returned to the script entitled “Displays of Dominance” yet still offered a fair bit of action throughout the weekend. After not being completely comfortable in the car during [...]

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Beijing’s Giant New Desalination Plant Will Give Water to the People

Beijing is one thirsty city. Its population of 22 million consumes barely 100 cubic meters of water per capita—one fifth the international water-shortage level—thanks to a chronic drought in the nation’s north. But this massive desalination plant could help supply a third of the city’s water singlehandedly. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Honda Concept B Hybrid production version coming to China in 2016

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, China, Hatchback, Honda, Beijing Motor Show At the Beijing Motor Show this weekend, Honda took the wraps off of the Concept B Hybrid, a “new-value concept” that will apparently do its level best to get the Japanese automaker back into the entry-level gas-electric game. Powertrain details for the five-door concept [...]

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Kia unveils K4 sedan concept in China

Filed under: Concept Cars, Budget, Sedan, China, Kia, Beijing Motor Show Among the dozens of foreign automakers eager to showcase their wares to the Chinese market, Kia arrived at the Beijing Motor Show with the new K4. Though technically categorized as a “concept,” the K4 previews a sedan which Kia intends to launch in China [...]

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This Twisting Mirror Bridge Reflects Every Detail of a Shanghai Street

UNStudio has created a beautifully constructed archway that brightens up the retail sphere of Xintiandi Mall in China. Because it’s lined with mirrors, you can track your movements from beginning to end and watch your surroundings skip playfully across the different planes of the mall’s entrance. It’s like walking down the inside of a wormhole—except [...]

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Ford Escort returns, just not for US

Filed under: Budget, Sedan, China, Ford, Beijing Motor Show Ford is set to give the burgeoning Chinese market its very own C-segment model, while also reviving one of the brand’s more notable nameplates. The new Escort, which will make its world debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show will be built in the People’s Republic [...]

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