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China’s BAIC looks to invest in Daimler

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Mercedes-Benz, China, Germany Reuters reports that Chinese conglomerate BAIC is in talks to take ‘a major stake’ in Daimler. If a deal is done, BAIC will be one of Daimler’s largest shareholders. Continue reading China’s BAIC looks to invest in Daimler China’s BAIC looks to invest in Daimler originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Le Supercar hopes to be China’s answer to Tesla

Filed under: Green, China, Hatchback, Concept Cars, Electric LeTV shows off the first sketches of its planned electric car, called Le* Car. Company founder Jia Yueting plans for his luxury offering to compete with Tesla. Continue reading Le Supercar hopes to be China’s answer to Tesla Le Supercar hopes to be China’s answer to Tesla [...]

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What Is This Mysterious Underwater “Robot” That A Chinese Fisherman Caught?

A few years ago a Chinese fisherman from Hainan Province caught something totally unique: a torpedo-like device that was about three feet long and metallic. He took pictures of the contraption and called the authorities, who swiftly came and took it away for examination. Now, the Chinese Government has confirmed it is an elaborate spying [...]

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Former Ford of Europe CEO working with secretive EV startup

Filed under: Green, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, China, United States, Electric Industry veteran and former Ford of Europe CEO Martin Leach resurfaces with an unnamed company working on an EV, based in China and California. Continue reading Former Ford of Europe CEO working with secretive EV startup Former Ford of Europe CEO working with secretive EV startup originally [...]

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Geely previews new SUV

Filed under: Misc. Automakers, China, Crossover, SUV Geely gives us an advance look at its upcoming new sport-utility vehicle, designed by former Volvo chief designer Peter Horbury, ahead of its upcoming debut. Continue reading Geely previews new SUV Geely previews new SUV originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:45:00 EST. Please see [...]

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Chinese Toyota plant still closed after explosions

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Toyota, China Toyota’s factory in Tianjin, China is closed until at least August 19 due to evacuations in the area related to the massive explosion there last week. Other automakers are also feeling the effects. Continue reading Chinese Toyota plant still closed after explosions Chinese Toyota plant still closed after explosions originally [...]

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This City In China Built Its Own Chicago Bean In a Desolate Parking Lot

When it comes to architectural simulacra it’s hard to top the ballsiness of China , where a real-life World Showcase includes convincing replicas of cities like Venice, Paris, and London. Now the copycats have come for the art world, with a knockoff Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture, colloquially known to Chicagoans as “The Bean.” Read [...]

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BMW, Toyota warn about Chinese market slowing down

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, BMW, Toyota, Car Buying, China BMW and Toyota are the latest automakers concerned about the state of the Chinese auto market through the rest of this year. Signs are indicating there for the situation to keep getting weaker. Continue reading BMW, Toyota warn about Chinese market slowing down BMW, Toyota warn about [...]

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Entry-level Audi R8 to go turbo after all?

Filed under: Audi, China, Convertible, Coupe, Luxury, Performance The days might be numbered for the Audi R8′s 4.2-liter V8, as a report claims the base model will offer a new 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 in its place. Continue reading Entry-level Audi R8 to go turbo after all? Entry-level Audi R8 to go turbo after all? originally [...]

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Remember When David Letterman Masterfully Exposed Donald Trump’s Hypocrisy on China?

Given we’re heading into the Republican presidential debate this Thursday and Donald Trump is the leading candidate in the field, the media is pretty much obligated to cover him whether we like it or not. Regardless of his idiocy, Trump is the man to beat so both Republicans and Democrats alike must start paying serious attention [...]

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