The Truth About Cars » Beijing Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Beijing Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/news-blog/beijing-auto-show-news-blog/ Detroit Three Lead The Charge In Chinese SUV Boom http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/detroit-three-lead-the-charge-in-chinese-suv-boom/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/detroit-three-lead-the-charge-in-chinese-suv-boom/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=812234 Long after the first SUV gold rush in the United States, the Detroit Three are gearing up for a second gold rush, this time in China. Automotive News reports SUVs and crossovers have snagged 19 percent of the local market in 2013 as the once-dominant luxury sedan market fell from 47 percent in 2000 to […]

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Long after the first SUV gold rush in the United States, the Detroit Three are gearing up for a second gold rush, this time in China. Automotive News reports SUVs and crossovers have snagged 19 percent of the local market in 2013 as the once-dominant luxury sedan market fell from 47 percent in 2000 to […]

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2014 Beijing Auto Show: BMW’s “Vision Future Luxury” 9-Series Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-bmws-vision-future-luxury-9-series-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-bmws-vision-future-luxury-9-series-concept/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:15:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805714 Few companies are as competitive with each other as the German luxury brands. Now that Mercedes-Benz will be making the S600 Maybach edition of their S-Class fullsize sedan, BMW is responding wtih their own flagship, the Vision Future Luxury concept, introduced at the Beijing auto show on Sunday. Since Vision Future Luxury doesn’t quite fit BMW’s […]

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Few companies are as competitive with each other as the German luxury brands. Now that Mercedes-Benz will be making the S600 Maybach edition of their S-Class fullsize sedan, BMW is responding wtih their own flagship, the Vision Future Luxury concept, introduced at the Beijing auto show on Sunday. Since Vision Future Luxury doesn’t quite fit BMW’s […]

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2014 Beijing Auto Show: Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-bentley-mulsanne-hybrid-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-bentley-mulsanne-hybrid-concept/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805786 While the notion of a hybrid car that features a 6.75 liter internal combustion engine might seem a bit oxymoronic to some, rich folks like to demonstrate their environmental bona fides as much as anyone. With so many supercars like the Porsche 918 or the McLaren P1 featuring hybrid powertrains that combine green cred with […]

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While the notion of a hybrid car that features a 6.75 liter internal combustion engine might seem a bit oxymoronic to some, rich folks like to demonstrate their environmental bona fides as much as anyone. With so many supercars like the Porsche 918 or the McLaren P1 featuring hybrid powertrains that combine green cred with […]

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Mulally: New Chinese Escort Could Come to America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mulally-new-chinese-escort-could-come-to-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mulally-new-chinese-escort-could-come-to-america/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805594 While Ford’s new compact Escort sedan was developed by Ford’s Aisa-Pacific R&D team specifically for China, Ford CEO Alan Mulally indicates that the company has more global plans for the car, including the possibility of selling it in the United States. Mulally told Automotive News that the Escort will likely go on sale in other […]

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While Ford’s new compact Escort sedan was developed by Ford’s Aisa-Pacific R&D team specifically for China, Ford CEO Alan Mulally indicates that the company has more global plans for the car, including the possibility of selling it in the United States. Mulally told Automotive News that the Escort will likely go on sale in other […]

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2014 Beijing Auto Show:Lincoln Debuts New MKX Concept Outside U.S., Annouces Chinese Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-showlincoln-debuts-new-mkx-concept-outside-u-s-annouces-chinese-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-showlincoln-debuts-new-mkx-concept-outside-u-s-annouces-chinese-dealers/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805426 As part of the launch of its luxury brand in China, the first step in its strategy of making Lincoln into a global brand, Ford Motor Company used AutoChina 2014, aka the Beijing auto show, to debut the next version of Lincoln’s MKX midsize crossover. The reveal of the MKX Concept is the first time […]

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As part of the launch of its luxury brand in China, the first step in its strategy of making Lincoln into a global brand, Ford Motor Company used AutoChina 2014, aka the Beijing auto show, to debut the next version of Lincoln’s MKX midsize crossover. The reveal of the MKX Concept is the first time […]

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2104 Beijing Auto Show: Ford Introduces Everest SUV to Chinese Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2104-beijing-auto-show-ford-introduces-everest-suv-to-chinese-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2104-beijing-auto-show-ford-introduces-everest-suv-to-chinese-market/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805658 While two days after an avalanche killed 13 Nepalese Sherpas on Mount Everest may not be the best time to highlight a vehicle named for the peak, Ford is going ahead with introducing the Everest Concept to the Chinese market at the Beijing auto show. The  seven passenger SUV, larger and more expensive than the […]

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While two days after an avalanche killed 13 Nepalese Sherpas on Mount Everest may not be the best time to highlight a vehicle named for the peak, Ford is going ahead with introducing the Everest Concept to the Chinese market at the Beijing auto show. The  seven passenger SUV, larger and more expensive than the […]

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2014 Beijing Auto Show: Chevy Trax, New Cruze http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-chevy-trax-new-cruze/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-chevy-trax-new-cruze/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=806050 General Motors used the 2014 Beijing auto show for the world premiere of the next generation Chevrolet Cruze while Shanghai GM launched the Chevrolet Trax, what the brand calls its “new urban SUV”, for the Chinese market. The Trax is Chevy’s version of the Opel Mokka, which is also sold in Buick livery as the […]

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General Motors used the 2014 Beijing auto show for the world premiere of the next generation Chevrolet Cruze while Shanghai GM launched the Chevrolet Trax, what the brand calls its “new urban SUV”, for the Chinese market. The Trax is Chevy’s version of the Opel Mokka, which is also sold in Buick livery as the […]

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2014 Beijing Auto Show: Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-volkswagen-golf-r-400-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-volkswagen-golf-r-400-concept/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:30:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=806090 To show the potential of the new Golf, VW has taken the 290 horsepower, all wheel drive Golf R and turned up the heat on the hot hatch with the Golf R 400 Concept, introduced at the Beijing auto show.   The 400 stands for 400 PS, which converts to 395 horsepower, and while the […]

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To show the potential of the new Golf, VW has taken the 290 horsepower, all wheel drive Golf R and turned up the heat on the hot hatch with the Golf R 400 Concept, introduced at the Beijing auto show.   The 400 stands for 400 PS, which converts to 395 horsepower, and while the […]

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Beijing 2014: Production-Ready Ford Escort To Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/beijing-2014-production-ready-ford-escort-to-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/beijing-2014-production-ready-ford-escort-to-debut/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=804042 After several years of dormancy, Ford revived the Escort name for a concept sedan at last year’s Shanghai Motor Show. That concept is now production-ready, and will make its debut this weekend at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Autoblog reports the Escort will be made locally in China through a joint venture, and may sport […]

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After several years of dormancy, Ford revived the Escort name for a concept sedan at last year’s Shanghai Motor Show. That concept is now production-ready, and will make its debut this weekend at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Autoblog reports the Escort will be made locally in China through a joint venture, and may sport […]

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Citroën Bestows First Premium DS Model Upon China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/citroen-bestows-first-premium-ds-model-upon-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/citroen-bestows-first-premium-ds-model-upon-china/#comments Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:53:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=687666 Unveiled at a special event in Paris last week, Citroën’s DS 5LS is the French automaker’s first premium variant of the DS sub-brand. Don’t expect to park this one at the Louvre, however; the DS 5LS is destined solely for the Chinese market. The 5LS will be the second DS model built at Citroën’s new […]

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Unveiled at a special event in Paris last week, Citroën’s DS 5LS is the French automaker’s first premium variant of the DS sub-brand. Don’t expect to park this one at the Louvre, however; the DS 5LS is destined solely for the Chinese market. The 5LS will be the second DS model built at Citroën’s new […]

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Gleanings Of The 2010 Beijing Auto Show: Breasts Draw Reprimand, Ears Cool http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2010-beijing-auto-show-breasts-draw-reprimand-ears-cool/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2010-beijing-auto-show-breasts-draw-reprimand-ears-cool/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2012 23:30:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442088 Beijing authorities have slapped organizers of the 2012 Beijing Auto Show with a “serious reprimand” for featuring scantily-clad models. Beijing’s Capital Ethics Development Office said that the revealing clothing of some models at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition has had a “negative social impact,” the state-owned news agency Xinhua reports.  The ethics office criticized […]

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Beijing authorities have slapped organizers of the 2012 Beijing Auto Show with a “serious reprimand” for featuring scantily-clad models. Beijing’s Capital Ethics Development Office said that the revealing clothing of some models at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition has had a “negative social impact,” the state-owned news agency Xinhua reports.  The ethics office criticized […]

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Gleanings Of The 2012 Beijing Auto Show: Seat Introduces Blondes On A Stick http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-seat-introduces-blondes-on-a-stick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-seat-introduces-blondes-on-a-stick/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2012 02:33:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441791 Volkswagen’s SEAT has been a bit luckless recently. The victim of the Mediterranean malaise seeks to improve its odds by exporting cars to China. Lacking new models to introduce, Seat showcases a new culinary delight: Blondes on a stick. The Blondes are a big attraction in China, where all women have black hair. The export […]

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Volkswagen’s SEAT has been a bit luckless recently. The victim of the Mediterranean malaise seeks to improve its odds by exporting cars to China. Lacking new models to introduce, Seat showcases a new culinary delight: Blondes on a stick. The Blondes are a big attraction in China, where all women have black hair. The export […]

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Gleanings Of The 2012 Beijing Auto Show: Car Blogging With Chinese Characteristics http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-car-blogging-with-chinese-characteristics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-car-blogging-with-chinese-characteristics/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:51:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441784 When it comes to car blogging, China has long bypassed the rest of the world.  Even much larger sites than TTAC look like midgets compared to the Chinese giants. Nothing shows that more drastically than the Beijing Auto Show. TTAC and the Detroit Bureau may be some of the few American blogs that sent in-the-flesh […]

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When it comes to car blogging, China has long bypassed the rest of the world.  Even much larger sites than TTAC look like midgets compared to the Chinese giants. Nothing shows that more drastically than the Beijing Auto Show. TTAC and the Detroit Bureau may be some of the few American blogs that sent in-the-flesh […]

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Gleanings Of The 2012 Beijing Auto Show: Toyota Open To Sub-Brand Suggestions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-toyota-open-to-sub-brand-suggestions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-toyota-open-to-sub-brand-suggestions/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:58:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441781 Toyota will launch a domestically produced plug-in hybrid in China before the year is over and will follow with EVs once certification is completed, said Dong Changzheng, executive vice president of Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., to a small group of reporters at the Beijing Auto Show. The cars will be marketed under a yet […]

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Toyota will launch a domestically produced plug-in hybrid in China before the year is over and will follow with EVs once certification is completed, said Dong Changzheng, executive vice president of Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., to a small group of reporters at the Beijing Auto Show. The cars will be marketed under a yet […]

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Gleanings Of The 2012 Beijing Auto Show: Victimized Media http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-victimized-media/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gleanings-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-victimized-media/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:11:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441757 Sometimes, journalists are in the pockets of people. This time, people are in the pockets of journalists: More than 40 theft cases were reported in the first hours of the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Pricy equipment was stolen at an alarming rate, reports Global Times. High on the target list of show-going pickpockets: High-end camera […]

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Sometimes, journalists are in the pockets of people. This time, people are in the pockets of journalists: More than 40 theft cases were reported in the first hours of the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Pricy equipment was stolen at an alarming rate, reports Global Times. High on the target list of show-going pickpockets: High-end camera […]

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Capture The Real Red Flag http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-capture-the-real-red-flag/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-capture-the-real-red-flag/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:24:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441384 So today The Tycho,  proprietor of Carnewschina and expert on Mao-era-revival cars, intercepts me at the show and says: “You did it all wrong! You talked about the H7, but showed the L7!” “I beg your pardon?” It turns out he was right as usual. In my piece on the Red Flag car, the wrong […]

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So today The Tycho,  proprietor of Carnewschina and expert on Mao-era-revival cars, intercepts me at the show and says: “You did it all wrong! You talked about the H7, but showed the L7!” “I beg your pardon?” It turns out he was right as usual. In my piece on the Red Flag car, the wrong […]

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Fiat Viaggio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-fiat-viaggio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-fiat-viaggio/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:37:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441367   [INSERT JUVENILE QUIP ABOUT THIS CAR’S NAME AND HOW MUCH IT SOUNDS LIKE ANATOMY]. Just kidding. We’re not that silly. Here’s a look at the Fiat Viaggio aka the Dodge Dart for China. The made-in-China sedan will come with one of two 1.4L turbocharged Fiat engines, with 120 or 150 horsepower. A 5-speed manual […]

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  [INSERT JUVENILE QUIP ABOUT THIS CAR’S NAME AND HOW MUCH IT SOUNDS LIKE ANATOMY]. Just kidding. We’re not that silly. Here’s a look at the Fiat Viaggio aka the Dodge Dart for China. The made-in-China sedan will come with one of two 1.4L turbocharged Fiat engines, with 120 or 150 horsepower. A 5-speed manual […]

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Girls Of The 2012 Beijing Auto Show: I’m All Ears http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/girls-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-im-all-ears/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/girls-of-the-2012-beijing-auto-show-im-all-ears/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:22:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441334 We met at the Volkswagen booth. Ready for take-off. She is very popular. Say uncle.

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We met at the Volkswagen booth. Ready for take-off. She is very popular. Say uncle.

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Not So Mellow Yellow http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-not-so-mellow-yellow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-not-so-mellow-yellow/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:16:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441327 Audi’s baby-SUV Q3, in “Jinlong Yufeng” dress. Which means “Golden Dragon in the Wind,” or so I am told. Turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with 306hp.

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Audi’s baby-SUV Q3, in “Jinlong Yufeng” dress. Which means “Golden Dragon in the Wind,” or so I am told. Turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with 306hp.

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Red Flag, Based On Meatball http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-red-flag-based-on-meatball/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-red-flag-based-on-meatball/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441305 Revival of the venerable “Red Flag”: The Hongqi L7. It harkens back to the Mao era. Ironically, a the “red” car sits on a Toyota Landcruiser chassis.

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Revival of the venerable “Red Flag”: The Hongqi L7. It harkens back to the Mao era. Ironically, a the “red” car sits on a Toyota Landcruiser chassis.

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: What A Dragon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-what-a-dragon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-what-a-dragon/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:36:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441298 The Jeep was the first American car made in China through a joint venture. Somewhere along the way, Jeep lost it. Jeep is trying to get its moxie back with the “Dragon” design concept.It is based on a China-market Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, black with bronze-gold details. 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with 35-inch off-road tires. Chinese dragon […]

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The Jeep was the first American car made in China through a joint venture. Somewhere along the way, Jeep lost it. Jeep is trying to get its moxie back with the “Dragon” design concept.It is based on a China-market Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, black with bronze-gold details. 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with 35-inch off-road tires. Chinese dragon […]

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Chrysler Knows Its Target Group http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-chrysler-knows-its-target-group/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-chrysler-knows-its-target-group/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:25:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441295 This time truly imported from Detroit: The Chrysler 300 Ruyi. A 300C, adapted to Chinese tastes. Still called a concept.    

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This time truly imported from Detroit: The Chrysler 300 Ruyi. A 300C, adapted to Chinese tastes. Still called a concept.    

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Porsche Cayenne GTS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-porsche-cayenne-gts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-porsche-cayenne-gts/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:59:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441282 Not only does the Volkswagen Group dominate China by market share, it also has its own hall at the Beijing Auto Show. The hall houses VW’s assortment of brands, including Porsche. Today, Porsche unveiled the Cayenne GTS. It is the perfect SUV for SUV-crazed China: Over-motorized, over the top, overpriced. It mates a slightly more […]

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Not only does the Volkswagen Group dominate China by market share, it also has its own hall at the Beijing Auto Show. The hall houses VW’s assortment of brands, including Porsche. Today, Porsche unveiled the Cayenne GTS. It is the perfect SUV for SUV-crazed China: Over-motorized, over the top, overpriced. It mates a slightly more […]

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Lamborghini Unveils 600 hp Aurochs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-lamborghini-unveils-600-hp-aurochs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-lamborghini-unveils-600-hp-aurochs/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:36:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441264 So they finally took the wraps off the long anticipated and already much hated Urus, the SUV concept from Lamborghini. Volkswagen’s token Italian, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, says that Urus is the “ancestor of today’s fighting bull.”  Wikipedia says it’s an aurochs. An anonymous contributor helpfully added today that it is an SUV from Lamborghini. […]

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So they finally took the wraps off the long anticipated and already much hated Urus, the SUV concept from Lamborghini. Volkswagen’s token Italian, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, says that Urus is the “ancestor of today’s fighting bull.”  Wikipedia says it’s an aurochs. An anonymous contributor helpfully added today that it is an SUV from Lamborghini. […]

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Press Causes Monster Traffic Jam http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-press-causes-monster-traffic-jam/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-press-causes-monster-traffic-jam/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:56:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441243 First media day at the Beijing Auto Show. Accredited working press only. Half of Beijing must be accredited, and the other half must be on their way to China International Exhibition Center (New Venue) – that’s what it’s called, no joke – in order to finagle one of those hard to get press passes. The […]

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First media day at the Beijing Auto Show. Accredited working press only. Half of Beijing must be accredited, and the other half must be on their way to China International Exhibition Center (New Venue) – that’s what it’s called, no joke – in order to finagle one of those hard to get press passes. The […]

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