The Truth About Cars » Chengdu http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Chinese-Built Volvo S60 Sedans to Arrive in U.S. in “About Two Months” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/chinese-built-volvo-s60-sedans-to-arrive-in-u-s-in-about-two-months/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/chinese-built-volvo-s60-sedans-to-arrive-in-u-s-in-about-two-months/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 17:18:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1076298 Proving the first Chinese cars to come to America will be imported by established brands, Volvo has a number of S60 sedans on the boat from China and they’re expected to arrive in about two months. Manufacturing in China is just one part of Volvo’s plan to boost sales to 800,000 units annually before 2020. […]

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Proving the first Chinese cars to come to America will be imported by established brands, Volvo has a number of S60 sedans on the boat from China and they’re expected to arrive in about two months. Manufacturing in China is just one part of Volvo’s plan to boost sales to 800,000 units annually before 2020. […]

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Geely & Volvo to Jointly Develop Cars, Volvo Pilot Production Begins in Chengdu, Two More Chinese Volvo Factories Approved http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/geely-volvo-to-jointly-develop-cars-volvo-pilot-production-begins-in-chengdu-two-more-chinese-volvo-factories-approved/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/geely-volvo-to-jointly-develop-cars-volvo-pilot-production-begins-in-chengdu-two-more-chinese-volvo-factories-approved/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:50:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500630 Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd., owned by the same Chinese company that bought Volvo Cars in 2010, announced that it will soon start developing cars jointly with the Swedish company. The cars will be intended for the Chinese and export markets and will go on sale in 2015. Geely has ambitions to be China’s largest car […]

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Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd., owned by the same Chinese company that bought Volvo Cars in 2010, announced that it will soon start developing cars jointly with the Swedish company. The cars will be intended for the Chinese and export markets and will go on sale in 2015. Geely has ambitions to be China’s largest car […]

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Chengdu Motor Show: Communist Government Blasts Near-Naked Booth Babes (NSFW In America) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chengdu-motor-show-government-blasts-near-naked-booth-babes-nsfw-in-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chengdu-motor-show-government-blasts-near-naked-booth-babes-nsfw-in-america/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:15:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459680 The Chinese government reprimanded organizers of the Chengdu Motor Show for showing way too much flesh than what’s appropriate for a harmonious society.  The exhibitionist exhibits were all foreign. A finger-wagging received the display of female charms at Citroen and Kia, and a serious finger-wagging was directed at an “almost-naked Ms Yan Yu who briefly […]

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The Chinese government reprimanded organizers of the Chengdu Motor Show for showing way too much flesh than what’s appropriate for a harmonious society.  The exhibitionist exhibits were all foreign. A finger-wagging received the display of female charms at Citroen and Kia, and a serious finger-wagging was directed at an “almost-naked Ms Yan Yu who briefly […]

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Nissan’s Shiga: Tensions Over Islands Hurt Chinese Sales Of Japanese Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/nissans-shiga-tensions-over-islands-hurt-chinese-sales-of-japanese-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/nissans-shiga-tensions-over-islands-hurt-chinese-sales-of-japanese-cars/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:28:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459162 The hordes of Chinese and Japanese reporters roaming the halls of the Chengdu Global Automotive Forum in Chengdu were not really interested in exports. They were sniffing blood. There are tensions between China, Japan, and a few other countries over some rocks in the sea. The rocks are called Diaoyu by the Chinese, Senkaku by […]

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The hordes of Chinese and Japanese reporters roaming the halls of the Chengdu Global Automotive Forum in Chengdu were not really interested in exports. They were sniffing blood. There are tensions between China, Japan, and a few other countries over some rocks in the sea. The rocks are called Diaoyu by the Chinese, Senkaku by […]

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Chinese Car Exports: Not Yet, We have to Euthanize “Backwards Car Companies” First http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chinese-car-exports-not-yet-we-have-to-euthanize-backwards-car-companies-first/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chinese-car-exports-not-yet-we-have-to-euthanize-backwards-car-companies-first/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:27:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459156 There is one thing about the Chinese car industry that can’t be said often enough: It is learning fast. A year ago, the recurring theme at the Chengdu Global Automotive Forum was brands, brands, brands. This year, nobody talks about new brands anymore. The only one who does is the CEO of Dongfeng, one of […]

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There is one thing about the Chinese car industry that can’t be said often enough: It is learning fast. A year ago, the recurring theme at the Chengdu Global Automotive Forum was brands, brands, brands. This year, nobody talks about new brands anymore. The only one who does is the CEO of Dongfeng, one of […]

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Chengdu Motor Show: White, Brown, And Black Lincolns Are In Fact Grey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chengdu-motor-show-white-brown-and-black-lincolns-are-in-fact-grey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chengdu-motor-show-white-brown-and-black-lincolns-are-in-fact-grey/#comments Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:34:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458850 A few days ago, an anonymous source told us that Lincolns have been in China for years, and that Ford won’t admit it.  Ford said they probably were grey imports.  Before the Chengdu Motor Show opened its doors, three Lincolns were seen entering the hall with big grins on their faces, and everybody thought they […]

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A few days ago, an anonymous source told us that Lincolns have been in China for years, and that Ford won’t admit it.  Ford said they probably were grey imports.  Before the Chengdu Motor Show opened its doors, three Lincolns were seen entering the hall with big grins on their faces, and everybody thought they […]

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Chengdu Sings Ode To Joe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chengdu-sings-ode-to-joe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chengdu-sings-ode-to-joe/#comments Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:09:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458840 It looks like news of the sacking of Joel Ewanick has not reached China. Or at least not Chengdu. This yellow Chevrolet Camaro with a giant Manchester United sticker was spotted at the Chengdu Motor Show. Supposedly, the decoration is the idea of a local Chevrolet dealer, but who know’s, if public reaction is strong […]

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It looks like news of the sacking of Joel Ewanick has not reached China. Or at least not Chengdu. This yellow Chevrolet Camaro with a giant Manchester United sticker was spotted at the Chengdu Motor Show. Supposedly, the decoration is the idea of a local Chevrolet dealer, but who know’s, if public reaction is strong […]

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Pictures From The Chengdu Motor Show. The What? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/pictures-from-the-chengdu-motor-show-the-what/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/pictures-from-the-chengdu-motor-show-the-what/#comments Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:48:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458519 “A model poses beside a car by Beijing-Hyundai during the 15th Chengdu Motor Show (CDMS) in Chengdu City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province,” writes China’s state-owned Xinhua news agency under a spread that is long on long legged girls and short on cars.  Well, we aren’t Xinhua. You will be immediately familiar with the toothy grin. […]

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“A model poses beside a car by Beijing-Hyundai during the 15th Chengdu Motor Show (CDMS) in Chengdu City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province,” writes China’s state-owned Xinhua news agency under a spread that is long on long legged girls and short on cars.  Well, we aren’t Xinhua. You will be immediately familiar with the toothy grin. […]

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China On A Deadly Brand Binge http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/china-on-a-deadly-brand-binge/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/china-on-a-deadly-brand-binge/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:53:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414599 If your dearest wish is that the Chinese car industry will implode, then you should pray that the Chinese remain on strategy. For whatever inconceivable reason, the Chinese car industry has embarked on a plan, which – if properly executed – will mean its assured destruction. Government planners tell Chinese car manufacturers: “Create successful brands.”  […]

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If your dearest wish is that the Chinese car industry will implode, then you should pray that the Chinese remain on strategy. For whatever inconceivable reason, the Chinese car industry has embarked on a plan, which – if properly executed – will mean its assured destruction. Government planners tell Chinese car manufacturers: “Create successful brands.”  […]

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Chengdu Global Automotive Media Summit: Better Luck Next Time http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/chengdu-global-automotive-media-summit-better-luck-next-time/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/chengdu-global-automotive-media-summit-better-luck-next-time/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:19:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414575 The third day of the Chengdu get-together morphed into what was called a “Global Automotive Media Summit.” The idea was to prep the Chinese car manufacturers for their global push as far as the global media are concerned. For that, the services of TTAC were enlisted.  The manufacturers need any help they can get when […]

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The third day of the Chengdu get-together morphed into what was called a “Global Automotive Media Summit.” The idea was to prep the Chinese car manufacturers for their global push as far as the global media are concerned. For that, the services of TTAC were enlisted.  The manufacturers need any help they can get when […]

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China: Big But Weak, Attack On The West Postponed For 5 Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/china-big-but-weak-attack-on-the-west-postponed-for-5-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/china-big-but-weak-attack-on-the-west-postponed-for-5-years/#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:55:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414386 The Global Automotive Forum is an annual confab of Chinese politicos, functionaries, industry leaders and wonks of the world. This year, it is in Chengdu, and the motto is “From volume leader to innovation leader.” The subhead could very well be: “What now?” Speaker after speaker bemoans the fact that China is winning by sheer […]

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The Global Automotive Forum is an annual confab of Chinese politicos, functionaries, industry leaders and wonks of the world. This year, it is in Chengdu, and the motto is “From volume leader to innovation leader.” The subhead could very well be: “What now?” Speaker after speaker bemoans the fact that China is winning by sheer […]

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