The Truth About Cars » China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 China Resurrects a Great Nameplate for a New Chevy: ‘Cavalier’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/china-resurrects-a-great-nameplate-for-a-new-chevy-cavalier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/china-resurrects-a-great-nameplate-for-a-new-chevy-cavalier/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332858 No matter who you are or what status you hold in society, at some point in the past 34 years you did something in a Chevrolet Cavalier, and it was probably a lackluster experience (barring anything in the backseat, though even then…). For reasons unknown, the nameplate that once summed up everything that was wrong […]

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No matter who you are or what status you hold in society, at some point in the past 34 years you did something in a Chevrolet Cavalier, and it was probably a lackluster experience (barring anything in the backseat, though even then…). For reasons unknown, the nameplate that once summed up everything that was wrong […]

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Acura Unveils Baby SUV in China; Are its North American Odds Slim or Nil? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/acura-unveils-baby-suv-in-china-are-its-north-american-odds-slim-or-nil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/acura-unveils-baby-suv-in-china-are-its-north-american-odds-slim-or-nil/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331122 Honda’s Chinese subsidiary is proud of the upcoming Acura CDX compact SUV, as it’s the first Acura designed for, and built in, that expanding car market. Based on the Honda HR-V, the CDX tries to erase all signs of its body donor’s identity. Among other things, the new model adds shapelier flanks, conventional rear door handles, […]

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Honda’s Chinese subsidiary is proud of the upcoming Acura CDX compact SUV, as it’s the first Acura designed for, and built in, that expanding car market. Based on the Honda HR-V, the CDX tries to erase all signs of its body donor’s identity. Among other things, the new model adds shapelier flanks, conventional rear door handles, […]

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Buick Reveals Envision Pricing; Stingy Buyers Will Want to Wait for 2017 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/buick-reveals-envision-pricing-stingy-buyers-will-want-to-wait-for-2017/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/buick-reveals-envision-pricing-stingy-buyers-will-want-to-wait-for-2017/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328609 Buick’s turbocharged, Chinese-made Envision crossover is landing on American shores in early summer, but the price could cause some buyers to rethink their purchase date. Holding the title of being the first U.S. model manufactured in China, the Envision is already a two-year veteran of the overseas market. Americans are notoriously SUV-thirsty, so it was inevitable […]

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Buick’s turbocharged, Chinese-made Envision crossover is landing on American shores in early summer, but the price could cause some buyers to rethink their purchase date. Holding the title of being the first U.S. model manufactured in China, the Envision is already a two-year veteran of the overseas market. Americans are notoriously SUV-thirsty, so it was inevitable […]

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Green Giant: Buick LaCrosse Hybrid has Smoggy China in its Sights http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/green-giant-buick-lacrosse-hybrid-has-smoggy-china-in-its-sights/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/green-giant-buick-lacrosse-hybrid-has-smoggy-china-in-its-sights/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:30:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327417 The Beijing Motor Show begins next week, but Buick couldn’t wait a minute longer. At yesterday’s 2016 Buick Day event in Shanghai (was there a parade?), the automaker rolled out its LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), a model tailor-made for the Chinese market. China loves Buicks, and Buick loves them right back, so much so that […]

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The Beijing Motor Show begins next week, but Buick couldn’t wait a minute longer. At yesterday’s 2016 Buick Day event in Shanghai (was there a parade?), the automaker rolled out its LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), a model tailor-made for the Chinese market. China loves Buicks, and Buick loves them right back, so much so that […]

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Lincoln Continental Presidential: a Great Leap Forward in Luxury http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/lincoln-continental-presidential-a-great-leap-forward-in-luxury/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/lincoln-continental-presidential-a-great-leap-forward-in-luxury/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327329 China’s thirst for American executive sedans knows no bounds, so Lincoln is rubbing its palms together and giving the red-hot luxury market exactly what it wants: piles and piles of prestige. The Continental nameplate is already soaked in presidential history, but for the Chinese market, the company’s flagship model needed something a little more…obvious. These […]

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China’s thirst for American executive sedans knows no bounds, so Lincoln is rubbing its palms together and giving the red-hot luxury market exactly what it wants: piles and piles of prestige. The Continental nameplate is already soaked in presidential history, but for the Chinese market, the company’s flagship model needed something a little more…obvious. These […]

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Construction Rivals Cause Big Trouble in Little China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/construction-rivals-cause-big-trouble-in-little-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/construction-rivals-cause-big-trouble-in-little-china/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327137 Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop, as the saying goes. Now imagine those hands are on the throttles and control levers of heavy, wheeled machinery. A street battle broke out in China’s Hebei province over the weekend, according to the Associated Press, one that saw members of rival construction companies go at it in large, front end […]

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Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop, as the saying goes. Now imagine those hands are on the throttles and control levers of heavy, wheeled machinery. A street battle broke out in China’s Hebei province over the weekend, according to the Associated Press, one that saw members of rival construction companies go at it in large, front end […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Nissan Needs a Faster Pipe, Creeping Autonomy, and Mercedes Goes Gaga Over AMG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-nissan-needs-faster-pipe-creeping-autonomy-mercedes-goes-gaga-amg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-nissan-needs-faster-pipe-creeping-autonomy-mercedes-goes-gaga-amg/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313034 Nissan’s product pipeline has all the flow of a crusted-over faucet, and that’s not good for business. That, automation is insidiously infiltrating cars all around you, Mercedes-Benz goes all in on AMG, Jaguar teases China with something special, and foreigners flee the Russian automotive landscape … after the break! Failure to launch … on time […]

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Nissan’s product pipeline has all the flow of a crusted-over faucet, and that’s not good for business. That, automation is insidiously infiltrating cars all around you, Mercedes-Benz goes all in on AMG, Jaguar teases China with something special, and foreigners flee the Russian automotive landscape … after the break! Failure to launch … on time […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Toyota One-Ups Rivals, Robots Invade BMW, and TVR Taps Wales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-toyota-one-ups-rivals-robots-invade-bmw-tvr-taps-wales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-toyota-one-ups-rivals-robots-invade-bmw-tvr-taps-wales/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308458 Toyotas will soon be screeching to a halt everywhere and that should make its rivals jealous. That, BMW unleashes the robots on the workers, eccentric automaker picks a place with funny-sounding names, General Motors isn’t falling out of love with China, and Mercedes-Maybach to get a rival … after the break! My dad’s car can […]

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Toyotas will soon be screeching to a halt everywhere and that should make its rivals jealous. That, BMW unleashes the robots on the workers, eccentric automaker picks a place with funny-sounding names, General Motors isn’t falling out of love with China, and Mercedes-Maybach to get a rival … after the break! My dad’s car can […]

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Automakers’ China Push Comes With a Risk … of Offending http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/automakers-china-push-comes-risk-offending/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/automakers-china-push-comes-risk-offending/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:30:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1299145 If you woke up not knowing the Chinese hate “new car” smell, consider yourself a well-informed person now. Successfully selling a new vehicle in China means having to avoid the many cultural and legal traps specific to that growing market, reports Automotive News. What works somewhere else might be a massive faux pas for Chinese […]

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If you woke up not knowing the Chinese hate “new car” smell, consider yourself a well-informed person now. Successfully selling a new vehicle in China means having to avoid the many cultural and legal traps specific to that growing market, reports Automotive News. What works somewhere else might be a massive faux pas for Chinese […]

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TTAC News Round-up: North Korea’s Good Times Threatened, Suzuki Cashes Out, and an EPA Backup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-north-koreas-good-times-threatened-suzuki-cashes-epa-backup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-north-koreas-good-times-threatened-suzuki-cashes-epa-backup/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:35:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1298881 New U.S. sanctions might spell the end of the glorious, glorious era of North Korean vehicle production. That, Suzuki asks for its winnings and staggers home, automakers are being slowed down by the EPA (and it’s all Volkswagen’s fault), Audi still loves diesels (and so do you, America!), and Volvo tries to spice up its […]

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New U.S. sanctions might spell the end of the glorious, glorious era of North Korean vehicle production. That, Suzuki asks for its winnings and staggers home, automakers are being slowed down by the EPA (and it’s all Volkswagen’s fault), Audi still loves diesels (and so do you, America!), and Volvo tries to spice up its […]

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TTAC News Round-up: China Binds Up Holland, BMW Needs New Friends, Young People Dream On http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-china-binds-holland-bmw-needs-new-friends-young-people-dream/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-china-binds-holland-bmw-needs-new-friends-young-people-dream/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1292898 Amsterdam’s port facility is more crowded than a Walmart on Black Friday and it’s all China’s fault. That, BMW wonders how it all went wrong, Millennials bare their souls to a salesman, Toyota walks down memory lane, and a safety regulator has some explaining to do … after the break! Barges for Buicks leads to […]

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Amsterdam’s port facility is more crowded than a Walmart on Black Friday and it’s all China’s fault. That, BMW wonders how it all went wrong, Millennials bare their souls to a salesman, Toyota walks down memory lane, and a safety regulator has some explaining to do … after the break! Barges for Buicks leads to […]

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Inside Stories From the War Between Automakers And Dealers Over Exports http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/inside-stories-war-automakers-dealers-exports/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/inside-stories-war-automakers-dealers-exports/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1282818 There’s not a more uncomfortable phone call for a car dealership’s finance manager to make then asking a customer to come back to have their finance or lease contract rewritten. This is typically caused by sales managers — the people most despised by finance departments — who spot deliver a vehicle based on their wrong guess about the rate or term a lender would approve the […]

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There’s not a more uncomfortable phone call for a car dealership’s finance manager to make then asking a customer to come back to have their finance or lease contract rewritten. This is typically caused by sales managers — the people most despised by finance departments — who spot deliver a vehicle based on their wrong guess about the rate or term a lender would approve the […]

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Who Will Build Sergio’s Next Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:05:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277738 FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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Ford Fueled Record Profits in 2015 With Truck Sales, China Surge http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ford-fueled-record-profits-2015-truck-sales-china-surge/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ford-fueled-record-profits-2015-truck-sales-china-surge/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274889 Ford announced Thursday that it had earned a record pre-tax profit of $10.8 billion for 2015 — including $2 billion in the fourth quarter — bolstered by pickup sales in the U.S. and strong growth in China. The record-setting year for the automaker wasn’t much of a surprise — second- and third-quarter results set records […]

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Ford announced Thursday that it had earned a record pre-tax profit of $10.8 billion for 2015 — including $2 billion in the fourth quarter — bolstered by pickup sales in the U.S. and strong growth in China. The record-setting year for the automaker wasn’t much of a surprise — second- and third-quarter results set records […]

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China Firm On Cutting Green Car Subsidies By 2021 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/china-firm-on-cutting-green-car-subsidies-by-2021/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/china-firm-on-cutting-green-car-subsidies-by-2021/#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2016 17:30:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272433 China’s finance minister said Saturday that the government will end green car subsidies by 2021 and let its market dictate whether EVs or plug-in hybrid can sell on their own in the country, Reuters reported. Lou Jiwei told reporters that the government would cut subsidies by 20 percent over the next two years, by 40 percent […]

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China’s finance minister said Saturday that the government will end green car subsidies by 2021 and let its market dictate whether EVs or plug-in hybrid can sell on their own in the country, Reuters reported. Lou Jiwei told reporters that the government would cut subsidies by 20 percent over the next two years, by 40 percent […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Finished Second in China, Big Trouble for Takata, and Apple’s Longtime Car Guy Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:58:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271897 Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Don’t Leave Europe Out of the Party, Bizarre End To GM Lawsuit, and 2015’s Recall-mania http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271513 Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Investors Pump the Brakes, Daimler’s Dig, and Chapo’s Crapwagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-pump-brakes-daimlers-dig-chapos-crapwagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-pump-brakes-daimlers-dig-chapos-crapwagon/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:09:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1266585 Investors aren’t necessarily drinking automakers’ Kool-Aid that 2016 will be full of beer and Skittles. That, the China-made Cadillac CT6 that’ll eventually get here, El Chapo’s cheapo getaway car and General Motors’ questions get down and dirty … after the break! Investors aren’t embracing automakers’ continued enthusiasm Even though automakers are boasting fatter bottom lines […]

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Investors aren’t necessarily drinking automakers’ Kool-Aid that 2016 will be full of beer and Skittles. That, the China-made Cadillac CT6 that’ll eventually get here, El Chapo’s cheapo getaway car and General Motors’ questions get down and dirty … after the break! Investors aren’t embracing automakers’ continued enthusiasm Even though automakers are boasting fatter bottom lines […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Chevy Hot to Sell You a Sedan, Volvo’s V90 Peek and Cheap Gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256737 “What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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“What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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TTAC News Round-up: How Low Can Oil Go, IROC an El Camino, and What’s Buick Bringing to Detroit? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-low-can-oil-go-iroc-el-camino-whats-buick-bringing-detroit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-low-can-oil-go-iroc-el-camino-whats-buick-bringing-detroit/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:10:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1251497 A picture is worth a thousand words, or millions of dollars worth of cars not built by the United Auto Workers. That, and Buick is planning a surprise for Detroit, oil prices are ever-so-slightly up, a super mullet El Camino, and Manny, Moe and Jack … after the break! Chinese Buicks are on their way to the USA […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words, or millions of dollars worth of cars not built by the United Auto Workers. That, and Buick is planning a surprise for Detroit, oil prices are ever-so-slightly up, a super mullet El Camino, and Manny, Moe and Jack … after the break! Chinese Buicks are on their way to the USA […]

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When It Comes To Chinese Buicks, I’m Not Ready To “Deal With It” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/comes-chinese-buicks-im-not-ready-deal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/comes-chinese-buicks-im-not-ready-deal/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242177 Long-time TTAC readers may be familiar with my old friend Rodney, the Billy Dee Williams lookalike with whom I sold cars, raced bicycles, rode motorcycles, and generally raised some sort of mild hell from 1995 until the present day. (If you’re not, here’s a field guide to his eccentric accomplishments.) Over the course of the […]

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Long-time TTAC readers may be familiar with my old friend Rodney, the Billy Dee Williams lookalike with whom I sold cars, raced bicycles, rode motorcycles, and generally raised some sort of mild hell from 1995 until the present day. (If you’re not, here’s a field guide to his eccentric accomplishments.) Over the course of the […]

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Beijing Is On Red Alert, Chops Car (Access) In Half http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/beijing-red-alert-chops-car-access-half/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/beijing-red-alert-chops-car-access-half/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2015 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237705 The nice people at Marketplace, who provided the above photo, have a fun website where you can put Chinese smog on your favorite city. Thankfully, most American cities haven’t had a smog problem in the 21st century. Beijing, on the other hand, is experiencing the proverbial terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. For the first […]

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The nice people at Marketplace, who provided the above photo, have a fun website where you can put Chinese smog on your favorite city. Thankfully, most American cities haven’t had a smog problem in the 21st century. Beijing, on the other hand, is experiencing the proverbial terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. For the first […]

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General Motors to Import Chinese-Made Buick to U.S. By Late 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/general-motors-set-import-chinese-made-buick-u-s-late-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/general-motors-set-import-chinese-made-buick-u-s-late-2016/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:45:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1218377 General Motors announced Thursday it will import a Buick crossover from China to the United States by the end of 2016, much to the UAW’s disappointment. According to the Detroit Free Press, the crossover in question, the Envision, is currently produced at a facility in the Shandong province. The Buick brand itself is doing well […]

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General Motors announced Thursday it will import a Buick crossover from China to the United States by the end of 2016, much to the UAW’s disappointment. According to the Detroit Free Press, the crossover in question, the Envision, is currently produced at a facility in the Shandong province. The Buick brand itself is doing well […]

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Jaguar Land Rover Trimming $6.8 Billion By 2020 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/jaguar-land-rover-trimming-6-8-billion-2020/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/jaguar-land-rover-trimming-6-8-billion-2020/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 20:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1215249 Jaguar Land Rover will trim $6.8 billion from its expenses by 2020, in part, because of slowing auto sales in China, Reuters reported. The automaker will consolidate models to common lines, overhaul its supply chain and build 1 million cars by 2020, according to sources familiar with the plan. The plan, which is called Leap […]

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Jaguar Land Rover will trim $6.8 billion from its expenses by 2020, in part, because of slowing auto sales in China, Reuters reported. The automaker will consolidate models to common lines, overhaul its supply chain and build 1 million cars by 2020, according to sources familiar with the plan. The plan, which is called Leap […]

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Lexus Rebuffs China Production Due To Quality Concerns (Bonus: “F— This Graph” Edition) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/lexus-rebuffs-china-production-due-to-quality-concerns-bonus-f-this-graph-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/lexus-rebuffs-china-production-due-to-quality-concerns-bonus-f-this-graph-edition/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:45:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1212385 Lexus won’t be building cars in China anytime soon due the automaker’s concerns regarding production quality, Bloomberg reported Thursday. “There’s too much quality risk in China to produce there,” said Takashi Yamamoto, executive vice president of Lexus International. Did you hear that mic drop? Hello? Anyone there? Toyota’s luxury division, which is one of very few automakers […]

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Lexus won’t be building cars in China anytime soon due the automaker’s concerns regarding production quality, Bloomberg reported Thursday. “There’s too much quality risk in China to produce there,” said Takashi Yamamoto, executive vice president of Lexus International. Did you hear that mic drop? Hello? Anyone there? Toyota’s luxury division, which is one of very few automakers […]

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