The Truth About Cars » export http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Chevrolet Impalas Going Quickly in South Korea http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/impalas-going-quickly-korea/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/impalas-going-quickly-korea/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1152169 Buyers in South Korea have flocked to order the Chevrolet Impala by requesting more than 3,000 of the full-size sedans, which is two to three times higher than expected, BusinessKorea is reporting. The higher-than-expected draw in South Korea is part of a larger trend; according to the BBC, just around 6,000 cars were imported in 2000. In 2014, […]

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Buyers in South Korea have flocked to order the Chevrolet Impala by requesting more than 3,000 of the full-size sedans, which is two to three times higher than expected, BusinessKorea is reporting. The higher-than-expected draw in South Korea is part of a larger trend; according to the BBC, just around 6,000 cars were imported in 2000. In 2014, […]

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Hamp Vacates Toyota CCO Role as Drug Investigation Continues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/hamp-vacates-toyota-cco-role-as-drug-investigation-continues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/hamp-vacates-toyota-cco-role-as-drug-investigation-continues/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1104641 The first female senior executive to ever hold a managing officer role with Toyota has resigned. The uncharged Julie Hamp remains in custody in Japan after being accused of attempting to import Oxycodone from the United States. Japanese prosecutors have 20 days to charge Hamp. That window expires on July 8. Toyota issued a statement today: […]

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The first female senior executive to ever hold a managing officer role with Toyota has resigned. The uncharged Julie Hamp remains in custody in Japan after being accused of attempting to import Oxycodone from the United States. Japanese prosecutors have 20 days to charge Hamp. That window expires on July 8. Toyota issued a statement today: […]

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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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Japanese Auto Makers Crack The Closed Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/japanese-auto-makers-crack-closed-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/japanese-auto-makers-crack-closed-market/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:25:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=932073 While the eternal debate about whether Japan is or isn’t a closed market continues to rage onwards, the Nikkei reports that a new phenomenon is occurring in Japan: imported vehicles from domestic brands are starting to trickle in. Previously, only a very limited number of imported nameplates trickled into the Japanese market. The Ohio-built Honda […]

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While the eternal debate about whether Japan is or isn’t a closed market continues to rage onwards, the Nikkei reports that a new phenomenon is occurring in Japan: imported vehicles from domestic brands are starting to trickle in. Previously, only a very limited number of imported nameplates trickled into the Japanese market. The Ohio-built Honda […]

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Daimler-Nissan JV To Build Next-Gen CLA, Unnamed A-Class At Mexican Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/daimler-nissan-jv-to-build-next-gen-cla-unnamed-a-class-at-mexican-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/daimler-nissan-jv-to-build-next-gen-cla-unnamed-a-class-at-mexican-plant/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=850794 Aside from Infiniti sharing engines with Mercedes, the Daimler-Nissan joint venture will also lead to production of the next-gen CLA and an A-Class sedan at Nissan’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Automotive News Europe reports Daimler’s board will approve the decision within the next two weeks. Although the GLA crossover was supposed to go over to […]

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Aside from Infiniti sharing engines with Mercedes, the Daimler-Nissan joint venture will also lead to production of the next-gen CLA and an A-Class sedan at Nissan’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Automotive News Europe reports Daimler’s board will approve the decision within the next two weeks. Although the GLA crossover was supposed to go over to […]

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Volvo Will Export Chinese-Made Cars To America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/volvo-will-export-chinese-made-cars-to-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/volvo-will-export-chinese-made-cars-to-america/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:42:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=845897 Honda may have been the first OEM to bring Chinese-made cars to North America, but their Made-In-China Fit never arrived in the United States. Now, it looks like Volvo will be the first brand to import Chinese-made cars to America. Reuters is reporting that Volvo will import the S60L (for long wheelbase) sedan to the […]

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Honda may have been the first OEM to bring Chinese-made cars to North America, but their Made-In-China Fit never arrived in the United States. Now, it looks like Volvo will be the first brand to import Chinese-made cars to America. Reuters is reporting that Volvo will import the S60L (for long wheelbase) sedan to the […]

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Opel Will Build Buicks For North America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/opel-will-build-buicks-for-north-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/opel-will-build-buicks-for-north-america/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:38:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=782977 Opel is announcing that they will build a Buick model for North America in the “second half of the decade”. Automotive News reports that the announcement comes amid a $245 million euro investment for the Ruesselsheim, Germany plant that will start exporting to North America, and receive a new model. At the same time, Opel will […]

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Opel is announcing that they will build a Buick model for North America in the “second half of the decade”. Automotive News reports that the announcement comes amid a $245 million euro investment for the Ruesselsheim, Germany plant that will start exporting to North America, and receive a new model. At the same time, Opel will […]

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BYD Coming to America in 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/byd-coming-to-america-in-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/byd-coming-to-america-in-2015/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 05:41:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=693713 Backed by Warren Buffet and his investment company Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.,Automotive News is reporting that Chinese automaker BYD plans to deliver four models to the United States in late 2015. This move comes after BYD founder and chair Wang Chauanfu spent the past three years reorganizing his company, cutting the number of dealerships under the automaker’s […]

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Backed by Warren Buffet and his investment company Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.,Automotive News is reporting that Chinese automaker BYD plans to deliver four models to the United States in late 2015. This move comes after BYD founder and chair Wang Chauanfu spent the past three years reorganizing his company, cutting the number of dealerships under the automaker’s […]

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Iran’s Imported Chevrolet Camaros Raise Questions About GM’s Dealings With PSA And The Iranian Regime http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/irans-imported-chevrolet-camaros-raise-questions-about-gms-dealings-with-psa-and-the-iranian-regime/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/irans-imported-chevrolet-camaros-raise-questions-about-gms-dealings-with-psa-and-the-iranian-regime/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:26:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=644722 An obscure story in the Azerbaijani press this past summer may be the tip of a much larger iceberg involving General Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroen and the Western World’s current bete noir: the Iranian regime currently embroiled at the heart of a controversial nuclear program, which is subject to economic sanctions by the United States government, […]

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An obscure story in the Azerbaijani press this past summer may be the tip of a much larger iceberg involving General Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroen and the Western World’s current bete noir: the Iranian regime currently embroiled at the heart of a controversial nuclear program, which is subject to economic sanctions by the United States government, […]

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The Beat Resurrected: Meet the Honda S660 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-beat-resurrected-meet-the-honda-s660/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-beat-resurrected-meet-the-honda-s660/#comments Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=632914 Honda’s rear-driven products built for two tend to be motorcycles, scooters and ATVs for the most part, but every now and again the company will unveil a roadster whose name begins with an S, and ends with the number of cubic centimeters the engine provides. Such a car is set to return soon to the […]

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Honda’s rear-driven products built for two tend to be motorcycles, scooters and ATVs for the most part, but every now and again the company will unveil a roadster whose name begins with an S, and ends with the number of cubic centimeters the engine provides. Such a car is set to return soon to the […]

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Editorial: The Future Is Here At Nissan – Just Not In The Way You’re Expecting http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/editorial-the-future-is-here-at-nissan-just-not-in-the-way-youre-expecting/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/editorial-the-future-is-here-at-nissan-just-not-in-the-way-youre-expecting/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501481 The big news this past week from Nissan: lots of old iron at Pebble Beach, concept car test drives for sympathetic journalists and a pledge to have autonomous cars ready (but not on sale) for 2020. More interesting than that is news of Nissan’s booming exports from America. Some say that this is the “new […]

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The big news this past week from Nissan: lots of old iron at Pebble Beach, concept car test drives for sympathetic journalists and a pledge to have autonomous cars ready (but not on sale) for 2020. More interesting than that is news of Nissan’s booming exports from America. Some say that this is the “new […]

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Only A Nutcase Would Import A Car To America. B.S. Wants To Change That, And He Needs Your Signature http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/only-a-nutcase-would-import-a-car-to-america-b-s-wants-to-change-that-and-he-needs-your-signature/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/only-a-nutcase-would-import-a-car-to-america-b-s-wants-to-change-that-and-he-needs-your-signature/#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:31:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478336 As a worldly American and car nut, on one of your world travels, there will be a time when you fall in love with a car in a foreign land. The crush on that thing will be so big that you will want to take the irresistible beauty home with you. Just ask Sajeev or […]

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As a worldly American and car nut, on one of your world travels, there will be a time when you fall in love with a car in a foreign land. The crush on that thing will be so big that you will want to take the irresistible beauty home with you. Just ask Sajeev or […]

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Rebuild, Part Out, Export, or Race Out: 2002 Toyota Camry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/rebuild-part-out-export-or-race-out-2002-toyota-camry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/rebuild-part-out-export-or-race-out-2002-toyota-camry/#comments Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:34:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464385 Every once in a very blue moon, I’ll go to a mini-warehouse auction. The realities of this low-down clearance process is completely unlike the miracles and glories that come with episodes of Storage Wars.  You want junky third world quality furniture? Or memoirs of the 1980’s and 1990’s left behind by your neighbors from their […]

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Every once in a very blue moon, I’ll go to a mini-warehouse auction. The realities of this low-down clearance process is completely unlike the miracles and glories that come with episodes of Storage Wars.  You want junky third world quality furniture? Or memoirs of the 1980’s and 1990’s left behind by your neighbors from their […]

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Japan Opens Up To Imports; Just Not From The Big Three http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/japan-opens-up-to-imports-just-not-from-the-big-three/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/japan-opens-up-to-imports-just-not-from-the-big-three/#comments Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458753 All the complaints about Japan being a “closed market” are hogwash; look at all the imports coming in to Japan from places like Thailand, Malaysia and China. No, Japan isn’t quite ready for a Malaysian or Chinese car, but Thai-made cars, like the Nissan March, are leading a trend against Japan’s mentality of buying domestic […]

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All the complaints about Japan being a “closed market” are hogwash; look at all the imports coming in to Japan from places like Thailand, Malaysia and China. No, Japan isn’t quite ready for a Malaysian or Chinese car, but Thai-made cars, like the Nissan March, are leading a trend against Japan’s mentality of buying domestic […]

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Say “As-Salamu Alaykum” To Yusuf al-Isuzu http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/say-as-salamu-alaykum-to-yusuf-al-isuzu/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/say-as-salamu-alaykum-to-yusuf-al-isuzu/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:34:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453597 Isuzu is joining the “let’s flee Japan and the rising yen” bandwagon, and their latest venture involves assembling export-bound trucks in Saudi Arabia. Just-Auto outlines Isuzu’s strategy, which has nothing to do with the VehiCross Isuzu can minimize the effects of the strong yen and better compete for what is expected to be a growing […]

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Isuzu is joining the “let’s flee Japan and the rising yen” bandwagon, and their latest venture involves assembling export-bound trucks in Saudi Arabia. Just-Auto outlines Isuzu’s strategy, which has nothing to do with the VehiCross Isuzu can minimize the effects of the strong yen and better compete for what is expected to be a growing […]

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Italian Made Chryslers A Possible Solution For Fiat’s Overcapacity Problem http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/italian-made-chryslers-a-possibile-solution-for-fiats-overcapacity-problem/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/italian-made-chryslers-a-possibile-solution-for-fiats-overcapacity-problem/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:27:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451992 Sergio Marchionne has been one of the most prolific alarmists regarding European overcapacity, and who can blame him? The economy is in the dumps in Fiat’s home market, as well as crucial export markets, and closing a plant would come with all kinds of blowback. According to a report from Just-Auto, there may be a […]

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Sergio Marchionne has been one of the most prolific alarmists regarding European overcapacity, and who can blame him? The economy is in the dumps in Fiat’s home market, as well as crucial export markets, and closing a plant would come with all kinds of blowback. According to a report from Just-Auto, there may be a […]

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Coda Teams Up With Great Wall To Build “Affordable” EVs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/coda-teams-up-with-great-wall-to-build-affordable-evs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/coda-teams-up-with-great-wall-to-build-affordable-evs/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:20:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441495 Coda Automotive, a Southern California start-up that assembles EVs with Chinese components, announced at today’s Beijing Auto Show that it would partner with the Chinese OEM Great Wall to develop a new, lower-cost EV. Says Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh (who you might remember as a key character in American Wheels, Chinese Roads) explains in a […]

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Coda Automotive, a Southern California start-up that assembles EVs with Chinese components, announced at today’s Beijing Auto Show that it would partner with the Chinese OEM Great Wall to develop a new, lower-cost EV. Says Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh (who you might remember as a key character in American Wheels, Chinese Roads) explains in a […]

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Toyota Steps Up Exports. From North America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/toyota-gung-ho-steps-up-exports-from-north-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/toyota-gung-ho-steps-up-exports-from-north-america/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:11:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430668 Which country is Toyota’s second largest export hub? If all goes according to the wishes of Yoshimi Inaba, president of Toyota Motor North America, then that will be North America. Toyota has an annual production capacity of 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. alone and wants to export increasing numbers to the world, Inaba told […]

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Which country is Toyota’s second largest export hub? If all goes according to the wishes of Yoshimi Inaba, president of Toyota Motor North America, then that will be North America. Toyota has an annual production capacity of 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. alone and wants to export increasing numbers to the world, Inaba told […]

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It’s Starting: BMW To Export Made-in-China 5 Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/it%e2%80%99s-starting-bmw-to-export-made-in-china-5-series/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/it%e2%80%99s-starting-bmw-to-export-made-in-china-5-series/#comments Thu, 24 Nov 2011 18:52:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419824 We have always maintained that what will get exports of Chinese cars in high gear is not Chinese cars, but foreign cars. Foreign cars, made by joint ventures in China. Nevertheless, I admit my high surprise to read, from China Daily to Chinacartimes, that BMW will export Made in China cars. And not their bread […]

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We have always maintained that what will get exports of Chinese cars in high gear is not Chinese cars, but foreign cars. Foreign cars, made by joint ventures in China. Nevertheless, I admit my high surprise to read, from China Daily to Chinacartimes, that BMW will export Made in China cars. And not their bread […]

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Argentina: Want To Sell Porsches? Export Our Wine And Olives http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/argentina-pushes-automakers-into-the-export-business/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/argentina-pushes-automakers-into-the-export-business/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:20:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416898 With a 35% import tax on new cars, Argentina is already a touch market for foreign brands seeking to bring cars into the country. But the Argentinean government has just made it  little bit harder by demanding that importers export an equal amount of Argentina-made goods for every car imported. As a result, Bloomberg reports that Porsche’s importer is […]

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With a 35% import tax on new cars, Argentina is already a touch market for foreign brands seeking to bring cars into the country. But the Argentinean government has just made it  little bit harder by demanding that importers export an equal amount of Argentina-made goods for every car imported. As a result, Bloomberg reports that Porsche’s importer is […]

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The Nano No-No: Export Launch Delayed Over… High Price? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/the-nano-no-no-export-launch-delayed-over-high-price/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/the-nano-no-no-export-launch-delayed-over-high-price/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 18:55:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415072 Designed to be the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano is supposed to compete with scooters and three-wheelers rather than full-priced, global-brand vehicles. But the Nano has already seen several price increases since the target MSRP of $2,500 was announced, and the price in India for a base-level Nano is now about $2,870. And when […]

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Designed to be the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano is supposed to compete with scooters and three-wheelers rather than full-priced, global-brand vehicles. But the Nano has already seen several price increases since the target MSRP of $2,500 was announced, and the price in India for a base-level Nano is now about $2,870. And when […]

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Australia Reacts To The Chinese Invasion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/australia-reacts-to-the-chinese-invasion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/australia-reacts-to-the-chinese-invasion/#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2011 17:55:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414943 China’s assault on the auto markets of the west may have been delayed another five years, but Australia is going to be the canary in the coal mine. The first mature Western-style market to see any significant imports of Chinese vehicles, led by the Chery J1, is adapting to a new era of low-cost, low-content […]

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China’s assault on the auto markets of the west may have been delayed another five years, but Australia is going to be the canary in the coal mine. The first mature Western-style market to see any significant imports of Chinese vehicles, led by the Chery J1, is adapting to a new era of low-cost, low-content […]

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Chevrolet Global Colorado Debuts In Thailand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/chevrolet-global-colorado-debuts-in-thailand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/chevrolet-global-colorado-debuts-in-thailand/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:09:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414323 Editor’s note: GM has officially confirmed what the UAW already let slip: Chevy’s new midsized Colorado pickup will be built at the Wentzville, MO plant and sold in the US. More details on that decision are forthcoming, but in the meantime, here’s Edd Ellison’s report from the global launch of the Colorado in Bangkok, Thailand. […]

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Editor’s note: GM has officially confirmed what the UAW already let slip: Chevy’s new midsized Colorado pickup will be built at the Wentzville, MO plant and sold in the US. More details on that decision are forthcoming, but in the meantime, here’s Edd Ellison’s report from the global launch of the Colorado in Bangkok, Thailand. […]

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Sibling Rivalry Watch: Is Kia Outshining Hyundai? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/sibling-rivalry-watch-is-kia-outshining-hyundai/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/sibling-rivalry-watch-is-kia-outshining-hyundai/#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2011 16:01:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413590 Hyundai and Kia are technically separate companies, with Hyundai owning less than 50% of its junior partner. But as the two major divisions of the Hyundai-Kia Motor Group, the two firms share resources and align their strategies through carefully-maintained relationships in the classic Korean chaebol (conglomerate) fashion. Hyundai has long been the senior partner in […]

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Hyundai and Kia are technically separate companies, with Hyundai owning less than 50% of its junior partner. But as the two major divisions of the Hyundai-Kia Motor Group, the two firms share resources and align their strategies through carefully-maintained relationships in the classic Korean chaebol (conglomerate) fashion. Hyundai has long been the senior partner in […]

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Are You Ready For: An American Volvo? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/are-you-ready-for-an-american-volvo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/are-you-ready-for-an-american-volvo/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:01:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411119 The national character of auto brands is a tricky thing. For decades, Volvo wore its Swedishness on its sleeve, emphasizing the values that made Ikea, Abba and Swedish porn so popular in the US… even when it was an outpost of the Ford empire. And then the unthinkable happened: Chinese up-and-comer Li Shufu bought the […]

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The national character of auto brands is a tricky thing. For decades, Volvo wore its Swedishness on its sleeve, emphasizing the values that made Ikea, Abba and Swedish porn so popular in the US… even when it was an outpost of the Ford empire. And then the unthinkable happened: Chinese up-and-comer Li Shufu bought the […]

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