The future of Chinese car design

China may be the world's fastest-growing automotive market, but so far homegrown Chinese car design has proven unimaginative at best. The generic econoboxes and clones of aging Audis are the result of years of knock-down kits, alliances with Western automakers and an automotive market where few ordinary Chinese could… » 8/03/11 12:00pm 8/03/11 12:00pm

Shanghai Auto Show: Making Autopia Suck

At the age of seven, we made our first pilgrimage to the Magic Kingdom. Naturally, our favorite land was Tomorrowland, having grown up on the tail end of Super Science's great promise. Now Super Science, (along with Dr. Jonas Venture, Sr. and Race Bannon) seems to be dead. We suppose in an age of lowered expectations,… » 4/20/07 6:00pm 4/20/07 6:00pm