China Just Made The Most Adorable Range Rover Knockoff Micro-Car

Don't let the grille, trim pieces, lights, Land Rover badge, or BMW badges(?) fool you, the Longer Yuelang X1 is clearly a completely original design. Yessir. Definitely not a Range Rover. Hahaha look how cute! » 3/27/15 9:00pm Friday 9:00pm

China Breaks New Ground For Shit Non-Givery With A Beetle Knockoff EV

Yesterday, I was pretty excited to see this shameless BMW i3 knockoff at the Shandong EV Expo in China. And today, our friends at CarNewsChina who are covering the show have found something even better: an electric, four-door latest-generation VW Beetle knockoff, complete with a badge that’s half Volvo and half Nissan. » 3/24/15 11:45am 3/24/15 11:45am

Finally, A Really Ridiculous Looking BMW i3 Knockoff Can Be Yours

Have you always wanted a BMW i3, but for religious or moral reasons you're against speed and quality? If so, today's a fantastic day for you, my friends, since you can move to China and buy yourself a Jinma JMW2200. Think of the money you'll save! And, if everyone who sees it is really, really drunk, everyone will… » 3/23/15 9:35pm 3/23/15 9:35pm

Look How Quickly China is Building Its Island Bases Out Of Nothing

China isn't just expanding its military reach into the South China Sea, it's rapidly building completely new islands, and as you'd expect, that's generating plenty of anxiety from the other nations in the neighborhood. » 3/16/15 7:00pm 3/16/15 7:00pm

Watch The Documentary On Air Pollution That China Just Banned

It's no secret that the air quality in China is pretty awful — anyone in China can see and feel the highly polluted air pretty much anytime. But the Chinese government would rather you didn't notice, which is why they've blocked access to the popular documentary Under the Dome. But you can still watch it, right here. » 3/10/15 1:42pm 3/10/15 1:42pm

This Chinese Electric Sedan Isn't A Tesla Knockoff At All, You Guys

When it comes to innovations in automotive design, technology, and forward-thinking ideas, few countries are on the cutting edge the way China is. The rising nation seems like an endless fountain of originality that constantly keeps us wondering what new ideas they'll come up with next. Case in point: the all-new… » 3/04/15 10:40am 3/04/15 10:40am

Charging A Tesla In Rural China The Dangerous, Illegal Way

Tesla Supercharger stations in the US aren't exactly plentiful, but you can generally find some sort of charger to top off you electron tank. But if you have a Tesla in rural Sichuan Province in China, you have to get a little creative. And illegal. And dangerous. » 2/26/15 9:55am 2/26/15 9:55am

​Why Is Suzuki Helping Fund This Chinese Ducati Knockoff?

No, Ducati is not offering a new, ultra-exclusive variant of the 1098 called the SPACE RANGER. They should, but that's besides the point. The point is that Suzuki is apparently a stakeholder in the company that makes this 300cc ode to Ducati's superbike. » 2/23/15 6:40pm 2/23/15 6:40pm

​Tesla Sold Just 120 Cars In China Last Month And Elon Musk Is Pissed

After another dismal sales month in China, Elon Musk is ready to fire the executives running the show in the country. » 2/10/15 5:20pm 2/10/15 5:20pm

China's Preferred New Car Smell Is Nothing

You know how much you love that heady brew of probably spine-eroding chemicals that makes up new car smell? Sure you do — I've seen you sneaking into dealerships and cramming your face in a glovebox for one good huff. Well, Lincoln found that in China, the new car smell they prefer is... nothing. A stench void.… » 2/02/15 12:15pm 2/02/15 12:15pm

MTV Says Millenials Want Cars

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/26/15 10:16am 1/26/15 10:16am

Warren Buffett's Chinese Car Company Is Making A Cheap SUV With 505 HP

The BYD Tang 542 has just arrived as the most powerful plug-in hybrid SUV in the world. 505 horsepower, 530 ft-lbs of torque, starting price of about $48,000. Sounds like it's going to move quick, even though "542" has nothing to do with displacement. » 1/21/15 10:25am 1/21/15 10:25am

No, No One Attacked The Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington

Someone just hacked into the New York Post and UPI Twitter feeds, claiming that China attacked the American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington. It isn't true (so far as we know), but by and large one of the better hacks we've seen. » 1/16/15 1:23pm 1/16/15 1:23pm

The U.S. May Get Its First Chinese-Brand Car As Soon As 2017

Guangzhou, better known by their Heimlich-inspiring acronym GAC, is tentatively planning to sell their Trumpchi brand of cars in the US by 2017. The first car is likely to be this GS4 CUV, and after looking it over and climbing around inside it a bit, I think they could have a shot, if the price makes sense. » 1/13/15 10:25am 1/13/15 10:25am

BMW Will Pay $820 Million To Bailout Chinese Car Dealers

Unlike the American car market that has been red hot for 2014, China's auto sales momentum has begun to slow down. While Chinese government imposes restrictions on car sales to reduce pollution and congestion, automakers are building more factories. This is putting the dealers in a tough position, and many are taking… » 1/06/15 9:12am 1/06/15 9:12am

Greece Just Sold Its Giant Zubr-Class Hovercraft To China

The Chinese Navy has put their money where their mouth is when it comes to their interest in the world's largest hovercraft. They have already bought two giant Zubr Class hovercraft from Ukraine, and are building two in China. Apparently four of these mammoths are not enough in the short-term, as China has now… » 1/04/15 5:04pm 1/04/15 5:04pm

This Is China's First Commercial Jet

Forty-four years after its first attempt at developing a commercial jet, China finally has a home-grown airliner — the Comac ARJ21-700. The new regional finally received certification on Tuesday, after twelve years in development, with six of those years spent in flight testing. Let's have a look. » 1/01/15 10:22am 1/01/15 10:22am

How Foreign Automakers Shove Cars Down Chinese Dealer Throats

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/31/14 10:01am 12/31/14 10:01am