Maybe This Is Why China Isn't Buying Chinese Cars

What you're looking at is not the newest Mini Cooper derivative. It's the Lifan 330, a car that went onsale in the Chinese home market last year and recently made an appearance on the floor of the Beijing Motor Show. And I think it may be why Chinese buyers aren't buying Chinese cars. » 4/22/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Insert Prostitution Joke Here, The Ford Escort Is Back!

Well, it's back in China, who never really had the original ones, so "back" isn't exactly right. Still, Ford did just show this surprisingly handsome little sedan at the Beijing Auto Show, and for those of us who fondly remember Escorts (like the good British one, or even the American shitbox), this is news. » 4/22/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Tesla Will Build Cars And Charging Stations In China

Tesla has done a surprisingly good job of stealing sales from its high-end German competition in the U.S. Now the upstart company aims to do the same in China, the world's largest automotive market, with both cars and charging stations. » 4/22/14 10:40am Yesterday 10:40am

Watch This Awesomely Bad Top Gun-Inspired Chinese Navy Music Video

There is some absolutely stunning footage of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning and her J-15 fighters in this Top Gun inspired music video (complete with half naked sweaty dudes) set to some guy singing a dramatic ballad. Apparently this thing was made by Chinese aircraft company AVIC SAC in recognition of the 65th… » 4/21/14 10:27am Monday 10:27am

Volkswagen Touareg Redesigned To Look More Like The Scirocco Hot Hatch

Tweaks to the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg have been announced at the Auto China show in Beijing, with engines improved to meet new emissions standards and a new lower grille to match its badass hot-hatch sibling the Scirocco. » 4/17/14 10:18am 4/17/14 10:18am

2015 Jeep Renegade Gearing Up For World Conquest With Three Plants?

When the 2015 Jeep Renegade was first announced, we were hearing sales-target rumors of about 150,000 per year as a Jeep, and 130,000 as the Fiat 500X. But new information has come to light suggesting Jeep's planning to sell way, way more. » 4/15/14 3:45pm 4/15/14 3:45pm

Is Infiniti Getting The Nissan Juke For China?

Sure, the Nissan Juke looks... unconventional, I guess you could say. But it gets a pass because it's actually a lot amount of fun to drive. Now there's evidence that luxury brand Infiniti might be trying to get in on that sweet Juke action. In China! » 4/14/14 5:30pm 4/14/14 5:30pm

2015 Chevrolet Cruze: This Is Probably It, Unfortunately

While the Chevrolet Cruze has been caught up in some of GM's recall kerfuffles as of late, I have always considered it to be a pretty good value and a surprisingly handsome small car. After seeing its new face, I'm inclined to scratch that last one. » 3/31/14 10:00am 3/31/14 10:00am

Welcome to The World's Largest Ghost City: Ordos, China


Built for over a million people, the city of Ordos was designed to be the crowning glory of Inner Mongolia. Doomed to incompletion however, this futuristic metropolis now rises empty out of the deserts of northern China. Only 2% of its buildings were ever filled; the rest has largely been left to decay, abandoned… » 3/12/14 3:41pm 3/12/14 3:41pm

Watch This Manhole Explode All Over A Chinese Street

We've seen exploding manholes before, but those were the puny affairs of a dying superpower. For a big boom, you need to go to a place that is bursting with national pride and economic enthusiasm. A place like China. Where a few people can basically destroy a street with just a little explosive encouragement. » 2/24/14 4:20pm 2/24/14 4:20pm

Aston Martin Gets Dissed By Chinese Counterfeit Plastic Company

Aston Martin is currently recalling two-thirds of all of their cars it's made in the last six years over 'counterfeit plastic' in their throttle pedals. The general manager of the company Aston blamed is now all like 'say whaaaaaat? Oh no you didn't." » 2/17/14 4:40pm 2/17/14 4:40pm