Buying cars is for chumps. Real gearheads buy entire car companies. And now it looks like you can, courtesy of China’s massive bulk-buying e-commerce site Alibaba.
Dr. Kwadwo Safo is, according to his own legend, many things. He is a Pentecostal pastor. He is an inventor. Now he claims to be Ghana’s first carmaker as well. Over the past year, his Kantanka Automobile Company has made international news with its vehicles, mature industrial products emerging fully realized from a…
China’s top search engine Baidu already has driverless car prototypes out on the road. Now they’ve announced plans to have them in mass production in five years. That might not even be the most ambitious part, either.
At the moment, there’s little standardization on how autonomous cars work, or how they should work, or what even counts as autonomy. The Chinese government wants to change that.
Chinese car company Gonow (a sub-brand of Guangzhou Automobile Group) is in rough shape at the moment. How rough? They’ve stopped delivering cars to their dealerships, and the dealers themselves have marched on the company headquarters.
LeEco, the parent company behind Faraday Future and a giant technology company often referred to as the Chinese Netflix, has revealed a new fully electric luxury sedan called the LeSEE ahead of its Beijing Auto Show premiere which it hopes to go head-to-head against the Model S.
Everyone is praising Ford as the first major automaker to tie up with Google on autonomous cars. But being the first in the auto industry isn’t always a blessing. There have been many times when cars (and car companies) have been too far ahead of the curve.
For years, America’s strongest brand in China has been Buick. Now, the tide of has turned, and we Americans will be buying Buicks made in China. It all starts with the new Buick Envision crossover.
Remember when the long-dead German car company Borgward came back? Yeah, well, as this New York Times profile reiterates today, it’s actually Chinese.
About half a century ago before they went under, Borgward was a middle class German carmaker, something similar to a current Audi. Now they’re back with funding from a Chinese firm and they’re making something, uh, more than a little similar to a current Audi.
A car is a necessity for many, but so is toilet paper, and no one is putting racing stripes on toilet paper. Cars are still status symbols, and they’re almost always bad investments. Much of the global car market has been propped up by Chinese consumers eager to invest poorly. How long do you want to bet that lasts?
Why would you buy a front-wheel drive BMW X1 when for much less money, there’s another X1 on the market? The Shanxi Victory X1 looks just like a Cadillac, so premium quality is almost guaranteed. Almost.
Meet the Zotye Auto T700. It’s no Terminator, and no Porsche either, but it sure looks like the latter!
That name is not edited. You’re looking at the Qiantu K50 Event! It wants to be a supercar.
It’s that time of year again — the Shanghai Motor Show! The auto show where increasingly desperate American, European, Japanese and Korean automakers try to tap the Chinese bubble before it pops entirely, and where Chinese automakers try to prove to the rest of the world that they can build more than just the car…
When Ford's head honcho Mark Fields debuted the new Lincoln Continental, he said the car was aimed at China, and he stated the brand had only entered the Chinese car market last November. That's not quite right, though Lincoln might wish you'd forget about it.
Why waste all kinds of time and money designing something original, when you could just rip off something else?
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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…
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?