Scary Crash Test Shows Why You Don't Want A Chinese Mini Cooper Clone

As someone who's spent most of his driving life tooling blissfully around in cars that are, by modern standards, deathtraps, it's sort of satisfying to see that old deathtrap touch isn't totally gone from modern cars. Like this Lifan 320, which collapses like your uncle's cool pocket drinking cup in a crash test. » 12/05/14 4:20pm 12/05/14 4:20pm

10 Strangest Cars Revealed At The 2008 Beijing Motor Show

The Beijing Motor Show traditionally warrants nothing more than a collective "meh" from the mainstream automotive media, but it certainly caught our attention this year. Bigger and better than ever, automakers from China and abroad have done everything to bring attention to their cars but put a gigantic stuffed… » 4/28/08 12:30pm 4/28/08 12:30pm

Chinese Mini Cooper Clone Revealed By Lifan, Takes Badge-Copying To New…

OK, we thought the Beijing Auto Works B60 was a great example of the badge-copying madness out of this week's Beijing Motor Show. Until we saw the Lifan 320. Don't get us wrong, the Jeep is a great example — but the 320 takes the brand flattery dial and turns it up to "11." The moment you set eyes on that front… » 4/21/08 9:40am 4/21/08 9:40am