The Last Cars Of Traditional British Car Companies

The British screwed up their automotive industry like no other. The endless badge-engineering meant that their once great cars become as outdated as the fish and chips kiosk just outside the factories, while the long-lasting strikes made sure that the workers went back to do their shifts with just the right attitude.… » 12/31/12 10:30am 12/31/12 10:30am

Ten Car Platforms That Just Won't Die

News that GM would continue to extend its GMT-900 truck platform » 10/07/08 3:00pm 10/07/08 3:00pm for a few additional years to save money seemed to send shock waves through the auto industry — despite the fact that the design just went into production in 2007. When did platforms get such a short shelf-life? We were able to come up with ten basic…

MG Plans Four Model Range Beyond TF, Future Of Longbridge “Assured”

Shanghai Automotive plans to introduce four new MG models to the UK market starting next year. The company just relaunched production of the MG TF » 8/28/08 1:15pm 8/28/08 1:15pm with a limited edition run of 500 vehicles, but its plans to have fallen through. All four models will be built at Longbridge, which is currently having its production…

MG TF Renders Point At New Roadster From China

These renders of an all new MG TF come courtesy of AutoExpress, so of course that means they should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, based on the success of roadsters over the past decade it's not too far a stretch to think MG's new Chinese owners would want to build upon the MG tradition — leaky seals, fussy… » 5/07/08 3:00pm 5/07/08 3:00pm

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

Geely GT Steals Our Hearts, MG Police Car Arrests Them

We have to give Nanjing Auto/Shanghai Auto/Ason Unique credit for taking care of their MG brand. MG/Rover has a long history of making awesome police cars back in Britain and the Chinese version of the company has been making vehicles for both the Chinese police and the army. And while we're not big on Chinese… » 4/22/08 10:40am 4/22/08 10:40am