Roewe Brings Modified 550s To Guangzhou

Taking a leaf out of their Western counterparts’ books, Roewe is showing off a group of badly modified Roewe 550s in an effort to get down with the young folk. Apparently, Chinese males between the ages of 18 and 34 find tacky modification as “groovy” as we do here in the states. We’re particularly impressed by the… » 11/21/08 4:00pm 11/21/08 4:00pm

Roewe 550 Sports Edition, With Bonus Haiku

Those of us living in the United States will probably never see, let alone have the opportunity to buy, a Roewe product, but the brand marches on, and the Roewe 550 Sports Edition shown here is proof. What it adds to the standard 550 we have no idea, other than the go-faster boy-racer body parts. Despite Roewe being a… » 7/31/08 1:40pm 7/31/08 1:40pm

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

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

Roewe, Roewe, Roewe Your Boat, Old Chap!

If buying Rover in all but name (thanks to those crafty bastiches in M nchen-Stadt) and slapping a weird melange of 300C and Audi schnoz on the front gives one mad Brit cred, SAIC may as well change its name to Pete Townshend, Carnaby Street or the Earl of March. The Roewe booth at the Shanghai show had the models… » 4/26/07 10:30pm 4/26/07 10:30pm

Chinese Rover Hybrid? Shanghai Auto's Roewe 750 to Get "Integrated…

Shanghai Auto, the Chinese automaker that's refashioning the Rover 75 as the Roewe 750, says it's building a version that uses an "integrated loop" to garner a 20% increase in fuel efficiency. The boys at China Car Times say that's likely code for a hybrid system. But if our lack of an electrical engineering degree… » 11/22/06 9:48am 11/22/06 9:48am