Geely, the massive Chinese automaker that owns Volvo, Lotus and, weirdly, a flying car startup, now owns a new piece of real estate in the U.S.: the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele County, Utah.
Surprising (and bad) news for Jaguar Land Rover, the prospect of a Chinese-built Lexus, and so much more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
The real reason SUVs and crossovers are performing so well, Americans can barely afford new cars, Faraday Future is still a mess and more today on The Morning Shift for Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.
My colleagues, the same ones who put me on the back of a racing motorcycle on a Formula One track for giggles (spoiler: not dead), have decided to send me to Shanghai to race cars with Chinese car company and Volvo owner Geely on yet another F1 track. At least I’ll be in control of the vehicle this time around.
The Youths aren’t killing cars, they just don’t like the way cars are sold. But it’s okay, because this hell planet won’t last long anyway. This is The Morning Shift.
Fact-checking the President, some Musk thoughts, more Volkswagen troubles and more. This is The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.
The internet doesn’t exactly have a stellar track record when it comes to naming vehicles, but that’s not stopping Geely, who is looking for an English name for its new SUV, known in Chinese as Bin Yue. Knowing how this usually goes, I’m sure SUVy McSUVface will look fantastic on a badge on the tailgate.
We got some Tesla stuff for you this morning, Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha in the doghouse, some money possibly being thrown at Lotus and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.
No, it’s not M for murder, nor is it M for another automaker’s performance arm. Volvo’s M stands for mobility, which is a new brand that it launched yesterday that users will be able to access via an app.
After a characteristically bizarre press unveiling in Amsterdam involving some spoon-feeding and a lot of conceptual dancing, Lynk & Co. debuted a new small crossover. But what’s more interesting is how Lynk & Co. wants people to buy it. Or, well, not.
Li Shufu, the main owner of China’s Geely, recently acquired a huge new stake in Daimler, the 13th largest car manufacturer in the world. If you’re keeping track, that’s the third European automaker that Geely or Shufu own or have large interests in, after Geely bought Volvo in 2010 and purchased a 51 percent stake in…
There once was a time (let’s just say in the 1960s) that Lotus and Porsche were fairly equivalent in the automotive world. Both small, both making nimble sports cars. If you wanted a German car, you got a Porsche, and if you wanted a good car, you got a Lotus. That time is long gone, but now Lotus is flush with…