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Volvo is preparing the C30 EV for launch in Europe, and the brand announced today that thanks to its quick charger, the car can be fully juiced up in just 1.5 hours.
Volkswagen released a new set of photos today detailing the 2015 Golf GTI, which will arrive in North America sometime in late 2013.
Nissan won’t raise the $12,780 price tag (including delivery) on its Versa sedan for 2014, but it will add new standard equipment.
China’s biggest SUV producer, Great Wall Motor Co., wishes to start selling cars in US and hopes to do that by 2015.
Kia’s Chinese joint venture, Dongfeng Yueda Kia, informed the product of a new Chinese-only car maker at the Shanghai Car Show today, named Horki.
BMW will take part in the inaugural fair of Paris Photo at Los Angeles Paramount Pictures Studios, where it’ll be showing these ludicrous-style photos featuring the 6 Series Gran Coupe.
As Carsbase first announced last month, Acura will present the brand-new 2014 MDX elegant crossover.
Previously, Toyota tried to resist the pushes of the Chinese government to establish new joint-venture brands. The company also had been very skeptical of the success of the electric car. All doubts have been thrown away. Toyota presented two nee brands and two fresh EVs in China.
The booths of Japanese auto brands were crowded today just like those of any other brands at the Shanghai Motor Show. The situation at the showrooms is slightly different. Sales of Japanese vehicles in China stay risky more than half a year after noisy crowds took to the streets last September to incinerate Japanese vehicles and showrooms. Sales of Japanese models in China were low 14.3 % in March while sales of U.S. auto brands were up 31.1 %. Sales of German carmakers rose 24.6 %.
PrivCo, a private corporate intelligence firm, has presented a 20+ page folder on Fisker’s seemingly strong ability to fundraise for itself, while failing to do a good job of creating vehicles. With Fisker balancing on the edge of bankruptcy, the results are staggering; with only under 2000 products sold, Fisker burned through approximately $1.3 billion in venture capital, taxpayer-funded loans and private investor funds.
I realized that upon first viewing the Buick Encore, I was astonished by its goofy proportions and the poor fit and interior style of multiple examples (yes, they were production samples, not hastily slapped together pre-production vehicles). But the market is what makes the top and the bottom in the end, and the little Buick is getting some solid numbers.
Holographic, extravagant doors and wireless Internet - that isn't old man’s Buick; General Motors unveiled the Buick Riviera at the Shanghai auto event this week.
Mitsubishi presented the Mirage model at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The Japanese brand will start selling the vehicle in US, but not India – better market for a subcompact hatchback.
A U.S. House of Represenatives subcommittee meeting converted into forum for Ford to defend on the adapted model standards, as the US and EU carry on to debate a likely free trade agreement.
California customers interested in a Fiat 500e will be get a profitable offer from Fiat; a $199 lease for 36 months with a $999 down fee.
With Jaguar’s recently released F-Type representing the top of the auto maker’s performance vehicles, look for an extra high-performance GT to be added to the lineup in the future.
As Land Rover has unleashed its Range Rover Sport, photos coming today from the Nurburgring showing the Range Rover Sport diagnosing suggest that this could be the most powerful “RS” version of the SUV ever.
It’s no longer a secret that Infiniti is trying to diversify its manufacturing mark. As part of a larger Nissan strategy to localize production and leave the burden of yen fluctuations, Infiniti will establish store in China and at Nissan’s Sunderland place in the UK. Next one is North American site.
Exceptionally masked BMW i8 hybrid sports model was noticed being tested in Munich. It is the BMW’s first hybrid sports model and will be released by 2014 on sale. It will come out as the second car from the German’s I sub-brand. The vehicle was first showed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show together with the i3 electric urban car, and attracted giant attention and appreciation of visitors and critics.