2009 Opel Insignia

Belgium’s RHJ International emerges as latest bidder for Opel

Holding company RHJ International has emerged this week as a strong challenger to Magna International in the bidding war for General Motors' Opel division. The Belgium-based industrial holding firm, which is linked to the U.S. buyout company Ripplewood, confirmed that it was in advanced talks to... read more

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Report: Hummer deal on the rocks, China doesn't want gas guzzlers

General Motors' deal with China's Tengzhong to buy Hummer was thought to be as good as done in early June, but today reports of chatter on China's state radio casts the sale... read more June 26, 2009 by 

2009 Hummer H2

Hummer won't stop U.S. production, sale to new owners complete by October

Poor sales, growing public concern for the environment and the recession have all added up to weaken General Motors’ chances of finding many buyers for Hummer but the... read more June 15, 2009 by 

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Role reversal: China bans four Renault models for safety concerns

In an odd and somewhat comical reversal of the usual state of things, China has today announced the halt of import of four Renault models on the back of 'serious safety... read more June 10, 2009 by 

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Chinese-built Chevrolet Spark, Aveo and Lova could hit U.S. showrooms by 2011

Just a few days ago we brought you a story about General Motors considering bringing small cars from China to the U.S. in order to bolster its sales in the segment... read more May 18, 2009 by 


MG prepping new lower-cost TF 135 for UK

Chronicling MG's path through the last decade is tough enough, and delving further back borders on the arcane, but under SAIC's ownership, the line of British-built roadsters... read more May 13, 2009 by 

U.S.-market 2010 Buick LaCrosse

GM looking to China to source next-gen affordable cars for U.S.

Just a few days ago we told you General Motors would be looking to build more and more cars overseas as part of its restructuring plans, and that China was one of the first... read more May 11, 2009 by 

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Report: GM wants 30% stake in possible joint Opel-Fiat company

The landscape of the automotive industry is changing, and before things are done, the changes may be massive. Already Fiat and Chrysler are forging an alliance, and Fiat is... read more May 7, 2009 by 

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Geely says Rolls Royce's copy claims are baseless

China's car industry is infamous for its tendency to 'borrow' details from European carmakers, often to the point where the word 'clone' is used with some accuracy. The... read more April 24, 2009 by 

2010 Porsche Panamera in elevator in Shanghai World Financial Center

Porsche Panamera squeezed into elevator for 94th story presentation

In the lead up to the unveiling of its Panamera sedan at the Shanghai Motor Show this week, Porsche made a special presentation of the car to a select group of customers and... read more April 21, 2009 by 

2009 Buick Business concept

Buick reveals Business MPV concept in Shanghai

We've seen some amazing concepts from Buick unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in previous years, and this year was no different with the release of the Buick Business... read more April 21, 2009 by 

Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium

2009 Race of Champions heading to Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium

Undoubtedly one of the most unique motorsports events out there, the annual Race of Champions (ROC) event sees drivers from usually incompatible forms of motorsport take each... read more April 20, 2009 by 

Changan Alsvin

Changan Auto seeking American, European empires

While the Detroit 3 and the rest of the established automotive industry reel from the blows dealt by the poor world credit market and nosediving economy, smaller, newer... read more April 20, 2009 by 

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Porsche Panamera makes world debut at Shanghai Auto Show

Porsche today unveiled its new Panamera grand tourer at the Shanghai Auto Show, ahead of its official European sales launch scheduled for September. The car will arrive in... read more April 19, 2009 by 

China's already busy streets are soon to be even more crowded

China to be world's largest auto producer by the end of the year

Despite the global economic downturn, the nation of China is still on track to become the world's largest automaker by this year. Currently, China remains in second place to... read more March 30, 2009 by 

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Geely goes for the gusto with throne-equipped GE limo

Building a successful hyper-luxury limousine is a tricky game. While brands like Maybach and Bentley are struggling to find success, Rolls Royce is posting year after banner... read more March 30, 2009 by 


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