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GAC mulls changing Trumpchi brand name for US launch

State-owned Chinese automaker GAC has spent the past few years preparing for the introduction of its Trumpchi brand to the United States. But given the similarity between Trumpchi and the last name of the current President of the United States, GAC has told Reuters it's considering using a...

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Report: Volkswagen Group mulls Ducati sale

Facing costs exceeding $20 billion in the United States alone due to its diesel emissions scandal, plus a hefty bill to develop new electric car technology, the Volkswagen Group has been cutting back on staff and niche products to preserve cash. There's always been talk that the VW Group...

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Mahindra mulls turning Pininfarina into premium EV brand

Having acquired Pininfarina in late 2015, Indian auto giant Mahindra is now considering turning the Italian design firm into a premium electric car brand. The information was revealed by Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra to MarketWatch during last month's 2017 Seoul auto show. He also said the...

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NEVS to develop electric cars with Chinese automaker Iconiq

NEVS, the Chinese-backed electric car brand born out of the bankrupt remains of Saab, has announced it will develop cars with Chinese electric car startup Iconiq. The two firms are forming a joint venture to develop as well as manufacture electric cars for their respective brands at a plant...

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Tesla taking a huge risk with Model 3 production

Tesla is often known as an unconventional automaker, which can be traced to many facets of its operations. However, the electric car company's unconventional procedures surrounding the much-hyped Model 3 represents a major gamble. It turns out Tesla will skip the normal production procedure of...

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Has the collector car market finally peaked?

The collector car market in recent years has experienced never before seen levels of growth, due mostly to rock-bottom interest rates pushing up prices of almost all assets. Yes, sadly, cars are now viewed more as investment vehicles similar to jewelry or fine art, with many owners parking their...

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Borgward confirms electric SUV, German plant

Revived German car brand Borgward, backed by state-owned Chinese automaker BAIC, unveiled its first model in almost 50 years during the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The model was a mid-size SUV called the BX7 that Borgward started selling in China in 2016. The BX7, which is also built in China, has...

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Lynk & Co says its cars will have lifetime warranties

Lynk & Co at its Wednesday press conference at the 2017 Shanghai auto show came out with the unusually bold promise of lifetime warranties for its cars. The brand didn't provide details on the terms but said roadside assistance will also be offered to customers. That's not all as...

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BMW M exec says dual-clutch, manual transmissions on their way out

There was a time when opting for the manual transmission, and later the dual-clutch transmission, over an automatic was a no-brainer for anyone serious about performance driving. The choice of transmission isn't so straightforward these days as modern automatics are shifting much quicker than...

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