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Tensions are rising out in China, as anti-Japanese sentiment continues to grow as a result of the two countries’ dispute over a group of islands in the East China Sea.
Chinese automaker Shanxi Victory Group isn’t a household name, but its latest vehicle shown in the rendering above probably looks familiar.
Drivers in South Carolina are being treated to gas prices below $3 a gallon, something that might even creep into other parts of the country.
The Chinese have something to learn about watching car racing, and maybe beer drinking too in light of the fact that the race was cancelled for a beer festival.
General Motors’ advertising strategy made headlines several times already this year, but the latest revelation just might be the strangest yet.
Car sales in China have, for much of the auto industry, helped companies weather the global economy’s struggles over the last couple years, but that demand boom might be over.
Would you entertain the idea of buying an old-model Ford Focus new from the manufacturer? In today’s throwaway culture it’s hard to imagine buying anything but the latest product, but that’s not the perspective everywhere. In other parts of the world, previous model cars remain for sale at a discount after a new lines debut.
China’s government is cranky because of cleavage. As if there wasn’t enough for them to worry about on the internet, the Chinese fun police are badly upset over boob-bearing babes wearing skimpy outfits at this year’s Beijing Auto Show.
From Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc and Grand Sport Vitesse to everything in between, there is no shortage of special edition Veyrons produced. A natural progression, Bugatti has joined the likes of the Jeep Wrangler Dragon and has unveiled a China-exclusive special edition vehicle for the 2012 Beijing Motor Show – the Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long.
The most interesting of the three cars is the ”Yundong Shuangqing” concept, seen above. It features the company’s usual blue badge, signaling that it is a hybrid. In fact, the “Yundong Shuangqing” features technology from Toyota’s Chinese research and development center, lending it a bit of a local flavor.
“We would like to put smiles on the faces of our Chinese customers with hybrid technology.” said Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Company President. “I want the people of China to be able to experience the beauty of hybrid technology through a hybrid car born in China.”
The other concepts that were unveiled today were the “Toyota Dear Qin” sedan and hatchback. Both cars are considered a part of Toyota’s global-strategic concept. Toyota claims they are designed in order to attract more people to the brand. You can see all three concepts in the gallery below.