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2013 Range Rover Extended Wheelbase Spied

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Despite having already made its official debut, there are still versions of the 2013 Range Rover under wraps that our shooters caught spy photos of.  Continue Reading...

Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept Bows at Beijing Auto Show

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Judging from the series of releases at the Beijing Auto Show, China is far and away the most important market for global automakers. A trend first started by high-end luxury brands, Jeep is hopping on the bandwagon by introducing the Jeep Wrangler Dragon design concept, a China-market-exclusive vehicle that features a “dragon design” theme to commemorate… Continue Reading...

Ferrari 458 Special Edition Celebrates 20th Anniversary in China

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Black and yellow prancing pony badges have been available in the Chinese car market for 20 years and Ferrari is celebrating the anniversary. To mark its growing success in the country, the automaker announced the inauguration of a permanent brand exhibition at the Italia Center of the Shanghai World Expo Park. Covering almost two square miles,… Continue Reading...

Slowing Chinese Economy Has Auto Industry On Eggshells

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Automakers benefited greatly from China’s rapid growth over the past decade. Chinese appetite for automobiles has been a critical income for manufacturers around the world. Even General Motors sold more vehicles in China than in the United States. However, China’s economy seems to be cooling. According to LMC Automotive, 2012 vehicle sales will only increase by… Continue Reading...

Dartz Prombron Black Dragon Headed to China, Priced at $7 Million

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If a special vehicles automaker wanted to build a bespoke automobile specifically for China’s wealthiest, it would adorn the automobile with every imaginable luxury appointment and would dedicate its masterpiece after the Year of the Dragon. In Chinese culture, the dragon represents power, prosperity, and good fortune. Earlier this year, Rolls Royce took this opportunity… Continue Reading...

China Car Sales Drop 24 Percent in January

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According to a statement by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), China’s monthly sales of passenger-vehicles suffered its steepest decline in more than seven years due to a Lunar New Year holiday season hiatus that deprived dealers of a week’s worth of sales. Figures indicated that sales fell to 1.16 million units in January, a… Continue Reading...

Longer Wheelbase BMW 335Li Available in China This Year

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BMW is cashing in on the chauffeur craze in China by offering a stretched version of the 3-Series exclusively to Chinese customers. The longer wheelbase sedan will be sold as a 335Li, and will offer more legroom to Chinese consumers who want to be driven around but can’t afford a legitimate chauffeur car like  Bentley… Continue Reading...

Lotus Launches in China With Beijing Dealership, 10 More to Follow Next Year

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There used to be a time when any car company hoping to succeed in business would open up shop in North America. While North America remains one of the key markets for car companies, the new focus is on emerging markets, with China as the number one choice. Group Lotus is the latest to enter… Continue Reading...

Volvo To Get Upmarket Flagship, Thanks To Geely Boss

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Many people have no clue where to place Volvo. Is it a premium brand like Audi or BMW, or is it more closer to VW and Ford! The truth is, it’s been languishing in the middle for far too long, and the boss of Geely Automobiles, Li Shufu, has been wanting to take the brand… Continue Reading...
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