• Smart Roadster lives on

    In one of my previous posts I mentioned DaimlerChrysler’s efforts to restructure and replan Smarts business model, a company which has not turned a profit in almost 8 years. Casualties of the restructuring operation includes […]

     


  • Proton and Chery partnership?

    A few days ago there were rumours on Proton partnering up with Jinhua Young Man Automobile for it’s maiden entry into the Chinese market. Yesterday, industry sources were quoted to say Proton would be tieing […]

     


  • 2007 Mazda CX-7 Crossover Production Begins

    The Nissan Murano can be said to be the very first crossover – combining the practicality of the SUV with the sportiness of a coupe. This is Mazda’s offensive at the new North American automobile […]

     


  • Proton courts Hindustan Motors for India market

    Proton had attempted to enter the India market with talks with Hindustan Motors in 2003 but talks didn’t really amount to much. Now Proton has started talks again with Mahindra and Hindustan Motors for a […]

     


  • Lifan buys Tritec factory

    The Lifan Group, a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer has recently ventured into the car business, with their US$9,700 Lifan 520 sedan. A recent move has shown this is not just a one-off shot at making a […]

     


  • Chery QQ Crash Test

    I posted on China’s various imitations of western and Japanese cars a long long time ago. One of the most blatant copies have been the Chevrolet Spark/Daewoo Matiz’s copy. Meet Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp’s Chevy […]

     



  • Proton and Jinhua in partnership

    In order to enter the coveted Chinese market, it is part of the rules and regulations that you have to partner up with a Chinese company to set up shop there. Proton has had intentions […]

     


  • Lexus gives away iPod Nanos for IS250 recall

    Living up to it’s premium brand and service, Lexus is giving out compensation to customers who have their Lexus IS cars delivery delayed due to a recall that is going on currently. Lexus IS buyers […]

     


  • Honda goes Harajuku with Gwen Stefani

    This is very interesting. Gwen Stefani has done wonders with her Harajuku style L.A.M.B. fashion label which interestingly combines elements of Goth, lace and Japanese-ness. It just has a secret ingredient which car manufacturers like […]