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Lotus looks likely to start manufacturing vehicles at a huge new factory in China, according to overseas reports. Reporting from newswire Reuters has revealed a US$1...

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GAC Entranze concept unveiled
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GAC Entranze concept unveiled

The GAC Entranze concept has debuted at the 2019 Detroit motor show, as the company continues to build up its presence in the United States. The Entranze was designed at the GAC design centre in Los Angeles by Pontus Fontaeus, the company's chief designer. With its "slick bullet" shape, the concept is said to mix the space efficiency of a people mover with elements from crossover vehicles...


Byton M-Byte interior revealed with 48.0-inch screen
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Byton M-Byte interior revealed with 48.0-inch screen

Byton, a Chinese electric car start-up, has revealed the production-ready interior for its first electric vehicle at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Forget about your run-of-the-mill 12.0-inch screens, the M-Byte crossover will feature a gargantuan 48.0-inch curved display spanning from the base of one A-pillar to the other...


Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models
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Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models

As the world’s largest car market, China is continuing to dictate the future success and planning of new vehicles from nearly all manufacturers, including the likes of Mercedes-Benz, which admits it has to cater to Chinese taste. Speaking to the media at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today, the chief designer for Mercedes-Benz, Gordon Wagner, said that the next S-Class will bring about a new generation of exterior and interior design...


Nio ES6: Chinese brand releases third EV
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Nio ES6: Chinese brand releases third EV

Nio has expanded its fast-growing line of electric vehicles in China, adding the mid-sized ES6 SUV to its range. Revealed at an event in Shanghai, the ES6 is being described as a "high-performance" and "long-range" sibling to the ES8 SUV and lap-record smashing ES9 supercar...


2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport leaked
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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport leaked

The production version of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport appears to have been leaked this week, with a Chinese website publishing images of an un-camouflaged example of the upcoming coupe-styled SUV. Posted to Autohome, the white vehicle pictured looks remarkably similar to the concept shown earlier this year at the New York motor show, though in typical fashion has had certain design elements toned down for production...


BMW considering increased Chinese production amid US trade war
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BMW considering increased Chinese production amid US trade war

BMW could be forced to shift some of its production volume from the US to China, as the trade war between the two nations escalates. Speaking with industry journal, Automotive News, BMW's North American boss, Bernhard Kuhnt, said the increasing import tariffs have "put some pressure" on the brand, leading it to re-evaluate the production schedule of its facility in Spartanburg, California...


Trump threatens fresh tariffs in wake of GM plant closures
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Trump threatens fresh tariffs in wake of GM plant closures

US president Donald Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on imported cars, in the wake of General Motors' announcement that it would close up to five manufacturing plants in the USA. In a series of tweets, Trump said that plans to introduce car tariffs are currently being studied...


Lynk & Co 01 Coupe spied
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Lynk & Co 01 Coupe spied

Photographers have nabbed images of what is believed to be the Lynk & Co '01 Coupe', which will serve as the Chinese start-up's fourth model in its growing family. In similar style to the BMW X4 and X6, along with the Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE Coupes, the 01 Coupe will blend the high-riding body of a crossover with the sloping roofline of a coupe, serving as a design-focused niche product...


2020 Buick LaCrosse leaked
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2020 Buick LaCrosse leaked

The facelifted Buick LaCrosse has surfaced online through a listing on China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, giving us a first look at the updated sedan ahead of a potential debut at the Los Angeles motor show this week...


2019 Ford Focus: Entry-level Ambiente surfaces in Australian govt database
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2019 Ford Focus: Entry-level Ambiente surfaces in Australian govt database

The all-new Ford Focus has already been priced and specified for Australia – including the new crossover-styled Focus Active – but there's still one gaping hole in the line-up: a low-$20k base model. Well, that could all be about to change. The Australian Government's 'Green Vehicle Guide' included a mystery Ambiente variant in its Focus listing – which details a vehicle's CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and noise data...


2019 Audi A6L unveiled
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2019 Audi A6L unveiled

Audi has unveiled the 2019 A6L at the Guangzhou motor show, capitalising on demand for extended-wheelbase versions of regular models. The A6L measures 100mm longer than the regular A6 sedan, making it longer than even the brand's flagship A8 sedan. Neither the regular wheelbase A6 or A8 are sold in the Chinese market, reflecting the huge demand for cars with generous rear legroom...


Volvo shuffles production amid US-China tariff tiff
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Volvo shuffles production amid US-China tariff tiff

Swedish marque Volvo has been forced to switch up its production schedule in an effort to dodge higher American import tariffs on Chinese-made vehicles. Industry journal Automotive News says Volvo has cancelled plans to export the all-new S60 sedan (above/below) from its new American factory to the Chinese market, just months after commencing production...


Faraday Future to shut down operations after co-founder resigns - UPDATE
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Faraday Future to shut down operations after co-founder resigns - UPDATE

UPDATE, 4 November 2018: In an email to CarAdvice, Jacob Brown, Faraday Future's manager for product and lifestyle communications, said the company is not shutting down operations and has "hired a new financial advisor team team this week to assist as we move forward in seeking funding". We will continue to report on Faraday Future's path forward as news come to hand...


Audi Q2L revealed for China
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Audi Q2L revealed for China

Audi has revealed a long-wheelbase version of the Q2 compact crossover for the Chinese market, dubbed the Q2L. Featuring a 38mm longer body than the standard model, the Q2L is 4229mm in length and offers a 2628mm wheelbase – 33mm longer than the regular Q2...


Faraday Future cutting jobs and salaries - report
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Faraday Future cutting jobs and salaries - report

Faraday Future appears to be in some strife because of conflict with its main investor, cutting salaries and laying off employees to stay afloat, according to a new report. The Verge says an email was sent to staff over the weekend, detailing a 20 per cent decrease in wages for employees effective next week, with some losing their jobs entirely...


2019 Skoda Kodiaq GT revealed for China - UPDATE
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2019 Skoda Kodiaq GT revealed for China - UPDATE

The Skoda Kodiaq GT has been revealed exclusively for China, ahead of its public debut at the Guangzhou motor show on November 16. Both the Kodiaq and the new Kodiaq GT ride on the same 2791mm wheelbase, and look to have the same bonnet and front quarter panels. In addition to a redesigned rear section and unique doors, the GT also has a revised front fascia design with a U-shaped honeycomb section underneath the grille...


Skoda Kodiaq GT teased for China
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Skoda Kodiaq GT teased for China

Skoda has released a set of design sketches for its new Kodiaq GT, a coupe-styled version of its flagship SUV that will be exclusive to the Chinese market. No firm launch date has been set yet, though we'd expect the Kodiaq GT to hit Chinese showrooms in the coming months – and we've seen near-production prototypes doing the rounds recently...


China: Car sales fall 11.6 per cent, manufacturers feel the pinch
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China: Car sales fall 11.6 per cent, manufacturers feel the pinch

China has posted a 11.6 per cent decline in new vehicle sales for the month of September – with a sales figure of 2.4 million units – marking the third month in a row the market has fallen year-on-year. A new report by BBC News attributes the decline to a slowing Chinese economy, something being felt by vehicle manufacturers around the world...


Renault K-ZE concept revealed
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Renault K-ZE concept revealed

Renault has this week announced its upcoming electrification push at the Paris motor show, including an all-new electric model and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of three core models. Headlining the French brand's stand will be the new K-ZE concept, which is a new crossover-styled electric vehicle that will spawn a production model scheduled to hit the Chinese market first in 2019...