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    Event Alert: May 2010 Calendar of Automotive Events
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    We've wrapped up our Beijing Motor Show coverage as April closes and May begins, signaling the end of the major international auto show season. We'll have a spring and summer full of concours, racing, meets, exhibitions and more to keep us busy though until the new car reveals pick up again in ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #176 - Beijing, Bailout and Bucks (profits, that is)
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Chris Shunk, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Jonny Lieberman mull over what we just saw at the Beijing Motor Show, the general public's changing opinion of which nations make quality automobiles, General Motors' loan repayment, and ...

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    Video: BMW Concept Gran Coupé unveiled live in Beijing to strange music
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    BMW Gran Coupé concept reveal – click above to watch the video
    At last week's Beijing Motor Show, BMW unveiled its new four–door Gran Coupé concept. To be more precise, they revealed the car in the Chinese city, but not at the show itself. At the time, we scoured the BMW ...

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    Videos: Hyundai shows off direct-injected V6, four-cylinder, eight-speed automatic
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    Hyundai 1.6-liter GDI engine – Click above to watch the videos after the break
    We already saw the new Hyundai Verna – known as the Accent in some other parts of the world, including here in the United States – debuted at the Beijing Motor Show, but the Korean automaker had ...

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    Beijing 2010: Mitsuoka Galue Convertible is all kinds of wrong
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    Mitsuoka Galue – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If ever there was proof that just because you can, it doesn't mean you should, it's Mitsuoka Motors. Case in point - the Mitsuoka Galue Convertible, which we've finally gotten to see in person here in Beijing. Sadly, we cannot un-see ...

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    Beijing 2010: Geely Emgrand GE plug-in hybrid limo
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    Geely Emgrand GE – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another entry that Geely has planned for its new Emgrand premium sub-brand is the GE limousine. Like many of Geely's new models, the GE has a very prominent grille but the rest of the design looks otherwise well-proportioned and ...

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    Beijing 2010: Geely Emgrand GT plug-in hybrid coupe
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    Geely Emgrand GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Geely Emgrand GT is another example of the automaker's apparent seriousness about being considered a top-flight player in the industry. This coupe features classic sports car proportions and aside from the overdone grille, it ...

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    Beijing 2010: Dongfeng shows off whitewalled, hand-crafted "Hummer"
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    Dongfeng "Hummer" – Click above for high-res image gallery
    "Hand-crafted" can be something of a double edged sword in the car business. Rolls-Royces and Aston Martins are hand-made treasures that show off their artisans' decades of experience. The attention to detail is obsessive. On the ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
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    2011 Volkswagen Tiguan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Along with a refreshed Phaeton, Volkswagen also pulled the satin off a refreshed Tiguan here in Beijing. Like the flagship, the Tiguan has adopted the new corporate horizontal bar grille that we've seen on other recent VWs, ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 BMW 535Li ready for chauffeur duty
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    2011 BMW 535Li – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Audi A8 L W12 isn't the only long-wheelbase saloon to debut at this year's Beijing Motor Show. BMW has a stretched version of the all-new 2011 5 Series that'll be built and sold exclusively in China. The limo-like Fiver is a full ...

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    Beijing 2010: Geely Gleagle GS
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    Geely Gleagle GS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The first time we saw something that could roughly be equated to a sport coupe from Geely was a few years ago at the Detroit Auto Show. That red car had some enormous panel gaps and dubious styling. My, how times change. The star of ...

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    Beijing 2010: First Auto Works Red Flag limo is fit for government work
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    FAW Red Flag – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Beijing-based First Auto Works has long been the provider of the official transportation for the hierarchy of the People's Republic of China. Back in the 1950s, FAW started off building a localized version of the standard Soviet parade ...

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    Beijing 2010: The Stig's Chinese cousin comes out to tour the show
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    To our delight and dismay, there were fewer blatant vehicle clones from China's automakers littering the floor of the Beijing Motor Show this year. That's not to say we didn't encounter a slew of knock-offs, but it seems that the Chinese are finally coming into their own design-wise. However, one ...

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    Beijing 2010: Honda Li Nisn Everus sedan concept
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    Li Nian Everus Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Beijing Motor Show is well under way, and Honda is showing off a new concept slated for the Chinese market. Called the Li Nian Everus, the car is the fruit of a partnership between the Japanese automaker and its Chinese ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 Audi A8 L W12 stretches onto the stage
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    2011 Audi A8 L W12 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Measuring approximately 17.5 feet long, the 2011 Audi A8 L W12 is certainly quite grandioso. And while the 500-horsepower 12-cylinder engine and new eight-speed automatic transmission are certainly nothing to sneeze at, what's most ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton ups the luxe
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    2011 Volkswagen Phaeton – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As impressive of a vehicle as the seminal Volkswagen Phaeton may have been, the uber-luxe German sedan was an unqualified flop of an experiment here in the United States. In some other parts of the world, though, VW's BMW and ...

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    Beijing 2010: MG Zero Concept
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    MG Zero Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    MG has its eyes set on the juicy Chinese small hatch segment, and the company's first crack at the market debuted in the form of Zero Concept at this year's Beijing Motor Show. At shave over 13 feet long, the pint-sized five-door is ...

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    Beijing 2010: Geely's London Taxi-aping Englon TXN
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    Englon TXN – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As promised, Geely brought its Englon TXN to this year's Beijing Motor Show. In the flesh, the intended successor to London's black cab throne looks more than capable of hauling drunken tourists from place to place. The car appears to have ...

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    Beijing 2010: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break concept is the four-door coupe of wagons
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    Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The shooting break (yes, it's 'break,' not 'brake', according to M-B's marketers) design isn't something new – we've seen it before in smaller vehicles like the original BMW Z3 M Coupe. Today, though, ...

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    Beijing 2010: Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, HHR goes future tech
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    Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Chrysler has failed to find a way to update or replace the retro-styled PT Cruiser, we can definitely see this as a forthcoming replacement to the Chevrolet HHR. The Volt MPV5 is slightly larger than HHR, but fills a ...

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