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    China's Tong Jian S11 hybrid sports car attempts to channel inner Audi, Ferrari

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    Somehow, we managed to miss China's first-ever hybrid sports car at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this year. Known as the S11 from Tong Jian – which incidentally also seems to be the name of a popular Chinese figure skater – this hybrid ...

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    Shanghai 2009: China's booth pros would make Bowie proud

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    Our coverage of the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show wrapped up earlier this week, but apparently something was missing. Courtesy of our friends at Autoblog Chinese, we've got two galleries chock-full of Shanghai's finest ...

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    That's Rich: Geely reportedly denies copying Rolls-Royce

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    With gloved white fingers pointing in their direction, Geely Automobile is in full denial of British accusations. The independent Chinese automaker, which rolled out its luxurious GE model bearing more than slight resemblance to the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #124

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    Chris, Sam and Dan kick it again for Episode #124 of the Autoblog Podcast. This time, we touch on Toyota's competitive Prius price posturing, the Shanghai Motor Show, where Chinese automakers are finding their design footing, and ...

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    GM shows off Buick Business MPV concept with new images

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    On Monday, we brought you live images of the Buick Business MPV that's currently on display at the Shanghai Motor Show. Judging from the comments from that post, this hauler for the Chinese market is a pretty polarizing design, but in a ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Roewe 550 RS gets its performance garb on

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    Roewe, SAIC's premium brand which owns the tooling rights to the Rover 75 platform, has brought out a sporting variant of its compact sedan, dubbed the 550 RS. In keeping with Shanghai Motor Show tradition thus far, little is known about what ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Brilliance rolls out EV Concept with funky power clamshell doors

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    Chinese automaker Brilliance is showing off a new concept electric car that's currently on display at the Shanghai Motor Show. A large battery pack using lithium ion technology is reportedly capable of providing a range of around 93 ...

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    Shanghai 2009: How do you get a Porsche Panamera onto the 94th floor?

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    var digg_url = ''; The day before the public unveiling of the Porsche Panamera at the Shanghai Motor Show, journalists were invited to the 94th floor of the Shanghai ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Geely GE goes for baroque. Again.

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    Asian consumers loves them some baroque styling. How else to explain the popularity of gaudy, over-the-top couture in the continent's major city centers? Indeed, how else to explain the existence of cars like the Mitsuoka Galue ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Guangzhou Honda Linian roadster concept is messing with our S2000-loving heads

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    Guangzhou Honda surprised everyone at the Shanghai show with this tidy little roadster, its second Linian concept in as many years. While the 2008 Beijing show concept was a more pedestrian five-door, this two-seat ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Great Wall CHCO11 balances concept kit with production body

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    What may have started off as a Mercedes-Benz CLS clone quickly evolved into something slightly more original – assuming you view it from the front or rear. The Great Wall CHC011 is quite a departure for the Chinese automaker, ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Nevermind the BMW, Great Wall's Hover M3 is deep-puddle approved!

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    Great Wall has taken the wraps off this chunky, funky urban toughster, the Hover M3 (sorry, BMW). Reportedly based on the Scion xB-aping Coolbear, the production-bound M3 adds some faux off-road capability to the former vehicle's boxy ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Geely IG Fantastic Concept makes us go "Awwww...."

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    If a local Chinese automaker wants to challenge the Smart, then they should do it with something like this, the Geely IG Fantastic (and not this, the Shuanghuan Bubble). It's kooky, and the headlights almost meet the taillights, ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Haima Fushida Me EV is too cute for gas

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    Haima Fushida, a joint venture between FAW and Mazda, has followed up its Fstar EV released at last year's Beijing Motor Show with this, the Me EV. According to the automaker, the Me features a set of high-performance brushless motors ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Chang'An E301 Concept gets asymmetrical up in here

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    Chinese automaker Chang'An arrived at the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show with this concept in hand: the E301 crossover. The Citroen-ish concept appears to eschew practicality for gratuitously outlandish design elements. For instance, ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Roewe MG6 may bring Rover back to UK in big way

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    Nevermind the sordid tale that led us to the point where a Chinese automaker debuts a new model for a storied British brand. Instead, just look at the Roewe MG6 and know that things seem to be working out. Based on the unassuming Roewe 550 ...

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    Shaghai 2009: Buick Regal 2.0T has us humming "Wish You Were Here"

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    Admittedly, Pink Floyd and Buick traditionally go together like asparagus and ice cream, but that hasn't stopped our inner-monologues from playing "Wish You Were Here" after seeing Buick's new Regal 2.0T.According to our compatriots over at ...

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    Officially Official: Mercedes-Benz unveils S63 and S65 AMG at Shanghai show

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    After accidentally leaking a preview on its home-market configuration website last week, Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled its revised flagship luxo-muscle sedans, the S63 AMG and S65 AMG, at the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show today. Both ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Geely GT returns as Tiger, complete with interior and working doors!

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    The Geely GT Concept stole the show at last year's Beijing Auto Show, mostly because it stood out as one of the few Chinese designs that wasn't a Xerox copy of something sold elsewhere in the world. Geely designers walked out ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Roewe N1 continues to advance concept of credible Chinese design

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    Chinese automakers have been on the receiving end of barbs for some time now, particularly when it comes to styling. In terms of both originality and proportion, most Sino automakers have struggled to find both balance and identity, but among ...


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