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Report: Chinese car quality complaints on the rise

Just when we thought China's automotive industry had made some headway in the quality department, we get word that complaints about new car quality in the country have risen significantly over the past few months. During the first quarter of this year, complains on vehicles purchased within the last six months climbed 15 percent over last year's figures. Those numbers come courtesy of the Zach Bowman

BYD signs agreement to import EVs to Spain

BYD e6 electric MPV - Click above for high-res image gallery

China expands new car subsidies, excludes small cars

Like most other countries with native automobile industries, China has implemented a Cash-For-Clunkers-style used car scapping program. Interestingly, the Chinese government is also subsidizing the replacement of old, inefficient home appliances for newer units as well, but that's a story for another site. The program was unveiled last March, but was only available for buyers from rural areas looking to replace their old minivans and light trucks. Now, the scheme has been expanded and covers a n

REPORT: Chinese expect to build cars in Mexico in 2010, may sell cars at big-box retailers

There seems to be little doubt that Chinese cars will hit the U.S. market some soon – the big question is when. At least one automaker is suggesting that Chinese cars will enter America by way of Mexico, with production starting in 2010 and sales in the United States by 2015 after first making the rounds in Latin America and Canada. That date may have been sooner had we not hi

Gold medal idea: China raises tax on large cars, cuts tax on small cars

With the world intently watches the Olympic Games currently taking place in Beijing, China, the country's policy-makers are concerned with the quality of the city's air. As has been widely reported, Beijing took drastic measures to ensure that its air quality was safe for the world's best athletes, including cutting its traffic in half through unique licensing measures. But, what is to happen after the

Brilliance releases $15k BC3 turbo coupe

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Brilliance to get a 2008 U.S. debut?

Businessweek reports that Brilliance (yes, that Brilliance) plans to have cars (possibly the Saibao, above) for sale in the U.S. next year for around $20,000. Phoenix, Arizona-based Autokam is behind the import plan and a Flash animation on their Web page

Roewe W2 concept a Chinese delight

We've had our fun with Chinese-designed cars before, but it looks like someone over at Roewe knows what makes a decent-looking car.

TVR's trademarks swiped from teenage Russian owner

The iconic British auto brand TVR will almost certainly not be making any more vehicles in the U.K. Instead, as the Independent reports, future models will most likely be built in Asia. Why? Because, Nikolai Smolensky, known as the "Baby oligarch," split off an administration arm from the company late last year. Just last Friday, that arm put the TVR name and some of it's tooling Jeremy Korzeniewski