Changan Raeton CC concept shows China has arrived

A lot of people give China a bad rap on car design, despite the excellent work that comes out of GM Shanghai and so forth. It’s time that people sat up and paid some real attention. The Changan Raeton CC sedan pictured above is a home-grown design, and it is exceedingly good. Better, in fact, than anything by Ford or… » 4/24/15 1:10pm 4/24/15 1:10pm

Reports Of Over 2000 Tesla's Sitting Unsold In China

Tesla Motors officially expanded to the Chinese market last year in hopes of grabbing attention of the new wealth in China but sales have been sluggish and now there are reports that up to 2000 cars may be sitting unsold. In response to the lackluster sales start in China, Tesla is laying off a third of the… » 3/17/15 11:53am 3/17/15 11:53am

China's New Armored Police Car is Too Much Party

Behold you capitalist pig-dogs! This is the Zijing Qingyuan Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle and as you can see it's a special car. This geodesic dome on wheels provides a friendly face to the crushing oppression that it represents, while also providing riot cops with a 360 view of protesters in need of… » 12/03/14 3:54pm 12/03/14 3:54pm

Chinese Dealer Punished for Spreading Sales Limit Rumors

According to a Bloomberg report, a Chinese dealer incited a sales panic when he allegedly told buyers that Nanjing would be imposing restrictions on auto-sales. In order to alleviate traffic congestion and pollution, many large cities in China set quotas on how many new vehicle registrations are allowed, which in turn… » 5/09/14 10:47am 5/09/14 10:47am

Will Volvo Turn Us Into the Next "Manchurian Candidate" ?

Recently I published a post called, "Since When Does Sweden Make the Coolest Cars?" I wasn't totally serious that Sweden makes the "coolest" cars but I did find it interesting that the two vehicles currently obsessed by Jalopnik staff and readers both happen to be Swedish. Could this obsession be a clue to a larger… » 3/03/14 10:32am 3/03/14 10:32am

Suprisingly Beautiful Road in China

I went on a school trip last October to Xi'An in central China. Second day there, we visited Huashan (华山), one of China's Five Great Mountains. The road leading up the mountain took my breath away. Crisp clean air, wonderfully smooth tarmac and gorgeous views up the mountain. If China were to ever produce a sports… » 2/04/14 12:39pm 2/04/14 12:39pm

WashPo: Keystone XL Not a Evil Commie Plot

Some of you Yankees, in between your stints shooting AK-47s at innocent wildlife and claiming that kind of nationalized single-payer healthcare system you so desire is "free," may have watched the State of the Union last Tuesday. For those of you who don't know, the State of the Union is like a Throne Speech, except… » 2/01/14 3:27pm 2/01/14 3:27pm