The Chinese Buick Riviera concept on Driving the Nation

Buick Riviera concept unveiled at the 2008 Detroit auto show. The Chinese are coming! The Chinese are coming! If you ever wondered what a Chinese designed car, with all the safety the United States requires, look at the Riviera concept. This new concept with the old name was designed in Shanghai at General Motor's design [...]

Winners and Losers Year-To-Date by sales and percentages

All the talk is about the rivalry between the Big 3 and Toyota. Dig a little deeper and it's not Toyota that's number one, nor General Motors that comes in last. These numbers come from J.D. Powers Power Information Network (PIN) and are Year-To-Date as of September 30, 2007. Just like in “The Biggest Loser” [...]

2007 Buick Enclave at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show

General Motors had such great success with their Cars and Stars at the LA Auto show that they decided to bring a Riverfront Red Carpet ride to Detroit, the night before the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). GM paired seventeen stars with seventeen concept cars. Carmen Electra, Mario Lopez, Cheryl Hines, and Jennifer Hudson. [...]

Who owns whom, Car companies and mergers

Who owns whom The rumors are always the most interesting; General Motors got out of its purchase option with FIAT by paying them $2 Billion. Now both Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp(SAIC)(a Joint Venture with General Motors and Volkswagen in China) and TATA Motor Group are rumored to be interested in purchasing FIAT, the parent company [...]

My top picks of luxury vehicles from the 2005 Chicago Auto show

2005 Chicago Auto show The 2005 Chicago Auto show is the most civilized show of the year. Less than twenty new reveals with enough time to look at them and talk to the executives. The reveals in the windy city were; 2005 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 2005 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG One in twenty Mercedes' [...]

Cleaning up China from towngas to natural gas

If China were the United States, geographically, Shanghai would be Washington DC, though they have little in common culturally. The east side of Shanghai was nothing but rice fields and coking plants until 1994. Today it is a sea of tall beautifully designed businesses and hotels. Shanghai Coking and Chemical Corporation is located in the [...]

People’s Republic of China car culture

Buying a car in China What is it like to buy and own a car in China? Are muscle and tuner cars hot and are they available? Follow us as we careen around corners filled with bicycles that have no lights, people that have no reflective gear and the largest per car capita death in [...]