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What name should Trumpchi switch to?

January 29, 2018 David Zatz 0

Long ago, Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC), which builds cars with Fiat Chrysler in China, decided to sell in the United States. Their name, in Mandarin, was created to sound like passing good fortune, but the English transliteration didn’t work out so well — “Trumpchi.” According to Reuters, the company was […]

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Is this the production BMW X7?

January 21, 2018 David Zatz 0

BMW has released some photos of the X7 iPerformance Concept, but not the production car itself. Today, those photos have surfaced from a location near BMW’s facility. The biggest vehicle ever made by BMW, the X7 is a full-size SUV, chasing sales where they seem strongest; it will have three […]

A 40th-anniversary New Jersey show

January 19, 2018 David Zatz 0

The Restored Rusty Relics automobile club of New Jersey is now, for the first time, taking on-line pre-registrations for its annual show — the 40th annual show. The Relics attract around 400 classic cars per year, with a floating “25 years or older” requirement which means that, this year, the 1993s […]

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Coming to America: this Chinese SUV

January 18, 2018 David Zatz 1

GAC — Guangzhou Automobile Group — has been making cars with Fiat Chrysler for some time. Now, they want to make cars just for you, with the GS7 SUV appearing on American shores in 2019. Chinese companies have been selling directly in Europe for some time, with limited success. There […]

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GM, Ram may have diesel launches at the same time

January 16, 2018 David Zatz 0

Just this week, GM announced that it would build a new six-cylinder diesel for its Silverado 1500. The next day, Ram launched the new 1500 — with no mention of the V6 diesel option. Recent events have clarified the situation. Ram’s chief said that the diesel would appear later in […]

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The second shoe drops: 2019 Ram vs Silverado

January 15, 2018 David Zatz 0

Yesterday, Chevrolet dropped the first shoe — the 2019 Silverado — and today, Ram dropped the second — the 2019 Ram 1500. What’s surprising is how much they have in common. Both extended their length by four inches, used more high-strength steel in their frames, and cut weight — though […]

Honda, Volvo, Lincoln win NACTOY

January 15, 2018 Chris Van Der Doelen 0

The Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator have won top honors as the North American car, truck and utility vehicles of the year in Detroit. The NACTOY awards, which fashion themselves as the Oscars of the automotive industry, are decided by ballot by 61 media jurors in the U.S. […]

Ford shows new Mustang Bullitt, Ranger

January 14, 2018 Chris Van Der Doelen 0

The Ford Motor Company rolled out a new version of the famous Mustang Bullitt today in Detroit for the 50th anniversary of the car made famous by the movie of the same name. After brief appearances by Executive Chairman Bill Ford and other company luminaries, the suits got out of […]

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Silverado sets high bar for tomorrow’s Ram launch

January 14, 2018 David Zatz 1

It’s unusual, but two brand new pickup trucks are being unveiled within just 24 hours of each other — the 2019 Silverado/Sierra 1500, currently the #2 best selling pickup in North America, and the 2019 Ram 1500, the #3 best seller. We’re still waiting to see what the Ram holds, […]