China’s Chery Auto Given Government Approval for Volvo Buyout

Chery Automobile Corp. has reportedly received government approval to seek ownership of Ford’s money-losing Volvo brand, a top economist at China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) leaked to the Oriental Morning Post. Chery Auto, along with fellow Chinese companies Dongfeng Motor, Changan Auto and Geely, have all reportedly been eyeing the Swedish brand, which… Read More

Oh My God!: The Fiat 500 Barbie Edition

When u say ‘Barbie Edition’, the first color that comes to mind is PINK!  To top it all off, Fiat announced this week the creation of the Fiat 500 Barbie Edition. The car, with Mattel’s cooperation, of course, aims to celebrate the iconic toy’s 50th birthday. Inside the new Barbie-mobile are silver laminated Alcantara seats,… Read More

Maserati arrives in Malaysia

At a press conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, It was announced that Naza Italia has been appointed the sole importer and distributor for Maserati cars in Malaysia. The Maserati operations will be based at the Naza Italia showroom in Petaling Jaya, and is set to be completed next month. It  will have the complete Quattroporte… Read More

At Last! Tata Nano Set to Launch on March 23, On Sale in April

Tata Motors has finally announced a date for the release of the Nano, a car targeted to be the cheapest car in the world. The four-door city car will launch at a media event in Mumbai on March 23 and will arrive in dealerships in India the first week of April. The Nano, which Tata poises… Read More

Japan-Only Subaru WRX STI A-Line Offers Automatic Gearbox

Subaru announced that it has adapted an automatic transmission to its WRX STI. Called the WRX STI A-Line, this model offers a five-speed slushbox with paddle shifters on the steering wheel to the Japanese market. With the automatic, engine output falls to 296 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The standard Japanese-market six-speed STI produces… Read More

First Renderings of New 2010 Kia Sorento Surface

Seven years after it hit the market, the Kia Sorento is finally getting a huge update. After teasing us with what is believed to be a darkened side view of the new vehicle, the first design renderings have now surfaced showing much more of the thoroughly revised 2010 Sorento that should attract far more attention… Read More