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Why the next Holden Commodore will have a traditional boot

Above: The Holden Commodore SS-V, facing its last year of manufacture. The current wisdom appears to be that when the Holden Commodore VF leaves production in 2017, it’ll be replaced by the liftback version of the Opel Insignia B. After all, the on...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Dec 1, 2016

Mitsubishi’s latest scandal: enough to shake it right out of the passenger-car market?

Above: The Mitsubishi eK Wagon, one of the cars at the centre of the company’s latest scandal. One thing about creating and running Autocade is that you gain an appreciation for corporate history. Recently, I blogged about Fiat, and the trouble...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Apr 26, 2016

How will things play out at Fiat?

Above: The current Fiat 500. A year shy of its 10th anniversary, is it still cool in 2016? The Detroit News reports that Fiat has been having trouble Stateside, with dealers now permitted to sell the cars alongside Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram inste...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Apr 2, 2016

Drive Wise: Kia’s Response to Autonomous Car Race

Image Credit: www.kia.comWe’ve all thought about how amazing it would be to have a car that drove itself, meaning you could just sit back and enjoy the ride, rather than worrying about getting yourself to your destination safely. While science fict...

Autocade reaches 8,000,000 page views; viewing rate up slightly since last million

I had expected our car encyclopædia Autocade would reach 8,000,000 page views this month, just before its eighth anniversary. The difference was that this time, I was there last Monday GMT (the small hours of Tuesday in New Zealand) to witness the n...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Mar 5, 2016

How can we help those fooled into believing what their local brands are?

How interesting to see a silly Tweet of mine make the Murdoch Press and lead an opinion column—I’m told it even hit the news.com.au home page.    It’s a very old joke that I’ve told since 2002, when I walked along Bay Road in Kilbir...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 6, 2016

It’s all going fines at Volkswagen

General Motors’ fine in 1995 for 470,000 cars using defeat devices against EPA testing: US$11 million. Volkswagen’s fine in 2016 for 580,000 cars using defeat devices against EPA testing: potentially US$40,000 million (or $40 billion, as...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 5, 2016

Why a Google self-driving car worries me

Ford With Google and Ford announcing they will team up to make self-driving cars, I have some concerns.    I’m not in Luddite position on the idea of self-driving cars. Potentially, they can be far safer than what we have today. I see so...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Dec 22, 2015

Autocade hits 6,000,000 page views: a few quick figures

The Dongfeng Fengshen AX7, or a Renault with a Peugeot engine (and I don’t mean the PRV V6 or the old Douvrin), entered into Autocade this week. With Autocade hitting 6,000,000 page views earlier this week, here’s a quick anorak’s run-down...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on May 9, 2015

All the Geelys on Autocade

The Geely King Kong Hatchback, one of the new entries on the Autocade website. Not that I blogged it at the time, but Geely’s multi-brand strategy in 2009 felt doomed. Earlier this year, the company retreated, and brought everything from Englon, Gl...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Dec 1, 2014

Future of the Used Car Industry in India

Second hand cars were often avoided by car buyers because there was a certain stigma attached to using it. Most of the used car trading was between friends, family, neighbours, colleagues and other people who were a part of the circle of trust. Howev...
by Quikr Blog on Aug 26, 2014

Skales Lands N200m Record Deal With Billionaire Businessman

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by Jobs & Scholarships in Nigeria on Aug 23, 2014

The Car Graveyards

I was astonished to read this article. Millions of brand new cars are sitting in car parks/fields/any spare piece of land, all over the world.The UK hasn’t escaped either; the image above is Swindon where thousands of cars sit waiting new owners wh...
by Subrosa on May 19, 2014

MG SUV soon a reality: good

I have to admit I get a bit bored of those crying foul now that MG will launch an SUV, one which seems to have some parallels with the Ssangyong Korando C (left).    They say that MG should have made sports cars as part of its revival, and...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Feb 6, 2014

The top-selling cars in France, 2013

Interesting what pops up on Weibo: 2013’s top-selling cars in France. 1. Renault Clio IV 2. Peugeot 208 3. Citroën C3 4. Renault Scénic III 5. Renault Mégane III 6. Dacia Sandero 7. Renault Captur 8. Volkswagen Polo V 9. Renault Twingo II 10. Pe...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 8, 2014

Citroen DS 5LS Opened For The Chinese Market

Designed specifically for China, Citroen DS 5LS inspire […]...
by CFS - CarForSpeed on Dec 30, 2013

2013 Range Rover By Overfinch Studio

After-sales specialist Overfinch developed styling pack […]...
by CFS - CarForSpeed on Dec 24, 2013

No surprises from Ford Australia, but it sends the wrong message for manufacturing

Ford’s announcement today that it will end car production in Australia is no surprise, with the closures of Broadmeadows and Geelong. It was always a case of when, not if.    The official excuse is that no one is buying big cars any m...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on May 22, 2013

Japanese carmaker has announced that their newly launch Amaze on 11th April 2013 registered 22,000 bookings

Its been less than 3 weeks of the launch and the Japanese carmaker has announced that their newly launch Amaze on 11th April 2013 registered 22,000 bookings. The Amaze, Honda’s first diesel car in India, has seen several buyers come for test dr...

Japanese carmaker has announced that their newly launch Amaze on 11th April 2013 registered 22,000 bookings

Its been less than 3 weeks of the launch and the Japanese carmaker has announced that their newly launch Amaze on 11th April 2013 registered 22,000 bookings. The Amaze, Honda’s first diesel car in India, has seen several buyers come for test dr...


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