The Youngman-Proton tie up is producing some interesting cars, not interesting in a ‘wow‘ factor but more interesting in the ‘What were they thinking?‘ aspect. Youngman bases its cars off the Proton RCR, a car that was originally sold in China but has since given away to two self developed models from Youngman, neither products are…

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The China Festival of Speed promised so much, at least on paper. A few tell tale signs that the event wouldn’t be up to expectations came via their official website, parts of it were still under construction come opening curtain time but the organizers were active on Chinese social media circles, busily promoting the event to super car clubs, car clubs,…

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Youngman’s ‘Lotus’ brand which is essentially made up Proton cars in drag, is being pitched hard as a sports brand in second and third tier cities. They do many auto sports events to prove the prowess of their Malaysian/Chinese cars, one of which includes doing a loop the loop in a wooden loop of death, usually it’s successful, this time it was disastrous:

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The Beijing Auto Show starts tomorrow, and cars have started arriving at Beijing. One of them is the Youngman-Lotus still unnamed SUV, similar in size to the Honda CRV. It looks like it’s based on the APX concept shown by Lotus back in the 2006 Geneva Auto Show.

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Youngman are busy trying to buy Saab yet again, but their own car project has not been held back. Proton signed a deal to supply Youngman with parts, platforms and cars to develop their own brand which was originally called Europestar but swapped over to the Lotus name. Youngman’s involvement with Lotus/Proton has obviously moved on a step with the…

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Lotus made a smart move when it moved into Beijing, the local car culture is probably among the best in China, the downside is that to get a license plate for your car you need to win a lottery, nevertheless Lotus are gearing up for a major push in the Chinese market over the next few years, and they still see plenty of growth room:

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