After wowing audiences in April with the unveiling of its LeSee concept car at the 2016 Beijing auto show, Chinese tech giant LeEco appears to be moving ahead with plans to start car production. The company, famous for its smartphones and online streaming services, announced on Wednesday that it would spend 12 billion yuan (approximately $1.8...
Acura CDX on the Beijing Auto Show, by Tycho de Feijter. The Acura CDX has been launched on the Chinese car market. It is the first Acura that is manufactured in China. It is also the first Acura that was developed especially for the Chinese consumer. There are no plans for [...]
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has joined forces with SAIC Motor to build the first mass production car running the OS’Car operating system, an automotive fork of YunOS. The Roewe RX5, an SUV unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April, will be outfitted with the internet services. Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. Haval has unveiled a new plug-in hybrid crossover concept that can reportedly travel more than 40 miles on a single charge without using any petrol. The new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept, dubbed the HB-02, was revealed at the recent Beijing Auto Show in China. Show More Summary
It wasn’t that long ago that I gave you a run down on how the FreeValve camless engine works. Then, at the Beijing Auto Show, it was announced that Qoros will be the first manufacturer to use FreeValve’s camless engine technology. At...Show More Summary
The car market in action at the Beijing Auto Show. Photo by Tycho de Feijter. The Chinese car market is in a word, massive. It's truly gigantic and impressive, something like the world has never seen before, and will likely never ever see again. But what does "massive" really mean? Here [...]
Tesla Model X on display at the Beijing Auto Show (Photo WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images) Over long stretches, yesterday’s earnings call of electric carmaker Tesla Motors (full transcript here) sounded like the game of softball it usually is. It fell to Alexandria Sage of Reuters to make it interesting. She wanted to [...]
The massive 2016 Beijing Auto Show is still in full swing, with over 80 manufacturers showing over 150 new cars, receiving some 800,000 visitors over ten days. It's often not easy for automakers to winthe attention of spectators atsuch a giant auto show - they therefore bring in the eye-catching [...]
Arriving about six years too late for a successful cross promotion with the sequel TRON Legacy, the automobile manufacturer Chevrolet just unveiled a new version of their signature Cruze sedan. However, this version of the car is inspired by the aesthetics of the world of TRON. Show More Summary
There were a number of interesting vehicles at the Beijing Auto Show this year. We had the new Audi TT-RS, the Mazda CX-4, and a really interesting concept from Chery called the FV2030. However, there was one concept car that was sitting at Qoros’ stand that everyone seemed to neglect at the show. Show More Summary
debuting at the beijing auto show this week is the new haval h7, and the chinese carmaker has confirmed australia will be one of the first markets to see it outside china. available in either a five- or seven-seat layout, haval says the h7 “represents a new level of luxury and technology for the company”. Show More Summary
Does Android in the car get any more exquisite than this? At the recent Beijing Auto Show, manufacturer of things that are luxurious, Bentley, was on hand to show off the new Mulsanne First Edition. This is a car for the ultra wealthy, and the ultra wealthy that like to travel in ultimate style and comfort. Show More Summary
This past week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show turned out to be a treat for sports car fans. One of the stars was the new TT RS which is due in showrooms early next year. The car was shown in both coupe and convertible bodystyles and looks especially tasteful in this gray paint. As expected, there's 400 horsepower under the hood. Another attraction...
infiniti’s qx sport inspiration concept has taken to the stands at the beijing auto show, previewing a new midsized premium suv. described by its maker as “an elegant and powerful expression of progressive suv design”, the sport inspiration is the first clue to a ‘qx50’ model, new to markets outside japan. Show More Summary
The Chinese passenger vehicle market looks primed and ready for an influx of new models, both foreign and domestic. Even as market growth shows signs of slowing, automakers are scrambling to set up shop locally and get their models out in the wild as soon as possible. Show More Summary
DS, the new luxury brand of French auto giant PSA Group (formerly PSA Peugeot Citroën), used this week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show to launch its latest model. The car is a compact hatch not much bigger than DS’s first model, the DS 3. It’s been developed exclusively for the Chinese market where DS also sells the DS 5, DS 5LS...
Anyone who doubts China's relevance to the automotive world just needs to take a wander through the China International Exhibition Center to discover just how important it is. With new cars from the likes of Volkswagen and Lexus on show,...Show More Summary
peugeot’s stand at the beijing auto show features two new offerings, but each will be reserved for customers in china at this stage. the first is a new sedan version of the 308 small car - described by peugeot as its “core product” for china - which reflects the country’s preference for sedans with roomy rear seats. Show More Summary
Smart used this week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show to roll out some Brabus-enhanced versions of its ForTwo and ForFour minicars. We’re not talking about the simple appearance packages we saw earlier in the year—this time there’s more power plus some chassis mods. Before you get too excited note that the upgrades are minimal. For...
BMW’s recent move toward mass appeal has struck again. The German automaker has announced at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show a long wheelbase version of its all-new X1 crossover. The X1 LWB, as it’s called, grows by 3.1 inches to accommodate more rear-seat legroom – something blazingly popular in the Chinese culture. Show More Summary