Showing posts in the category of China Auto Show

Kia's New K4 Sedan Unveiled at the Chengdu Auto Show is Only for China


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Following the K4 concept revealed earlier this year at the Beijing Auto Show, Kia has unwrapped the production version of the sedan at the Chengdu Motor Show. Developed specifically for Chinese consumers, the Kia K4 will be manufactured and sold exclusively in the world’s largest car market.

Honda Debuts New XR-V Made In and For China


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Honda's Chinese venture with Dongfeng Motor Group Co. pulled the proverbial wraps off their new XR-V small crossover at the Chengdu Motor Show today.

New VW Lamando is China's Jetta CC [w/Video]


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This past spring at the Beijing Auto Show, VW unveiled the New Midsize Concept (NMC), a study previewing a stylish rival for the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Fast forward to today’s Chengdu Auto Show and that production sedan is already a reality.

New Honda XR-V is China's HR-V Small Crossover


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Dongfeng Honda's small crossover has a name for China, as revealed in these shots from the brand's Chengdu Motor Show stand: XR-V.

Buick Reveals New Envision SUV's Interior, Chinese Media the Exterior


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GM has dropped official interior images of its new Buick Envision mid-size crossover that just made its world premiere today at the Chengdu Motor Show in China.

Peugeot 508 Facelift Benefits from a Light Makeover and More Frugal Engines


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Almost four years after launch, Peugeot's flagship family car, the 508, has undergone a mid-cycle facelift with the French model gaining cosmetic and technology updates as well as new and more efficient engines.

Nissan Teases New Sedan Concept for Auto China 2014 [w/Video]


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Nissan announced that it will unveil a new sedan concept at the Beijing Auto Show next month, designed specifically for the Chinese market. A result of a collaboration between Nissan’s design teams from China and Japan, the yet-to-be-named concept is related to the carmaker’s studies from last year: the Resonance, Friend-Me and Sport Sedan Concept.

Nissan to Follow Up Me Concept with New China-Designed Sedan Study at Beijing Show


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With every major carmaker having long acknowledged the importance of the Chinese car market, foreign companies are now trying to identify and even create trends from within, with the help of locally-based studios.

Spy Shots: Hyundai's ix25 Small CUV Flashes Its Interior


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Last time saw the Hyundai ix25, we only had pictures of the camouflaged exterior, but now, our spies caught a clear shot of the small crossover's interior showing details of the dashboard like the digital climate controls and center stack.

Lexus Confirms New NX Compact SUV for the Beijing Auto Show


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While Lexus is not as predictable in the way its future cars will look as its German rivals are, we did recently catch a glimpse of the upcoming NX crossover and it didn’t look surprising at all. The NX draws heavily upon the show car, though it looks to have lost some of its aggression.

Scoop: New Hyundai ix25 Small CUV Ventures Into Juke-Land, But will it be Only for China?


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Is Hyundai about to tackle the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Opel Mokka small crossovers of this world?

The appearance of a mostly covered up prototype testing in Europe certainly suggests so, however, there's also the possibility that this small crossover model may only be for consumption in China and other related emerging markets like Brazil.

Peugeot Teases New Sporty Concept Car for Beijing Auto Show


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Peugeot will introduce an all-new concept car at the Beijing Auto Show (April 20-29), with the French carmaker saying the study is “from the same lineage” as the Onyx supercar concept.

VW Rumored to Debut Hardcore Golf R Evo Study at the Beijing Show [+22 New Photos]


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With 296hp coming out of its 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, the VW Golf R is powerful enough for a (hot) hatchback. However, it appears that VW wants to squeeze more performance from its all-wheel-drive hot-hatch and the result of its efforts is rumored to debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show in April.

Scoop: New Porsche Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS Caught Undisguised


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We first came to learn about the upcoming GTS versions of the related Porsche Cayman coupe and Boxster roadster through a leaked dealer presentation document last September, and now, we can give the first camouflage-free photos of the two models.

Porsche Reportedly Preparing 911 Safari Off-Road Study for Beijing Auto Show


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Back in the days when Porsche didn’t have the Cayenne in its lineup, the brand’s off-road ambitions had to be satisfied with modified 911 models featuring raised ground clearance and all-wheel drive.

While these models were only intended for off-road racing and didn’t make it to production, they later served Porsche well when the Cayenne was touted as their successor.

China's 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show in 300+ Photos


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Being the most populous country in the globe with more than 1.34 billion citizens, and not to mention, the world's second-largest country by land area, it's only natural that China plays hosts to several automobile shows throughout the year in a number of regions.

This week, it's the 10th edition of the Guangzhou Auto Show. Guangzhou is the third largest city in the country and is located in southern China, approximately 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Hong Kong.

Shanghai GM’s Springo EV is the First Electric Vehicle Developed by a Chinese Joint Venture


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It may not be an event of international stature, but GM still chose the 2012 Auto Guangzou Auto Show to launch the new Sail Springo EV, which has the distinction of being the first-ever production electric vehicle developed by a Chinese joint venture.

It is the first step in GM's plan to increase its EV and hybrid sales in the world's largest car market - and since the country's tax system makes imports prohibitively expensive, local production was the only way to go for the Detroit brand its partner.

Eterniti Records First Sales of its Super SUV at the Beijing Auto Show


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The world premiere of the almost production ready Eterniti Artemis SUV at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing earlier this month ended on a positive note as the company recorded its first sales at the event.

The British start-up accepted five orders for the Porsche Cayenne-based model, including four for standard-specification cars, which are priced at £210,000 (US$338,400 or €261,400) plus taxes a piece, and one for a fully customized version, the final price of which will be determined by the customer's specification requirements.

Peter Horbury Talks About the Future of Chinese Auto Design


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Unlike other powerhouses in the auto industry from Germany, Japan and the U.S., Chinese carmakers are still trying to find their way when it comes to design, with a sizable portion of domestic brands simply copying styling elements or even vehicles in whole from Western brands.

There are of course plenty of other vehicle manufacturers from China that are experimenting with designs in a bid to develop their own individual and distinct styles with mixed results.

One designer who is not only closely observing what is going on in China but is also participating in the process of defining the indigenous auto design is Peter Horbury, who last year moved to China to take over the role of senior vice president of design at Geely, Volvo’s corporate sibling under the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

Volkswagen Showcases Three Ideas from its People’s Car Project in Beijing


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After 33 million visits to its website and more than 119,000 ideas submitted, you would be inclined to think that Volkswagen would have more to show than these three concepts from its ‘People’s Car Project’ (PCP) that was launched in China 11 months ago.

The three vehicles and technology concepts created by users and further developed by the German automaker that went on display at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing are the Hover Car, the Music Car and the Smart Key.