Beijing Auto Show

  • Buick Enspire electric SUV concept

    Buick unveiled Tuesday an electric crossover SUV concept bound for the 2018 Beijing auto show with promise. In addition to 370 miles of range, the Buick Enspire concept can charge up to 80 percent in 40 minutes through fast and wireless charging. Its motors combine for 410 kilowatts (550 horsepower) of total output, and the SUV can sprint up to 60 mph in around four seconds. According to Buick, all the typical luxury car equipment is there: wood and leather, touchscreen for infotainment, and fast 5G internet connectivity too. DON'T MISS: Buick to launch new electric, plug-in hybrid models in...

  • 2017 Buick Lacrosse Hybrid (Chinese spec)
    Buick Lacrosse Hybrid unveiled at Beijing Auto Show, for China only

    The Buick Lacrosse Hybrid uses a similar powertrain to the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.

  • LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show
    Faraday Future's backer shows another electric luxury sedan

    Chinese electronics giant LeEco will unveil an electric-car concept at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.

  • Image of a car on the Atieva website
    Tesla, Faraday: Meet Atieva, Your Newest Electric-Car Rival

    Seems like starting an electric car company making luxury vehicles is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days. Tesla Motors, of course, is now well-established, although its Southern California counterpart Fisker Automotive declared bankruptcy and is now hoping for resurrection under a new owner...

  • Denza electric car, 2014 Beijing Auto Show
    Daimler, BYD's Denza Brand Reveals First Electric Car In China

    As Tesla has confirmed with its recent decision to set up production in China, the Chinese market is impossible to ignore. Most major automakers already have operations out there, and electric and hybrid vehicles are on the list for many of them. One of those is Daimler, the company behind...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Cruze (Chinese spec), 2014 Beijing Auto Show
    2016 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Unveiled At Beijing Auto Show

    China's 2015 Chevrolet Cruze sedan will arrive in the U.S. as a 2016 model next year.

  • Honda Concept B hybrid hatchback (Photo: Indian Autos Blog)

    It's a sign of how important the Chinese car market is becoming, that major automakers seem to show as many new concept vehicles in Beijing as they do at more traditional auto show venues. The latest to emerge from the Chinese show's halls is Honda's Concept B, previewing a hatchback due on the Chinese market in 2016. Unfortunately, it's not a replacement for the recently-canned Honda Insight--but the production hatch will offer a hybrid powertrain, sold under the unusual 'FUNTEC' banner. While there's an element of marketing-speak to the tag, Honda says the model will have both "excellent...

  • Audi TT Offroad concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show
    Audi TT Offroad Concept: Plug-In Hybrid Crossover In Beijing Debut

    Audi's TT may not be as distinctive as it once was, but still appeals to style-conscious consumers. Its popularity has led the company to suggest further TT-based models could be on the way--and the TT Offroad Concept shown at the Beijing Auto Show hints as a possible direction for the brand. It...

  • Volvo V60L PPHEV plug-in hybrid
    Volvo Previews S60 Gasoline Plug-In Hybrid At Beijing Auto Show

    Just over a year ago we got a chance to drive Volvo's V60 Plug-In Hybrid. It's a powerful, attractive and fuel-efficient vehicle--but the major talking point is its use of a diesel, rather than gasoline engine as its main source of motive power. The car is selling well in Europe, but Volvo is...

  • 2015 Lexus NX 300h
    2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Launches With Hybrid And Turbo Options

    Lexus has unveiled the first official images of its new compact crossover, known as the NX. The NX is set to debut at the upcoming Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, and will be offered with hybrid, turbocharged and naturally-aspirated powertrains. The former, known as the NX 300h, is...

  • Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show
    Bentley Hybrid Concept: Preview Of 2017 SUV Plug-In Hybrid System

    As Bentley has been promising for more than two years now, it will introduce a plug-in hybrid powertrain in a future product. Now we know that the first plug-in Bentley ever will come in 2017, in a dedicated version of its upcoming sport-utilty vehicle. That confirmation came as the British marque...

  • Teaser sketch for new Audi TT-based crossover concept
    Audi Q4 Hybrid Crossover Concept: Sketches Appear Before Beijing Show

    The market for crossover vehicles grows with every passing year, so it's surprising that few automakers have offered the vehicles with hybrid or plug-in powertrains up until now. One that could is Audi's Q4 crossover, should a production version of the Beijing-bound concept appear in the next few...

  • BMW i8 Concept Spyder

    A few years back, Mitsubishi rebranded its electric minicar, the iMiEV, as the Mitsubishi i. Not only was this confusing, as the car is still known as the iMiEV elsewhere, but it's also an autocorrect nightmare and leaves little red squiggles throughout your document whenever you write about it. Hacks everywhere will be breathing sighs of relief that BMW has now added a new designation to its BMW i vehicles, called eDrive--and the first car to bear this new tag was the 2015 BMW i8 Concept Spyder, unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Intercapitalization specialist and occasional producer of...

  • 2013 Nissan Sylphy, Beijing Auto Show
    2013 Nissan Sentra Previewed By Sylphy Model At Beijing Auto Show

    A new Nissan Sentra may not be much cause for excitement, but an all-new version of the popular compact is still worthy news. We now know what the 2013 Nissan Sentra is expected to look like, thanks to the Beijing Auto Show. Sitting on Nissan's stand is the new Nissan Sylphy. While the name isn't...

  • BYD Qin plug-in hybrid sedan, unveiled at Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, April 2012
    BYD Qin (Not 'Chin') Plug-In Hybrid Details: Beijing Auto Show

    It's always interesting when companies change things between press releases. In this case, the vehicle we described on Friday as the BYD Chin (based on BYD's own press release)--an updated version of the world's first plug-in hybrid, the BYD F3DM--now turns out to be called the BYD Qin. Which, as...

  • Honda Hatchback Concept teased ahead of 2012 Beijing Auto Show
    Honda Hybrid Concept S: Global People Mover At Beijing Auto Show?

    China's auto shows, which alternate between Beijing and Shanghai--just as Frankfurt and Paris alternate in Europe--are already significant global events with dozens of world premieres. Honda is taking its turn today, launching concepts for both a sedan and what it calls a "new-value passenger...

  • Bentley EXP 9 F Concept live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
    Bentley EXP 9 F Concept SUV: Will Come With V-6 Plug-in Hybrid Option

    Earlier this spring at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley pulled the covers off the EXP9 F Concept, its first ever SUV in its 94-year history. Now, just six-weeks later at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, the luxury automaker has confirmed details of the range of engines it plans to offer with the EXP...

  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type teaser
    Jaguar Joins Downsized Engine Parade With Very Familiar Four

    Writing about the latest carmaker plans to add smaller, more efficient engines is now almost a weekly occurrence. Today's lucky winner is Jaguar, which took the occasion of the Beijing Auto Show to announce some future powertrain plans--including its first production four-cylinder engine since the...

  • Audi A6 L e-tron concept

    Earlier today, German automaker Audi unveiled the latest in its e-tron plug-in concept cars at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Based upon the A6 L, a highly-popular Chinese-only variant of the A6 sedan, the A6 L e-tron plug-in hybrid concept combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct injected gasoline engine and a 70 kilowatt peak electric motor to deliver a total of 306 horsepower. Audi claims the concept is capable of traveling up to 50 miles in all-electric mode at a constant speed of 37 mph, but doesn’t detail how large the A6 L e-tron’s liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack is...

  • Volkswagen E-Bugster: 2012 Beijing Auto Show
    Roofless Volkswagen E-Bugster Electric Concept At Beijing Auto Show

    Not everyone is a fan of the classic Volkswagen Bug, but nobody can deny that it's an icon. It was certainly no surprise when Volkswagen decided to launch a re-make back in 1998, nor that it would be replaced with the current 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. VW brought the concept even further into the 21st...

  • BMW i8 Concept Spyder
    BMW's Electric Range Grows With 2015 BMW i8 Concept Spyder

    Possibly the most exciting electric cars to appear over the next few years are from BMW. The German maker's electric i3 subcompact and i8 plug-in hybrid supercar have whetted our appetites and now BMW has announced a further addition to the range, in the shape of the i8 Spyder. Autocar reveals that...

  • SAIC Roewe E1 electric minicar concept, Shanghai, April 2010
    2010 Beijing Motor Show: SAIC Roewe E1 Electric Mini-Car

    Sadly, we weren't able to cover the Beijing Motor Show, which opened last week. It's too bad, too, because China is on track to become the world's largest single car market, its fuel efficiency regulations are far tougher than those of the U.S., and its industrial policy for the auto sector focuses...

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