Shanghai Auto Show

  • Lotus Evora GT4 concept

    While North America is busy taking in news in the lead up to this week's 2019 New York International Auto Show, Lotus has focused its presence on Auto Shanghai 2019. There, the brand revealed a new track-ready machine: the Evora GT4 concept. The race-prepped concept car is a preview of the next-generation GT4-spec race car coming, and two Chinese racing drivers are already confirmed to pilot it. Lotus named Cui Yue and Gaoxiang Fan as its latest factory racing drivers, both of whom will demonstrate the Evora GT4 concept's capabilities at the Hethel test track in England later this year. While...

  • Nio ET Preview concept
    Nio previews its first sedan with ET Preview concept

    Nio on Tuesday unveiled a concept previewing its first sedan at the Auto Shanghai 2019. The Chinese electric car startup already offers a track-only supercar and pair of SUVs, but soon it will expand into the sedan segment with models bearing the “ET” designation followed by a number to...

  • 2019 Lexus LM
    Lexus LM minivan revealed at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Lexus finally got around to adding a third row on its RX in 2017, but over in China it's gone even bigger. The Japanese brand on Tuesday launched a minivan called the LM at Auto Shanghai 2019. The LM like most models in the Lexus lineup is based on a Toyota, in this case the third-generation...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer (Chinese spec)
    2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer debuts at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Chevrolet's Trailblazer is about to make a comeback, but it won't be like the one you may recall. Instead, the modern Trailblazer is a compact crossover SUV that will likely serve as the replacement for the unloved Trax. It was unveiled on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019 and is expected in showrooms...

  • 2020 Buick Encore (Chinese spec)
    2020 Buick Encore revealed at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Buick on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned Encore subcompact crossover SUV and a new Encore GX compact crossover at Auto Shanghai 2019. Confusingly, the larger Encore GX is likely to be the model we see in the United States as the redesigned 2020 Encore, as this is the version spotted testing on local...

  • Karma Pininfarina GT
    Karma looks to the future with Pininfarina GT and Vision concepts

    Karma used Tuesday's Auto Shanghai 2019 to present a trio of vehicles pointing to the EV startup's immediate, mid-term and long-term plans. They were the 2020 Revero GT extended-range electric sedan due on sale this fall, as well as two concepts that hint at potential models due in the next decade...

  • 2020 Karma Revero GT

    Karma on Tuesday revealed its 2020 Revero GT extended-range electric sedan at Auto Shanghai 2019. The car is an updated version of the Revero that Karma launched for 2017 and boasts new looks, new tech in the cabin, and improved performance. The latter was made possible by a completely new powertrain. The outgoing Revero's powertrain is basically the same setup used in the Fisker Karma, which bowed out of production in 2012 (the Revero is a rebadged Fisker Karma). A 2.0-liter inline-4 sourced from General Motors serves as an onboard generator by charging a 21.4-kilowatt-hour battery, which...

  • Teaser for Lotus Type 130 electric hypercar
    Lotus kicks off revival with confirmation of electric hypercar

    Since Zhejiang Geely Holding Group's acquisition of a controlling stake in Lotus just over a year ago, there's been very little detail in the way of an updated product roadmap for the British performance marque. That changed on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019 where Lotus confirmed that an electric...

  • 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E
    Aston Martin Rapide E electric sport sedan debuts at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Aston Martin on Tuesday revealed an electric version of its Rapide sport sedan at Auto Shanghai 2019. The car, dubbed the Rapide E, is limited to 155 units for worldwide sale and will commence deliveries in late 2019, meaning it will likely arrive as a 2020 model. The Rapide E has been developed in...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Teramont X
    VW's 2-row Atlas SUV shown in China as Teramont X

    Volkswagen's 3-row Atlas crossover SUV is about to spawn a smaller model with only two rows, a preview of which came last year in the form of the Atlas Cross Sport Concept. The 2-row Atlas has now been in revealed, albeit for the Chinese market where it will be known as the Teramont X (the regular...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB
    GLB concept previews a more rugged Mercedes compact SUV

    Mercedes-Benz already sells a GLA compact crossover SUV but for the automaker's next generation of compacts we'll see both a redesigned GLA plus a new GLB. A preview for the latter has been revealed in the form of the Concept GLB, which debuts on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019. The Concept GLB...

  • Audi AI:ME concept
    Audi AI:ME concept is an A2 from the future

    Audi on Monday revealed the AI:ME concept ahead of the official debut on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019. Rather than preview a future model in the works, the concept is a pure design study that explores electric mobility a decade from now. Specifically, it's a compact EV with self-driving capability...

  • Volkswagen ID Roomzz concept

    Volkswagen's fifth member of its planned ID family of electric cars will be a large SUV, a preview of which comes in the form of the ID Roomzz concept revealed on Sunday and set for a debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2019. The production version is due in 2021, with China confirmed as the first market. Given America's penchant for SUVs, it's likely a local launch will eventually happen. The ID Roomzz concept hints at a large, muscular proportion for VW's future electric SUV. The vehicle should feature three rows of seats but as the concept indicates, there could be an option for a spacious...

  • 2020 Seres SF5
    SF Motors renames itself Seres, launches 684-horsepower electric SUV

    There's a new startup aiming to challenge Tesla's dominance in the burgeoning EV market. The company is Seres, formerly known as SF Motors, and it's planning to unveil its first model at next week's Auto Shanghai 2019. Called the SF5, the model is a small SUV boasting as much as 684 horsepower and...

  • Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept
    Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept sheds light on brand's electric future

    Infiniti has been looking for its place among luxury brands for 30 years, and it seems an electrified future finally might give the Japanese automaker a clear vision. The Qs Inspiration sport sedan concept released Wednesday may be a sneak peek. Revealed ahead of its formal debut next week at the...

  • Teaser for Karma Pininfarina concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    Teaser for Karma's Pininfarina-designed concept hints at coupe body

    California's Karma will showcase its future plans with a trio of world premieres at next week's Auto Shanghai 2019. One will be a concept penned by Italy's Pininfarina, which appears to be a coupe judging by a new teaser released on Tuesday. A second teaser hints at a repeat of the mustache-shaped...

  • Teaser for Icona self-driving logistics vehicle concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    Icona teams up with Chinese online retail giant JD for Shanghai auto show concept

    Icona, the global design studio behind the Vulcano titanium supercar concept, is ready to demonstrate the breadth of its capabilities with a new concept to be presented at next week's Auto Shanghai 2019. The concept is described as a self-driving logistics vehicle for Chinese online retail giant...

  • Teaser for Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept previews new electric sport sedan

    Infiniti is working on an electrified platform that will underpin a series of models, including some with battery-electric powertrains. The first is due in 2021. One of the models based on the platform will be an electric SUV previewed by the QX Inspiration concept unveiled in January. But Infiniti...

  • 2020 Buick LaCrosse Avenir

    Buick has unveiled an updated, much more handsome version of its LaCrosse sedan in China, just as the nameplate dies off in the United States. The updated LaCrosse goes on sale in China following a debut at this month's Auto Shanghai 2019, and its production will be handled exclusively at a plant in Shanghai that's run by General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC. The lower front fascia has taken on a more streamlined design and now resembles the unit fitted to Buick's Enspire concept unveiled last year. New LED head and taillights feature at both ends, and the front grille has been...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series Long Wheelbase
    BMW's 3-Series spawns long-wheelbase variant for China

    BMW's newest 3-Series is the biggest yet, but the automaker will present an even bigger version at this month's Auto Shanghai 2019. Yes, BMW has another generation of its 3-Series Long Wheelbase, with the car once again to be sold exclusively in China. It's one of the models built by the BMW...

  • 2019 Ford Taurus (Chinese spec) - Image via Sohu
    Just as Taurus production ends in US, Ford updates version sold in China

    Ford ended production of the Taurus for North America just this month, but the nameplate lives on in China where Ford's been selling a next-generation model since 2015. The Chinese-market Taurus is based on a stretched version of the CD4 platform found in the Fusion, as opposed to the outdated D3...

  • Teaser for 2020 Karma Revero debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    2020 Karma Revero teased ahead of 2019 Shanghai auto show debut

    Karma on Thursday released the first image of its updated Revero extended-range electric sedan ahead of the world debut at April's Auto Shanghai 2019. The teaser image doesn't reveal much apart from a new design for the headlights. Our own spy shots of prototypes suggest the updated Revero will...

  • Teaser for Karma Vision concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    Karma promises 3 cars for 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Karma, the electric car startup born out of the remains of the original Fisker, is ready to give us a glimpse at its future. The Chinese-backed, Southern California-based automaker will use April's 2019 Shanghai auto show to present three cars, one of which will be an updated version of Karma's...

  • VLF Force 1 V10 Roadster, 2017 Shanghai auto show
    VLF Force 1 V10 Roadster revealed at 2017 Shanghai auto show

    Dodge never released an open-top version of the current Viper, and soon the car will be out of production—this time for good. However, you can now place an order for a car very similar to what an open-top fifth-generation Viper might have been like. The car is the VLF Force 1 V10 Roadster...

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