The Truth About Cars » Beijing Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Beijing Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 2014 Beijing Auto Show: Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-bentley-mulsanne-hybrid-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-bentley-mulsanne-hybrid-concept/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805786 While the notion of a hybrid car that features a 6.75 liter internal combustion engine might seem a bit oxymoronic to some, rich folks like to demonstrate their environmental bona fides as much as anyone. With so many supercars like the Porsche 918 or the McLaren P1 featuring hybrid powertrains that combine green cred with […]

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While the notion of a hybrid car that features a 6.75 liter internal combustion engine might seem a bit oxymoronic to some, rich folks like to demonstrate their environmental bona fides as much as anyone. With so many supercars like the Porsche 918 or the McLaren P1 featuring hybrid powertrains that combine green cred with […]

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Mulally: New Chinese Escort Could Come to America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mulally-new-chinese-escort-could-come-to-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mulally-new-chinese-escort-could-come-to-america/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805594 While Ford’s new compact Escort sedan was developed by Ford’s Aisa-Pacific R&D team specifically for China, Ford CEO Alan Mulally indicates that the company has more global plans for the car, including the possibility of selling it in the United States. Mulally told Automotive News that the Escort will likely go on sale in other […]

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While Ford’s new compact Escort sedan was developed by Ford’s Aisa-Pacific R&D team specifically for China, Ford CEO Alan Mulally indicates that the company has more global plans for the car, including the possibility of selling it in the United States. Mulally told Automotive News that the Escort will likely go on sale in other […]

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2104 Beijing Auto Show: Ford Introduces Everest SUV to Chinese Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2104-beijing-auto-show-ford-introduces-everest-suv-to-chinese-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2104-beijing-auto-show-ford-introduces-everest-suv-to-chinese-market/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805658 While two days after an avalanche killed 13 Nepalese Sherpas on Mount Everest may not be the best time to highlight a vehicle named for the peak, Ford is going ahead with introducing the Everest Concept to the Chinese market at the Beijing auto show. The  seven passenger SUV, larger and more expensive than the […]

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While two days after an avalanche killed 13 Nepalese Sherpas on Mount Everest may not be the best time to highlight a vehicle named for the peak, Ford is going ahead with introducing the Everest Concept to the Chinese market at the Beijing auto show. The  seven passenger SUV, larger and more expensive than the […]

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Mercedes Debuts Concept Computer Mouse In Its Latest Niche Play http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mercedes-debuts-concept-computer-mouse-in-its-latest-niche-play/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mercedes-debuts-concept-computer-mouse-in-its-latest-niche-play/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:40:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=791625   This is apparently Daimler’s rival to the BMW X6. It’s called the Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe. I think it looks like an ergonomic computer mouse.

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  This is apparently Daimler’s rival to the BMW X6. It’s called the Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe. I think it looks like an ergonomic computer mouse.

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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Fiat Viaggio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-fiat-viaggio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-fiat-viaggio/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:37:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441367   [INSERT JUVENILE QUIP ABOUT THIS CAR’S NAME AND HOW MUCH IT SOUNDS LIKE ANATOMY]. Just kidding. We’re not that silly. Here’s a look at the Fiat Viaggio aka the Dodge Dart for China. The made-in-China sedan will come with one of two 1.4L turbocharged Fiat engines, with 120 or 150 horsepower. A 5-speed manual […]

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  [INSERT JUVENILE QUIP ABOUT THIS CAR’S NAME AND HOW MUCH IT SOUNDS LIKE ANATOMY]. Just kidding. We’re not that silly. Here’s a look at the Fiat Viaggio aka the Dodge Dart for China. The made-in-China sedan will come with one of two 1.4L turbocharged Fiat engines, with 120 or 150 horsepower. A 5-speed manual […]

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Is This The 2013 Nissan Sentra? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/is-this-the-2013-nissan-sentra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/is-this-the-2013-nissan-sentra/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:12:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441287       Although the nameplate says “Sylphy”, this is more than likely the 2013 Nissan Sentra, set to replace the dreadful current generation car. The Chinese market Sylphy will launch with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and a CVT – another less-than-exciting combination, but one that would be in character for Nissan and also allow […]

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      Although the nameplate says “Sylphy”, this is more than likely the 2013 Nissan Sentra, set to replace the dreadful current generation car. The Chinese market Sylphy will launch with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and a CVT – another less-than-exciting combination, but one that would be in character for Nissan and also allow […]

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2012 Beijing Auto Show Preview: Ni Hao From China’s Capital http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-preview-ni-hao-from-chinas-capital/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2012-beijing-auto-show-preview-ni-hao-from-chinas-capital/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:30:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441140 Our man Bertel Schmitt is en route, all set to cover the Beijing Auto Show for the next two days. By our count, there are over 70 debuts, with many of them being Chinese market products; concept cars, older vehicles re-issued and manufactured in Chinese JV factories and obscure concept cars. A complete list, with […]

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Our man Bertel Schmitt is en route, all set to cover the Beijing Auto Show for the next two days. By our count, there are over 70 debuts, with many of them being Chinese market products; concept cars, older vehicles re-issued and manufactured in Chinese JV factories and obscure concept cars. A complete list, with […]

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Lamborghini SUV Shows Off Its Geometric Lines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/lamborghini-suv-shows-off-its-geometric-lines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/lamborghini-suv-shows-off-its-geometric-lines/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:25:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440934 Curves aren’t typically the signature look of a Lamborghini, which prevents me from making any cheesy jokes about the company’s SUV “revealing its curves” like any other sex-starved blogger would. Instead, the Lamborghini SUV looks like it was drawn with a geometry set. Apparently, the car will be named the Urus, and not after the […]

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Curves aren’t typically the signature look of a Lamborghini, which prevents me from making any cheesy jokes about the company’s SUV “revealing its curves” like any other sex-starved blogger would. Instead, the Lamborghini SUV looks like it was drawn with a geometry set. Apparently, the car will be named the Urus, and not after the […]

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Porsche Shows New GTS In Beijing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/porsche-shows-new-gts-in-beijing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/porsche-shows-new-gts-in-beijing/#comments Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:30:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439170 China is Porsche’s second largest market (behind the U.S.) and most of the Porsches shipped to the Middle Kingdom are Cayennes. No wonder that Porsche will choose the upcoming Beijing Auto Show to present a successor to its brutish GTS. The 2013 Cayenne GTS received the Porsche-typical Modellpflege (model ministration): A little more of everything. […]

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China is Porsche’s second largest market (behind the U.S.) and most of the Porsches shipped to the Middle Kingdom are Cayennes. No wonder that Porsche will choose the upcoming Beijing Auto Show to present a successor to its brutish GTS. The 2013 Cayenne GTS received the Porsche-typical Modellpflege (model ministration): A little more of everything. […]

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Citroen DS9 Spied Before Beijing Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/citroen-ds9-spied-before-beijing-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/citroen-ds9-spied-before-beijing-debut/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:58:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436061   While Citroen showed some thinly veiled teasers (above) of their DS9 flagship before the car’s debut at the Beijing auto show, spy photographers in France caught the car being photographed at the bustling Place de la Concorde in Paris (click to see the spy shots). The DS9 looks like it will take the C6’s fastback […]

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  While Citroen showed some thinly veiled teasers (above) of their DS9 flagship before the car’s debut at the Beijing auto show, spy photographers in France caught the car being photographed at the bustling Place de la Concorde in Paris (click to see the spy shots). The DS9 looks like it will take the C6’s fastback […]

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Chinese Won’t Let 40 Luxury Cars Go Back Home http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/chinese-won%e2%80%99t-let-40-luxury-cars-go-back-home/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/chinese-won%e2%80%99t-let-40-luxury-cars-go-back-home/#comments Sun, 02 May 2010 23:04:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354999 As the Beijing motor show draws to an end on Monday, the cars on display will be rolled on car carriers and shipped back home. All except for 40 luxury cars with a combined value of $22m. They have been snapped-up at the show, they will remain in China, and their makers can save the […]

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As the Beijing motor show draws to an end on Monday, the cars on display will be rolled on car carriers and shipped back home. All except for 40 luxury cars with a combined value of $22m. They have been snapped-up at the show, they will remain in China, and their makers can save the […]

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Thetruthaboutcars.com At the Heart Of Brewing Intellectual Property Scandal In China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/thetruthaboutcars-com-at-the-heart-of-brewing-intellectual-property-scandal-in-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/thetruthaboutcars-com-at-the-heart-of-brewing-intellectual-property-scandal-in-china/#comments Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:53:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354348 Remind me to send a bill to Volkswagen for propaganda services rendered. Maybe I can use my old Lieferantennummer. (Supplier’s Number.) Otherwise, TTAC and your humble BS would be ripped off left and right. So on Friday, I write: “Why is Winfried Vahland still here? Wasn’t he supposed to leave his post as head honcho […]

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Remind me to send a bill to Volkswagen for propaganda services rendered. Maybe I can use my old Lieferantennummer. (Supplier’s Number.) Otherwise, TTAC and your humble BS would be ripped off left and right. So on Friday, I write: “Why is Winfried Vahland still here? Wasn’t he supposed to leave his post as head honcho […]

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What’s Wrong With This Mustang? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/whats-wrong-with-this-mustang/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/whats-wrong-with-this-mustang/#comments Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:07:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354307 Sure Mitsuoka is a weird company, with a penchant for changing somewhat-boring modern cars into profoundly quirky tributes to classic designs. For example, if you really want a Nissan Versa that looks like a Jaguar Mk. II (and really, who doesn’t?), they’re the folks you go see. But is anyone imbalanced enough to desire a […]

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Sure Mitsuoka is a weird company, with a penchant for changing somewhat-boring modern cars into profoundly quirky tributes to classic designs. For example, if you really want a Nissan Versa that looks like a Jaguar Mk. II (and really, who doesn’t?), they’re the folks you go see. But is anyone imbalanced enough to desire a […]

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TTAC At The Beijing Auto Show. Day Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ttac-at-the-beijing-auto-show-day-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ttac-at-the-beijing-auto-show-day-two/#comments Sat, 24 Apr 2010 20:38:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354125 TTAC Exclusive: The cars, the girls, the generals, and the news of the Beijing Motor Show Day two of the Beijing Auto Show. It’s a Saturday morning, traffic is supposed to be light (by Beijing standards) – but boy are we wrong. The roads are clogged. All traffic flows north, towards the fairgrounds. Again, this […]

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TTAC Exclusive: The cars, the girls, the generals, and the news of the Beijing Motor Show Day two of the Beijing Auto Show. It’s a Saturday morning, traffic is supposed to be light (by Beijing standards) – but boy are we wrong. The roads are clogged. All traffic flows north, towards the fairgrounds. Again, this […]

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TTAC At The Beijing Auto Show. Day One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ttac-at-the-beijing-auto-show-day-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ttac-at-the-beijing-auto-show-day-one/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 19:53:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353916 918 M Spyder at the Beijing Motor Show. Picture courtesy Bertel Schmitt TTAC Exclusive: The cars, the girls, and the news at the Beijing Motor Show Media day at the Beijing Auto Show. Had to get up at 6am to get from downtown Beijing to the new fairgrounds. Had to experience my first Beijing rush […]

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918 M Spyder at the Beijing Motor Show. Picture courtesy Bertel Schmitt TTAC Exclusive: The cars, the girls, and the news at the Beijing Motor Show Media day at the Beijing Auto Show. Had to get up at 6am to get from downtown Beijing to the new fairgrounds. Had to experience my first Beijing rush […]

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Beijing Auto Show: BMW Chases The Four-Door Coupe Niche http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-bmw-chases-the-four-door-coupe-niche/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-bmw-chases-the-four-door-coupe-niche/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 16:03:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353889 While its German rivals pour into the burgeoning four-door premium coupe segment, BMW has been busy exploring the premium five-door GT segment. With its complement of GT variants complete, the Bavarians are making up for lost time with this Gran Coupe Concept, debuting at today’s Beijing Auto Show. Basically a lower, wider, more coupe-profiled 7-series, […]

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While its German rivals pour into the burgeoning four-door premium coupe segment, BMW has been busy exploring the premium five-door GT segment. With its complement of GT variants complete, the Bavarians are making up for lost time with this Gran Coupe Concept, debuting at today’s Beijing Auto Show. Basically a lower, wider, more coupe-profiled 7-series, […]

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Beijing Auto Show: Hyundai Lets Its Accent Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-hyundai-lets-its-accent-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-hyundai-lets-its-accent-show/#comments Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:19:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353846 Several Chinese sites have caught shots of the next-generation Hyundai Accent [via autoincar.com] just prior to its reveal at the Beijing Auto Show. Styling-wise, the Accent appears to combine equal parts Y20 Sonata and Genesis Coupe, in a compact four-door package. The coupe-like profile looks to limit visibility somewhat, but no more so than other […]

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Several Chinese sites have caught shots of the next-generation Hyundai Accent [via autoincar.com] just prior to its reveal at the Beijing Auto Show. Styling-wise, the Accent appears to combine equal parts Y20 Sonata and Genesis Coupe, in a compact four-door package. The coupe-like profile looks to limit visibility somewhat, but no more so than other […]

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Beijing Auto Show: GM Previews Volt MPV5 Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-gm-previews-volt-mpv5-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-gm-previews-volt-mpv5-concept/#comments Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:43:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353811 Look everyone, it’s a Chevy Volt that can seat more than four people! Official images of the Volt MPV5 concept have leaked today [via AutoblogGreen], confirming what recently-discovered line drawings hinted at: a people-carrying version of Chevy’s Volt is under development. The extra rear seat and the 30.5 cubic feet of storage space (62.3 cubic […]

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Look everyone, it’s a Chevy Volt that can seat more than four people! Official images of the Volt MPV5 concept have leaked today [via AutoblogGreen], confirming what recently-discovered line drawings hinted at: a people-carrying version of Chevy’s Volt is under development. The extra rear seat and the 30.5 cubic feet of storage space (62.3 cubic […]

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Facelifted Phaeton Emerges In Beijing, Armed To The Teeth http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/facelifted-phaeton-emerges-in-beijing-armed-to-the-teeth/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/facelifted-phaeton-emerges-in-beijing-armed-to-the-teeth/#comments Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:40:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353701 Volkswagen confirmed today that reports of a facelifted Phaeton are true. Tomorrow and on Saturday, the press can admire the car at the Beijing Autoshow. From April 27 to May 2, the remaining 1.3b Chinese will be able to get a first look, and decide whether the car fits in their purchasing plans. Eight years […]

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Volkswagen confirmed today that reports of a facelifted Phaeton are true. Tomorrow and on Saturday, the press can admire the car at the Beijing Autoshow. From April 27 to May 2, the remaining 1.3b Chinese will be able to get a first look, and decide whether the car fits in their purchasing plans. Eight years […]

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Beijing Auto Show Preview http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-preview/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-preview/#comments Sun, 18 Apr 2010 14:59:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353058 Like it or not, more and more car makers elect to premiere their newest creations not at the IAA in Frankfurt, or the Detroit Auto Show, but in China. What do you expect with China being the world’s largest car market, and growing like gangbusters.  TTAC will cover the Beijing Auto Show on press days […]

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Like it or not, more and more car makers elect to premiere their newest creations not at the IAA in Frankfurt, or the Detroit Auto Show, but in China. What do you expect with China being the world’s largest car market, and growing like gangbusters.  TTAC will cover the Beijing Auto Show on press days […]

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New Maybach Already In Beijing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/new-maybach-already-in-beijing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/new-maybach-already-in-beijing/#comments Wed, 07 Apr 2010 11:48:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351659 Despite rumors of Maybach’s imminent demise, or, even more shocking, a sell-off to China’s BYD (a rumor that had been debunked the next day) Maybach is alive and well. Why, we don’t know. But anyway, Maybach will introduce a facelifted model at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show. The car is already in town. Today, Daimler’s […]

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Despite rumors of Maybach’s imminent demise, or, even more shocking, a sell-off to China’s BYD (a rumor that had been debunked the next day) Maybach is alive and well. Why, we don’t know. But anyway, Maybach will introduce a facelifted model at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show. The car is already in town. Today, Daimler’s […]

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