The Truth About Cars » Shanghai 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. Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Shanghai Auto Show: Repent, The End Of Fake Chinese Brands Is Near http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-the-end-of-fake-chinese-brands-is-near/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-the-end-of-fake-chinese-brands-is-near/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:13:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486009 When the Chinese government invited Western carmakers to China, the trade was a huge and untapped Chinese market for access to Western technology. Foreign carmakers had to form joint ventures with Chinese. This triggered fears that the laowei would be kicked out in short order, while the Chinese would flood western markets with cheap cars […]

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When the Chinese government invited Western carmakers to China, the trade was a huge and untapped Chinese market for access to Western technology. Foreign carmakers had to form joint ventures with Chinese. This triggered fears that the laowei would be kicked out in short order, while the Chinese would flood western markets with cheap cars […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: This Year, Guaranteed Safe For Work http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-this-year-guaranteed-safe-for-work/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-this-year-guaranteed-safe-for-work/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:44:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485839   And here the part you have been waiting for (especially those of our readers who suffer from Yellow Fever): This year’s round-up of the show’s product specialists. After last year’s  excesses at Chinese auto shows, the calls for a more family-oriented posture show disappointing results:  This year, the racy part is mostly left to […]

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  And here the part you have been waiting for (especially those of our readers who suffer from Yellow Fever): This year’s round-up of the show’s product specialists. After last year’s  excesses at Chinese auto shows, the calls for a more family-oriented posture show disappointing results:  This year, the racy part is mostly left to […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: Oh, What a Media Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-oh-what-a-media-day/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-oh-what-a-media-day/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:50:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485826 The Shanghai Auto Show truly is a reflection of the Chinese car market: It is huge, and it is one big disorganized mess. This year, the media days were shrunk to one, with the effect that nearly 20 press conferences ran at the same time.  If you went to Audi, you could not go to […]

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The Shanghai Auto Show truly is a reflection of the Chinese car market: It is huge, and it is one big disorganized mess. This year, the media days were shrunk to one, with the effect that nearly 20 press conferences ran at the same time.  If you went to Audi, you could not go to […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: Qoros Debuts In China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-qoros-debuts-in-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-qoros-debuts-in-china/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:39:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485784 BMW Mini’s former chief designer Gert Hildebrand and Volkswagen’s former North America vice chief Volker Steinwascher enjoyed the adolations of the adoring masses when they unveiled their new Qoros brand at the Shanghai Auto Show. The new brand is  a joint venture between China’s Chery and Israel’s Israel Corp.. The  company plans to start production with […]

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BMW Mini’s former chief designer Gert Hildebrand and Volkswagen’s former North America vice chief Volker Steinwascher enjoyed the adolations of the adoring masses when they unveiled their new Qoros brand at the Shanghai Auto Show. The new brand is  a joint venture between China’s Chery and Israel’s Israel Corp.. The  company plans to start production with […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: Waving The Red Flag http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-waving-the-red-flag/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-waving-the-red-flag/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:08:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485772 FAW evokes the bad old times when China’s leaders, tired of the Long March, ordered hand-made parade limousines. The originals had been chronicled by Tycho de Feyter. Now they are re-lived as the Red Flag L5, L7, and L9. This is the Red Flag L7, an especially baroque version. The cars have been crowd magnets […]

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FAW evokes the bad old times when China’s leaders, tired of the Long March, ordered hand-made parade limousines. The originals had been chronicled by Tycho de Feyter. Now they are re-lived as the Red Flag L5, L7, and L9. This is the Red Flag L7, an especially baroque version. The cars have been crowd magnets […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: Two New EVs, Along With Two New Brands, Both From Toyota & Co. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-two-new-evs-along-with-two-new-brands-both-from-toyota-co/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-two-new-evs-along-with-two-new-brands-both-from-toyota-co/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:44:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485766 In the past, Toyota had tried to resist the urges of the Chinese government to establish new joint-venture brands. The company also had been highly skeptical of the viability of the electric vehicle. All doubts have been tossed over board. Toyota launched two new brands and two new EVs in China. In September last year, […]

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In the past, Toyota had tried to resist the urges of the Chinese government to establish new joint-venture brands. The company also had been highly skeptical of the viability of the electric vehicle. All doubts have been tossed over board. Toyota launched two new brands and two new EVs in China. In September last year, […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: Toyota Struggles With Island Issue In China, Tries To Re-Gain Share With Low-Cost Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-toyota-struggles-with-island-issue-in-china-tries-to-re-gain-share-with-low-cost-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-toyota-struggles-with-island-issue-in-china-tries-to-re-gain-share-with-low-cost-cars/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:05:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485761 The booths of Japanese automakers were mobbed today just like those of any other automaker at the Shanghai Motor Show. The action at the showrooms are a different matter. Sales of Japanese cars in China remain problematic more than half a year after rowdy crowds took to the streets last September to torch Japanese cars […]

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The booths of Japanese automakers were mobbed today just like those of any other automaker at the Shanghai Motor Show. The action at the showrooms are a different matter. Sales of Japanese cars in China remain problematic more than half a year after rowdy crowds took to the streets last September to torch Japanese cars […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: Buick MPV Attracts Interest In High Places http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-buick-mpv-attracts-interest-in-high-places/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-buick-mpv-attracts-interest-in-high-places/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2013 15:28:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485644 Buick shows  a few interesting concepts in Shanghai. One, a business MPV attracted the interest on GM’s competition at Toyota. Soon-to-be Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada came for a quick visit, eyed the prototype for a few seconds, and left. He completely ignored the China-designed Buick Riviera concept.

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Buick shows  a few interesting concepts in Shanghai. One, a business MPV attracted the interest on GM’s competition at Toyota. Soon-to-be Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada came for a quick visit, eyed the prototype for a few seconds, and left. He completely ignored the China-designed Buick Riviera concept.

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Shanghai Auto Show: BYD And Daimler Show First Glimpse At Joint EV While BYD Gets Mad At Reuters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-byd-and-daimler-show-first-glimpse-at-joint-ev-while-byd-gets-mad-at-reuters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-byd-and-daimler-show-first-glimpse-at-joint-ev-while-byd-gets-mad-at-reuters/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:39:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485636 So Denza, the odd couple joint venture between Daimler and BYD, lifted the veil of its upcoming all-electric SUV. A car in heavy camouflage rolled on stage here at the Shanghai Motor Show. The car looked, well, like the old B-Class from which it is derived. As for the specs of the car, they remain […]

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So Denza, the odd couple joint venture between Daimler and BYD, lifted the veil of its upcoming all-electric SUV. A car in heavy camouflage rolled on stage here at the Shanghai Motor Show. The car looked, well, like the old B-Class from which it is derived. As for the specs of the car, they remain […]

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Buick Riviera Concept: Yes Please! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/buick-riviera-concept-yes-please/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/buick-riviera-concept-yes-please/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:23:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485534 Unfortunately, this is just a design study meant for the Shanghai Auto Show. But GM, how about an Alpha-based Riviera? This concept is supposedly a plug in hybrid, but the new twin-turbo V6 would fit nicely under the hood of this thing. More live pictures to follow.

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Unfortunately, this is just a design study meant for the Shanghai Auto Show. But GM, how about an Alpha-based Riviera? This concept is supposedly a plug in hybrid, but the new twin-turbo V6 would fit nicely under the hood of this thing. More live pictures to follow.

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Shanghai Auto Show: World’s Baddest Convertible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-world%e2%80%99s-baddest-convertible/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-world%e2%80%99s-baddest-convertible/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:11:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392318 “Herr Professor Piech! I guess all of us here at the Volkswagen Group are still working on becoming the world’s largest auto maker … by 2018, that’s right. In the meantime, we built the world’s largest convertible!” I hope he won’t mind the Spaltmass …

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“Herr Professor Piech! I guess all of us here at the Volkswagen Group are still working on becoming the world’s largest auto maker … by 2018, that’s right. In the meantime, we built the world’s largest convertible!” I hope he won’t mind the Spaltmass …

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Shanghai Auto Show: Mercedes Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Joint Venture http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-mercedes-imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-joint-venture/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-mercedes-imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-joint-venture/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:47:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392310 No, this is not the Mercedes B Class. It is the Beijing Auto BC301. Supposedly, it is a blatant copypaste, performed by Daimler’s joint venture partner BAIC. This is the real B Class. Come on, guys, where is the copy here? The colors are totally different! And the BC301 is fashionable matte. (Honestly, after 2 […]

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No, this is not the Mercedes B Class. It is the Beijing Auto BC301. Supposedly, it is a blatant copypaste, performed by Daimler’s joint venture partner BAIC. This is the real B Class. Come on, guys, where is the copy here? The colors are totally different! And the BC301 is fashionable matte. (Honestly, after 2 […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: The Very Much Tinted M5 Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-the-very-much-tinted-m5-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-the-very-much-tinted-m5-concept/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:03:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392301 The attentive TTAC reader knew long before the Shanghai Auto Show what BMW would put on display. What they wanted to see were pictures of the inside of the M5 Concept. Attempts to fulfill that request were frustrated. First of all, access to the car is barred. A metal-glass barrier, along with an earpiece-toting muscular […]

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The attentive TTAC reader knew long before the Shanghai Auto Show what BMW would put on display. What they wanted to see were pictures of the inside of the M5 Concept. Attempts to fulfill that request were frustrated. First of all, access to the car is barred. A metal-glass barrier, along with an earpiece-toting muscular […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: The All Chrome Buick Excelle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-the-all-chrome-buick-excelle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-the-all-chrome-buick-excelle/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:31:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392294 Remember the gold plated Infiniti that was arrested by Chinese police? Did you think that was a bit over the top? GM China shares your sentiments. Instead of gauche gold, GM China displays an all chrome Buick Excelle XT at the Shanghai Auto Show. We are talking bumper to bumper chrome. Some visitors could not […]

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Remember the gold plated Infiniti that was arrested by Chinese police? Did you think that was a bit over the top? GM China shares your sentiments. Instead of gauche gold, GM China displays an all chrome Buick Excelle XT at the Shanghai Auto Show. We are talking bumper to bumper chrome. Some visitors could not […]

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Shanghai Autoshow: The Vanishing Ripoff http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-autoshow-the-vanishing-ripoff/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-autoshow-the-vanishing-ripoff/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:56:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391936 Remember the Brilliance A3 SUV that the German press called “a brazen BMW X1 rip-off, with inspirations from Audi?” After BMW spokesman Frank Strebe said that the matter would be taken up with their joint venture partner Brilliance, Strebe had said: “Maybe the vehicle won’t be at the show.” Lo and behold, BMW showed its […]

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Remember the Brilliance A3 SUV that the German press called “a brazen BMW X1 rip-off, with inspirations from Audi?” After BMW spokesman Frank Strebe said that the matter would be taken up with their joint venture partner Brilliance, Strebe had said: “Maybe the vehicle won’t be at the show.” Lo and behold, BMW showed its […]

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Shanghai Autoshow: The CEO Dilemma http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-autoshow-the-ceo-dilemma/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-autoshow-the-ceo-dilemma/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:31:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391885 Due to some adroit planning, important auto shows in the world’s largest market and the world’s second largest fall in the same week this year. CEOs of the world’s top automakers have a dilemma: Shanghai or New York? European and Japanese carmakers know where their bread is buttered. They went to China. A massive show […]

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Due to some adroit planning, important auto shows in the world’s largest market and the world’s second largest fall in the same week this year. CEOs of the world’s top automakers have a dilemma: Shanghai or New York? European and Japanese carmakers know where their bread is buttered. They went to China. A massive show […]

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Shanghai & New York Autoshow: Ask, And You Shall Receive http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-autoshow-ask-and-you-shall-receive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-autoshow-ask-and-you-shall-receive/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 20:02:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391434 This coming week is the week when all car manufacturers wish they would have a split personality.  The New York Auto Show and the Shanghai Auto Show will take place in the same week. Jack Baruth will take Manhattan. (Hey, Jack: The famous Headquarter’s “Steakhouse” is right next door to the Javit’s Center.  Scores is […]

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This coming week is the week when all car manufacturers wish they would have a split personality.  The New York Auto Show and the Shanghai Auto Show will take place in the same week. Jack Baruth will take Manhattan. (Hey, Jack: The famous Headquarter’s “Steakhouse” is right next door to the Javit’s Center.  Scores is […]

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No More Chinese Week-End http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/no-more-chinese-week-end/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/no-more-chinese-week-end/#comments Sun, 04 Apr 2010 08:25:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351499 Now that TTAC’s crew has landed in force at NYIAS, Chinese Week-end is no longer in effect. Regular rules apply.  We clear the stage with a look back at the human side of last year’s Shanghai Auto Show. There are two reasons for it: One, TTACs  NYIAs coverage concentrates on cars, and cars only. Two, […]

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Now that TTAC’s crew has landed in force at NYIAS, Chinese Week-end is no longer in effect. Regular rules apply.  We clear the stage with a look back at the human side of last year’s Shanghai Auto Show. There are two reasons for it: One, TTACs  NYIAs coverage concentrates on cars, and cars only. Two, […]

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