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Auto China 2016
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The 14th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (short name: Auto China 2016) was opened on April 25, 2016. While a number of BEV and PHEV models were unveiled at the Shanghai auto show in the previous year, serial-production HEV models took the spotlight at the current show in addition to BEV and PHEV models.

China’s leading manufacturer VW held world premiere of a PHEV concept the T-Prime GTE. VW has been consistently holding world premiere of PHEV concept models at Chinese auto shows. This time also, the company failed to unveil any serial-production PHEV models, indicating that mass production plans are lagging behind. Hyundai Group announced the Sonata Hybrid and K5 Hybrid, which are planned to go into local production, as well as Kia’s first HEV SUV the Nero. In addition, GM unveiled a HEV model the LaCrosse 30H, which is scheduled to be manufactured in China.

Honda announced the Accord Sport Hybrid, the automaker’s first locally-made HEV model as well as held world premiere of an SUV model the Avancier. Toyota debuted the new Prius and the Mirai FCEV model, showcasing its advanced eco-friendly technology. Nissan unveiled for the first time in China a self-driving concept model the Nissan IDS Concept as well as the automaker revealed its plan of launching self-driving models in China around 2020.

Moreover, apart from the usual announcement of BEV and PHEV models by Chinese automakers, the launch of HEV models attracted attention. Great Wall Motor announced the HB-02 midsize SUV HEV concept, while Geely unveiled a HEV power system jointly developed with NiMH battery maker Corun. Serial production is scheduled to start within the year and its price is planned to be lowered to the level of gasoline vehicles. Mainstay national manufacturers remained to focus on launching serial-production SUVs, indicating delayed development of fuel-efficient models.

April 26, 2016

EU manufacturers

BMW: World premiere of the X1’s long-wheel version

BMW: World premiere of the X1’s long-wheel version

Citroën: World premiere of the new C6

Citroën: World premiere of the new C6

Ferrari: Asia premiere of the GTC4Lusso

Ferrari: Asia premiere of the GTC4Lusso

Mercedes-Benz: China premiere of the GLC Coupe

Mercedes-Benz: China premiere of the GLC Coupe

VW: World premiere of the T-Prime

VW: World premiere of the T-Prime

FAW-VW: World premiere of the new Audi A4L

FAW-VW: World premiere of the new Audi A4L

Audi: World premiere of the TT RS Coupe

Audi: World premiere of the TT RS Coupe

Audi: World premiere of the connected mobility concept

Audi: World premiere of the connected mobility concept

US manufacturers

Buick: Display of the Avista concept model

Buick: Display of the Avista concept model

Chevrolet: Display of the FNR concept BEV

Chevrolet: Display of the FNR concept BEV

Ford: Asia premiere of the GT

Ford: Asia premiere of the GT

Jeep: Introduction of the Renegade

Jeep: Introduction of the Renegade

Japanese manufacturers

Lexus: World premiere of the new IS

Lexus: World premiere of the new IS

Toyota: China premiere of the FCV Plus concept model

Toyota: China premiere of the FCV Plus concept model

FAW Toyota: China premiere of the new Vios

FAW Toyota: China premiere of the new Vios

Guangqi Honda: Introduction of the Avancier

Guangqi Honda: Introduction of the Avancier

Nissan: China premiere of the IDS concept model

Nissan: China premiere of the IDS concept model

Nissan: China premiere of the new Tiida

Nissan: China premiere of the new Tiida

Infiniti: World premiere of the QX Sport Inspiration

Infiniti: World premiere of the QX Sport Inspiration

Acura: World premiere of the CDX

Acura: World premiere of the CDX

Korean manufacturers

Hyundai: Display of the Genesis G80

Hyundai: Display of the Genesis G80

Hyundai: Display of the Verna concept model

Hyundai: Display of the Verna concept model

Kia: China premiere of the Niro

Kia: China premiere of the Niro

Kia: Launch of the new K3

Kia: Launch of the new K3

Chinese manufacturers

BYD: Announcement of the Yuan

BYD: Announcement of the Yuan

BYD: Premiere of the Qin

BYD: Premiere of the Qin

Geely: Announcement of the Emgrand GS

Geely: Announcement of the Emgrand GS

Jianghuai: Launch of the iEV6S

Jianghuai: Launch of the iEV6S

Jianghuai: Display of the SC5 concept model

Jianghuai: Display of the SC5 concept model

SAIC:  Roewe eRX5

SAIC: Roewe eRX5

Changan: Premiere of the CS95

Changan: Premiere of the CS95

Dongfeng: Announcement of the Fengguang 580

Dongfeng: Announcement of the Fengguang 580

FOURIN booth

FOURIN booth

FOURIN booth

FOURIN booth

FOURIN booth