It's one thing to have a major international auto show hold its one sole press day on a weekend, and it's another to have to accommodate for that on top of a huge time difference. Such was the case with the Shanghai Motor Show this past weekend, and while we managed to get a majority of our live coverage wrapped up on Saturday, a few stragglers and updates have also worked their way into the fold.

Because of that, we're giving you one more look at our official, final, tied-a-bow-on-it roundup, in handy-dandy grid format below. Take a look at everything that came out of the Shanghai show and make sure to tell us what your favorite debuts were, in the comments.

70Hongqi L9 offers retro-weird style for Chinese bigwigs

Hongqi means "Red Flag," and the sub-brand of Chinese automaker FAW was created in the 1950s to build cars for leaders of the nation known by its red flag. In those early days Hongqi designers took inspiration from what looks to be fifties Chevrolets; these days they've kept a little of the Chevrolet but look more the way of England. The L9 executive sedan about the length of a Rolls-Royce Phantom – on Mercedes S-Class-like wheels – and not much cheaper than the Rolls, to boot.

55Acura Concept SUV-X is where brand should be going [w/video]

We're not saying Acura should off their Concept SUV-X for sale as-is, we're just saying we'd like to see Acuras that are interesting to look at on the outside, rather than just being packed full of technology on the inside. Revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Concept SUV-X joins other compact high-rollers like the MG CS concept as an entrant for China's compact SUV segment.

10MG CS Concept takes Morris Garages softroading

Although we now have live images of it, we don't know anything more about the MG CS SUV concept now than we did a week ago when the Sino-Anglo brand previewed it. A compact SUV looking for some of the lucre being thrown at that segment, it's not made for the MG purist. But if parent company SAIC can keep the production version close to the concept, it could find a lot of new MG fans.

14Dongfeng-Nissan surprises with Viwa Concept EV for Venucia

Nissan has a joint venture in China with Dongfeng to make passenger vehicles, and last year the two companies created a sub-brand called Venucia that aims to roll out five cars by 2015. With the gasoline-engined D50 and R50 and a pilot program for the E30 electric car already out, this little orange beast, the Viwa EV concept, could point the way to a future offering.

15Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept makes fast friends at Shanghai show

Last year, Renault created the Alpine A110-50 Concept to mark the 50th anniversary of the original Renault A110, but we had to wait until this year's Shanghai Motor Show to see the stunning concept in person. First introduced in 1961, the A110 became a dominating force in the rally car circuit in the early 1970s, and the A110-50 Concept shows what a future version of the car could be – although there's still no official word if Renault plans to ever bring this car to production.

43Mitsubishi Concept G4 leaves us feeling blue

To say we were unimpressed by the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage that debuted in New York earlier this year would be one heck of an understatement. So pardon us for not oohing and aahing over the Concept G4 that we're seeing for the first time here in Shanghai. It is, basically, a Mirage sedan. Try to contain your excitement.

18BAIC 500 and 900 Concepts look cool, offer little info

Chinese company BAIC showed up to the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show with a pair of concepts, the 500 (above) and 900 (right). And while we don't have much in the way of information about these vehicles from the People's Republic, they're still pretty neat and worthy of some attention.

382014 Maserati Ghibli snarls in Shanghai

Big things are happening at Maserati, where the automaker is looking to increase its sales to 50,000 units annually. In addition to the revised Quattroporte that we saw at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Maserati has launched the all-new Ghibli here in Shanghai – a smaller, more driver-focused model that will take on the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

28Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept is green-tinted high performance

Those of us who like a little style injected into our greenery will appreciate the Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept seen above. Like the original seven-seat non-coupe version of the crossover first seen at the Detroit Auto Show, this five-seat machine from Shanghai features a high-tech drivetrain that consists of twin electric motors, one up front and one at the rear, that get juice from a 9.8-kWh lithium-ion battery. Under the hood sits a 295-horsepower, direct-injection, gasoline-burning V6

52Suzuki Authentics Concept is genuine but drab

Looks can certainly be deceiving. Have a glance at this new Suzuki Authentics concept, for example – we were told that this would, essentially, be a proper sedan version of the new SX4, but our folks on the ground in Shanghai tell us it's actually much larger. Like, bigger than the Kizashi. (Hey, remember the Kizashi?)

36Nissan Friend-Me Concept is cooler than its name

Here is the Nissan Friend-Me, a swoopy – and let us emphasize that word "swoopy" – sedan-with-a-hatchback developed specifically for Chinese youth in their mid-twenties, the ones born in the '80s mainly bereft of siblings due to China's one-child policy. The exterior is meant to be most imposing at night, when Nissan figures these single children will be getting together with their friends. The sheetmetal looks like it was shaped by waves, and the details like lighting and vent openi

112013 Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario is indeed worth celebrating

Here is the Giallo Maggio candle that carries the flame of Lamborghini's 50th anniversary: the

292014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is one mean green machine

The entire Porsche Panamera lineup gets a refresh for the 2014 model year, and new additions to the range include two long-wheelbase models and this E-Hybrid fuel-sipper that makes its debut here at the Shanghai Motor Show. And, well, we say "fuel-sipper" lightly.

17Ford Mondeo with 1.5-liter EcoBoost debuts in China

Does the car above, posing fancifully in white, look familiar? Well, it should. Although it wears Mondeo badges in the form you see above for the Chinese market – as it does in Europe – the car is basically the same thing sold in the US as the Ford Fusion. Of course, it's what's under that shapely skin that counts.

61Icona Vulcano does a sultry striptease in Shanghai [UPDATE]

Perhaps Icona didn't get the message that it's safe to reveal the entirety of the Vulcano now that the Shanghai Motor Show is underway, but we'll enjoy the half we can see and admit that we didn't expect to like it as much as we do. There's some Lexus LFA DNA in the face, some Ferrari 599 and F12 Berlinetta in the profile and a backside we've never seen before; the entire package manages a note all its own. At least, with the half we can see.

11Citroën Wild Rubis helps the DS cross over

What we have here is an urban crossover from Citroën that is the newest member of its well-received DS lineup, and we're told it will soon lead to a production machine with similar styling and intent. We'd love to tell you more, but the quirky French manufacturer hasn't actually revealed many details about the machine.

13Kia Cub Concept wanders over from Seoul

The little machine you see above is the Kia Cub. The Cub first debuted at the Seoul Motor Show, but this is the first time we've been able to see it in person, so we pointed our camera lenses its way and got to snapping.

30Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept gets mobbed in China

If the reception it received at the Shanghai Motor Show is any judge of marketplace acceptance, Mercedes-Benz has a hit on its hands in the form of the GLA Concept. And we can understand why – we're quickly becoming fans of Mercedes' recent styling language, as defined by new models like the CLA and this GLA Concept.

38Buick Riviera Concept hits the floor in Shanghai

Here we have a concept in the true sense of the term. The Buick Riviera you see here – the name of which was last used in production back in 1999 – is said to preview Buick's future styling direction, which means we should expect to see more flowing body shapes to go along with new versions of the marque's classic waterfall grille design. Oh, and we don't believe there's a single porthole in sight.

77Ford Escort returns... as a concept

Ford is kickin' it old school at the Shanghai Motor Show for 2013 with a new Escort Concept – "a name that stirs up thoughts of basic, affordable transportation rather than great driving dynamics or bold design" as we said in our initial preview of the small C-segment sedan. Or, as Ford puts it, "Customers in China described seeking a vehicle that is stylish – but not one that is arrogant or pretentious." Potato, potahto...



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      PSYCHiATRY is a SCAM
      any new ideas under the skin ? a large van with 4 electric motors and a small generator ; and a solar panel roof would be interesting .
        PSYCHiATRY is a SCAM
        @PSYCHiATRY is a SCAM
        oh and why not put a wind driven generator on the roof . cars today use slowing down to recharge battery pack . if a vehicle is moving why cant that enegy be used to charge the battery pack ? i guess it might create some drag ? but ? for a concept it would be an idea
      DENNY
      • 1 Year Ago
      FOR THE PRICE, FORD OR BUICK GET MY TICKET.
      Gregory
      • 1 Year Ago
      I predict that automobiles made in China, Japan, Korea, and India will bring the demise of the American auto industry for the obvious reasons. The younger Asian generation of educated in the USA engineers, who are hungry and did not fall into the minimalistic education policy of US education, are getting the backing $$$ to make their own technology which meets their own psychological perceptions and emotional satisfaction. Their own 'AWESOME' and 'VISCIOUS' transportation. Also, Stanley Meyers H2O energy technology will prevail in the Asian nations while the powers that be in the USA will keep us dependent on oil for combustible fuel. That is sooooo unwise and lacking resource stewardship wisdom.
        PSYCHiATRY is a SCAM
        @Gregory
        fuel cell purportedly split water into its component elements, hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen was then burned to generate energy, a process that reconstituted the water molecules. According to Meyer, the device required less energy to perform electrolysis than the minimum energy requirement predicted or measured by conventional science.[1] The mechanism of action was alleged to involve \"Brown\'s gas\", a non-existing mixture of oxyhydrogen with a ratio of 2:1, the same composition as liquid water.[2] If the device worked as specified, it would violate both the first and second laws of thermodynamics,[1][2] allowing operation as a perpetual motion machine
      johnkristich
      • 1 Year Ago
      there are no words to describe how ugly the Chinese Hongqi L9 is. What a beast!
        packard54
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnkristich
        John, The Hongqi L9 is based on the Russian ZIS from the 50's and 60's. The ZIS was based on the 55 - 56 Packard and the Packard didn't look near as UGLY.
      corridorsales
      • 1 Year Ago
      They all look like they came out of a 1970's Japanese cartoon. Some of the ugliest cars since the 1980's. Tasteless swooning over four doors and an engine. Get real! The auto industry was owned by entrepreneurs (1895-1935), practical men(1935-1954), then innovative men with a passion for performance (1955-1973), ruined by the government and OPEC (1974-1991), finally Asianated, designed by computer geeks and made so complicated you can't change your own oil(1992-present). Where is the style? Where is the innovation? Where is the simplicity? Gone forever.
        jokinok1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @corridorsales
        Thanks for saying what I was thinking. I agree. Most cars today look like jellybeans on wheels. They are ugly, uncomfortable and have too many uneeded extras slapped on them. Bring back the cars from the mid 50's to the late 60's.
      bootsnchaps60
      • 1 Year Ago
      There's a sameness about all of the "regular" cars as well as the "super cars". Like the Escort but the front looks like a 57 Chrysler. Ford has overused the Aston-Martinish front treatmenmt. Once on the Mondeo/Focus was enough.
      Paul B
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hongqi and BAIC get a mention with a very limited build Limo and a mock-up Jeep copy. Chery, Geely, Chang'an, GreatWall/Haval, FAW/Xiali, Haima, Soueast, Zotye, Lifan, BYD and others were there too with new cars and concepts. You appear to have forgotten all these makers in your "obssessive" coverage. Anti-Chinese or just underestimating the intelligence of your readers?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul B
        Paul, Thanks for reading. I'll be honest: We're still learning how to cover the Chinese shows very well. What's more, the setup of the Shanghai show in particular makes it difficult to cover. Shanghai only offers one media day – where most shows have at least two or three – and schedules all press conferences to happen within a short few hours. Combine that with the difficulty of bringing a large team to China (it's expensive), and the language/technology barrier (many of the Chinese brands hand out information in Chinese, on paper press releases) and you start to understand how covering the home teams is a bit tricky. With that said, and one more year under our belts, our goal is to get better at obsessively covering Chinese cars along with all the rest. We hope you're there with us next year, to see the ramp. -Seyth
          Paul B
          • 1 Year Ago
          China Car Times, Car News China, China car forums, Best selling cars blog and more...There's enough sites to have got you started learning a bit about the industry there and who's who without having to learn Chinese. Its the biggest motoring news story of the last 30 years, yet the coverage from sites like this (you aren't the only one) would have one thinking none of it was there. As a serious News provider you just have to come to grips with this. They are already very visible outside the US.
      arriean
      • 1 Year Ago
      It always amazes me what desighners think tomorrow will look like!
      joestr
      • 1 Year Ago
      What happened to round headlights in the front and round tail lights in back? HOW ABOUT POP-OUT WINDSHIELDS TO FACILITATE CRASH RESCUES? A headlight that turns when you do? Check our the new T ucker automobile!
      babby201
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really nothing to aspire to here . The only ones who seem to get it are the Italians ,except for Lamborghini ,who should stick to making tractors.
      Duncan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I still like Patrick Jane's Peugeot on "The Mentalist"... Watch it...when the car starts it rises as it's air shocks are pumped up, and when it stops (shut off) the car lowers as the air shocks bleed out the compressed air.
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