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Beijing Motor Show

WHEN APR 20, 2014 WHERE China Int'l Exhibition Center, Beijing, China URL www.china-autoshow.com

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    Report: Porsche planning jacked-up 911 Safari? [w/poll]
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    The Porsche 911 may, for some, be the quintessential sportscar. And that typically means keeping it on paved roads and racing circuits. But there's a proud history to taking the Elfen off-road that traces back to specially-prepared 911s (like the one pictured above) which Porsche fielded in...

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    Official: Peugeot confirms 2008 Concept headed for production next year
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    The Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept (UCC) unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year has morphed into the 2008 Concept that will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in a couple of weeks. Essentially a way for young urbanites to get the things they love about the 208 hatchback but with...

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    Rumormill: MG Roadster may return as convertible crossover
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    MG may resurrect an icon, but this time as an drop-top crossover. Auto Express is reporting out of the United Kingdom that MG will bring back the MG Roadster based on the MG Icon concept first shown in China last year. That four-passenger hard top SUV was tall in drive height and short on...

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    Video: China chastizes Beijing Motor Show over scantily clad models
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    Our post on China's "Tiger mom" phenomenon was illustrated with that above picture; it's the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, accompanied by a booth professional. The model – her, not the Jeep – made a fair few friends in the Autoblog Comments...

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    Official: Volkswagen's People's Car Project in China has produced three concepts [w/video]
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    In 2011, Volkswagen commenced its People's Car Project in China to create crowdsourced concepts of the VW of the future. More than 33 million people visited the site, and three concepts were created from the inputs: the Music Car, the Hover Car and the Smart Key. The Music Car is a Beetle...

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    Official: Land Rover completes 8,000-mile Journey of Discovery from Birmingham to Beijing
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    Not long ago, Land Rover embarked on an epic trans-continental road trip that sought to retrace the route taken by a similar expedition in 1956 and raise £1m for the Red Cross. And after 8,000 miles traveled through thirteen countries – starting in Birmigham, England and ending in...

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    Beijing: Renault says very little about its new Talisman sedan
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    The breadth and scope of the Chinese car market has ballooned to such an extent that it makes sense for many foreign automakers to design cars specifically for China. Case in point: the new Renault Talisman. Instead of building the Talisman in China through a joint venture, manufacturing is...

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    Official: Acura NSX concept turns red in China
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    Hey look! A red version of the Acura NSX Concept for the Beijing Motor Show. Because it's China, you know. Get it? Red. As in "Red China." And if that doesn't prove Acura is too clever by half, take a good look at the new photos of the red car in the gallery, then check out our related...

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    Beijing: CH Auto's Lithia EV strikes an Audi-like profile in China
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    There's a certain German sports car that the designers at CH Auto might have been dreaming about before they penned the Lithia. We don't think this kind of inspiration is anywhere near criminal, though, and before anyone broaches the topic of Chinese design, they should know that the CH Auto's...

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    Beijing: Toyota Dear Qin hatch, sedan foreshadow new global FWD models [w/video]
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    Details on the pair of Dear Qin concepts that Toyota unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show this week are sparse, but they do hint at something interesting coming to every market where the Japanese automaker sells cars. Calling them "global-strategic concepts," Toyota says the sedan and hatchback...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz rolls in to Beijing in tricked-out Viano Vision Diamond
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    Limousines? That's so last millennium. These days the pampered and rich in the know get chauffeured around in the back of pimped-out vans. Sure, they may look utilitarian on the outside, but inside, they're as luxe as a private jet. Mercedes-Benz has been at the forefront of the scene with its...

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    Opinion: Beijing Motor Show is further proof of China's automotive importance
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    Why The World's Top Automakers Are Flocking To Beijing Beijing's government has had to resort to a registration lottery to hold down its growth. Skip a couple years in China, as I had, and you're not likely to recognize it when you return, especially the capital city of Beijing. Peering...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #279
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    Lamborghini Urus, Beijing Motor Show, Scion xB and xD dropped, diesel vehicle sales up Episode #279 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Dan, and Chris Paukert are joined by the phenomenon that is Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics to chat about the Lamborghini Urus, the Beijing...

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    Beijing: Toyota debuts China-only Yundong Shuangqing hybrid concept in Beijing
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    It's not the most pronounceable model name, but that's not our problem, is it? Toyota debuted its sharply styled Yundong Shuangqing hybrid concept at the Beijing Motor Show today, announcing that a production version will be sold in China at some point in the future. The Yundong Shuangqing...

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    Official: Bugatti unveils one-off porcelain-trimmed Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long edition in Beijing
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    It takes a lot to grow jaded at the thought of a one-of-a-kind, seven-figure, record-breaking supercar, but that's what's happened after this many years of special edition Bugattis. The latest: a unique version of the Grand Sport roadster created for the Beijing Motor Show and one lucky (read:...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce makes room for updated Phantom Extended Wheelbase in Beijing
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    Considering how short some product lifecycles have become, it boggles the mind to think that Rolls-Royce has had the Phantom on the market for nearly ten years now. And with the next-generation model not expected to arrive for another few years, the model that relaunched the brand under BMW...

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    Official: Aston Martin rolls out Dragon 88 special editions in Beijing
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    Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Land Rover all unveiled new special editions at the Beijing Motor Show, and Aston Martin wouldn't miss the opportunity to join in their company. Hence the Dragon 88 Limited Edition. A special trim level available on the DBS Volante, Virage Coupe and V8 Vantage...

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    Official: Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept barges in to AutoChina
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    In keeping with the CUV-crazy theme of this year's Beijing Motor Show, Peugeot has introduced this Urban Crossover Concept penned by the French lion's design studios in Paris, Shanghai and São Paulo. Eight inches shorter and three inches narrower than a Ford Focus hatchback, the concept...

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    Report: Lamborghini Estoque not quite dead yet
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    Following the debut of the Lamborghini Urus SUV in Beijing this week, it's only natural to ask: What happened to the Estoque? At the 2008 Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the striking sedan concept as a way to preview a new model line for the brand, but since then, nothing has come to...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz opens world's first AMG-only dealership in Beijing
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    The intricate structure of brands and sub-brands in a consolidating global automotive industry is enough to make your head spin. And each major auto group has its own way of organizing itself. Over at Daimler, each of the automotive divisions is considered a sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz. That's...

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