Shanghai Auto Show

China's cheap car strategy for the U.S.

SHANGHAI -- How much will a Chinese brand need to discount its cars to succeed in America? Wu Song, general manager of aspiring U.S. entrant Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co., says he has that magic number: His cars will have to be priced 30 ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27

Lexus reworks ES with bolder looks

SHANGHAI -- After surveying customers in China and the U.S., Lexus came up with a more aggressive look for the freshened ES sedan that goes into production in the U.S. this year. Toshio Asahi, the car's chief engineer, said those two customer groups ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27

VW coupe-style sedan concept previews a new look

Volkswagen's C Coupe GTE concept unveiled at the Shanghai auto show would be positioned between the Passat and the Phaeton if produced. But whether or not it's built, the concept previews a new, more upscale design language for VW. "The C Coupe GTE ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27

Q80 Inspiration concept's design flourishes arrive in Infiniti lineup

SHANGHAI -- A production version of Infiniti's gracefully swept-back, creased Q80 Inspiration concept may be years away. But its futuristic design flourishes are gradually entering the luxury brand's lineup, says global design chief Alfonso Albaisa. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27

VW C Coupe GTE will be brand's low-emissions flagship in China

SHANGHAI -- Volkswagen plans to launch a production version of the C Coupe GTE plug-in hybrid concept in China, where it will be the flagship of the automaker's low-emissions lineup in the country. VW Group is expanding its range of alternative- ... April 25, 2015 06:15 European CT

Chinese-owned MG eyes Europe push with new SUV

MG Motor, a UK-based, Chinese-owned brand, may expand into mainland Europe with the MG GS, which was unveiled at this week’s Shanghai auto show. The MG GS will go on sale in the UK next year and will compete in the increasingly popular ... April 22, 2015 06:01 European CT

TRW plans to open 3 more plants in China

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., the safety components supplier being acquired by Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen, said it plans to open three plants in China this year and next. “The opening of these new facilities demonstrates our ... 10:08 am U.S. ET | April 21

Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept lands in Shanghai

Continuing its march upmarket, Volkswagen unveiled the C Coupe GTE concept this week at the Shanghai auto show. Meant to be positioned between the Passat and the Phaeton if it enters production, the C Coupe GTE concept is powered by a four-cylinder ... 11:00 am U.S. ET | April 21

Lexus retools ES with bolder looks for U.S., China

SHANGHAI -- Lexus surveyed customers in China and the U.S. to come up with the more aggressive looks of the refreshed ES sedan that goes into production in the U.S. later this year. Toshio Asahi, the car’s chief engineer, said those two ... 12:57 pm U.S. ET | April 20

Jaguar Land Rover forced to accept Range Rover Evoque lookalike from China's Jiangling

Jaguar Land Rover will not take action against Jiangling Motors over the Chinese automaker's Landwind X7, which the UK automaker says closely resembles the Range Rover Evoque SUV. JLR had said it would take "appropriate action" against ... April 20, 2015 13:31 European CT

Chevrolet explores autonomous driving with FNR concept

SHANGHAI -- Having just declared its goal of hitting 1 million vehicle sales in China by 2020, Chevrolet revealed a futuristic concept car here meant to showcase its technical prowess to young Chinese buyers. The FNR concept, an acronym for the ... 8:56 pm U.S. ET | April 20

Chevy to unveil EV in Shanghai

General Motors is debuting a concept electric sedan dubbed the Chevrolet FNR at the Shanghai auto show this week. GM's Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center designed the concept, which is intended for autonomous driving and has batteries that can be ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20

Mercedes shrinks SUV with GLC coupe concept

SHANGHAI -- Mercedes-Benz, which is introducing four SUVs this year, is looking at bringing out an all-new compact coupe version as early as 2016 as buyers continue to favor the sporty models. Almost 7 inches (18 centimeters) shorter than the mid- ... 4:34 am U.S. ET | April 19 | UPDATED: 4/19/15 10:30 am ET - adds photo gallery

China's Guangzhou Auto seeks U.S. dealers ahead of 2017 SUV launch

SHANGHAI -- Guangzhou Auto is searching for dealership partners in the United States and is researching how to comply with regulations to prepare for its planned 2017 launch there, the company's top executive said on Sunday. The Chinese automaker ... 9:58 am U.S. ET | April 19 | UPDATED: 4/20/15 11:29 am ET - adds background

BMW Group, inspired by Google Glass, tests experimental driving goggles

SAN FRANCISCO -- BMW Group thinks computerized headsets such as Google Glass could be the next big thing. So Sunday at the Shanghai auto show, BMW unveiled a prototype of goggles that would turn the world into a digital display, making it easier to ... 12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 19

At Lexus, the chief still defends that spindle grille

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect photo of Lexus chief Tokuo Fukuichi. BEIJING -- Big may be beautiful, but Toyota Motor Corp.'s global design chief is betting that edgy is the way to go for the Japanese ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19 | UPDATED: 4/21/15 9:47 pm ET - corrected

Ford's Taurus redesign debuts in China while big sedans slump in U.S.

SHANGHAI -- Ford Motor Co. unveiled a redesigned Taurus here Saturday, saying the sedan will be aimed specifically at the Chinese market. There’s still a growing appetite among Chinese buyers for large sedans, while in the United States ... 12:35 pm U.S. ET | April 18 | UPDATED: 4/18/15 4:29 pm ET - adds photo gallery

Audi aims Q7, A6L plug-in hybrids at Chinese buyers

Audi will aim its next two gasoline plug-in hybrids at Chinese customers as the automaker seeks to maintain its sales lead over rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the world’s biggest auto market. The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI Quattro and the A6L e- ... April 18, 2015 06:01 European CT

Chinese automakers are taking over the hottest SUV market

BEIJING (Bloomberg) -- After years of losing out to foreign brands, China's automakers are winning in the world's hottest SUV market by employing a tried-and-tested strategy: offering them cheap. By flooding the market with comparable models at ... 12:34 pm U.S. ET | April 16

China's Qoros says subcompact SUV has German-inspired design

Chinese carmaker Qoros said its Qoros 2 concept has a "German-inspired" design. The concept for a subcompact SUV will debut at the Shanghai auto show on April 20 and is set to become the brand's fourth model. It was created by Qoros design teams in ... April 14, 2015 10:29 European CT

Automakers roll out SUVs in battle for fast-growing segment

SHANGHAI -- China has an insatiable demand for SUVs. In 2014, SUV sales in China jumped 36 percent, and in the first two months of this year, deliveries soared 46 percent. The SUV market is one of the few product segments in which Chinese automakers ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12

Shanghai will serve up fresh selection of SUVs, crossovers

Automakers will feed China's seemingly insatiable appetite for SUVs and crossovers with a fresh batch of concepts and production models for the Shanghai auto show. Here's a summary of the vehicle introductions announced so far. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12

Lexus to reveal refreshed ES sedan in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. will introduce a new Lexus model in China for the second year in a row, showing a redesigned ES sedan in Shanghai this month. The company released a teaser image of the refreshed ES on its website, showing ... 1:04 am U.S. ET | April 10 | UPDATED: 9:35 am ET - details added

Citroen hints at new compact SUV with Aircross concept

Citroen today released details of its Aircross concept that likely previews the brand's next compact SUV. The concept is a further evolution of the C4 Cactus's bold, rounded styling that emphasizes Citroen's new market positioning as a functional ... April 8, 2015 11:43 European CT

Mercedes concept hints at GLC crossover coupe

Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche hinted at a new Mercedes crossover planned with the release of a sketch that signals a concept GLC coupe. Zetsche shared the sketch with investors at the company's annual shareholder meeting Thursday in Germany. The ... 4:10 pm U.S. ET | April 1

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