2014 Beijing International Motor Show

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Ford Escort to make a return at Beijing show

April 17, 2014 13:26 CET
Ford will unveil a production version of the Escort sedan at the Beijing auto show. The car will be aimed exclusively at the Chinese market.... Read More »
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    Citroen to debut flagship SUV
    Citroen will debut the DS 6WR, a production version of its admired Wild Rubis SUV concept, at the...
    April 15, 2014 17:51 CET

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    Lexus aims NX crossover at German premium brands in China

    April 11, 2014 14:45 CET
    Lexus will debut the NX crossover at the Beijing auto show as it tries to compete with German premium rivals in China. The NX will be the brand's first compact crossover and will be sold in global markets including Europe and the United States.... Read More »

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    Bentley to highlight hybrid technology on a Mulsanne concept

    April 11, 2014 09:55 CET
    Bentley is using the Beijing auto show to reveal a hybrid concept based on its flagship Mulsanne sedan. The brand's first plug-in powertrain is expected in a Bentley SUV debuting in 2017.... Read More »

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    Audi teases potential Q4 crossover

    April 10, 2014 10:29 CET
    Audi has released sketches of a new TT-inspired crossover concept that will debut in Beijing later this month and may preview the upcoming Q4.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Compact SUVs to shine at Beijing show

    5:58 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
    YANG JIAN : Ten years ago, many Chinese families could not afford a car. Today, not only can they afford one, but they are getting picky about which vehicle to buy and they're increasingly opting for compact SUVs.... Read More »


    Citroen DS 5LS R Concept

    The DS 5LS R Concept boasts a 1.6-litre turbo petrol, 300-hp engine. The chassis has been lowered by 15mm, compared to the production version and the concept has wider front tracks and a sequential gearbox, controlled by paddles behind the steering wheel. High-precision development has been applied to the chassis, brakes and suspension, while the focus on performance is visually underscored by the extensive use of carbon fibre components. Go to the Gallery »


    Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept

    The four-wheel drive Golf R 400 offers a zero to 62 mph time of just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. As well as a series of engine modifications to increase power from the Golf R hatchback, the R 400 features body and bumper modifications, flared wheelarches, uprated wheels and a reworked interior that includes motorsport shell seats with integral head restraints and belt openings. Go to the Gallery »


    Volkswagen Touareg

    Volkswagen has refreshed its premium SUV. The front-end design of the Touareg features larger headlights (now bi-xenon as standard across the range), a deeper new radiator grille with four instead of two horizontal fins and a reprofiled bumper. At the rear as at the front, the redesigned bumper lends the Touareg a wider look than before, with a new rear diffuser between the twin tailpipes and LED rear foglights integrated in the bumper. Go to the Gallery »


    Volvo S60L PPHEV concept

    Volvo's S60L PPHEV(Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is a petrol plug-in hybrid that Volvo says is an electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car all rolled into one, which "offers the driver an outstanding combination of dynamic driving pleasure and superb fuel economy." The production version of the S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid, with a 238 horsepower Drive-E petrol turbo, will be launched in China in early 2015. Go to the Gallery »


    Porsche Cayman GTS

    The Porsche Cayman GTS hits 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 177 mph. Base sticker prices is $76,195. Go to the Gallery »


    Porsche Boxster GTS

    The Porsche Boxster GTS hits 62 mph in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 175 mph. Base sticker prices is $74,495. Go to the Gallery »


    Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept

    Bentley will preview the company's plug-in hybrid technology in a Mulsanne sedan at the Beijing show. The powertrain is expected to arrive first in a Bentley SUV debuting in 2017. Go to the Gallery »


    Citroen DS 6WR

    The DS 6WR will go on sale in China by year end as the flagship of Citroen's DS upscale subbrand. It will compete against the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA, a Citroen spokeswoman told Automotive News Europe. Citroen has no plans to sell or produce the car in Europe. Go to the Gallery »


    The Peugeot Exalt concept

    The Peugeot Exalt concept hints at PSA's plans to take on Audi, BMW and Mercedes in the premium car sector. Go to the Gallery »


    Lexus NX compact crossover

    The Lexus NX compact crossover resembles the aggressively creased concept car displayed at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show. Powertrains will vary by region. Lexus is offering a naturally aspirated NX 200, a NX 300h hybrid and an NX 200t turbo. Go to the Gallery »

  • NEWS

    Mercedes to debut BMW X6 rival

    April 9, 2014 15:41 CET
    Mercedes will preview an upcoming rival to the BMW X6 with the Concept Coupe SUV, which debuts at the Beijing auto show. The concept is a coupe version of the ML SUV and is set to go on sale as a production model next year badged as the MLC.... Read More »

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    BMW set to debut concept for 9-series flagship sedan

    April 8, 2014 11:15 CET
    BMW will preview its upcoming 9-series sedan with a concept car at the Beijing auto show, according to a German report. The 9 series will take on the Mercedes S600 Maybach and will be based upon a new platform shared by BMW and Rolls-Royce models.... Read More »

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    Bentley forecasts reversal of China slump on new Flying Spur

    March 18, 2014 11:17 CET
    Bentley expects to reverse last year's 3 percent decline in China deliveries after introducing a new V-8 variation of its all-new Flying Spur sedan next month.... Read More »

Streaming Video

Volkswagen Group Night at Auto China 2014 - Sat., April 19, 1:30 pm CET
Volkswagen will offer an early look at its offerings for China.
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Audi world premiere at Auto China 2014 - Sun., April 20, 4 am CET
Audi is presenting the Audi A3 sedan and A3 Sportback e-tron, the brand's first plug-in hybrid model.
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Blogs from Beijing

Compact SUVs to shine at Beijing show
Ten years ago, many Chinese could not afford a car, but today not only can they afford one, they are getting picky about
April 11, 5:58 am U.S. ET
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