Beijing Motor Show — Preview list of new designs

A list of new designs, both production and concept, to look out for...

The 2018 Beijing Motor Show opens its doors this week, promising to showcase China's commitment to a clean-powered drivetrain transition. That said, we expect to see emergent and established brands unveil a broad spectrum of low-emission designs aimed at the Chinese and to a broader extent global market. CDR will be in attendance on the press days to experience hands-on all of the latest cars, production and concept. 

As part of our preparation we carry out background research on key production and concept cars slated to debut prior to every Auto Show that we attend. We thought we’d share the list of them here; maybe this will be useful to have with you if you are walking the floor this week, or just as a reference remotely. The designs highlighted here in bold are those which we feel are the most significant or interesting… 

Key Production Designs (in alphabetical order)
Brand Model
Acura CDX Hybrid
Audi Q5L
BAIC Senova D70
Baojun 530
BMW  M2 Competition
Brilliance Shineray SWM G01
Buick Velite 6 Plug-In
BYD Tang
BYD Qin Sedan
Chery  Tiggo 8
Citroen C4 Aircross
Dongfeng Fengguang iX5
FAW Junpai D80 SUV
FAW Senya R9
Ford Focus
Geely SL Compact Sedan
Geely SX11
Geely VF11 MPV
Geely Borui GT Hybird Sedan
Great Wall  Ora
Jeep Commander
Lexus  ES
Lynk + Co 02
Mercedes  GLS Maybach
Mercedes  A-Class Sedan
Nissan  Sylphy EV
Nissan  Terra
Roewe  Marvel X
Roewe  RX8
Skoda  Kamiq
SOL Volkswagen Sub-brand 
Volkswagen  Powerful Family SUV
Volkswagen  Grand Lavida Plus
Volkswagen  Lavida Plus 
Volkswagen  Tayron (China SUV)
Volkswagen  Touareg
Zotye T600


Key Concept Designs (in alphabetical order)

Brand Model
Aiways RG
BAIC  Offspace Concept 
BMW  iX3 
Buick Enspire
HKG  350
HKG H500
Honda/DongFeng Sedan
Mercedes-Maybach Vernissage
MG X-Motion
Nissan Electric Concept 
WEY Electric Autonomous Concept


In a show that is not covered extensively by Western design agencies and press, expect the 2018 Beijing Design Trend Reports to offer an exclusive detailed look into the in's and out's of the Chinese automotive industry as depicted by the cars on the show floor. The Design Trend Reports shall be available for both general and HMI-specific trends — Do get in touch if you're interested!


— CDR Team


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