Tag: Shanghai Auto Show

Cheeky Great Wall Patents Electric Beetle Rip-Off In VW’s Back Yard

Great Wall Motor’s ORA Punk Cat was one of the most memorable stars of April’s Shanhgai Auto Show, and not only because it was clearly named following a celebratory pre-show bender involving a dozen bottles of Baijiu. No, it was the retro-EV’s shameless cribbing of a classic design, namely the legendary Beetle, which had us […]

Read More

China’s Great Wall Cheekily Patents Electric Beetle Rip-Off In VW’s Back Yard

Great Wall Motor’s ORA Punk Cat was one of the most memorable stars of April’s Shanhgai Auto Show, and not only because it was clearly named following a celebratory pre-show bender involving a dozen bottles of Baijiu. No, it was the retro-EV’s shameless cribbing of a classic design, namely the legendary Beetle, which had us […]

Read More

Entry-Level 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Launched In China With Six-Cylinder Engine

The 2021 Shanghai Auto Show is last week’s news, but in the multitude of premieres, one managed to slip away – until now. This is the new 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S480 and is exclusive to the Chinese market, though some believe that it might actually launch in the West as the S450. Why the S450 and […]

Read More

The Best, Worst And Weirdest Chinese Cars From the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show

Coronavirus might have caused the cancellation of Goodwood and Geneva, yet the auto show is not dead, at least not in China. The 2021 Shanghai Auto Show threw up the usual mix of slightly crazy local content, but more than a few cars designed to go global. Also: Check out all of our Shanghai Auto […]

Read More

XPeng P5: Record Pre-Orders For The Chinese Semi-Autonomous Electric Sedan

XPeng has started accepting pre-orders for the P5. A build slot for the Chinese electric vehicle, which celebrated its public premiere at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, can be secured for a refundable 99 yuan, or just $15 at the current exchange rates. The first customers will get “lifetime free charging”. Reservations kicked off on […]

Read More

New Hongqi E-QM5 Is A Large Electric Sedan With A Strormtrooper-Like Face

Better known for its H9 luxo-barge and S9 hybrid hypercar concept, Hongqi has taken another shot at the electric segment with the E-QM5. Unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, it will join the likes of the E-HS9 zero-emission, luxury SUV and has a distinctive styling, with weird LED lights up front, vertical slats on […]

Read More

BMW iX Tech Flagship EV Electrifies Shanghai, Will Launch In China This Year

BMW has made its presence felt at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show with a selection of rides, including the new iX. Built around the Group’s new modular scalable toolkit, it will launch in China and other markets before the end of 2021, and will be offered in two specifications, the xDrive40 and xDrive50. The lesser […]

Read More