2014 Beijing International Motor Show

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Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015


April 19, 2014 18:29 CET
Fiat plans to begin making Jeeps in China, the brand's second-largest market, by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile. Fiat will produce three new Jeep vehicles in the southern city of Guangzhou.... Read More »
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    Citroen to debut flagship SUV

    April 15, 2014 17:51 CET
    Citroen will debut the DS 6WR, a production version of its admired Wild Rubis SUV concept, at the Beijing auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Peugeot unveils 340-hp plug-in hybrid

    April 14, 2014 13:29 CET
    Peugeot will unveil a plug-in hybrid concept car called the Exalt at the Beijing auto show that hints at a future upmarket design direction for the brand.... Read More »

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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 »

  • BLOG

    PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe

    12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
    LUCA CIFERRI: PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    French automakers are poised to grab market share in China

    12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
    YANG JIAN : PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Renault will soon become forces to be reckoned with in China. PSA is racing to introduce new products while Renault prepares to start local production.... Read More »

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    Renault uses Formula One to win Chinese buyers

    12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
    LUCA CIFERRI: Renault is using Formula One to promote its brand in China ahead of the French automaker opening its first car factory in the world's biggest auto market.... Read More »

  • PHOTOS

    BMW Vision Future Luxury concept

    BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept car closely previews a new brand flagship that will go on sale in global markets called the 9 series. The production version is expected in 2016 as a rival to the S600 Maybach, a top-end version of the S-class sedan, which Mercedes-Benz will debut at the Guangzhou and the Los Angeles auto shows in November. The 9 series will be BMW's largest model with a length of about 5500mm (216 inches), about 280mm more than the long-wheelbase 7 series. The extra length will boost the car’s appeal in markets such as China where most top executives have chauffeurs. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Rolls-Royce Pinnacle Travel Phantom

    The Pinnacle Travel Phantom includes 230 individual pieces of marquetry that combine to create the motif of a cross-continental train speeding across a landscape with plumes of steam left in its wake. This motif flows across the front-fascia pieces of glove box and passenger panel to the rear picnic tables and door cappings. The same motif bleeds onto the door cards through 24,633 individual stitches. Go to the Gallery »

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    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 »

  • PHOTOS

    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 »

  • PHOTOS

    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 »

  • PHOTOS

    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 »

  • PHOTOS

    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 »

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    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 »

  • PHOTOS

    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 »

  • PHOTOS

    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 »

  • PHOTOS

    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 »

  • PHOTOS

    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

    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 »

  • NEWS

    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 »

  • 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 »

  • NEWS

    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 »

  • NEWS

    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 »

  • 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 »

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Volkswagen Group Night at Auto China 2014 - Sat., April 19, 1:30 pm CET
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Audi world premiere at Auto China 2014 - Sun., April 20, 4 am CET
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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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