Automakers will test China's huge appetite for crossovers and SUVs with introductions at the Shanghai auto show.
Acura, BMW, Citroen, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen plan world debuts for compact crossovers, while Jeep -- which arguably started the SUV craze -- will roll out its new Cherokee.
China's crossover segment is a crucial battleground for automakers at a time when the world's largest car market's growth rate has slowed to single digits.
German automakers appear especially eager to introduce compact crossovers in a bid to expand beyond the stretched sedans that dominate China's luxury market.
The show takes place from April 21 to 29. Click here for details. Automakers will unveil their debuts on Saturday, April 20,
Here's a summary of announced vehicle introductions.
Honda released a sketch of an Acura concept crossover that will debut. The vehicle is meant for global sales, but more details were unavailable.
The Audi A3 compact sedan will get its public debut in Shanghai after a private showing to journalists last month in New York. The sedan is aimed at China's high-earning young urban professionals.