The message from Chinese automakers at the IAA Mobility Munich auto show is “We’re here, and we’re here to stay.”
At least seven Chinese automakers are planning displays in Munich: BYD, Dongfeng, HiPhi, Leapmotor, MG, Seres and Xpeng, while two brands under the Geely umbrella, Smart and Polestar, will show models that are built in China. Notable absences include Nio and Aiways.
In addition, China’s electric mobility trade show, the World New Energy Vehicle Congress, will be held on Sept. 6 in Munich -- the first time the WNEVC has taken place outside of China.
Here’s what we know about Chinese brands’ plans for the show, which opens to the public Sept. 5: