SHANGHAI -- The Shanghai auto show was eye-opening for the sheer number of Chinese brands seeking to satisfy local buyers’ cravings for new high-tech models.
Keen pricing, driven by cut-throat competition and a maturing local battery supply chain, means the consumer is currently king, which is giving brands a financial headache.
Not every new model at the show was full-electric. Plug-in hybrids with a long electric range were common, while Chery revealed an electric SUV with a gasoline range extender.
Meanwhile, GAC showed off a concept showcasing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion drivetrains.
Here are some of the most interesting Chinese cars at the show:
Chery’s new electric brand iCar, which is aimed at younger buyers, launched with the GT sports car and the 03 compact SUV concepts.