2014 Beijing auto show Archive

  • Chinese Takeout: Volvo May Start Importing China-built S60L to the U.S. by Late 2015

    The U.S. could be about to get another Volvo model, and this one will not be born in the land of moose, breakfast herring and aquavit, but rather, in China. According a report in Reuters, a Volvo executive speaking on the condition of anonymity said that the China-built, long-wheelbase S60L, would be imported to the […]

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  • Denza EV Photos and Info: Daimler and BYD’s Electric Love Child

    It may have been unloved, but the first-generation Mercedes-Benz B-class nevertheless lives on via two vehicles in China. Daimler’s Chinese partner BAIC used it as the stylistic inspiration for its E-series, which amounts to little more than an unfortunate attempt to cash in on the reputation of Mercedes-Benz. The other project is far more impressive: […]

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  • Denza EV Photos and Info: Daimler and BYD’s Electric Love Child

    It may have been unloved, but the first-generation Mercedes-Benz B-class nevertheless lives on via two vehicles in China. Daimler’s Chinese partner BAIC used it as the stylistic inspiration for its E-series, which amounts to little more than an unfortunate attempt to cash in on the reputation of Mercedes-Benz. The other project is far more impressive: […]

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  • Bentley CEO Details Brand’s Future Plug-In Hybrid System

    When Bentley announced its beefy Hybrid Concept for the 2014 Beijing auto show, the company was long on broad potential benefits and future plans for its new hybrid system, but woefully short on detail. Discontented, we decided to bother the brand’s outgoing CEO, Dr. Wolfgang Schrieber, in Beijing for specifics—and got some. As we suspected, […]

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  • 5 Hottest Debuts of the 2014 Beijing Auto Show

    Yes, the 2014 Beijing show was packed with vehicles we’ll never see here in the States, but there were also quite a few things we’ll see in the very near future, like Lexus’s NX crossover, Mercedes-Benz’s Concept Coupe SUV/future BMW X6–fighter thing, and even the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg bowed in Beijing. But they weren’t nearly […]

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  • 5 Weirdest Cars, Concepts, and Things We Saw at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show

    There are certain auto shows that bring out the weird—we’re looking at you, SEMA and Tokyo—and the list definitely includes the Beijing show. With such vast cultural differences between the U.S. and China, it’s pretty much a given that some stuff that’s accepted as normal over there is downright weird to us. This year’s event […]

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  • Youngman L3 GT: Engineered by Lotus, “Improved” by Gold Chrome [2014 Beijing Auto Show]

    What could go wrong when Chinese automaker Youngman gets its hands on a leftover sedan design from Malaysian Proton, slaps on an appalling body kit, and splashes the whole thing with a gold chrome finish? Don’t forget those “Lotus” badges, either! Oh, Beijing, you’ve nearly outdone yourself here.  This rolling nightmare is what’s known as […]

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  • Audi TT Offroad Concept: Yep, It’s a Four-Door Crossover TT

    Prior to revealing this TT Offroad concept at the Beijing show, the Allroad Shooting Brake concept appeared at January’s Detroit auto show to preview the third-generation TT. So what? Well, Audi is serious about expanding the TT family beyond the coupe and the roadster models, and our sources indicate that the company is seriously considering […]

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  • Audi TT Offroad Concept: Yep, It’s a Four-Door Crossover TT

    Prior to revealing this TT Offroad concept at the Beijing show, the Allroad Shooting Brake concept appeared at January’s Detroit auto show to preview the third-generation TT. So what? Well, Audi is serious about expanding the TT family beyond the coupe and the roadster models, and our sources indicate that the company is seriously considering […]

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  • BAIC BJ100 Concept: Better By Literally Any Other Name [2014 Beijing Auto Show]

    It’s unfortunate BAIC chose the “BJ100″ moniker for this tough-looking SUV concept, because we’re not so sure it sucks. With its high-tech, airless tweels (tire/wheels), you certainly don’t need to worry about it blowing a tire—and is that a driveshaft we detect? Herewith, we will point out a few additional things we find interesting about […]

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  • BAIC BJ100 Concept: Better By Literally Any Other Name [2014 Beijing Auto Show]

    It’s unfortunate BAIC chose the “BJ100″ moniker for this tough-looking SUV concept, because we’re not so sure it sucks. With its high-tech, airless tweels (tire/wheels), you certainly don’t need to worry about it blowing a tire—and is that a driveshaft we detect? Herewith, we will point out a few additional things we find interesting about […]

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  • BAIC BJ100 Concept: Better By Literally Any Other Name [2014 Beijing Auto Show]

    It’s unfortunate BAIC chose the “BJ100″ moniker for this tough-looking SUV concept, because we’re not so sure it sucks. With its high-tech, airless tweels (tire/wheels), you certainly don’t need to worry about it blowing a tire—and is that a driveshaft we detect? Herewith, we will point out a few additional things we find interesting about […]

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