- The 2019 Shanghai motor show opens on April 18.
- Western, Japanese, and Chinese automakers are showcasing a range of concepts, electric cars, and luxury vehicles.
- China is the world’s largest auto market, with more than 20 million in annual sales.
The 2019 Shanghai motor show — officially called Auto Shanghai 2019 — opens to the public on April 18 and runs through April 25.
We typically expect to see some buzz around a few new luxury vehicles from western carmakers, plus an effort by Chinese brands to showcase their wares. In recent years, electric vehicles have also been a feature of the motor show, which alternates between Shanghai and Beijing and is a showcase for the world’s biggest car market.
For 2019, California’s Karma Automotive is planning a splashy rollout of three vehicles and concepts, while Audi is bringing two electrified concepts. Lexus and China’s Geely, meanwhile, are thinking … minivans. Don’t scoff! These vehicles are popular in the Middle Kingdom
Take a closer look at some of the vehicles we’ve got our eyes on for next week.
Karma Automotive plans to pull the cover off a collaboration with Pininfarina, the legendary Italian design shop that was acquired by India’s Mahindra in 2015.
Karma has two other reveals in store for Shanghai: the BMW-powered Revero and …
… Its Vision concept car.
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