Auto Shanghai 2021

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April
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The 19th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2021) will be held at National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).
April
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2021
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April
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2021
Auto Shanghai 2021
Does the Honda SUV e: prototype preview an all-electric HR-V?

Honda debuted the SUV e: prototype at the Shanghai auto show and based on the way it looks, this previews an all-electric HR-V. This previews the first of 10 electrified vehicles that Honda plans to introduce to the Chinese market. The first will be the production version of the SUV e: prototype is scheduled to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/23/2021
Alternating Currents: Toyota is playing it too safe

This week Toyota launched a near-production “concept” electric SUV. Toyota has produced two generations of electric RAV4 in the past, with the first available from 1997 to 2003, then again in 2012, but it has been seven years since you could purchase one new. Neither sold in large numbers, and both were too typically-Toyota conservative […]

by Bradley Brownell
4/21/2021
Nissan Rogue e-Power confirmed for Europe

Nissan used the 2021 Shanghai auto show to show off its latest creations, including the global market Rogue, which is known outside of the U.S. as the X-Trail. One of the highlights is the addition of the e-Power hybrid system for the European market X-Trail. That makes it the second vehicle outside of Asia to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/19/2021
Audi A6 e-tron Concept previews new EV platform

Audi used the 2021 Shanghai auto show to debut the A6 e-tron Concept, which rides on a new architecture called the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). This platform will underpin vehicles including the production A6 e-tron starting in late 2022. Audi will start moving compact and subcompact cars to the PPE platform during that time as […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/19/2021
Genesis Electrified G80, the brand’s first dedicated EV, will eventually make it to North America

The first battery-electric vehicle from Genesis has arrived and it’s the G80 sedan. Called the Electrified G80, you can distinguish it from its gas-powered siblings via the reworked lower front fascia, lack of exhaust outlets, and closed grille, which also houses the car’s charging port. The all-electric G80 also gets 19-inch wheels as standard. Recycled […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021
Refreshed 2022 Lexus ES 300h debuts in Shanghai

The refreshed 2022 Lexus ES 300h has arrived featuring lots of meaningful upgrades. On the design front, you find subtle changes like revised headlights, new grille patterns, and new alloy wheel designs. Inside the standard 8.0-inch and optional 12.3-inch display have been forward by 4.3 inches and are now touch screens. On the safety front, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021
Toyota bZ4X Concept previews upcoming EV crossover

Toyota has revealed the bZ4X Concept and it looks like it’s closer to production than the name suggests. This is the first of 70 electrified models that the Japanese brand plans to release by 2025 with 15 of them being all-electric. It will be the first of seven models under the bZ brand umbrella, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB brings 7-seat electrification to Shanghai

Hot on the heels of the EQA and EQS is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB, the latest addition to the brand’s all-electric portfolio. Essentially a battery-electric version of the GLB-Class crossover, the EQB can seat up to seven passengers and will share its powertrain options with the EQA. That means it’ll be available in FWD or […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021
Audi teases another new e-tron model for Auto Shanghai

Well, that was quick. Just a few days after pulling the wraps off the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, Audi has dropped a teaser for another e-tron model that will debut at the 2021 Shanghai auto show. The sole photo is a sketch of what appears to be the front end of a battery-electric […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021
Volkswagen ID.6: Seven seats, no exports for China’s Volkswagen ID.6 twins

Yet another Volkswagen electric car that will never be seen in North American showrooms has made its debut in China, and the shame of it is that the ID.6 would probably work here. The 192-inch (4.9-meter) ID.6 will be built as a twin set in China, with the ID Crozz coming out of the northern […]

by Michael Taylor
4/17/2021