Press preview days were 19 & 20 April

Press preview days were 19 & 20 April

There are multiple updates to's list of concepts, prototypes and production model global debuts at the Shanghai motor show following the press preview.

More information about future models can be found in PLDB, just-auto's global vehicle database. Simply click on the link at the end of this list.

Audi A6 e-tron concept: the current A6 is only three years old and yet to be facelifted but this low-roof sedan is a preview of a separate production model of the same name.

Audi A7 L: the existing A7 Sportback is joined by a low-roof sedan with a lengthier wheelbase. The first version is called A7 L 55 TFSI quattro and so far is just for China.

Baojun Valli: in an unusual move by SGMW, the RC-5W, a slow selling wagon, is renamed but otherwise unchanged. The RC-5 (hatchback) retains its name.

Bestune T55: FAW has been working on this 4.4 m long SUV (codename: D365) for some time. The standard engine is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo.

BJEV Arcfox aS (Alpha S): the Alpha T hasn't been too strong a seller but BAIC and Magna are not discouraged and have added this electric crossover.

BMW iX: revealed online in November 2020, this is the motor show premiere for the forthcoming electric SUV.

Buick Envision Plus: SAIC-GM will build this 4,845 mm long extended wheelbase version of the Envision SUV from later this year. The development code is said to be E2YB.

Buick Verano Pro: GM China revealed only a few details of this sedan, such as it being powered by a 1.5-litre turbo engine. Presumed to be the Verano's replacement.

BYD EA1: prototype of a small electric hatchback which looks not unlike the VW ID.3 and is claimed to have an NEDC range of up to 500 km.

BYD Tang DM-i: minor exterior changes and a name change for the Tang PHEV. Has a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine, one motor, and BYD's own lithium ion phosphate 'Blade' Battery.

BYD X-Dream concept: design study for future crossovers, the company says.

Cadillac Lyriq prototype: although announced in August 2020, the electric SUV didn't make its public debut until Auto Shanghai.

Changan CS35 Plus: this 4.3 m long crossover, powered by a 1.6-litre engine, replaces the still big selling - despite being eight years old - CS 35.

Citroën C5 X & C5X Hybrid (PHEV): a 4.8 m long crossover which will be made only in China with exports from the Chengdu plant also bound for European countries.

Exeed Stellar concept: this design study will be toned down a little for the production model which is due out in China next year.

Ford Escort facelift: the China-specific sedan has been around since late 2014 and was already facelifted in 2018. This might mean it ends up having a life cycle of 9-10 years.

Ford Equator: part of the JV with JMC, this 4.9 m long SUV is specific to China. It goes on sale later in Q2.

Ford Evos: refered to as a coupe-SUV, this prototype is likely to be the successor for the Chinese market's Mondeo and North America's Fusion.

Ford Mustang Mach-E: the model built in Chongqing by Changan-Ford is 4,739 mm long versus 4,712 for the Cuautitlán-made one. Wheelbase is 2,984 mm.

Geely GS facelift: this crossover will be five years old in May. This is the second round of styling adjustments following a June 2019 facelift.

Geely Xingyue L: this 4,770 mm long SUV is another model for Volvo and Geely's Compact Modular Architecture and powered by a 2.0-litre petrol turbo.

Genesis Electrified G80: Hyundai recently confirmed that Genesis would be launched in China which makes Auto Shanghai a logical event to showcase the electric G80.

Geometry A Pro: higher-spec version of the A is powered by a 150 kW and 310 Nm motor, has a NCM523 lithium battery and claimed maximum NEDC range of 600 km.

Great Wall Cannon Baja Snake: rally raid-style version of the existing P-Series/Cannon gets raised suspension and bigger wheels and tyres.

Great Wall Cannon X: another fresh derivative for the brand's Cannon pick-up which features a large grille and is powered by a 3.0-litre petrol V6.

Haval X-Dog concept: design study for a potential SUV positioned in the size class above the Big Dog.

Honda SUV e:prototype: fully electric and looking very much like the latest Vezel HR-V, a production model based on this prototype will be launched in China in 2022.

Honda Breeze PHEV: Guangqi Honda gains a plug-in hybrid equivalent to Dongfeng Honda's CR-V PHEV.

Hongqi E-QM5: this 5,040 mm long electric sedan has a 2,990 mm wheelbase and a 55 kWh battery's pack. The E-QM5 is the production version of the E111 project.

Hongqi L-Concept: design study of a large three-seat sedan which comes with its own chandelier but has no steering wheel or seat for a front passenger.

Hongqi S9: the hybrid hypercar prototype which first appeared at the 2019 Frankfurt IAA will soon reach production, FAW says. It will be built in Italy by Silk EV.

Hycan Z03: at the moment, the brand only has the 007 but a production version of this electric crossover might join that car in 2022 (plus the ar18).

Hyundai Custo: the brand continues to rebuild its local market presence by adding this 4,950 mm long seven-seat MPV, a special model for China.

Kia EV6: motor show premiere for the brand's first model based on Hyundai Motor Group's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

Lexus ES facelift: the current model's global premiere was at the 2018 Beijing motor show and China remains the top (114,943 in 2020) market for this sedan.

Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept: this low-roof electric SUV is said to be a preview of how the brand's vehicles could look later in the 2020s.

Lincoln Zephyr Reflection concept: the brand isn't abandoning sedans after all, at least in China. A production version isn't expected to be available in North America.

Lynk & Co 02 Sport: 2.0-litre turbo engine's power lifted to 187 kW (254 PS) compared to 140 kW (190 PS) for the standard 2.0 non-S version.

Lynk & Co 09: the largest model yet for the brand is the second generation Volvo XC90 with a bespoke body.

Maserati Levante facelift: the update is minor and is the first for this SUV since its introduction more than five years ago.

Maserati Levante Hybrid: despite the name, this is a mild hybrid powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo supplemented by an ISG for a slight boost when accelerating.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class L: Daimler is wasting no time in bringing the new generation model to China. This is the public premiere for the extended wheelbase sedan.

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class facelift: mid-cycle update for the latest generation which has been in production since January 2018.

Mercedes-Benz EQB: a seven-seat electric SUV which will be built in China and Hungary and available in China, Europe and North America.

Mercedes-Benz EQS: this electric hatchback is 5,216 mm long or 5,265 mm in US-spec and both EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC have a 107.8 kWh battery. More details here.

Mercedes-Maybach S 480: the newest and least expensive Maybach S-Class has a turbocharged 3.0-litre mild hybrid six-cylinder engine with outputs of 270 kW and 500 Nm.

MG Cyberster concept: an electric roadster which is claimed to have a range of up to 800 km.

Mitsubishi Airtrek: other than the claim it will be made by GMMC from later in 2021, Mitsubishi has said very little about this electric SUV prototype.

Modern Auto in: BAIC-owned BAW will launch this first model for its new brand in May. The electric crossover is 4.5 m long and has a stated NEDC range of 610 km.

Nio ET7: already seen earlier in 2021 at the company's own 'Nio Day', this is the car's motor show premiere.

Nissan X-Trail: available in North America as the latest generation Rogue since 2020, so strictly speaking, this is not a world debut even if Nissan claims it to be.

Ora Lightning Cat: like the Punk Cat, this small EV is a curvy prototype which could be a smaller Porsche 911 and Panamera mash-up.

Ora Punk Cat: EV prototype which looks similar to the original VW Beetle from some angles but has four doors.

Roewe Ei5 facelift: available in China since 2017, it's mid-cycle update time for the electric wagon. There are no changes for the 52.5 kWh battery pack.

Roewe Jing concept: a coupe crossover, this vehicle has a dramatic front end with the grille meant to resemble the mouth of a whale.

Škoda Octavia Pro: the five-door hatchback launched in Europe in late 2019 now reaches China in LWB form and has a special name. Also, the old one remains in production.

Tank 300 Cybertank concept: no longer the Wey Tank 300; instead Tank becomes a brand, with this design study created to publicise the fact.

Tank 700: GWM shows its intention to create a full range of rugged looking SUVs by previewing this one too. TANK is in huge letters on the side-opening tailgate.

Tank 800: prototype of a large SUV for the new brand and set for launch in 2022. The concept is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 PHEV powertrain.

Toyota bZ4X concept: this is a preview of the electric SUV being developed as a JV with Subaru. Each will use the e-TGNA platform. The first two letters mean 'beyond Zero'.

Toyota Crown Kluger: the Crown name is leveraged for this more luxurious and restyled version of the Kluger Hybrid/Highlander Hybrid.

Volkswagen ID.6 X & ID.6 Crozz: SAIC Volkswagen and FAW Volkswagen gain slightly different versions of the same electric SUV.

Volkswagen Passat facelift: part of the SAIC joint venture, the current 4,933 mm long model is unique to China and has been built at the Anting (Shanghai) plant since 2018.

Volkswagen Talagon: a giant crossover based on FAW Volkswagen's SMV concept from the 2019 edition of this event (codename: VW416).

Volkswagen Teramont facelift: same minor restyle that North America's Atlas had for the 2021 model year.

Weltmeister W6: WM Motor gave us a preview of this 4.6 m long seven-seat electric SUV when it revealed the Evolve concept back in 2019.

Wuling Xing Chen: this SUV is 4,594 mm long and powered by a 108 kW 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV Cabrio: China's best selling electric car loses its roof. A production model is promised for 2022.

Xpeng P5: the brand's third model is a 4.8 m long electric sedan (codename: D55). Innovations include a pair of double-prism LiDAR in the front bumper.

Zeekr 001: new brand for Geely Holding Group but the first model has been seen before as the Lynk & Co zero concept. Chinese market deliveries due to start in October.

Zhiji Motor IM Airo concept: design study for a self-driving pod.

Zhiji Motor IM L7: revealed at a special event in January, this was the car's motor show premiere. Batteries are 93 or 115 kWh graphite anode li-ion packs.

Zhiji Motor IM SUV: this prototype previews the start-up and would-be premium electric vehicles brand's second model. Zhiji Motor is majority (54%) owned by SAIC.

ZX Auto ZTE G9: there aren't many full-sized pick-ups available in China so this one is significant news. Various cabs are available stretching from 5.4 to 5.7 m long.

More detail on past, current and forthcoming models can be found in PLDB, the future vehicles database which is part of GlobalData's Automotive Intelligence Center.