Press previews take place on 16 & 17 April

Press previews take place on 16 & 17 April

Auto Shanghai, the motor show which in odd-numbered years alternates with Beijing as China and the industry's biggest and most important, takes place in April. Below is the latest list of vehicle world debuts, with the Porsche Cayenne Coupé and facelifted Dongfeng Honda XR-V newly added. 

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Audi EV concept: a pure design study meant to show the brand's vision for electric cars of the late 2020s.

Audi Q2 L e-tron: this long-wheelbase, fully electric version of the Q2 will be made in China by FAW Volkswagen.

BMW 3 Series Li: extended wheelbase sedan expected to be in production by mid-year at Brilliance-BMW's Tiexi #1 plant in Shenyang.

Buick LaCrosse facelift: US production ended in February but it continues at the SAIC-GM Jinqiao South plant in Shanghai. The update brings with it the first use of General Motors' LSY in a Buick. This turbocharged 2.0-litre engine has outputs of 177kW (237hp) and 350Nm (258 lb-ft). A nine-speed automatic gearbox is standard. L3T, a 1.3-litre engine, is expected to be added in 2020.

BYD e1: based on the out of production F0, this 3.5m long EV is powered by a permanent magnet motor which has a stated output of 45kW (61hp).

Chevrolet Onix: a new generation of this small sedan will be manufactured in certain countries, including China, where it will be made by SAIC-GM.

CHJ Automotive Leading Ideal One: this 5,020mm long plug-in hybrid SUV was presented to the media at an event in Beijing during October 2018 as a prototype. This is the pre-production model and it too has a range-extending powertrain. This comprises a dual-motor system consisting of a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which charges a large battery. Combined outputs are claimed to be 326hp and 530Nm (390 lb-ft) and the maximum range is said to be 700km (434 miles).

Citroën concept: nothing else is known as yet but the brand confirmed this vehicle in October 2018.

Ford Taurus facelift: three and a half years on from this big sedan's market release comes a mild restyle.

Geely Jihe A: the GE11 project's production name means 'Geometry A'. This 4.7m long EV was shown to the media in February and is the first model for the Geely New Energy sub-brand. It has a special silver badge adapted from the usual Geely one, the official name of which is 'Quantum Silver Shield'.

Geely Jia Ji (or Jiaji): formerly the MPV concept, this is a 4.7m long MPV available with 1.5-, 1.8- and 1.5-litre PHEV powertrains. Development code was VF11.

Geely Xingyue: this 4.6m long coupe-crossover was formerly known only by its FY11 development code. The model name is the same as that of an asteroid.

Haval H6 Coupe facelift: 124kW and 285Nm 1.5-litre turbo engine is also new for this SUV, standard gearbox is a seven-speed DCT.

Honda XR-V facelift: Dongfeng Honda's version of the HR-V/Vezel gains the equivalent updates which that model had in other markets in 2018.

Jetta VA3: the rest of the world's Jetta is the VW Sagitar in China so FAW Volkswagen can use this model as the basis of its new rival brand for Baojun.

Jetta VS5: as the SEAT brand is not presently available in China, the Ateca is given some changes and turned into this crossover.

Jetta VS7: the SEAT Tarraco gains new front and rear ends as well as other changes and like other Jettas, will be manufactured by FAW Volkswagen in Chengdu.

Karma Revero facelift: minor changes for this model which started life long ago as the Fisker Karma but has only been on sale in its present form since May 2017.

Karma Vision concept: unlike the Revero this prototype will be an EV.

Karma Pininfarina collaboration: no details as yet on what exactly this is but the company says it will have three new models at Auto Shanghai.

Lynk 02 PHEV: plug-in hybrid version of this SUV joins the 01 PHEV crossover and has the same 1.5-litre petrol engine+one motor.

Lynk 03 PHEV: this sedan has an identical powertrain to the 01 PHEV (crossover) and 02 PHEV (SUV).

Porsche Cayenne Coupé & Cayenne Turbo Coupé: 4,939mm long rival for Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé, Audi Q8, Range Rover Sport and BMW X6.

Skoda Superb facelift: not confirmed but it is overdue and was a surprising omission at the Geneva show.

Wuling Hong Guang V, Hong Guang S and Hong Guang S3 facelifts: SAIC GM Wuling has said nothing about any engine changes but there is a new gearbox.

Xpeng E28 four-door coupe: for the moment only the development code and body style of this future EV have been announced by Xiaopeng Automotive Technology.

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