Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public. 

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Acura CDX Hybrid: petrol-electric version of the two-year old C segment/Compact SUV will be manufactured by GHAC at ZengCheng #2 in Guangzhou

Aiways RG Nathalie fuel cell concept: the first use of the ambitious start-up’s GES platform, initials stand for Roland Gumpert which developed this electric supercar

Audi Q5 L: the first long-wheelbase SUV from the brand, FAW Volkswagen has just started building it in Changchun, will be in local dealerships from June

Beijing Auto BJ40L: high end version of the existing Wrangler lookalike gains a bespoke interior and colour-coded wheelarch extensions to set it apart from the BJ40

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Beijing Auto BJ80 6×6 prototype: giant version of the existing SUV with three axles, has a Saab-derived 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine

Beijing Auto EX3 concept: crossover design study which may go into production

Beijing Auto Huansu S7L: concept SUV powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, due to be in production later in 2018

Beijing Auto Offspace Suit concept: strangely named crossover, further details awaited from BAIC

Beijing Auto Senova D70: second generation of the D segment sedan no longer uses a Saab 9-5 architecture and loses the former Saab-based 2.0- and 2.3-litre engines

Beijing Auto Weiwang 407EV: prototype of a small electric MPV/minivan

Bestern T-Concept: prototype of a future SUV for the FAW brand model, project code said to be T77

BJEV EU5: 4,650mm long electric sedan is another model for BAIC’s BJEV brand which already sells the tiny Arcfox electric hatchback

BJEV EX: prototype of an electric crossover with a claimed range of 400km

BMW Concept iX3: prototype of the electric version of the X3 which is due for release in 2020, power is said to be “in excess of 200kW/270hp”

BMW M2 Competition: replaces M2 and its 272kW (370hp) 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine, Competition’s output is 302kW (410hp)

BMW Wireless Charging: now available as an option for the 530e iPerformance

BMW X3: public premiere for the Brilliance BMW joint venture’s modified locally built model, to be manufactured at Dadong/Da Dong in Shenyang

Brilliance V7: pre-production example of a future seven-seat SUV powered by a 1.6-litre turbo engine

Buick Enspire concept: following a media preview on 17 April, AutoChina will be this 410kW electric SUV’s public world premiere

Buick Velite 6: PHEV and EV variants will be manufactured by SAIC GM, cars will be based on the Velite concept from 2016

BYD E-Seed concept: aluminium platform and panels for this crossover, claimed range of 600km

BYD Qin Pro: 4,765mm long sedan, 154hp 1.5-litre petrol turbo engine plus 150PS motor PHEV powertrain, current Qin stays in production as a cheaper model

BYD Tang: second generation of this PHEV super-SUV, 205hp 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine for front axle and two motors at the rear, combined power of 505hp

BYD Yuan EV360: electric variant of the existing Yuan SUV

Changan COS1: 4,830mm long SUV prototype powered by a 180PS 1.5-litre turbo

Changan CS75 facelift: mid-life update time for this 4,650mm long SUV, has been in production since March 2014, standard engine is a 131kW 1.5-litre turbo

Changan CS75 PHEV: plug-in hybrid powertrain for the facelifted SUV

Changan Eado DT: new name and a facelift for the Yuexiang V7, a small sedan that was launched at the Chengdu motor show in August 2014

Changjiang EV concept: wild-looking design study of an electric crossover which had a giant screen where the grille would be

Changjiang Vincent concept: prototype of an SUV which the electric bus manufacturer specialist says it will begin building in 2019

Chery Arrizo GX: additional model to be positioned above the Arrizo 5 and should likely also replace the slow-selling Arrizo 7 sedan

Chery Exeed LX concept: potential preview of an SUV for Exeed sub-brand

Chery Tiggo 8: additional SUV is the largest yet for the Tiggo series, is the production version of the T18 project

Citroen C4 Aircross: C3 Aircross-based crossover, to be manufactured by DPCA and on sale in China during the second half of 2018, likely to be built in Brazil and France too

Dearcc EV 10: upgraded version of the slow-selling electric minicar, claimed range rises to 270km from 155km, brand is controlled by Fujian Dongnan’s SouEast Motors

Denza 500: the 400 is facelifted and gains a new name to reflect the claim that a new battery gives the car a range of up to 500km

Dongfeng Aeolus eπ concept: scissor-doored coupe, the e-Pi is claimed to be potentially able to be produced with 500km range BEV and 1000km PHEV powertrains

Dongfeng Fenghang F600: details of this minivan to follow

Dongfeng Fengxing ix5: prototype of a D segment SUV with choice of 1.8 or 1.5-litre turbo engines, infotainment system is based on Baidu Apollo, due on sale in Q4

Dongfeng Fengxing X5S: also known as the T5, was preview of an SUV, has the word FORTHING on its tailgate which will be the name of yet another new Dongfeng brand

DS 7 Crossback: localised version built by CAPSA (Changan Auto and Groupe PSA joint venture), production has recently begun in Shenzhen

DS X E-Tense concept: design study of a futuristic sports car, X-motif on the sides will reportedly be used on future production DS vehicles

FAW Junpai D80: 4.5m long SUV positioned above the D60, powered by a 1.2-litre turbo four-cylinder engine, has J U M P A L on tailgate instead of Chinese name of Junpai

Ford Escort facelift: mid-life update coincides with the debut of a new Focus, six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, 1.0 and 1.5-litre petrol engines

Ford Focus sedan and five-door hatchback: sedan was revealed to the media at an event in Chongqing on 10 April, this was the public world premiere for both bodies

Geely Borui GE PHEV: 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine plus one motor send power through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission

Geely Boyue facelift: minor styling changes after only two years of production for this big-selling SUV

Geely Concept Icon: 4.5m long crossover with strong links to the Volvo XC40 is said to be headed for production in 2019 with SX11 as its development code

Geely Emgrand MPV: model name not yet known, production version of the VF11 project, 4.7m long, three powertrains including a hybrid with an EV to follow later

Guangzhou Auto E-More: tall electric crossover said to be headed for production as soon as October

Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GM6: MPV which is due to be on sale in China later in 2018 powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine

Guangzhou iX4: an EV based on Guangzhou Auto’s Trumpchi GS4, to be manufactured by the Guangzhou Toyota joint venture but branded as a Guangzhou

HaiMa F7 concept: design study of a large crossover

HaiMa S5 facelift: mid-life update for this slow-selling SUV

HaiMa SGOO concept: bright orange SUV prototype, claimed to be a preview of an additional model due for launch in 2019

HaiMa VFOO concept: radically styled MPV design study

Hanteng EV concept: preview of an electric SUV which insiders say will be sold as the X3

Hanteng MPV: prototype of the brand’s first such model, production model’s name is not yet known

Haval F5: yet another model for Great Wall Motor‘s crossover and SUV specialist brand

Haval H4: 4,410mm long crossover is a production version of the HR-02 concept from AutoChina 2016, 1.3- and 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engines

Haval H7 facelift: a minor restyle for this SUV which premiered at the 2016 Beijing show

Hawtai iEV360: 58hp electric hatchback based on the discontinued Chery M1-EV

Hawtai Shendafei 2 XEV 360: another tiny electric hatchback, and this one is based on the Riich X1 which is also no longer manufactured by Chery Auto

Honda Accord Hybrid: localised version of the existing sedan, to be assembled by GAC Honda “in the second half of 2018”

Honda Everus EV concept: to be built and distributed by GAC Honda by the end of 2018, there will also be an equivalent model for Dongfeng Honda

Honda Inspire concept: Dongfeng Honda will commence building this sedan “during the second half of 2018”

Hongqi E-HS3 concept: a potential preview of an additional SUV for the Red Flag brand

Hongqi E-Jing GT concept: large coupe, strikingly painted in a jade green

Hyundai Lafesta: new sedan for the Beijing Hyundai joint venture will be on sale by year end

Hybrid Kinetic H500 concept: smaller than the E segment H600 prototype, shares that car’s four motors and a range-extending micro-turbine, styled by Pininfarina

Hybrid Kinetic K350 concept: preview of a future SUV which also uses motors and a micro-turbine and is said to have a maximum range of 1,000km

Infiniti QX50: first vehicle to be made at DFL’s Dalian plant using Daimler’s MFA 2 architecture, first of five Infinitis to be built in China over a five-year roll-out period

JAC iEVA50 concept: prototype of a Bora-sized electric sedan, expected to go into production later in 2018

JAC T8: an additional pick-up to supplement the T6 and shares that model’s ladder frame chassis, will have a standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine

Jaguar E-Pace: public debut for the Chery JLR joint venture’s locally produced version, 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol turbo is the sole engine

Jetour X90 concept: prototype of a seven-seat SUV for Chery Auto’s Jetour division, will be positioned above the X70

Jetour X-Electric concept: another potential model for Chery Auto’s latest additional brand, tail lights of this crossover illuminate in the shape of lightning

Jeep Grand Commander: a rival for the Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen Teramont, powered by a 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine, built by the GAC-Fiat joint venture

Jetour X90: large SUV will join the existing X70 as Chery Auto expands this brand

JMEV E500: first model for a new brand from JMC (Jiangling Motor Corporation), SUV based on the Yusheng S330 and Yusheng S330 EV

KDC Regalo: parts maker commissioned this concept as a means of generating publicity, no production plans for the orange painted McLaren-like electric sports car

Kia K5 PHEV: DYK is about to start assembling this localised version of the petrol-electric sedan at its manufacturing complex in Yancheng

Kia Sportage facelift: SL-C series third generation model is still made in China by DYK (QL fourth generation model – QL-C in China – is the Kia KX-5 in China)

Kia Yi Pao: local name for DYK’s version of the Stonic, will be manufactured in Yangcheng from “the second half of 2018”

Leopaard CS3 BEV: prototype of a small electric crossover, Changfeng says it will go into production version in 2019

Leopaard Mattu concept: also referred to as Maitu, 4.7m long SUV with a giant grille, due to go into production later in 2018, said to be based on Changfeng’s Liebao CS9

Lexus ES: TMC does not manufacture any Lexus vehicles in China but current ES is especially successful as an import, thus this event for the new model’s world debut

Lifan X70: preview of an SUV to be added to the range later in 2018

Lifan 650EV: prototype of a C segment electric sedan, due on sale from late 2018

Lifan Pengfei: 4.4m long SUV with drive to the front axle only and powered by a 2.0-litre non-turbo engine

Luxgen A1 concept: autonomous electric vehicle with hidden wheels

Lynk & Co. 01 PHEV: uses the same petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain as the Volvo XC40 T5 which is also premiering at AutoChina

Lynk & Co 02: second model from the Geely division, project code is CH11, is a 4,448mm long five-door hatchback, was revealed to the media on 26 Mar

Maxus Tarantula concept: big SUV based on the D90 and said to be headed for production

Mazda CX-8: LHD world premiere for this large SUV which has been available only in Japan (since December), no word as yet on where China’s model will be built

Mercedes-Benz A-Class L Saloon: 4,609mm long sedan will be manufactured by the Beijing Benz joint venture mainly for the Chinese market

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon facelift: mid-life update time for Beijing Benz’s extended wheelbase sedan

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept: 5,260mm long crossover, interior has much copper-effect detailing and a tea service for the rear passengers

MG X-Motion concept: design study for a potential extra SUV; prototype based on SAIC’s ladder frame chassis platform as used by the Maxus T60, LDV T60 and Roewe RX8

Nissan Sylphy EV: looks almost identical to the existing sedan but there is a fresh bonnet pressing, Dongfeng and Venucia brands will also have cars based on this

Nissan Terra: based on Navara/NP300 pick-up, ladder frame SUV rival for Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest and Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Nio Eve concept update: prototype which premiered at SXSW in 2017 has had some minor revisions

Ora R1 concept: debut for Great Wall’s brand which will sell only electric vehicles, the R1 five-door hatchback is the smallest at 3.4m long, looked production-ready

Ora R2 concept: slightly longer than the R2 and looking more futuristic, is also a five-door hatchback, claimed range of 300km

Ora Q5: prototype of a 4.5m long crossover, had ORA in large letters on the tailgate, brand is ‘Oula’ in Chinese, claimed range of 460km

Qiantu Motor Concept 1: electric, low-roof five-door hatchback in the style of the Tesla Model S, may go into production in 2019 or 2020

Qiantu Motor K20 concept: small electric coupe follows the debut of the K50 at AutoChina 2016

Qiantu Motor K50: final prototypes exhibited ahead of the planned start of production in July

Qoros 5G concept: confusingly, it is also called the Mile 1 concept and is electric coupe with inductive recharging

Roewe Marvel X concept: electric prototype based on the RX5, said to be headed for production and to have a 500km range

S1Tech Dev1: 3.7m long electric hatchback is the first model for a new FAW brand, has face recognition technology, will be manufactured at one of FAW’s Changchun plants

Senia R7C: new variant of the existing R7 SUV with its own large and ornate grille, goes on sale in July

Senia R9: seven-seat SUV which is part of FAW’s Senia, Xenia or Senya brand

Singulato iM8 prototype: preview of an electric SUV which should be the firm’s second model after the iS6, will reportedly collaborate with BAIC’s BJEV division

Singulato iS6: prototype has a 75kWh battery pack and a claimed range of 400km, rear doors are hinged like those on a Rolls-Royce Phantom

Škoda Kamiq: 4,390mm long crossover for the SAIC Volkswagen JV, positioned below the Karoq, PQ25 platform, unique to China

Sol E20X: 4,135mm long SUV is a lightly modified JAC iEV7S, first model for JAC and Volkswagen’s electric vehicle brand, has an NEDC range “of more than 300km”

SWM G01: Brilliance-Shineray revealed this crossover to the media at an event in Italy in March, is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine

Toyota Corolla plug-in hybrid: to be manufactured by FAW Toyota not from 2018 as previously stated but now from 2019

Toyota Izoa: FAW Toyota gains its own slightly altered version of the C-HR which is to be sold in China by the GAC Toyota joint venture

Toyota Levin plug-in hybrid: aside from some styling adjustments, GAC Toyota’s car is the same basic model as FAW Toyota’s Corolla PHEV

Traum Meet3: second model for Zotye Auto’s additional brand is a C segment SUV based on the Zotye SR7, has a built-in Pioneer karaoke system

Venucia T90 facelift: an early update for this Murano-based crossover which only went on sale in December 2016

Venucia X concept: design study for a potential large SUV for the Dongfeng Nissan JV’s brand

Volkswagen CC: FAW Volkswagen’s version of the Arteon has this name and will be manufactured in Changchun

Volkswagen Lavida Plus and Gran Lavida Plus: SAIC Volkswagen sold in excess of 517,000 units of the outgoing Lavida (sedan) and Gran Lavida (wagon) in China in 2017

Volkswagen Tayron: long-wheelbase T-Roc manufactured by FAW Volkswagen, uses MQB A/B architecture

Volkswagen Touareg: in common with the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus, has MLB Evo as its platform

Volvo S90 Ambience Concept: potential version of the three-seat S90 Excellence, offers a scent diffuser and relaxing images projected onto the glass ceiling

Volvo XC40 T5 plug-in hybrid: 187kW (347PS) and 350Nm from the combination of a 1,969cc petrol engine and one motor, standard eight-speed automatic gearbox

Wey RS7 concept: faster looking version of the VV7 but the GWM brand says the prototype has the same 230hp and 320Nm as the standard VV7

Wey VV6: a second prototype of what will be a 4,585mm long crossover to sit between the VV5 and VV7

Wey-X concept: crossover with Level 5 autonomy and a holographic miniature female assistant, outside there is a large longitudinal fin on the tailgate

WM Weltmeister EX6 concept: slightly larger but not dissimilar to the just-released EX5, has six seats and is also an EV

WM Weltmeister Isdera Commendatore: claimed power of 800hp and range of 500km, is headed for limited production

Yudo Pi 7 concept: preview of the EV specialist brand’s third model which is expected to join the recently released X-Pi and Pi 3 in 2019

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