This is the Beijing Auto ArcFox-1 concept car, a small convertible with wide black wheel arches and trendy blue decorations. The ArcFox-1 previews a future electric city car, just think a roof on and you got it. The ‘ArcFox’ name is going to be a new brand making fashionable electric cars, as opposed to cheap electric cars. ArcFox also showed a wild electric supercar which might see production in s small series.
The massive 2016 Beijing Auto Show is 0ver, more than 80 manufacturers showed over 150 new cars, receiving some 800,000 visitors over ten days. It’s not easy for automakers to win the attention of spectators at such a giant auto show – they therefore bring in the eye-catching novelty of the ”concept car“. A concept car is a vehicle that previews a future production car, future design, or future technology, often to test public reaction. Concept cars can roughly be divided into two categories: 1) close to production, and 2) downright outrageous.
Chinese auto shows used to be famous for the latter, but most Chinese automakers have become a bit more grounded now, focusing instead on new technologies such as electric power trains and autonomous driving. Happily, there was still enough to see for a Top Ten. More on FORBES.
Zhiche Auto brought one of their new electric SUV’s to the Beijing Auto Show, so we could have a good look at it. The vehicle, it doesn’t really have a name yet, stood on the stand of design firm IAT, the same company that gave it the Karlmann King. The Ziche, as I will call from now, looked remarkable solid for a concept car, and everything worked.
This is the Lingyun Two-seater, arguably one of the most crazy and most interesting concept cars on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. And that is not only because it is electric, not only because it has a beautiful streamlined body, but also by the fact that it has… only two wheels, one up front and one at the rear.
This is the crazy Ranz RF-EA1 concept car, as it was launched on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. Design is brilliant, a futuristic four-door coupe shape with a large greenhouse, air ducts in the rear fenders, and an absolute eye catching V-shaped grille with a the Ranz logo in emerald green.
Dongfeng launched the HUV Concept on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. It is the second vehicle with such a name and of such a kind. The first HUV debuted in 2012 and in 2013 we heard it would see production, but that never happened. The new HUV looks pretty much production ready, and it has been moved under the Fengshen brand, which also indicates Dongfeng has plans to bring it to the market.
The FAW Besturn X6 SUV concept was unveiled in the Beijing Auto Show, showing off an impressive grille, sharp cut headlights, and a very rounded greenhouse. The X6 previews a future mid-sized SUV that will be launched sometime in 2018.
The FAW Besturn X4 SUV concept was unveiled in the Beijing Auto Show, showing off a completely crazy grille, LED-stripped lights, and a bright orange paint job. The Besturn X4 previews a new compact SUV that will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of 2017.
Haval brought two concept cars to the Beijing Auto Show, one new and once recycled. We start with the new one, called Haval HB-02. It previews a premium mid-sized SUV that will be positioned somewhere between the Haval H8 and Haval H9.
The HB-02 has a blue Haval badge. That is a thing. Blue badges stand for the standard non-sporty cars, while red badges stand for the sporty ones. So far Haval has only used this distinction on concept cars.
The beautiful Qiantu Motor K50 Roadster has debuted on the Beijing Auto Show, looking absolutely stunning in gray blue over piano black. The K50 Roadster is the drop top variant of the K50 Coupe, which will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. The Roadster will follow in 2017.