Another new Chinese car brand has been born: Hozon Auto, and they are going to build electric cars. Chinese name is Hezhong Qiche, and the brand is owned by a company called Zhejiang Hezhong New Energy Vehicles. Their first vehicle will be a compact SUV, previewed by a concept car called @ that was unveiled last year on a local high tech show.
The ultra speedy NextEV NIO EP9 electricsupercar arrived at the Shanghai Auto Show, times six, representing the entire first-production run. Five cars go to early investors in NextEV and the very first EP9, the one that broke all the records, will stay with the company.
Hybrid Kinetic surprised in Geneva with the sleek H600 concept sedan. They came to Shanghai with two additional concepts: the K550 five-seat SUV and the huge K750 six-seat SUV. Starting with the latter; painted in brown and featuring an enormous grille with razor sharp bars and the company’s logo in the middle.
The new Brilliance-Shineray SWM Eroe electric SUV concept car has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. It looks great with a blue white paint job, a low roof line, a space ship grille, and ultra large wheels with shiny five-spoke alloys.
Singulato shipped their new iS6 electric crossover SUV to the Shanghai Auto Show, showing off its beautiful lights and dark blue body. Singulato is a brand under Zhiche Auto, a Chinese start-up based in Beijing. Small-batch production of the iS6 will start late this year and mass production in mid 2018. Price will range from 200.000 to 300.000 yuan ($30.000 – 43.000), pitching the iS6 straight up against the Tesla Model 3.
We are not quite done with the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Sorry for the delay in our reporting. We had some technical difficulties last week but everything should be all right now.
We continue immediately with the new Yudo Auto X-Pi electricconcept car. Pi as in π, the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. It previews an upcoming mid-size crossover SUV that is scheduled to hit the Chinese auto market in 2019.
This is the NextEV NIO ES8, and while it looks rather good it also looks surprisingly ‘normal’ from the young car company that gave us the EP9 supercar and the EVE autonomous concept. The NIO ES8 is a semi-concept which means that the eventual production car will only be different on details.
The new Audi e-tron Sportback Concept has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, and it looks great; painted in matte gray with a strong aggressive stance, wide shoulders, big wheels, and massive grille. The e-tron Sportback previews a sporty electric SUV coupe that will hit the market in 2019.
The BuickVelite 5 has been unveiled in China, on the eve of the Shanghai Auto Show, in a poorly lit hall where everything looks kinda blue. The Velite 5 is a variant of the Chevrolet Volt manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. It has been launched on the Chinese auto market immediately; price including subsidies starts at 229.800 yuan and ends at 259.800 yuan ($33.360-37.700) .