The 15th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2018) is currently taking place at the China International Exhibition Center. Organized every even year in Beijing, 2018’s event is open to the public until May 4.
This year’s Beijing Auto Show is being pegged as the most diversified auto show in the world, predominantly displaying passenger cars, commercial vehicles, deluxe modified vehicles, and new energy vehicles. 1,022 rides are being showcased for 2018, with more than 1,200 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions across the globe. In total, there are 105 world premieres, 30 Asia premieres, 64 concept cars, and 174 NEVs. The show features auto parts as well.
Here, we’re in turn highlighting the best rides being unveiled at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, with everything from Maybach’s inaugural SUV, to Honda’s first EV in China, Jeep’s big brother to the Grand Cherokee, a bespoke McLaren, multiple Mercedes, Tesla’s Model 3, and much more.
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BMW’s iX3 is the company’s first electric SUV based on an existing BMW model. The “i” car is said to feature a range of 249 miles and have the potential to use 150kW charging. Expect a release in 2020.
BMW M2 Competition
The ultimate sports car, BMW’s M2 Competition, boasts a modified version of the S55 engine found in the BMW M3 and M4. The 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged motor thus provides 410 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, allowing for a 0 to 60 mph time in 4.2 seconds.
Buick is currently one of China’s most popular entry level brands. This year Buick is in turn introducing the Enspire, an all-electric crossover concept that boasts 370 miles of range. You can reportedly charge the vehicle up to 80 percent in just 40 minutes.
Ford Ranger Wildtrak
Ford is looking to adhere to the increase in popularity of pickups in China with the Ranger Wildtrak. The truck features a dark grille and matching running boards, in addition to 18-inch wheels.
Honda Everus EV Concept
Honda’s Everus concept accounts for the brand’s first EV in China. Designed to look similar to the HR-V, the Everus is due out next year.
Hongqi E-Jing GT
Chinese luxury automaker Hongqi took to the Beijing Auto Show to debut its E-Jing GT electric concept car. Showcased in a color referred to as “Kansas,” the coupe boasts a sleek overall design, complete with small headlights and noticeably large wheels.
Jeep Grand Commander
Jeep’s all-new full-sized premium SUV, the Grand Commander, is making its way to China. Marketed as the big brother to the Grand Cherokee, the vehicle can fit up to seven passengers in its three-row configuration. Under the hood you will find a 2.0-liter, HEMI turbocharged, four-cylinder diesel engine pumping out 230 bhp.
The new Lexus ES is due out next year, positioned to go up against the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes E-Class. The sedan is optioned with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, or, an electric motor producing 215bhp combined.
Lincoln’s all-new Aviator is the company’s first vehicle to offer an advanced plug-in hybrid option, paired with a twin-turbocharged engine. One of two SUV debuts by Lincoln in Beijing, the Aviator is scheduled to arrive in 2019.
McLaren 570GT MSO Cabbeen Collection
McLaren has partnered with Chinese fashion house Mr. Cabbeen to produce a limited run of the 570GT. With five iterations being made, the ride is highlighted by hand-painted dragon door inserts in gold, in addition to MSO Bespoke Obsidian Black paint, 15-spoke GT wheels, and brake calipers in Bespoke Gloss Speedline Gold.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class L
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class L accounts for one of multiple Beijing Auto Show debuts. The model, a longer four-door version of the all-new A-class, will not be sold outside of China.
Mercedes-Maybach Vision Concept
The new Mercedes-Maybach SUV concept is based on the Mercedes GLS, also accounting for Maybach’s first SUV. For now, we merely have a glimpse at the overall concept, so it is yet to be confirmed what the final product will look like.
MG’s X-Motion SUV is scheduled to arrive first in China in 2019. The engine is based on the Roewe RX8, which welcomes 2.0-liter turbocharged motor that produces 221bhp and 266lb ft of torque.
Nissan IMx KURO
The IMx KURO electric crossover concept ultimately provides a glimpse into the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The car’s advanced features are highlighted by Nissan’s exclusive Brain-to-Vehicle technology, which analyzes the driver’s brain waves to improve reaction times and increase driving comfort.
Volvo has launched a separate EV company, Polestar, and the Polestar 1 is its first car. The ride’s two electric motors come together for a combined 218 horsepower, as the Polestar 1 is expected to hit dealerships in 2019.
Tesla Model 3
Tesla has chosen to debut the new Model 3 at this year’s Beijing Auto Show. The vehicle, which is not expected to release until 2019, will hit the U.S. market first.
USSV G. Patton
US Speciality Vehicles’ mammoth G. Patton is named after World War II general George Patton. The eye-catching SUV comes equipped with a 6.8-liter V10 engine that cranks out 310bhp.
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