Register for our free newsletterMercedes has chosen the Beijing Motor Show to show off its latest concept car. Named the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, it’s a jacked-up, three-box saloon with SUV styling cues that hides a Tesla-rivalling 740bhp all-electric powertrain. The Vision SUV takes its design from previous Vision concepts – that means sleek, curving lines and an enormous, glitzy front grille with a Maybach bonnet ornament above. There’s a chrome styling line that runs the full length of the vehicle and in a pleasingly retro touch, bisects the rear window. To further distance the car from just looking like a high-riding saloon, Mercedes has added black plastic cladding around the wheel arches and hefty chrome scuff plates on the bumpers. Car culture in China is disproportionately focussed on saloons, hence Mercedes’ decision to give the car a three-box silhouette. Mercedes says that the Vision SUV is primarily intended to be chauffeur-driven … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Maybach debuts luxurious Vision Ultimate Luxury concept at Beijing Motor Show
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Just last month, we learned that the new all-electric BMW iX3 crossover would soon debut at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. On Friday, BMW finally revealed a short teaser video on Twitter, showing off a new iX3 and a new take on the company's iconic grille design. Though next week's car may simply be a concept, it's our first preview of the German automaker's answer to the Jaguar i-Pace and upcoming Audi E-Tron. Last fall, BMW trademarked the name iX3 along with iX1 through iX9. The move foreshadows the automaker's push into electrification early in the next decade. By 2025, BMW plans to have 25 electrified models on the road. We have a few details on the BMW i4 sedan — 340 to 435 miles of range — not much on the iX3 beyond the fact that it's a crossover. A sedan like the i4 might be great for going head-to-head with cars like the Tesla Model S or the upcoming production version of the Porsche Mission E, but crossovers are what sell. A model like the iX3 will be hugely … [Read more...] about BMW iX3 electric crossover teased just head of 2018 Beijing Motor Show
Buick knows its nameplate is gaining immense popularity in China, a country growing increasingly stringent with emissions regulations and fuel economy figures. Thus, the stage is perfectly set for the tri-badge brand to debut a new EV crossover concept. Ahead of the Beijing Motor Show next week, Buick revealed the Enspire EV concept, an SUV built to trek the road less travelled and keep pace with the Tesla Model X. Instead of using the Chevy Bolt EV’s 150Kw, 200-horsepower motor, the Enspire concept comes with a 410 kW motor, giving it a whopping 550 horsepower so it can go 0-60mph in only 4 seconds. Buick also claims the Enspire can go up to 370 miles between charges, has support for both fast and wireless charging capability, and when the time comes to re-juice, it can recover 80 percent of its charge in 40 minutes. In terms of design, the Enspire strays from the brand’s latest design language. The EV concept gets a blue grille up front with massive air intakes, … [Read more...] about Buick debuts Enspire all-electric crossover SUV concept ahead of Beijing Motor Show
Honda telah mengumumkan bakal memperkenalkan dua model baharu di Beijing Motor Show 2018 pada hujung April ini, termasuk model konsep kenderaan elektrik (EV) dan juga sedan serba baharu. EV konsep yang dipertontonkan adalah model yang bakal dijual di China sebelum hujung tahun ini, dibangunkan oleh GAC Honda. Syarikat ini adalah hasil kerjasama antara Guangzhou Auto (GAC) dan Honda, yang pada mulanya dikenali sebagai Guangzhou Honda sebelum dinamakan semula menjadi GAC Honda pada 2008. Tidak diketahui apakah bentuk model EV berkenaan, walau pun terdapat desas-desus menyatakan kenderaan versi hanya elektrik ini adalah HR-V atau lebih dikenali sebagai Vezel di sana. Bagi sedan pula, Dongfeng Honda, satu lagi kerjasama antara Dongfeng Motor Group dan Honda, akan memproduksikan model ini. Ini mungkin Spirior yang baharu, yang terdahulu merupakan versi kejuruteraan berlencanakan Honda Accord yang diperbuat oleh Dongfeng Honda hanya untuk pasaran China sahaja. Selain dua model pelancaran … [Read more...] about Honda EV konsep, sedan serba baharu bakal diperkenalkan di Beijing Motor Show 2018
Mercedes-Maybach builds some of the most kitted out and opulent production cars in the world. Think of the Maybach S 560 and S 650 as a Mercedes S-Class taken to the next level of luxury. Today, Mercedes-Maybach revealed a new teaser for what looks like a concept for a new EV. The car is set to debut in just a few weeks at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. This might be the Maybach SUV we reported on a few weeks back. It's difficult to make out too many details, but it definitely looks different than the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 that we've seen floating around for the past couple of years. A close-up shot of the steering wheel shows the soft blue glow that Mercedes has put on the EQ-branded concept cars. Other images show clean white leather, rose gold trim and a pair of seats flanking a flower-encrusted panel. All the shots appear to be of the concept's interior, so we can't say for sure that this is the rumored Maybach SUV. Either way, it's sure to be just as luxurious and formidable … [Read more...] about New Mercedes-Maybach concept set to debut at 2018 Beijing Motor Show
Spy images have appeared online of the facelifted Lexus ES300h. This comes before the car's official global unveiling at the 2018 Beijing motor show on April 25. The image shows the car to have received cosmetic upgrades to mimic the design of the recently launched LS sedan. Most prominently, the spindle grille now has vertical slats replacing the earlier horizontal ones while also being more pronounced. The front headlights have been slightly reworked with new LED elements while the lower portion of the more sculpted bumper now has chrome inserts for the foglamp housings. The interiors will most likely be tweaked slightly with the most prominent addition being the updated Lexus infotainment system, as seen on the LS and NX cars. The car won't see any mechanical changes and will continue to be based on Toyota's global TNGA platform, which the ES shares with the Camry. The engine options will be carried over unchanged which means a 2.5 litre four cylinder petrol mated to an … [Read more...] about Lexus ES300h facelift to be globally unveiled at Beijing Motor Show on April 25
Buick, the premium automobile division of General Motors, has released a teaser image of its upcoming concept. The Buick Enspire SUV will be an all-electric SUV concept that will be showcased at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. The teaser image does not reveal much except for the tailgate design, raked rear windscreen and also the sleek tail lights. The technical specifications have not been released yet. The Buick Enspire electric SUV when goes into production, will primarily be a China only offering at first "The Enspire leverages GM's global resources and is an exploration of design and new technologies. It is the brand's latest example of innovation and application of future electric smart mobility." states the official release. The Buick Enspire, when goes into production, will primarily be a China only offering at first. And that is because Buick sells more vehicles in China than anywhere else. Out of the 1.4 million units sold globally, 1.2 million units were sold in China alone. GM … [Read more...] about 2018 Beijing Motor Show: Buick Enspire pure electric SUV teased
The idea of putting a bigger engine in a smaller car is always fun. And that is what BMW will be doing with the M2. The BMW M2 Competition package will be making its official debut at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. It is being said that the BMW M2 Competition, in addition to sporting an aggressively styled body kit, will also come with a 410PS motor. The BMW M2 Competition package comes with a sporty body kit The BMW M2 Competition comes with an all-black kidney grille, tweaked bumper design with vents in the lower lip, M4 Coupe like black mirrors and new 19-inch black wheels. The M2 Competition will come with M4-sourced seats with illuminated M2 logo. Additionally, it will come with a red start/stop button with M1 and M2 buttons on the steering wheel. The BMW M2 Competition package comes with illuminated M2 logo Under the hood of the BMW M2 Competition will be M4-sourced biturbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that makes 410PS of power and generates a torque of 550Nm. These numbers are … [Read more...] about BMW M2 Competition images leaked, to debut at Beijing Motor Show
SUV janaan-elektrik akan datang dari BMW, iX3, dilaporkan bakal membuat penampilan dalam bentuk konsep di Beijing Motor Show tahun ini. Ia diumumkan oleh pengeluar kereta berkenaan dalam sidang media akaun tahunan baru-baru ini bahawa model konsep iX3 akan menjadi kenderaan yang diperkenalkan tahun ini. Lain-lain termasuklah iNEXT dan i4 (diprebiu sebagai i Vision Dynamic). Berdasarkan spyshot bagi iX3, ia tampil berdasarkan model semasa G01 X3, walau pun kelihatan beberapa perubahan dalam bentuk visual bagi kenderaan janaan-elektrik ini. Setakat ini, tiada perincian didedahkan mengenai penjana kuasa elektrik yang bakal dipadankan pada iX3 ni, termasuklah prestasinya. BMW sedang mengatur langkah yang lebih agresif untuk kereta elektrik pergi lebih jauh, dan iX3, iNEXT dan i4 antara model yang berada dalam perancangan. “Saya mempunyai matlamat yang jelas untuk mobiliti yang mampan: Lebih daripada 140,000 kenderaan elektrik dijual pada tahun ini. Dengan jumlah keseluruhan mencecah … [Read more...] about BMW iX3 Concept diperkenal di Beijing Motor Show?
BMW’s upcoming all-electric SUV, the iX3, will reportedly make its debut in concept form at this year’s Beijing Motor Show. It was previously announced at the carmaker’s annual accounts press conference that the iX3 concept will be among a number of vehicles to debut this year. Others include the iNEXT and i4 (previewed by the i Vision Dynamics). Based on spyshots of the iX3, the model appears to be based on the current G01 X3, although it will likely get several visual changes to set it apart as an electric only vehicle. So far, there are no details about the electric powertrain used in the iX3, nor is there any word on range and performance. BMW is making a big push for electrified cars moving forward, and the iX3, iNEXT and i4 are just some of the models it has planned. “I have set clear goals for sustainable mobility: More than 140,000 electrified vehicles sold this year. A total of half a million electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids on the roads by the … [Read more...] about BMW iX3 Concept to debut at Beijing Motor Show?