Last month we reported about a Hongqi event where they showed images of a new concept car but not the concept car. Chinese media mocked the iconic Hongqi brand for this stupidity. But that all ends today because Hongqi suddenly organized another event and… rolled out the concept car.
China’s iconic Hongqi brand unveils plans for the future
New Chinese car brands launches 700 hp electric concept
Another day and yet another new Chinese car brand: LvChi, best translated as ‘Green Carriage’. Chinese name is Lüchi. They will make only electric cars and want to have their first one on the market by mid-2019.
At the brand’s launching ceremony they unveiled a good looking concept car called the Urano.
Chinese EV startup unveils Byton Concept
This stealthy space ship is the new Byton Concept, a concept car previewing an upcoming full-electric SUV that will be sold under the Byton brand. The company calls it a SIV, which stands for Smart Intuitive Vehicle.
This striking little machine is the Red Space, an electric city car concept launched on the L.A. Auto Show. It was designed by none other than the infamous Chris Bangle. The Red Space will be manufactured in China by the China Hi-Tech Group (CHTC), a state-owned conglomerate involved in car making, car trading, chemicals, textiles, and machinery.
The dark blue beauty is the new Guangzhou Auto iSpace concept, as it was unveiled on this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. The iSpace previews an upcoming electric car that will be build by a joint venture between Guangzhou Auto and internet giant Tencent.
Yesterday we saw the launch of the new Polestar 1, a concept previewing a new hybrid coupe of Volvo’s new electric performance brand (yes I know…), and today we have more about the underlying technology. Let’s start with the powertrain:
Volvo has launched a new brand. It is called Polestar and it will build sporty high-end electric cars. Their first car will be the Polestar 1, the production version of the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe. Production will start in 2019 in a new factory in Chengdu, China. Next up is the Polestar 2 which will be aimed at the Tesla Model 3, and then it is time for the Polestar 3 which will do battle with the Tesla Model X.
The Polestar 1 is a brilliant looking car with an empty grille and beautiful wheels. So far so good. There is however a big question:
WEY debuted their new XEV electric concept car on the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The XEV previews a future compact sporty crossover.
China’s Borgward brought the Isabella electric concept car to the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The name harks back to 1954 2-door coupe with the same name, far far away in the non-Chinese past.