This is the all new Byton K-Byte Concept, a concept car previewing an autonomous electric sedan that will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2021. Byton also announced they have renamed their original Concept SUV to Byton M-Byte Concept. This car will launch in 2019.
Welcome to out Top 10 Concept Cars of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. We are looking at concepts from Chinese car makers, not at near production-ready concepts, and not at concepts that actually debuted before the show, otherwise the Dongfeng eπ would always win. Starting now with the car above:
10. Changjiang EV. Because it has a giant screen for a grille. Not a screen in the grille, but a grille-screen. I really like the star shaped lights in the bumper too, and the window line over the doors.
The controversial Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury has just been unveiled in China, one day before the start of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. And it is just as crazy as we hoped for, a big sedan on a SUV platform, painted in fiery red and dressed up with loads of shiny bits. A beauty.
This stunning speed is the new Dongfeng eπ concept car, unveiled one day before the start of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The name is a bit wuzzy, the e stands for electricity, as the eπ is a plug-in hybrid. The π is the Greek letter Pi. The Pi is popular in Chinese these days, Yudo Auto is also using it, as a name for their electric crossovers.
This silver speedy is the new Jetour X concept car, unveiled one day before the start of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The X comes with a sharply lined body and an enormous black grille, with the Jetour name in white.
The new WEY-X electric concept car comes with a fancy holographic assistant. The assistant is a white lady of about 25 years old, she wears a hotel-style uniform with clunky shoes. She is lovely.
This streamlined little runabout is the new Qiantu Motor K20, a sporty two-seat EV concept. The K20 will have its public debut next week on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. All nice and cool, but where is the K50?
Mercedes-Maybach has released the first official images of their new concept car for the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. It goes by the catchy name of Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury. The production version will launch in 2020.
Mercedes-Maybach will launch a new sedan-SUV in China on April 24, one day before the start of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The new car is officially still a concept, but the production version, expected in 2020, won’t differ very much.