News on Chinese concept cars, auto shows

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The Technology That Powers Volvo’s Polestar 1

October 18, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Polestar 1

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:

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Volvo Launches New Polestar Brand With Concept Coupe

October 17, 2017 by Joey Wang

Volvo Launches New Polestar Brand With Concept Coupe

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:

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WEY XEV Concept Debuts On The Frankfurt Motor Show

September 15, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

WEY XEV Concept Debuts On The Frankfurt Motor Show

WEY debuted their new XEV electric concept car on the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The XEV previews a future compact sporty crossover.

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Borgward Isabella Concept Debuts At The Frankfurt Motor Show

September 15, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Borgward Isabella Concept Debuts At The Frankfurt Motor Show

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.

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Thunderpower SUV debuts on the Frankfurt Motor Show

September 15, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Thunderpower SUV debuts on the Frankfurt Motor Show

Thunderpower is the BEST name ever for a car company. Thunder Power is a Chinese car maker headquartered in Hong Kong with a factory-under-construction in Ganzhou and a design center in Milan. The designers are all Italians. Last year they showed a four-door sedan and they are also working on a sleek two-door coupe.

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Hozon Auto Is Another New EV Brand From China

April 28, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Hozon Auto

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.

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Geely MPV Concept Unveiled In Shanghai, China

April 26, 2017 by Joey Wang

Geely MPV Concept

Geely has launched an MPV concept on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. It is called the ‘MPV Concept’, a name not very original but certainly easy to remember. The MPV Concept previews an upcoming Geely MPV, which might as well be called ‘Geely MPV’.

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Hybrid Kinetic K550 And K750 Concept Cars Launch In China

April 25, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hybrid Kinetic K750

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.

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Brilliance Shineray SWM Eroe Electric SUV Concept Launched In China

April 25, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance Shineray SWM Eroe Electric SUV

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.

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Haval HB-03 Hybrid Concept Launched On The Shanghai Auto Show

April 24, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Haval HB-03 Hybrid

The new Haval HB-03 Hybrid concept car launched on the Shanghai Auto Show, with razor sharp headlights and shiny five spoke wheels. The HB-03 Hybrid previews a sporty SUV-coupe that will launch on the Chinese auto market in 2018.

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