Shanghai auto show

No more copycats: why Chinese cars were the stars at Shanghai

Opinion: motor show reveals proof that the world's fastest growing car industry is also the fastest to mature

16 April 2019
Audi AI:ME concept
Audi's electric hatch concept previews the company's long-term design plans
Shanghai auto show

Is the car world finally ready for the Audi A2?

The A2 was too radical for Audi in 1999, but 20 years on the AI:ME concept shows how a high-tech, compact city car could be a big hit

15 April 2019
Alain Prost: Formula 1 should ditch V6s and DRS
Alain Prost with the 2027 Vision F1 concept
Shanghai auto show

Alain Prost: Formula 1 should ditch V6s and DRS

Four-time champ tells us that F1 should keep improving with faster, purer racing

21 April 2017
Hanteng EV
Hanteng EV is a copycat of the Jaguar F-Pace
Shanghai auto show

Forget copycats, Shanghai is all about electric cars

This year’s Shanghai motor show has proved that China’s motor industry is doing much more than just ripping off European designs

19 April 2017
McLaren 720S
McLaren 720S
Shanghai auto show

Why China is the golden child for premium brands

McLaren predicts the Chinese market will become one of its biggest within a few years, but why is the country so important for high luxury car sales?

19 April 2017
Shanghai auto show

How Mercedes is taking hints from its rivals

The Mercedes-Benz Concept A saloon was revealed in Shanghai, and I expect it'll take a considerable chunk of sales away from the Audi A3 saloon

19 April 2017
Shanghai auto show

Why the BMW M4 CS should be a hit

BMW has unveiled the 454bhp M4 CS at the Shanghai motor show, and we have high hopes for the hot M4

19 April 2017
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Shanghai auto show

How Skoda cracked the Chinese market

China is the only market in which Skoda dons a different slogan to its well-known 'Simply Clever" - here's why

18 April 2017
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Shanghai auto show

A rare case of exciting autonomy

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class features some of the most notable autonomous technological advancements in some time, but how long will the lead last?

18 April 2017
Citroen C5 Aircross
Citroen C5 Aircross
Shanghai auto show

The return to conventional design may backfire

Citroen has revealed the new C5 Aircross at the Shanghai motor show, but is its more simple design a step backwards for the brand?

18 April 2017
MG GS on display at the Shanghai motor show
Shanghai auto show

Will an SUV finally give MG some traction?

The MG GS has launched in China and is due in the UK next year. Hilton Holloway asks whether this could be the car which restores MG to significance in the new car market.

22 April 2015
Our man Burt dons Mini's magic specs
Shanghai auto show

A test run with Mini’s augmented vision driving glasses

We try the high-tech specs that serve up driving information without impairing your field of vision

21 April 2015

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