Shanghai motor show: don't miss a trick with our handy A-Z of all the new cars

Published: 22 April 2019

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The Shanghai motor show is in full swing and in our review guide, we talk you through the key cars and world debuts that matter, from the new Audi AI:me concept to the first all-electric Aston Martin, from news of an all-electric Lotus hypercar to the latest Mercedes GLB baby crossover. CAR magazine is just back from reporting live from the show floor and at events scattered across the megacity, and the links to all our stories are below.

Officially called Auto Shanghai, this bi-annual show alternates with the Beijing motor show and is fast becoming one of the major auto shows on the global stage. Western car makers are flocking to the expo to showcase their wares in the world’s biggest car market (and one increasingly leading on electrification). Read on for our full Auto Shanghai 2019 preview guide. We’ll be updating this frequently in the coming days, so stay tuned for more cars.

A-Z of all the key new cars at the 2019 Shanghai motor show

Audi AI:me concept car at the 2019 Shanghai motor show

Rapide E  
Big Aston flagship saloon gets the full electric treatment in China

AI:me (above)  
Concept car a fresh look at autonomous city pods of tomorrow
Q2 L e-tron  New stretched Q2 packs in a new EV drivetrain at Shanghai 

Mulsanne WO Edition  
Chinese debut for smartened up Mulsanne special
WO Bentley’s 8-litre car  Priceless family heirloom confirmed for Shanghai show 

X3 M and X4 M  Go-faster M division versions of the latest mid-sized SUVs 
3-series LWB  
World debut of stretched Three, made with Brilliance Automotive
8-series Coupe and Convertible  Asian premiere for BMW’s sporting flagships 
X1 xDrive 25Le  Electrified version of X1 shown for China only
X7  Chinese debut for super-sized SUV range-topper  

BYD e-Seed concept car

E-Seed GT concept (above)  
Shock-and-awe electric supercar designed by former Audi styling boss 

Ami One concept car  
Chinese debut for centenary two-seat electric show car
C3-XR SUV  China-market SUV takes pride of place at Auto Shanghai 2019
C4 Aircross  Renamed Chinese equivalent of our C3 Aircross 

Preface concept  Sneak preview of a new four-door saloon launching in 2020 

New spin-off brand from Geely 

Infiniti Qs Inspiration

QS Inspiration (above)  
New electric sports saloon for brand ejecting from Europe

VA3, VS5 and VS7 
New Chinese-only budget brand launched by Volkswagen to mop up cheap ‘n’ cheerful sales

Karma GT designed by Pininfarina  Rising from the ashes of Fisker is this new Chinese-funded EV
Revero four-door  Revised version of the saloon we’ve already got to know 
SC1 Vision  Wild scissor-doored sports car bows in at Chinese show 

Lexus LM: shock people carrier surprises Shanghai auto show 2019

LM MPV (above)  
Surprisingly boxy full people carrier from Lexus appears in China 

Type 130 hypercar  
Announcement came in Shanghai that a new hypercar EV is under development in Hethel 
Evora GT4  Stripped-out racer concept bowed in at Auto Shanghai 2019 

Quattroporte Granlusso (below)  
One-off limo made for Xuan Feng, chief editor of T-Magazine in China

Maserati at the 2019 Auto Shanghai motor show

Concept GLB  
Honey I shrunk the G-Wagen? First look at baby SUV to slot between GLA and GLC

ET Preview  Fully electric saloon was shown at Auto Shanghai, broadening NIO’s all-SUV range 

City K-ZE  
Renault and DRAC’s first all-electric production car makes world debut 

iC3  Recognise this? It’s a Toyota iQ that’s been officially electrified by new Chinese start-up

Electric C-HR  
China-only full battery version of the C-HR crossover is unveiled in Shanghai 

ID Roomzz (below)  Another ID concept car – this one previews China-only electric SUV

VW ID Roomzz: another electric car being unveiled at 2019 Shanghai motor show

Practical information about Auto Shanghai 2019

Where is the Shanghai motor show held?  National Exhibition and Convention Center, 168 Yinggang Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, China
Shangai motor show 2019 dates:  18-25 April for public days
Opening times: 10.00am-7.00pm (10.00-3.00pm on Thursday 25 April)
How much are Auto Shanghai motor show tickets?  Rmb 100 (equivalent to £11)
Shanghai motor show website:

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By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words