Tag Archives: 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

Report: Acura mulling over compact crossover as popularity increases in US, may go against BMW X1 and Buick Encore

Amidst news that Acura has been shifting about the packaging options for its base ILX sedan, word is that the luxury automaker is seeking to compete in the compact luxury SUV segment against the likes of the BMW X1 and Buick Encore. Click here for our original post on the 2013 Acura SUV-X Concept from […]

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Report: BMW mulling over subcompact 1-Series sedan to rival Audi A3 sedan, could take form as a MINI too

AutoExpressUK reports that BMW may be considering a 1-Series-based sedan to rival the Audi A3 sedan. BMW’s Ian Robertson, the Roundel’s sales and marketing chief, spoke to the UK-based outlet at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show and said that should this potential 1-Series sedan reach production, it would enter the world’s largest single segment. China […]

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Report: Audi considering top-end SUV crossover above Q7, to be called Q8, according to CEO Durheimer

So it’s pretty obvious that crossover SUVs have been the buzz for the last decade or so as the mass market leans towards the “one for all” mentality—in other words, most typical buyers these days want the most they can get out of one automobile. And crossovers have been the answer to that as they […]

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Report: Volvo backing out of the plan to build flagship BMW 7-Series/Mercedes S-Class/Audi A8 competitor

AutomotiveNews Europe reports that Volvo has announced to be axing its idea to build a flagship automobile to combat the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Jaguar XJ, et al. Volvo’s head honcho Hakan Samuelsson reportedly said that it’s canned for good and it doesn’t fit Volvo’s “green image.” “We don’t have any ambitions to go into […]

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2013 Buick Riviera Concept Rear 7-8 Left Doors Open

2013 Shanghai: Buick shows off its new Riviera Concept at Shanghai in the People’s Republic

Despite Buick’s rough history here on its home turf, the luxury automaker actually has a very strong prominence as a very highly sought-after brand in China. As a result, Buick felt right at home debuting the all-new 2013 Riviera Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show. “The new Riviera offers a preview of Buick’s future design […]

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2013 Ford Escort Concept Front 3-4 Left

2013 Shanghai: The Ford Escort Concept provides China with a glimpse of what to expect for a new compact

Ford introduced a new concept for the masses interested in the compact segment in China—which would be the Ford Focus for us and the rest of the world. Their answer is the 2013 Ford Escort Concept, which tells a slightly interesting tale about China’s automobile market. Just by taking a look at it, you’d think […]

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2013 Acura SUV-X Concept Rear 7-8 Right

2013 Shanghai: Acura showcases SUV-X Concept, a compact luxury crossover for the world’s most populous country w/ video

Acura showcased a new design study concept called the Concept SUV-X, which provides the Chinese market with a taste of what to expect for a potential new compact crossover for the most populous country in the world. In essence, this would be China’s own RDX crossover SUV. The Concept SUV-X takes a lot of Acura’s […]

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2013 Nissan Friend-ME Concept Interior

2013 Shanghai: Nissan unveils their take on a hip city runabout for the younger generation in China

In a bid to seriously capture the minds of China’s rapidly emerging Facebook generation—we think quite literally—Nissan unveiled their interpretation of a modern and hip shooting brake city runabout called the Friend-ME Concept. It has four doors, but dons a very curvaceous body and an extended low-slung roof over the boot a la Hyundai Veloster. […]

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2013 Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept Front

2013 Shanghai: Volkswagen unveils all-new CrossBlue Coupe Concept at Shanghai

Volkswagen unveiled an all-new concept that they call the CrossBlue Coupe Concept for the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. But a coupe is something the CrossBlue Coupe Concept is not, despite its name. According to Volkswagen, it provides a glimpse into the future for a potential crossover SUV segment a la affordable BMW X6-style. “The disproportionate […]

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2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50th Anniversary Front Fascia

2013 Shanghai: Lamborghini unveils the special edition Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario at Shanghai to celebrate 50th birthday

Lamborghini has a habit of producing special edition models to celebrate company occasions. So as a result, the brand sought the opportunity to unveil a special edition Aventador to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary as an automobile maker. The new model is called the Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario. Other than the usual special […]

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