New Nissan Intima Teased Before Beijing Motor Show

We already saw the concept version of the new Nissan Intima at the Tokyo Motor Show last year with rumors of an official unveil at the Beijing Motor Show later this month. It now looks as though those rumors are true as Nissan's now teasing us with a picture of the production version of the automaker's new Chinese… » 4/03/08 8:00am 4/03/08 8:00am

Jalopnik Poll: The China Show's Got Booth Babes Too!

Yes, that's right, it would appear in addition to capitalism, the Chinese have also learned about the importance of selling metal with flesh. But unlike some of the other shows, the booth babes of Beijing's China Auto Show appear to be of a more classy variety than a couple of the other second-tier shows, like say...… » 11/30/06 1:46pm 11/30/06 1:46pm

Beijing Bowtie: Tricked Out Aveo at China Show

In the year since Shanghai General Motors launched its Daewoo-developed Chevrolet Aveo in China, the car's gained traction among the country's growing middle class and the peasant class that sweats them. Now, the company's worked up a show model for Auto China 2006 to tweak the country's burgeoning audience for… » 11/21/06 11:56am 11/21/06 11:56am

Surfing PRC: Chang'an Automobile's Xingqing Concept

Looks like Chinese carmakers won't be shying away from hyperbolic concept vehicles after all. This van-like creature, introduced at Auto China 2006, is the Xingqing — which translates to something approximating "don't bogart that hash pipe, Moondoggie." Actually, it means "clear sky," derived from designers' aim to… » 11/20/06 3:54pm 11/20/06 3:54pm

Hit the Road, JAC: The Vision Concept in Beijing

Looks like JAC motors has terminated the backward Lexus logo that once adorned its Vision concept. And that's fine, because this isn't some bizarro Toyota (though to be a fly on the wall in the development meetings). The company unveiled its latest Sino-chic take on the typical sports sedan at the Beijing show this… » 11/20/06 12:37pm 11/20/06 12:37pm

One Billion Served: A Sea Of Humanity Enters The China Auto Show

We've come across this video from a visitor to the Beijing Auto Show — it's running through the 27th in the billion-person country of China (buy your tickets now, folks!) and although it's not the most exciting piece of footage we've ever seen, it's fun to watch the beginning and see the sea of humanity attempting… » 11/20/06 10:41am 11/20/06 10:41am

Fine China: FAW Shows Coupe Concept in Beijing

Chinese automaker FAW worked up this little coupe concept with joint venture partner Mazda for Beijing's Auto China 2006. While close inspection reveals a mishmash of Mazda, Nissan and Mitsubishi product influences (plus de rigeur gilded sport-compact wheels, natch), a surprising gestalt makes it all work. If this is… » 11/20/06 10:35am 11/20/06 10:35am

Sneak Peek at the Audi Q5? Volkswagen Neeza Concept Debuts in Beijing

Volkswagen unveiled its Neeza crossover concept in Beijing, which has the chin of an Audi Q7, but the heart of a Las Vegas lounge act. Actually, whispers indicate the concept may hearken the ute-like stylings of the upcoming Audi Q5, which is expected to be introduced next year, possibly at the Frankfurt show. The… » 11/20/06 8:09am 11/20/06 8:09am

Cross All Over: Daihatsu MPV Concept for Beijing

Toyota's Daihatsu Motor is showing off this precarious looking prototype at Auto China 2006, ahead of its Chinese market intro in mid-2007. It's a new manner of compact "multi-purpose passenger car," the company says, which will be shown in two forms, the crossover (above) and a sportier take (not above). Despite its… » 11/17/06 1:20pm 11/17/06 1:20pm

Chrysler Boss: Company Even Closer to Choosing China's Chery to Build…

According to Automotive News. Chrysler's about as close to picking China's Chery Automobile to build its new subcompact model as it can be without actually, say, selecting them. The group's CEO Tom LaSorda told reporters in Beijing (hmm) that the car — a ~$14,000 model likely based on the Hornet Concept shown at this… » 11/17/06 12:42pm 11/17/06 12:42pm

China's Hybrid Race: Chery to Show Hybrid at Beijing Show, Others to…

Will the third Sino-Japanese war be over hybrid cars? China's Chery Automobile just announced plans to show off its first hybrid car at the Auto China 2006 show in Beijing next week. While it's unclear if the system's been developed in house, or if it's a product of UK engineering firm Ricardo (as a report last year … » 11/14/06 7:43am 11/14/06 7:43am