Auto Shanghai 2019：Eco-friendly cars from Japanese and Korean automakers
Toyota's first EV, Honda's second China EV, Hyundai's EVs and PHVs, and Infiniti EV Sports Sedan
|China-exclusive “X-NV CONCEPT" EV jointly developed by Honda and Dongfeng Motor|
At this year’s Auto Shanghai, Japanese and Korean automakers announced a flurry of EVs and PHVs to meet the requirements of the NEV credit policy that began in earnest in 2019.
Toyota Motor Corporation (hereinafter referred to as Toyota) held the world premiere of the Toyota brand's first EV models, the IZOA and C-HR models, both of which are SUVs popular in China. The Lexus brand appealed to the public with the debut of its LM flagship luxury MPV, which provides a luxury travel space for the wealthy consumer segment in China. In addition, Toyota appealed to the visitors of the Auto Shanghai by displaying concept models that emphasized the company’s transition from a car-making company into a mobility company.
Honda unveiled the X-NV CONCEPT, the automaker’s second China-exclusive EV, and exhibited the new Odyssey Hybrid model.
Nissan Motor Corporation (hereinafter referred to as Nissan) unveiled the new model of the best-selling Sylphy sedan and exhibited two concept cars. The Infiniti brand showed its commitment to focusing on China, an important market for Infiniti, with the world premiere of the Qs Inspiration electrified sports sedan concept.
Mitsubishi Motors held the Asian premiere of the Mitsubishi e-Yi CONCEPT crossover SUV concept car. Subaru announced the new BRZ.
The Hyundai Group held an early unveiling of the all-new Sonata, the global ‘signature vehicle’ of Hyundai Motor (hereinafter referred to as Hyundai) for the China market. In addition, Hyundai announced the introduction of the new Encino EV and the new Elantra PHV by the end of 2019 to regain a market share in China. Kia Motors (hereinafter referred to as Kia) announced the all-new K3 mid-size sedan powered by a range of gasoline and PHV powertrains.
Honda's electrification strategy: Launching the "Honda e" compact EV in Europe and Japan （Mar. 2019）
2018 China market: 28.081M units for new car sales, 23.71M units for passenger cars （Feb. 2019）
Toyota: Accelerating Transition to Becoming a Mobility Company （Dec. 2018）
Honda: Partnering with IT companies in Japan, the U.S., and China on advanced technologies （Oct. 2018）
New Energy Vehicles (NEV) from Japanese, Korean, and Western OEMs （Jun. 2018）