Auto Shanghai 2021: NEVs of Non-Chinese OEMs
Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, VW, BMW, Daimler, and Hyundai
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Auto Shanghai 2021 (the 19th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition) was opened at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. April 19 and 20 were press days for domestic and overseas media, April 21 through 23 were for members of the industry, and April 24 until 28 were the days when the Show was open to the public. With about 1,000 companies participating and a total exhibition space of 360,000 square meters, the show attracted much attention as it was the first international class motor show to be held this year and the biggest motor show in the world's largest automobile market. Unlike the 2020 Beijing Motor Show, which was held after a postponement due to COVID-19, Auto Shanghai 2021 was held on schedule in April. For members of the press entering the venue measures such as proof of testing negative for COVID-19 in a PCR test taken just prior to the event were required.
At this year’s show, Toyota announced the global roll out of the e-TNGA-based “Toyota bZ series” and unveiled the world premiere of the first model of the series, the “Toyota bZ4X" concept car. The company also plans to introduce a model exclusively for China. Honda unveiled the “Honda SUV e:prototype”, a prototype model of its new EV that it plans to sell in the spring of 2022.
The three German automakers did not have many models of note at the 2020 motor show, but at this year’s show, there were world premieres of the VW brand ID.6, two Audi brand EV concept models, and the EQB from Daimler. BMW unveiled the electric SUV iX, which is scheduled for release in the second half of 2021.
The Hyundai Group, which has seen a significant decline in sales volume in China in recent years, is rolling out its premium brand Genesis in China, along with the world premiere of Genesis’ first electric vehicle, the “Electrified G80”. At the same time, the company also announced its four major strategies for the Chinese market and unveiled new electric vehicles from each of its brands with the aim of making another leap forward.
This report focuses on the NEV models of foreign manufacturers that were on display at the Shanghai Motor Show.
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