Beijing Auto Show 2014: Gasoline/diesel models by European and American OEMs

Models include Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Escort, and VW Golf R



2014 Beijing Auto Show
Mercedes-Benz booth at Beijing Auto Show 2014

 The 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (also known as the Auto China) was held from April 20 to 29, 2014 in Beijing (April 20 was the press day). The auto show was attended by more than 2,000 automakers and companies from 14 countries. 1,134 vehicles were displayed including 118 world premieres, 31 of which were by foreign automakers. 45 models debuted in Asia. The exhibited models include 71 concept cars and 79 new energy vehicles. Many OEMs also displayed sport utility vehicles (SUVs), whose demand is increasing in China.

 MarkLines will provide the outline of the exhibits in five reports. This first report focuses on models by five American and European OEMs: General Motors (GM), Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, Volkswagen (VW), PSA Peugeot Citroën, Daimler, and BMW. More specifically, this report provides details of 24 gasoline- or diesel-fueled models: 10 concept cars, as well as 14 new models which are slated for market production in China starting in March 2014. A separate report will provide details of the new hybrid vehicles (HV), electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) which were exhibited by leading American and European OEMs, along with those by Japanese, Korean and other foreign OEMs.

Related Reports:
North American International Auto Show 2014:
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IAA Frankfurt Auto Show 2013:
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All-new gasoline/diesel-fueled models exhibited at Beijing Auto Show 2014

(to build models)
Models Notes
(● stands for
concept car)
GM Cadillac: All-new CTS To be imported
(within 2014)
Shanghai GM Chevrolet: All-new Cruze To be built locally
(in the latter half of 2014)
               TRAX Local production started
(Released in Apr. 2014)
SAIC-GM-Wuling Baojun : 610
           730 To be buily locally
(in the latter half of 2014)
Ford Lincoln: MKX concept
Ford: All-new Mustang (Sixth generation) To be imported
(within 2015)
Changan Ford Ford: All-new Ford Escort To be built locally
(in the latter half of 2014)
        Everest concept
Jeep: BU ZiYouXia: Renegade design
        KL Sageland/KL Urbane:
        small-size Cherokee design concept
GAC Fiat
(Changsha Plant)
Fiat: Ottimo Sport To be built locally
(To start receiving orders in Apr. 2014)
VW: New Touareg To be imported
(in summer 2014)
       New Golf R 400
Shanghai VW VW: New Midsize Coupe (NMC) concept
Skoda: Rapid Spaceback Local production started
(Released in Apr. 2014)
FAW-VW VW: Golf China Concept (New Golf Edition)
PSA Dongfeng-Peugeot
Citroen: C-XR concept
Changan PSA Citroen(DS series): DS 6WR To be built locally
(To be released as early as Sep. 2014)
                          DS 5LS R
Peugeot: All-new 408

Local production started
(To be released in Jul.-Aug. 2014)
Mercedes-Benz: Concept Coupe SUV
Beijing Benz                         All-New C-Class L
                        (long wheel base)
To be built locally
(To be released in Sep. 2014)
Mini Mini: Partially-redesigned COOPER Paceman To be imported

GM introduces Cruze, TRAX production model, Baojun 610/730

OEM Models Descriptions
Shanghai GM All-New Chevrolet Cruze  A world premiere. The latest version of the fully-redesigned Cruze (midsize passenger car). The powertrain has been revamped to reduce the vehicle weight while increasing fuel efficiency and steering stability. The Cruze is fitted with new features that are normally found in luxury cars. The fuel efficiency has been increased by 14 % to 21% compared to the previous model. It is reported that the new Cruze will be put on sale in China in June to December, 2014.
 It has a 1.4-liter direct-injection, turbocharged Ecotec new-generation engine (maximum output: 103kW, maximum torque: 200Nm) or a 1.5-liter direct-injection Ecotec engine. It also features a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DCG, co-developed with SAIC) or a third-generation 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode (S6), or an all-new 6-speed manual transmission (developed by GM Europe team).
Chevrolet TRAX  A small urban SUV designed for young people (featuring the Smart AWD system). It is 4248mm long, 1776mm wide, and 1674mm (including the roof rail) or 1647mm high with a 1540mm wheelbase. According to the OEM, the TRAX has fuel efficiency of 6.9-liter/100km. It is produced at GM's Shanghai plant and put on sale in April 2014.
 It has a 1.4-liter direct-injection turbocharged Ecotec engine (maximum output: 103kW, maximum torque: 200Nm) along with the third-generation 6-speed automatic transmission (S6) or all-new 6-speed manual transmission.
 It features the Chevrolet smart onboard telematics "MyLink" and Bridgestone's Dueler SUV tires.
GM All-new Cadillac CTS  China debut. The latest version (third-generation) of the Cadillac CTS is longer and slightly taller than the previous model. The vehicle weight has been reduced by 110kg to 1640kg. The all-new Cadillac CTS is slated for import sales.
 It is powered by a 2.0-liter SIDI direct-injection turbocharged engine (maximum output: 203kW, maximum torque: 400Nm) and is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with a paddle shift and manual mode.
 It features GM's electromagnetic suspension (Magnetic Ride Control: MRC), high-performance braking system supplied by Brembo, the APA smart parking system, Bose's ANC noise reduction, and high-performance sports tire. According to GM, these onboard features enables high driving performance similar to racing cars.

Note: The Chevrolet Corvette will be released in China in 2015 at the earliest.


All-New Chevrolet Cruze
Shanghai GM: All-new Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet TRAX Chevrolet TRAX
Shanghai GM: Chevrolet TRAX
Cadillac CTS Chevrolet Corvette
GM: All-new Cadillac CTS GM: Chevrolet Corvette


OEM Models Descriptions
SAIC-GM-Wuling Baojun 610  A 5-seater hatchback version of the Baojun 630 sedan which is already on sale and developed according to GM's global standards. The hatchback is 4401mm long, 1736mm wide and 1462mm high with 2640mm wheelbase. The 1.5-liter engine version is produced at the Liuzhou plant and was released in April 2014 for CNY 65,800 to CNY85,800.
 It is powered by a 1.5-liter P-Tec DVVT GM model engine (maximum output: 82kW, maximum torque: 146.5Nm) mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode (second-generation GF6) or 5-speed manual transmission. According to the OEM, the Baojun 610 has fuel efficiency of 5.9 to 7.0-liter/100km. The company plans to add a 1.8-liter engine version in the near future.
Baojun 730 (Product code: CN200)  A premiere debut. The Baojun 730 is the brand's first multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with 2-2-3 seating layout and is built on an all-new platform. It is 4685mm long, 1785mm wide and 1735mm and has 2750mm wheelbase. The Baojun 730 is slightly larger in body size and cabin space than one of its competitors, the Wuling Hong Guang S (4400mm long, 1680mm wide and 1770mm high with 2720mm wheelbase. It is powered by a 1.2- or 1.5-liter P-TEC DVVT engine. ) The Baojun 730 is produced at the Liuzhou plant and will be put on sale in the latter half of 2014 for CNY 100,000 or less.
 The driving system is basically the same as that of the Baojun 630. The Baojun 730 is powered by GM's 1.5-liter (maximum output: 82kW) or 1.8-liter i-VVT (maximum output: 101kW) Ecotec engine paired with a 5-speed MT or 6-speed AT. The company plans to add a turbocharged engine version.


Baojun 610 Baojun 610
SAIC-GM-Wuling: Baojun 610
Baojun 730 Wuling Hong Guang S
SAIC-GM-Wuling: Baojun 730 Wuling Hong Guang S by SAIC-GM-Wuling (the competitor of the Baojun 730)



Ford unveils Escort, Everest and MKX concepts

OEM Models Descriptions
Changan Ford All-New Ford Escort  A world premiere of the latest production model of the Escort that was developed for China. A midsize family sedan which is slightly smaller than the all-new Mondeo sedan already sold in China. It will be produced at the Chunking plant and will be released in the latter half of 2014 at the earliest for around CNY 100,000.
 The all-new Ford Escort is designed for customers who are not quite satisfied with the Ford Focus which is a leading model in current China. It is based on Ford's midsize C-car global platform and was developed chiefly by the Chinese development team. It is characterized by the spacious cabin including the larger back seat space for children and parents, full safety features and novel design.
 It is powered by a 1.4-liter engine produced at the company's Chunking engine plant. It features a smart digital and entertainment system called the Device Dock, a new way to store and charge devices like mobile phones, i-Pads, MP3 players and satellite car navigation systems.
Ford (Jiangling Motors) Ford Everest concept  A seven-seater midsize concept that hints at the future design of Ford's off-road SUV. It was designed by Ford's Asia Pacific design team in Australia.
 The production version will be produced at Jiangling Motors Co. (JMC)'s Nanchang plant located in Jiangxi province. It will be sold by JMC's sales network.
 The production model for China will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine or a more powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine.
 Ford intends to bolster its SUV lineup by adding the Ford Everest to two SUV models that are produced at the Changan plant, the Kuga compact SUV and EcoSport subcompact SUV.
Ford Lincoln MKX concept  A world premiere of the concept car that hints at the next midsize SUV production model, MKX, under the Lincoln badge. Its production model is one of the five models to be launched by Ford in China by 2016. Its import sale is slated to start in China in 2016.
 The Lincoln MKX concept features the panoramic sun-roof, aluminum alloy rear-view mirror and 21-inch wheels along with LED lighting equipment including the head-lamps and rear-lamps.
All-New Mustang (6th generation)  The latest version (sixth-generation) of the Mustang that dates back 50 years. Its import sales will start in 2015. Its local production in China is under consideration.

Notes: In April 2014, Ford announced that import sales of the Lincoln-branded passenger cars in China will start in October. Initially, Ford will start import sales of the MKC and the MKZ at 8 dealerships; 2 in Shanghai and 1 each in Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou. The MKC is an SUV powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that competes with the Audi Q3, Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK. The MKZ is a sedan powered by a 2.0-liter engine that chiefly competes with the Mercedes-Benz C and E-Class.


All-New Ford Escort Everest concept
Changan Ford: All-new Ford Escort Ford: Everest concept
Lincoln MKX concept Lincoln MKX concept
Ford: Lincoln MKX concept
All-new Mustang
Ford: All-new Mustang (6th generation)



Fiat-Chrysler uncovers Jeep design concept and Fiat Ottimo

OEM Models Descriptions
Jeep BU ZiYouXia: Renegade concept  It was unveiled earlier at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014. A design concept of an entry-class small SUV (5-seater AWD) fitted with the world-first 9-speed transmission. Its exterior was designed for China. Use of aluminum alloy material in the body has led to substantial weight reduction. The car is 4232mm long and has 2570mm wheelbase.
 The powertrain consists of the MultiAir gasoline- or Multijet II diesel-fueled engine developed jointly by Chrysler and Fiat, and a 5-speed or 6-speed MT or a 9-speed AT. The 9-speed AT is mated with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. The car is built on a Fiat platform and features the Active Drive full-time AWD system and a large digital monitor.
KL Sageland/KL Urbane: small-size Cherokee concept  A special design concept of the next-generation midsize Jeep SUV, Cherokee, equipped with a 9-speed AT (KL Sageland/KL Urbane Version). Its exterior was designed for China. The car is suitable for off-road usage as well. The production model is sold for CNY 375,900 to CNY 459,900.
 The powertrain consists of the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine (maximum output: 177hp, maximum torque: 229Nm) or the 3.2-liter Pentarstar engine (271hp, 324Nm) and the new Active Drive smart full-time AWD system. It also features the Selec-Terrain driving mode select system and the Uconnect system for audio, air conditioning, navigation and basic vehicle settings.


BU ZiYouXia KL Sageland/KL Urbane
Jeep: BU ZiYouXia: Renegade design concept Jeep: KL Sageland/KL Urbane: small-size Cherokee design concept


OEM Models Descriptions
GAC Fiat Fiat Ottimo Sport  A world premiere. A sports version of the New Ottimo, the all-new compact hatchback that was put on sale in March 2014. It is GAC Fiat's second local production model after the Viaggio midsize sedan.
 The sports version is powered by the 1.4-liter JET highly-efficient turbocharged engine paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). It is built on the CUSW (Compact US Wide) platform that delivers high driving performance.


Ottimo Sport
GAC Fiat: Ottimo Sport



VW and Skoda exhibits all-new Golf R, NMC, Skoda Rapid Sport

OEM Models Descriptions
VW New Touareg  A world premiere. The latest version of the partially redesigned Touareg (premium-class SUV). It features the coasting function, automatic pre-collision braking system and other next-generation automotive technologies. The body design has been refreshed. Import sale is scheduled to start in the summer of 2014.
 The Chinese model will be powered by two V6 TSI gasoline engines (maximum output: 213kW, maximum torque: 290PS; a more powerful version (235kW, 320PS)) or aV8 FSI gasoline engine (265kW, 360PS) paired with an 8-speed AT. The "4MOTION" AWD system will be featured. A hybrid version powered by a V6 TSI engine and a motor will be made available as well.
 The new SUV will have off-road driving mode. The LED headlights and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) will be standard features and air suspensions will be optional.
New Golf R 400  A world premiere. A concept model of an all-new sports car based on motor sports car design and technologies. all-new Golf R 's technologies have been used for the model. It has 200PS power output per liter of piston displacement and a power weight ratio of 3.55kg/PS which make it as powerful as a super sports car. It accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and has the maximum speed of 280km/h.
 The car has a weight of 1420kg. It is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI small high-performance engine (maximum output: 400PS/294kW, maximum torque 450Nm) mated with a dual clutch transmission (direct-shift gearbox: DSG) and the 4MOTION AWD system.


All-New Touareg All-New Touareg
VW: All-New Touareg Front seat area showing the console of VW's All-new Touareg
New Golf R 400 New Golf R 400
VW : New Golf R 400
New Golf R 400
Engine room of the New Golf R 400


OEM Models Descriptions
Shanghai VW VW New Midsize Coupe (NMC) concept  A world premiere. The all-new 4-door 5-seater coupe concept (New Midsize Coupe: NMC) will be the base for production model developed by Shanghai VW's R&D Center. It blends the best parts of a saloon and a sports car. The car is 4597mm long, 1838mm wide and 1422mm tall. This makes the NMC wider than the Passat and lighter than the Passat/Santana. The maximum speed is 224km/h. The production model will be produced at the Shanghai VW's plant in China and VW's Puebla plant in Mexico.
 The NMC is powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder direct-injection TSI turbocharged engine (output: 162kW/220PS) paired with a 7-speed DSG. It has EU combined cycle test fuel efficiency of 6.4-liter/100km.
 The multi-function sports steering wheel, infotainment system and other control systems are the same as the all-new Golf. The car has a spacious cabin and a 500-liter luggage space.
Skoda Rapid Spaceback  The all-new hatchback produced by Shanghai VW. The model was put on sale in April 2014 at CNY 89,900 to CNY 136,900. It is 4304mm long, 1706mm wide and 1475mm high and has 2603mm wheelbase. It has trunk space of 372 liters, which can be increased up to 1255 liters with the rear seats folded.
 It is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI turbocharged engine from VW's latest EA211 series of engines (maximum output: 96kW/5000rpm, maximum torque: 225Nm) paired with a 7-speed DSG. According to the OEM, the hatchback has fuel efficiency of 5.6-liter/100km (4.8L in 90km/h steady speed cycle test).
FAW-VW Golf China Concept (New Golf Edition)  A world premiere. A design concept of the Golf developed by FAW-VW celebrating the 30-millionth model in 40 years since the very first Golf was launched in May 1974.
 It features 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels and has wood inlays in the interior. The center console and surrounds of the instruments and air vents are decorated in piano finish with black color.


VW: New Midsize Coupe concept (NMC) Center console of VW's New Midsize Coupe
Rapid Spaceback New Golf Edition
Shanghai VW: Skoda (Rapid Spaceback) FAW-VW: Golf China Concept (New Golf Edition)



PSA unveils C-XR concept and DS 6WR

OEM Models Descriptions
Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroen Citroen C-XR concept  A world premiere of the compact SUV concept. It was designed based on "ARTECH", a new French design principle representing a perfect fusion of the essence of high-tech design, the world-leading fashion and artistic quality. (Note: "C" stands for Citroen, and "X" in "XR" represents yearning for the unknown and "R" signifies research attempt.)
 The production model will be produced at the Wuhan plant as the JV's first locally-built urban SUV. It will be released in December 2014 for CNY 230,000 or less. The car is designed for the compact SUV market in China.
 The car shares the platform with the Peugeot 3008. It is powered by a 1.6- or 1.8-liter turbocharged engine or a 2.0-liter engine combined with a 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT. Light-emitting diodes (LED) are used in many places including the instrument cluster. The car is also equipped with GPS.

Note: Exhibitions at the company's technology corner introduced two cutting-edge eco engines: the Citroen 1.2THP and 1.6THP.


C-XR concept
Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroen : Citroen C-XR concept


OEM Models Descriptions
Changan PSA DS 6WR  A world premiere of the first SUV in the DS series. Its production model will be a third model, after the DS5 and DS 5LS, to be produced at Changan PSA's Shenzhen plant. It will be put on sale in September 2014 at the earliest.
 The even-number "6" in the model name refers to an SUV and "WR" stands for "Wild" and "Refinement" design concepts. It is also reported that the DS 6WR's exterior inherits the design style of the Wild Rubis concept car that was announced at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
Citroen DS 5LS R  A world premiere of the premium sedan DS 5LS high-performance model concept. The production model will be produced at the Shenzhen plant and put on sale in or around September 2014 (for CNY 149,800 to CNY 249,800.
 The wheel size is increased to 20 inches and the chassis height is reduced by 15mm to give a sportier impression than the DS 5LS. The dashboard, steering wheel and other cabin components have leather and alcantara finish.
 It is powered by a 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine (maximum output: 300hp, maximum torque: 400Nm), developed jointly by PSA and BMW, paired with a sequential gearbox with a paddle shift.

Note: Citroen has set an initial sales target for the DS Spirit series at 50,000 units.


Changan PSA: Citroen DS 6WR Changan PSA: Citroen DS 5LS R


OEM Models Descriptions
Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroen All-new Peugeot 408  A premiere debut of an all-new strategic midsize sedan (2014 model) which was developed for China under the Peugeot brand. It is 4688mm long, 1815mm wide and 1525mm high and has 2710mm wheelbase. The new Peugeot 408 is produced at the JV's Wuhan plant and will be released for sale in July or August 2014 (for CNY 120,000 to 170,000).
 The car features a 1.6-liter THT turbocharged engine.

Note: Peugeot also exhibited the Peugeot 3008 released for limited sales of 700 units for CNY 214,700.


Peugeot 408
Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroen: All-new Peugeot 408



Daimler debuts Concept Coupe SUV and all-new C-Class long wheel base version

OEM Models Descriptions
Mercedes -Benz Concept Coupe SUV  A world premiere. The off-road SUV concept (Concept Coupe SUV) is 4935mm long, 2044mm wide and 1739mm high and has 2916mm wheelbase.
 The exhibited concept is an AWD version in a four-door coupe styling based on the M-Class. The rear end adopts the design originally developed for the S-Class Coupe. The sporty as well as dynamic design represents a fusion between off-road and sports sedan.
 It features a 9-speed AT, air suspension, dynamic select control system and 22-inch wheels.
Beijing Benz All-new Benz C-Class L (long wheel base version)  A world premiere. The all-new long-wheelbase C-Class model is 4766mm long and has 2920mm wheelbase (the standard model was unveiled earlier at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show). In addition to the sedan type, a sport sedan type is also available. The long-wheelbase C-Class competes chiefly with the locally-built BMW 3 series Li and Audi A4L. It is produced at the JV's Beijing plant and will be put on sale in September 2014.
 It is powered by a 1.6- or 2.0-liter turbocharged engine paired with a 6-speed MT or 7-speed AT. LEDs are used in nearly all lamps onboard.
 The long-wheelbase model has a multi-point hand-writing touch panel which was recently developed by Mercedes-Benz that accepts hand-written Chinese characters, numerals and special characters. The Chinese version also has an adjustable headrest.

Note: The JV's new lineup of imported flagship models include the all-new S600L (powered by a V12 engine and sold for CNY 2,698,000) and the all-new S65L AMG (sold for CNY 2,998,000). The company also has started taking orders for the all-new CLA260 4MATIC (sold for CNY 378,000). The all-new CLA45 AMG will be released at CNY 598,000 in May 2014 and the all-new A45 AMG 4MATIC at CNY 498,000 in June 2014. In addition, the all-new S63 AMG 4MATIC sports sedan made an Asian premiere at the auto show. The E320L 4MATIC (E-class) was displayed as a full-time AWD slated for local production in China. The E400 hybrid also made a China premiere at the auto show.


Concept Coupe SUV All-New Benz C-Class L
Mercedes-Benz: Concept Coupe SUV Beijing Benz: All-new Benz C-Class L (long wheel base version)



BMW introduces partially-redesigned Mini COOPER Paceman SUV

OEM Models Descriptions
Mini All-new Mini Cooper Paceman  A premiere debut. The face-lifted sports sedan style SUV (based on the Countryman) is 4109mm or 4115mm long, 1786mm or 1996mm wide and 1528mm high and has 2596mm wheelbase. The SUV has fuel efficiency of 7.7 to 8.0-liter/100km with maximum speed of 184km/h or 207km/h. It accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 11.5 or 8.2 seconds.
 It is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine (maximum output: 88kW) paired with an automatic transmission. The car is fitted with the heated front seat, runflat tires, parking radar, automatic air conditioning, on-board computer, Harman/Kardon audio system and a second remote key.


Mini Cooper Paceman
BMW Group: All-new Mini Cooper Paceman

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