21 hot cars at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show

  • The Beijing Auto Show caps off the 2017-2018 show season for the car industry.
  • The show will feature debuts from a variety of brands including BMW, Buick, Infiniti, Lexus,Mercedes-Benz, Maybach,Nissan, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
  • The show will also feature a heavy dose of electric mobility.
  • The 2018 Beijing Auto Show will be open to the public from April 29 to May 4.

China is rising.

There are few segments of the global economy where this is more evident than the auto industry. For more car makers, China is the most important market in the world. The Middle Kingdom’s new-found wealth and 1.5 billion strong population have helped create a booming car market. Not even economic uncertainty, environmental challenges, and overburdened infrastructure can put a damper on this party.

This is why the Beijing Auto Show will serve as the capstone to the 2017-2018 auto show season.

Beijing 2018 will feature a solid mix of futuristic concepts and daily drivers from a variety of brands like BMW, Buick, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, Nissan, Volkswagen, Volvo, and Polestar. Electric vehicles will be out in force in light of China’s new focus on non-internal combustion mobility.

The 2018 Beijing Auto Show will be open to the public from April 29 to May 4 at the China International Exhibition Center.

Two decades ago, China saved Buick from the GM scrap heap. Now, it’s one of the country’s most popular entry-level luxury brands. In Beijing, Buick introduced the Enspire to the world. The Enspire is all-electric crossover concept with 370 miles of range.

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept is also made its global debut in Beijing. As its name suggests, this 750 horsepower Maybach crossover is designed to be the last word in all-electric luxury.

But if you want a Mercedes you can buy at the showroom, look no further than the new long wheelbase A-Class sedan. The Chinese-built A Class L, which is another Beijing Auto Show world debut, will feature extra legroom and is intended to be more attractive to the chauffeur-driven set.


Lexus also launched its long-awaited seventh generation ES luxury sedan.

Infiniti announced that it will launch an all-new electric vehicle platform that will be built in China.

Volvo is set to debut its new S90 Ambience Concept. On the outside, it looks like a run-of-the-mill S90.


But on the inside, it’s a full-on luxury limo complete customisable ceiling themes like the Northern Lights.


Polestar, Volvo’s performance off-shoot, will show off its Polestar 1 high-performance EV at the show.

Tesla gave the Chinese public a look at its mass-market Model 3.

Volkswagen has long been one of the most dominant automakers in China. In Beijing, VW will show off a new version of its hot-selling China-only Lavida sedan and….


…. A new Touareg SUV.


Nissan will show off its Chinese designed and built Terra SUV.


Nissan also introduced the IMx KURO electric crossover concept and…


… The production Sylphy electric sedan.


BMW’s iX3 electric crossover concept made it world debut.

As did BMW’s new 405 horsepower M2 Competitio.


While the production X4 crossover made its Asian debut.


McLaren’s Senna hypercar also made its China debut at the show.

Lincoln is showing off its new Aviator luxury SUV

Chinese luxury automaker Hongqi showed off its E-Jing GT electric concept.

MG’s Motion X is another electric crossover concept that made it world debut at the show.

Chinese EV maker Nio showed off its EP9 supercar.

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