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Beijing - April 25-May 4
Buick Enspire Concept SUV to Make Global Debut in China
- 2018-04-08

Buick today announced that the Enspire, its new all-electric concept SUV, will make its global debut at Buick Brand Night on April 17 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. It will also be on display to the public at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, which begins later this month.

The Enspire leverages GM’s global resources and is an exploration of design and new technologies. It is the brand’s latest example of innovation and application of future electric smart mobility.

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So is GM turning Buick into their luxury Full Electric brand?

With a 370 mile battery pack that can go under any other midsize sedan, coupe or sports car offering even longer range.

Now the question is what does GM have in store for the next gen Camaro.

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So is GM turning Buick into their luxury Full Electric brand?

With a 370 mile battery pack that can go under any other midsize sedan, coupe or sports car offering even longer range.

Now the question is what does GM have in store for the next gen Camaro.
They probably should, since no buick has a decent power level.

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Hmmm...well at least Buick doesn't look like "Buick" anymore...I use "Buick" to slander other carmakers design once they started getting to pudgy and chromey...which Lincoln has been flirting with too much lately.

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Just Auto's complete list of Beijing debuts:

A preview of the electric X3 which is due for release in 2020 is to be displayed for the first time at AutoChina. And Volvo will be exhibiting the Ambience concept, a new take on its existing S90 Excellence.

Information on the following models can be found by searching PLDB, just-auto's global vehicle database. Simply click on the link at the end of this list.

Acura CDX Hybrid: petrol-electric version of the two-year old C segment/Compact SUV will be manufactured by GHAC at ZengCheng #2 in Guangzhou

Aiways RG concept: reportedly the first use of the ambitious start-up's GES platform, initials stand for Roland Gumpert which developed this electric supercar

Audi Q5 L: the first long-wheelbase SUV from the brand, FAW Volkswagen has just started building it in Changchun, will be in local dealerships from June

Beijing Auto BJ40L: high end version of the existing Wrangler lookalike gains a bespoke interior and colour-coded wheelarch extensions to set it apart from the BJ40

Beijing Auto BJ80 6x6 prototype: giant version of the existing SUV with three axles, has a Saab-derived 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine

Beijing Auto Senova D70: second generation of the D segment sedan no longer uses a Saab 9-5 architecture and also loses the former Saab-based 2.0- and 2.3-litre engines

BJEV EU5: 4,650mm long electric sedan is another model for BAIC's BJEV brand which already sells the tiny Arcfox electric hatchback

BMW Concept iX3: no details as yet other than the name and video teaser but it is known that an electric version of the X3 is being developed and due for release in 2020

BMW M2 Competition: replaces M2 and its 272kW (370hp) 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine, Competition's output is 302kW (410hp)

BMW Wireless Charging: now available as an option for the 530e iPerformance

BMW X3: public premiere for the Brilliance BMW joint venture's modified locally built model, to be manufactured at Dadong/Da Dong in Shenyang

Buick Enspire concept: following a media preview on 17 April, AutoChina will be this 410kW electric SUV's public world premiere

Buick Velite 6: PHEV and EV variants will be manufactured by SAIC GM, cars will be based on the Velite concept from 2016

BYD E-Seed concept: details under embargo

BYD Qin Pro: 4,765mm long sedan, 154hp 1.5-litre petrol turbo engine plus 150PS motor PHEV powertrain, current Qin stays in production as a cheaper model

BYD Tang: second generation of this PHEV super-SUV, 205hp 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine for front axle and two motors at the rear, combined power of 505hp

Changan COS1: 4,830mm long SUV prototype powered by a 180PS 1.5-litre turbo

Changan Eado DT: new name and a facelift for the Yuexiang V7, a small sedan that was launched at the Chengdu motor show in August 2014

Chery Arrizo 6: additional model to be positioned above the Arrizo 5 and should likely also replace the slow-selling Arrizo 7 sedan

Citroen C4 Aircross: C3 Aircross-based crossover, to be manufactured by DPCA and on sale in China during the second half of 2018, likely to be built in Brazil and France too

Dearcc EV 10: upgraded version of the slow-selling electric minicar, claimed range rises to 270km from 155km, brand is controlled by Fujian Dongnan's SouEast Motors

Denza 500: the 400 is facelifted and gains a new name to reflect the claim that a new battery gives the car a range of up to 500km

Dongfeng-Fengxing ix5: prototype of a D segment SUV with choice of 1.8 or 1.5-litre turbo engines, infotainment system is based on Baidu Apollo, due on sale in Q4

DS 7 Crossback: CAPSA, the Changan Auto and Groupe PSA joint venture, production has recently begun in Shenzhen

FAW Junpai D80: 4,500mm long SUV is positioned above the D60, powered by a 1.2-litre turbo four-cylinder engine, has J U M P A L on tailgate instead of Chinese name of Junpai

Ford Escort facelift: mid-life update coincides with the debut of a new Focus, six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, 1.0 and 1.5-litre petrol engines

Ford Focus sedan and five-door hatchback: sedan was revealed to the media at an event in Chongqing on 10 April, this is the public world premiere for both bodies

Geely Emgrand Borui GE PHEV: 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine plus one motor send power through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission

Geely Emgrand Boyue facelift: minor styling changes after only two years of production for this big-selling SUV

Geely Emgrand MPV: model name not yet known, production version of the VF11 project, 4.7m long, three powertrains including a hybrid with an EV to follow later

Haval H4: 4,410mm long crossover is a production version of the HR-02 concept from AutoChina 2016, 1.3- and 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engines

Haval H7 facelift: a minor restyle for this SUV which premiered at the 2016 Beijing show

Honda EV: to be built and distributed by GAC Honda by the end of 2018, there will also be an equivalent model for Dongfeng Honda

Honda 'sedan': no further details as yet but Dongfeng Honda will have "the world premiere of the concept model of an all-new sedan model"

Hybrid Kinetic H500 concept: smaller than the E segment H600 prototype, shares that car's powertrain of four motors and a range-extending micro-turbine, styled by Pininfarina

Hybrid Kinetic K350 concept: preview of a future SUV which also uses motors and a micro-turbine and is said to have a maximum range of 1,000km

Infiniti QX50: Dongfeng Nissan's Dalian plant has begun building it, first vehicle to be made there using Daimler's MFA 2 architecture, first of five Infinitis to be built in China over a
five-year roll-out period

Jaguar E-Pace: public debut for the Chery JLR joint venture's locally produced version, 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol turbo is the sole engine

Jeep Grand Commander: a rival for the Toyota Highlander, Volkswagen Teramont and Ford Edge, powered by a 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine, will be built by the GAC-Fiat joint venture
and is a special model for China

Jetour X90: large SUV will join the existing X70 as Chery Auto expands this brand

JMEV E500: first model for a new brand from JMC (Jiangling Motor Corporation), SUV based on the Yusheng S330 and Yusheng S330 EV

Kia Sportage facelift: SL-C series third generation model is still made in China by Dongfeng Yueda Kia as a cheaper model (QL series fourth generation model - QL-C in China - is the
Kia KX-5 in China)

Lexus ES: even though TMC does not manufacture any Lexus vehicles in China, the current ES is especially successful as an import, thus this event for the new model's world debut

Lifan 650EV: details under embargo

Lifan Pengfei: 4.4m long SUV, more details to come

Lynk & Co 02: second model from the Geely division, project code is CH11, is a 4,448mm long five-door hatchback, revealed to the media on 26 Mar

Mazda CX-8: left-hand drive world premiere for this large SUV which has been available only in Japan (since December), no word as yet on where China's model will be built

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon: sedan will be manufactured by the Beijing Benz joint venture mainly for the Chinese market

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon facelift: mid-life update time for Beijing Benz's extended wheelbase sedan

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept: large sedan but with proportions of an SUV, interior has much copper-effect detailing and a tea service for the rear passengers

MG X-Motion concept: design study for a potential extra SUV; prototype is based on SAIC's year-old ladder frame chassis platform as used by the Maxus T60, LDV T60 and Roewe RX8

Nissan Sylphy EV: looks almost identical to the existing sedan but there is a fresh bonnet pressing which includes a cut-out for the recharging flap, Dongfeng and Venucia brands will
also have cars based on this

Nissan Terra: based on Navara/NP300 pick-up, ladder frame SUV rival for Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest and Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Nio Eve concept update: prototype which premiered at SXSW in 2017 is to have as yet unspecified changes

Ora iQ5: debut for Great Wall's brand which will sell only electric vehicles, prototypes of a 4.5m long crossover have been seen with 'ORA' in large letters on the tailgate, brand is
'Oula' in Chinese

Qiantu K20 concept: small electric coupe follows the debut of the K50 at AutoChina 2016 but still no plans announced for any production intentions

S1Tech Dev1: 3.7m long electric hatchback is the first model for a new FAW brand, has face recognition technology, will be manufactured at one of FAW's Changchun plants

Škoda Kamiq: 4,390mm long crossover for the SAIC Volkswagen JV, positioned below the Karoq, PQ25 platform, unique to China

Toyota Corolla plug-in hybrid: to be manufactured by FAW Toyota

Toyota Izoa: FAW Toyota gains its own slightly altered version of the C-HR which is to be sold in China by the GAC Toyota joint venture

Toyota Levin plug-in hybrid: aside from some styling adjustments, GAC Toyota's car is the same basic model as FAW Toyota's Corolla PHEV

Traum Meet3: second model for Zotye Auto's additional brand is a C segment SUV based on the Zotye SR7, has a built-in Pioneer karaoke system

Volkswagen Lavida Plus and Gran Lavida Plus: SAIC Volkswagen sold in excess of 517,000 units of the outgoing Lavida (sedan) and Gran Lavida (wagon) in China in 2017

Volkswagen Tayron: additional SUV which will be manufactured by FAW Volkswagen, expected to use MQB A/B architecture

Volkswagen 'Powerful Family SUV': not its production name, will be manufactured by SAIC Volkswagen, other details to follow

Volkswagen Touareg: in common with the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus, has MLB Evo as its platform

Volvo S90 Ambience Concept: potential version of the three-seat S90 Excellence which offers a scent diffuser, speakers in the passenger's head restraint and relaxing images
projected onto the glass ceiling

Wey-X concept: crossover with Level 5 autonomy and a holographic miniature female assistant, outside there is a large longitudinal fin at the centre of the tailgate which supports the
third brake light

WM Weltmeister EX6 concept: details under embargo

Yudo Pi 7 concept: preview of the EV specialist brand's third model which is expected to join the recently released X-Pi and Pi 3 in 2019

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Re: Beijing 2018 - Yoon-Die

^ :thumb:s for posting about a non-dying market :sigh:

Hyundai Lafesta Is A Korean Sedan With An Italian Name For China...
...And it's actually pretty sporty looking

- Jeff Perez, Editor - APR 25, 2018

Judging by its name alone, you might guess that the "Lafesta" is some obscure, one-off supercar from an Italian workshop somewhere. But no, it’s actually a Hyundai; the small Lafesta sedan – which translates to "festival" in Italian – showed up surprisingly at the Beijing International Motor Show as a vehicle focused on the Chinese market exclusively.

The new Lafesta, "embraces the growing younger generation," says Hyundai. The small sedan embodies Hyundai’s new design approach of "Sensuous Sportiness" with an aggressive fascia highlighted by a version of Hyundai’s corporate Cascading grille, sleek headlights, LED daytime running lights, and gloss black features.

Though we don't have any official images to work with just yet, Hyundai says that same sporty styling translates to the cabin, too. A cockpit-style design comes paired with high-quality materials. The Lafesta is said to also feature some of the most advanced, safest driving assistance systems available on any Hyundai product to date.

"China is evolving quickly and so are Chinese people’s attitudes. They are more self-confident, positive and creative. The Lafesta will help us reflect this shifting trend," said Simon Loasby, Director and Head of Hyundai China Design. "It’s a clear demonstration of how our newly announced design vision, ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ comes to life in Hyundai vehicles."

Pairing appropriately with its aggressive design, the Lafesta comes powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Hyundai doesn’t say how much the powertrain will produce, but given its "sporty" designation, here’s hoping it’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts), at minimum.

The Lafesta will go on sale in China in the fourth quarter of this year, but isn’t expected to make it to any other markets. More details like price and performance will be given following an official launch outside of Auto China later in the year.

Source: Hyundai [ pronounced "Yoon-Die" ]
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