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2017 Shanghai motor show: Hits and misses

The opening press days of the 2017 Shanghai motor show have now wrapped up, with the biggest motor show in the region - and indeed, one of the biggest in the world - now open to the public...

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HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai
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HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai

The Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG) has revealed its K550 and K750 SUV concepts at the Shanghai motor show, following the reveal of the H600 sedan in Geneva earlier this year. In terms of design, both the K550 and K750 don't stray far from the somewhat generic styling already seen on the H600 - penned by iconic Italian design house, Pininfarina - including the slim headlights extending into the trapezoidal grille, though there are slight variations between the two when it comes to shape and size...


MG GS seven-seater in the plan, electric SUV under consideration
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MG GS seven-seater in the plan, electric SUV under consideration

The next-generation MG GS will likely offer a seven-seat variant and will be launched by the end of the decade, according to company executives. Speaking with Australian media in Shanghai last week, general manager for MG Australia, Zhu Chao, said the next-generation GS will likely spawn a three-row version that will straddle the medium and large SUV segments, similar to the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail...


Shanghai motor show: Best (and worst) of the rest
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Shanghai motor show: Best (and worst) of the rest

The Shanghai motor show is the largest and most important auto extravaganza in the world's most populous country. Although we've covered this year's show in exacting detail, here are few cars — most new, some not — that caught our eye, but which haven't received a full write-up...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race
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CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race

James Ward tag-teams Paul Maric as they join Mandy Turner to give you a car-news wrap of the Shanghai Motor Show. This includes concept reveals of the Audi e-tron Sportback, 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and MG E-Motion. Plus, the reveals of the Opel Grandland X SUV and BMW M4 CS. James reviews the 2017 BMW 330GT and CarAdvice's company car, the Abarth 595...


2018 LDV D90: Petrol power, sharp pricing for Australia
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2018 LDV D90: Petrol power, sharp pricing for Australia

Initial details for the 2018 LDV D90 have been released this week ahead of the new Chinese SUV's local launch later this year. Measuring just over five metres long and around two metres wide, the D90 will take on the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, along with other large seven-seat SUVs including the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger when it arrives in local showrooms in late September...


2018 Lexus NX revealed: Australian debut next year, 200t badge dropped
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2018 Lexus NX revealed: Australian debut next year, 200t badge dropped

The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX makes it global premiere in Shanghai today, revealing tweaked looks, revised dynamics and upgraded equipment. Lexus Australia communications manager Nick Raman told CarAdvice today the 2018 NX SUV line-up will debut locally in the first half of next year, although exact timing is still to be confirmed...


MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter
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MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter

The MG E-Motion concept is the sports car everyone has been waiting for, from the Chinese-owned British brand, and it’s also a very important step towards the company’s future, according to the man who designed it. Speaking with media at the company’s research and design centre in Shanghai, Shao JingFeng, head designer at MG's parent company, SAIC Motor, said the electric sports car concept previews what to expect from future models...


Skoda Vision E revealed in Shanghai
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Skoda Vision E revealed in Shanghai

The Skoda Vision E concept, previewed through sketches over the past month, has made its Shanghai motor show debut today. The latest in Skoda's long-running 'Vision' series of concepts, the high-riding Vision E previews a coupe-styled companion to the new Kodiaq SUV...


2017 Shanghai motor show: What to expect
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2017 Shanghai motor show: What to expect

Just like the Chinese automotive market itself, the middle kingdom's motor shows are quickly becoming a dominant force on the international calendar. And, as more Western brands look to establish market share in China, these shows are becoming more important on the global scene. This year's big show for China is again in Shanghai, after Beijing hosted last year's main event...


Geely teases MPV concept ahead of Shanghai debut
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Geely teases MPV concept ahead of Shanghai debut

Chinese manufacturer Geely has released a teaser image of a concept car that will preview its first people mover, ahead of its official reveal at the Shanghai motor show next week. The new Geely MPV concept is the company's first foray into the people-mover segment, and is claimed to wear an evolution of Chinese design elements the brand has become known for...


Audi teases new concept for Shanghai
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Audi teases new concept for Shanghai

Audi has teased a new e-tron concept which will make its debut at the Shanghai motor show next week, complete with an array of LED lighting. It appears the use of LED technology will be so extensive on the new show car that even Audi's four-ringed logo will be an illuminated decoration rather than a physical badge...


Qoros K-EV concept revealed ahead of Shanghai debut
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Qoros K-EV concept revealed ahead of Shanghai debut

The Qoros K-EV concept has been revealed this week ahead of its debut at next week's Shanghai motor show, giving us a first glimpse of the electric supercar. Developed in partnership with Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg, the K-EV is the latest product of the collaboration between the two companies, and is said to feature a similar transmission-less all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid system as the Regera hypercar...


MG E-Motion concept teased, circular MG badge appears
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MG E-Motion concept teased, circular MG badge appears

Images of the MG E-Motion concept have surfaced online this week, hinting at a new sports car for the Chinese-owned British brand ahead of a likely debut at the Shanghai motor show next week. The slinky coupe is believed to be an electric sports car, based on parent company SAIC Motor's electric vehicle platform...


LDV D90 off-road SUV touches down in Oz for testing ahead of Shanghai debut - UPDATE
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LDV D90 off-road SUV touches down in Oz for testing ahead of Shanghai debut - UPDATE

UPDATE: Shortly after this article was published, CarAdvice reader Chris alerted us to a Russian article with a number of photos showing the D90 without disguise, caught in Kiama yesterday. A second vehicle was spied this afternoon, again after this article had published. As these photos show, the production D90 borrows heavily from the styling of its concept predecessor, revealed at last year's Beijing motor show...


Chevrolet to reveal plug-in FNR-X SUV concept in Shanghai
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Chevrolet to reveal plug-in FNR-X SUV concept in Shanghai

Chevrolet has released a teaser image of a new SUV concept, the FNR-X, which will make its public debut at the Shanghai motor show later this month. Following the wild FNR concept of two years ago, the slightly more conventional FNR-X is set to form the basis of a new plug-in hybrid electric SUV...


Mysterious Lynk & Co concept surfaces online, could preview upcoming 02 sedan
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Mysterious Lynk & Co concept surfaces online, could preview upcoming 02 sedan

A new Lynk & Co sedan concept has surfaced online this week, complete with scissor-style doors and futuristic styling. The images, taken by Fred Etoall for the Chinese manufacturer and published online by Adamsky Management, show a striking sedan which combines Lynk & Co's bold corporate face and a sedan body - as opposed to the SUV aesthetic adopted by the 01 crossover revealed late last year...


2017 Lexus NX facelift teased ahead of Shanghai debut
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2017 Lexus NX facelift teased ahead of Shanghai debut

The facelifted Lexus NX will make its debut at the Shanghai motor show next month. Judging from the teaser image shared by Lexus, which seems to be a still taken from a video showing parts coming into or out of the crossover, the update won't be a radical redesign of the vehicle currently in showrooms...


Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production
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Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production

The Hybrid Kinetic Group is planning to launch its H600 sedan in the US by the end of the decade, according to a new report. In a new article published by industry journal Automotive News, board member Carter Yeung says the concept car unveiled at the Geneva motor show earlier this month is a strong indication of what the production version will look like...