The organisers of the 2015 Shanghai motor show have banned showgirls and children from attending the event in an attempt to clean up its reputation and avoid potential security issues.
Auto Shanghai 2015 organisers announced the crackdown on scantily clad female models earlier this year after the Chinese government warned against increasing vulgarity at public events.
Women will still be allowed on the show stands, however they must be “senior sales consultants” with knowledge about the cars and must be dressed appropriately.
It’s a different story for children, however, who have been banned completely from attending the 2015 show.
The organisers said the decision to keep kids away was motivated by “security reasons”, claiming that they are expecting much higher attendance figures at this year’s event.
The 2015 Shanghai motor show runs from April 20 to 29. CarAdvice will be in Shanghai to bring you breaking news and exclusives from the show floor.
This year’s show will host a number of international debuts, including the BMW xDrive40e, Citroen Aircross concept, Ford Taurus, Haval H6 Coupe, Nissan Lannia, and dozens of domestic concept and production car unveilings.