Auto Shanghai 2013 – general news coverage
Updated: 2013-04-22 07:02
The 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center from April 21 to 29, 2013. With the theme of "Innovation for Better Life," Auto Shanghai 2013 will not only be a testament to the innovative developments of China's automotive sector, but also demonstrate how modern automobiles are focusing on new technologies and environmental protection, rewarding drivers and their passengers with an enhanced lifestyle.
Auto Shanghai 2013 is jointly organized by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), the Shanghai Sub-Council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the Automotive Industry Committee of the China Council for the Promotion of International trade.
Auto Shanghai 2013 attracts the participation of world famous luxury car brands, including Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Eterniti, Koenigsegg and MKB.
The long-awaited Auto Shanghai 2013 is also a spectacular visual display attended by a roll call of global auto giants with their unprecedented model lineups.
German automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Smart, BMW, and MINI will display their new models as well as unique booth designs. Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat will also come to the stage. Toyota, Honda and Nissan from the Japanese lineup will bring with them all of their subsidiary brands. The US lineup, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler will also gather at the show.
Visitors at the Shanghai Auto Show 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]
In recent years, domestic Chinese brands have stepped onto the international stage, demonstrating strong vehicles designed and manufactured by privately-owned Chinese brands have been widely recognized for their strong performance in world markets. They have made substantial progress in technological development, product quality and brand awareness.
China's domestic carmakers, including the country's six major players, FAW, SAIC Group, Dongfeng Motor, Changan Automobile, GAC Group and BAIC Motor, will gather at Auto Shanghai 2013.
Among the domestic carmakers, Jiangling Motors, Changfeng Group, Landwind Motor as well as Zhongxing Automobile will attend as independent exhibitors.
Representing the latest technologies, new-energy vehicles will still be the highlight and play an important part in the show.
The exhibition has expanded to all 17 indoor exhibition halls of the Shanghai New International Expo Center. 13 of the indoor halls will be used for passenger cars, 2 more halls than last session.
The total scale of this session will reach over 280000 square meters. About 2000 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions will display around 1300 auto models. The event is expected to attract over 800000 visitors.