Shanghai Auto Show 2015

  • Another car designed for Gran Turismo has been brought into the physical realm. The design was first unveiled in December as a "vision of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future." The flesh-and-bones Infiniti Vision GT concept was displayed recently at the Shanghai Auto Show.
  • Manufacturers are throwing everything they've got at winning the battle for chauffeur-driven dollars. Volvo has tackled this challenge in a very unique way - by removing the passenger seat, and replacing it with a multi-purpose luxury footrest.
  • McLaren has continued its rapid range expansion with its new "entry-level" 540C Coupé. This isn't your average poverty-pack range starter, however, with the cheapest member of McLaren's Sport Series still capable of a 3.5 second sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) thanks to its twin-turbo V8 engine.
  • Following in the footsteps of the GLE Coupé, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its Concept GLC Coupé at the Shanghai International Auto Show. Described as a "near-production-standard study," the Concept GLC Coupé is a four-door, four-seater concept that attempts to fuse the SUV with the coupé.
  • The world’s SUV manufacturers have jumped aboard the hybrid bandwagon, with BMW, Volvo, Mercedes and now Audi preparing hybrid versions of their four-wheel drives. The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro offers claimed best-in-class electric-only range thanks to a 17.3 kw/h fluid-cooled battery pack.
  • Chinese-Israeli car firm Qoros might not have made many waves outside China yet but its stated intention is to become a worldwide brand. And with the new Qoros 2 SUV it looks like it’s going to make a big step towards that goal.
  • Just when you thought Volvo was done with the long-term launch of its new XC90, it adds another model to the range. The top-end XC90 Excellence will debut at the Shanghai International Auto Show, and is intended to add business jet-like luxury to Volvo's SUV flagship.
  • Just last year, Volkswagen released a refreshed version of its Scirocco. Now, the German carmaker has unveiled a new Scirocco GTS at Auto Shanghai. As you'd expect, both the design and performance pack a punch.