Auto Shanghai – Volkswagen Talagon world debut | Automotive Industry News

Press preview days are 19 & 20 April

Press preview days are 19 & 20 April

The latest additions to just-auto’s list of global premieres for 2021’s biggest motor show are the Volkswagen Talagon and the extended wheelbase Mercedes C-Class plus facelifts for China’s Audi Q2 L and VW Passat.

More information about future models can be found in PLDB, just-auto’s global vehicle database. Simply click on the link at the end of this list.

Audi Q2 L & Q2 L e-tron facelifts: each of these is built by an FAW JV in Foshan with a likely two-three more years of production now remaining.

BJEV Arcfox aS (Alpha S): the Alpha T hasn’t been too strong a seller but BAIC and Magna are not discouraged and have added this electric crossover.

Bestune T55: FAW has been working on this 4.4 m long 1.5-litre turbo SUV (codename: D365) for some time and now it reaches production.

Changan CS35 Plus: this 4.3 m long crossover, powered by a 1.6-litre engine, replaces the still big selling – despite being eight years old – CS 35.

Geely GS facelift: this crossover will be five years old in May. This is the second round of styling adjustments following a June 2019 facelift.

Geely Xingyue L: this 4,770 mm long SUV is another model for Volvo and Geely’s Compact Modular Architecture and powered by a 2.0-litre petrol turbo.

Hongqi S9: the hybrid hypercar prototype which first appeared at the 2019 Frankfurt IAA will soon reach production, FAW says. It will be built in Italy by Silk EV.

Lynk & Co 02 Sport: 2.0-litre turbo engine’s power lifted to 187 kW (254 PS) compared to 140 kW (190 PS) for the standard 2.0 non-S version.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class L: Daimler is wasting no time in bringing the new generation model to China and this is the public premiere for the extended wheelbase sedan.

Modern Auto in: BAIC-owned BAW will launch this first model for its new brand in May. The electric crossover is 4.5 m long and a stated NEDC range of 610 km.

Roewe Ei5 facelift: available in China since 2017 it’s mid-cycle update time for the electric wagon. No changes for the 52.5 kWh battery pack.

Škoda Octavia Pro: the five-door hatchback launched in Europe in late 2019 now reaches China in LWB form and has a special name as the old one remains in production.

Volkswagen ID.6 X and ID.6 Crozz: the names are yet to be confirmed but both SAIC Volkswagen and FAW Volkswagen should have versions of this crossover.

Volkswagen Passat facelift: part of the SAIC joint venture, the current 4,933 mm long model is unique to China and has been built at the Anting (Shanghai) plant since 2018.

Volkswagen Talagon: FAW Volkswagen’s SMV concept from the 2019 edition of this event now reaches production (codename: VW416).

Weltmeister W6: WM Motor gave us a preview of this 4.6 m long seven-seat electric SUV when it revealed the Evolve concept back in 2019.

Zhiji Motor IM sedan: revealed at a special event in January, this will be the car’s motor show premiere. Batteries are 93 or 115 kWh graphite anode li-ion packs.

Zhiji Motor IM SUV: this prototype previews the start-up and would-be premium electric vehicles brand’s second model. Zhiji Motor is majority (54%) owned by SAIC.

Zhiji Motor: prototypes of three other future electric vehicles should also be revealed at Auto Shanghai.

More detail on past, current and forthcoming models can be found in PLDB, the future vehicles database which is part of GlobalData’s Automotive Intelligence Center.

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2021-03-13 18:00:09

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