International Motor Show, Chinese homes unveil new concept cars in Frankfurt

14/09/2019

 

 

Among the 800 exhibitors from 30 different countries, 79 will come from China, confirming the Asian country in first place among international exhibitors

 

 

Chinese automakers are playing a leading role at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. With different brands that bring new dazzling cars and concept cars equipped with trendy technologies, Asian companies are attracting the attention of experts and onlookers.

There are around 800 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions registered for the IAA 2019, which will go on until September 22nd. China, with 79 companies attending the fair, occupies the first place among international exhibitors.

Chinese manufacturers Hongqi, Great Wall Motors and startup Byton have already held events revealing their new cars, mainly in the premium segment.

Hongqi, under the leadership of the Chinese automotive group FAW Group, presented its first self-produced S9 supercar and the all-electric E115 SUV.

 

Hongqi presented a supercar and an electric SUV

 

This is the brand’s first appearance in an overseas motor show in almost six decades. Hongqi has embarked on a new journey with a completely new strategy and vision to create a “good life and good mobility” for customers in China and beyond, said Xu Liuping, president of FAW Group.

Hongqi, confirming the goodness of its work, saw an incredible 600% increase in sales in 2018 and aims to sell more than 100,000 units this year.

Great Wall Motors arrived at this year’s auto show under the WEY brand. WEY-S, a concept car equipped with an autonomous level 4 driving system, made its debut together with another concept car: WEY-X.

 

WEY-S and WEY-X: Great Wall focuses on technology

 

Wei Jianjun, the founder of WEY and president of Great Wall Motors, stated that WEY invested previously in technologies such as electrification, artificial intelligence, connectivity and hydrogen fuel cells.

Its research and development centre in Germany could be a starting point for its future plan that looks to the foreign market. “We expect to officially and completely enter the European Union market in two years,” Wei said.

The Chinese car manufacturer Byton, on the other hand, revealed the production version of its first M-Byte electric vehicle. CEO Daniel Kirchert said he was happy to present M-byte to Frankfurt’s worldwide audience, a milestone that marks the company’s journey from idea to production.

It is expected that the Chinese factory of Byton will start trial production in October and M-byte will be delivered to Chinese customers starting next year, officially entering the American and European markets in 2021.

 

 

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