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Volvo’s lounge mode – at the chairman’s request

21 April 2015

Volvo previewed its 4-seat Excellence edition of the XC90 here in Shanghai, that creates a truly limousine-like rear seat environment with fantastic detailing and comfort

Geely Emgrand concept celebrates Chinese new year

21 April 2015

The replacement for Geely’s Emgrand sedan is still a couple of years away, but the concept shown in Shanghai introduces some of the themes that can be expected on the production model

Does MG GS spell medium-term trouble?

21 April 2015

Thanks to the British facility it inherited when buying MG and Rover 9 years ago, SAIC was one of the very first Chinese brands with an overseas design facility

Citroën Aircross interior is a triumph

21 April 2015

The Citroën Aircross’ exterior is more than good enough to warrant placing on the Car of the Show shortlist with its development of the new corporate image and neat detail solutions, but its interior is the real highlight

“Have you seen the Havals?”

21 April 2015

If there’s a question we’ve been asked by designers more than any other as we’ve walked around the show it’s “have you seen the Havals?”

Mercedes GLC Coupe suits dropping a size

21 April 2015

At last year’s Beijing show, Mercedes unveiled the Concept Coupe SUV that previewed the recently launched GLE Coupe

Qoros 2 concept thinks lateral by going vertical

21 April 2015

In a show awash with cars that are emphatically horizontal, Qoros offered a refreshing change with its nicely proportioned show car, the 2 SUV

Audi Prologue Allroad gives us déjà vu

21 April 2015

Recent auto shows have been marked by Audi experiencing the awkwardness of being caught between its present and future; launching production cars designed under departed design head Wolfgang Egger, while showing Prologue concepts that are ushering in Marc Lichte’s direction for the brand

VW and Audi hit the brakes

21 April 2015

While we were getting close up with the VW C Coupe, we spotted that the concept was using brake discs that use crenellations to increase surface area and thus cool more efficiently

Honda Concept D leaves us struggling for words

20 April 2015

We’re struggling to work out the thinking from Honda design here