Spain’s “Abbeza” website published a report entitled “China Shows Direction for the Return of International Auto Shows” on April 22, saying that the automotive world is eager to return to normal. But now, people can only look at China with envy. The Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition has opened and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors. After the new crown epidemic in March 2020 forced the cancellation of the Geneva International Auto Show, the only top auto show that could be held was the Beijing International Auto Show. The auto show will be held from September 26 to October 5, 2020, opening the way for the restart of the international auto show.
According to the report, if the forced cancellation of the Geneva International Motor Show is a symbolic starting point for the anti-epidemic restrictions, then the holding of the Shanghai International Motor Show now allows many people to see the hope of the international auto show returning to the European continent.
According to reports, from April 19th to 28th, about 1,000 exhibiting companies will display their latest models, related products and smart solutions developed for the automotive industry in the exhibition hall of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). The total exhibition area of this auto show is about 360,000 square meters.
According to the report, this year’s Shanghai International Auto Show focuses on the main trends in the future development of the automotive industry, such as electric vehicles, Internet of Vehicles, artificial intelligence and new travel concepts. Established automakers and suppliers, as well as emerging auto companies, are adjusting their product portfolios to adapt to these new development trends and the profound changes brought about by digitalization. This year’s auto show brought together local Chinese brands, but it also attracted a large number of international car companies to participate, many of which were exhibiting hand in hand with Chinese partners and launched products specifically catering to Chinese consumers.
At this year’s auto show, major car companies such as BMW, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen all showed their latest electric or hybrid models.