The 2017 Shanghai Auto Show focused on displaying the new technologies and market demand of the automotive industry, and interpreting the development trend of SUV, electrification and intelligence in the automotive industry. It is worth mentioning that the success of the participating independent brands in the research and development of new products has further enhanced the creativity and influence of Chinese cars.
The biennial Shanghai International Auto Show officially kicked off on the 21st. This year's theme is "Committed to a Better Life". The total area of this auto show exceeded 360,000 square meters, with 1,400 vehicles on display. Among them, the world's first vehicles reached 113, new energy vehicles 159, and 56 concept vehicles.
Carry the SUV to the end
"I announce the world premiere of Changan CS55." On the 19th, Changan Automobile President Zhu Huarong made a sonorous opening remark, which was the first launch of new cars on the media day of the Shanghai International Auto Show. As a compact SUV designed for young consumer groups, the CS55 is not only very face-saving, but also has a strong "lizi". Tan Benhong, executive vice president of Changan Automobile Research Institute, said that, together with the previous CS95, CS75, CS35, and CS15, Changan has basically completed the product layout of different levels in the SUV market.
At the booth of Dongfeng Motor Company, a reporter from Economic Daily found that Dongfeng Fengshen AX4, Dongfeng Fengxing Jingyi X6, Dongfeng Fengdu MX3, and Dongfeng Fengxing 580 Zhishang Edition were all SUVs. According to reports, the major brands of Dongfeng Company have launched dozens of SUV products closely following market demand. Data show that in the first quarter of this year, the group's SUV sales have far exceeded that of cars.
As a newly launched high-end brand under Geely, LYNK&CO's first product, the quasi-production version of the LYNK&CO 01 concept car, is also an SUV model.
At the Chery booth, the world premiere of the new generation of Tiggo 5, the "Tiggo Coupe Concept SUV" that interprets the concept of future carmaking, and the newly launched Tiggo 7 SPORT became the focus of attention. "The obsession of the chairman of Great Wall Motors was fully revealed on his booth. At the Haval booth, I saw that in addition to the SUV, it was an SUV. At the booth of its high-end brand WEY, its first model, the VV7, was still a medium-sized SUV. The drive to the end.
"There is not the most, only more." In the face of the SUV market with a growth rate of more than 40% in the past two years, multinational car companies have also accelerated the SUV product layout. The reporter saw that the launch of SUV products from multinational car companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, PSA, etc. in China has accelerated significantly. Li Haigang, general manager of Dongfeng Peugeot, even said that Dongfeng Peugeot has designated this year as the "Dongfeng Peugeot SUV Year" and strives to win new competitive advantages in the SUV market.
The SUV boom is not a unique phenomenon in the Chinese market, but has become a global market guide. Liu Ming, Director and Assistant to the Director of the Automobile Industry Information Department of the Information Resources Development Department of the State Information Center, said that in 2016, my country’s SUV market accounted for 41.6% of passenger vehicle sales. This year, China’s SUV market sales will exceed 10 million, surpassing cars for the first time. market.
The trend of electrification becomes more obvious
This year's Shanghai Auto Show, new energy vehicles are still a highlight. NIO unveiled 11 new cars at the auto show. This is the first show of the NIO brand in China. Li Bin, the founder of Weilai Automobile, told reporters that the ES8 is a high-performance 7-seater pure electric SUV built with an all-aluminum alloy body and chassis. The whole system comes standard with active air suspension, equipped with front and rear dual motors, and uses four-wheel drive. The battery swap mode will provide users with an energy harvesting experience beyond refueling fuel vehicles. At present, the ES8 manufacturing system and supply chain layout have been set up, and it is planned to be released within this year and officially delivered next year.
BAIC New Energy’s new electric vehicle brand ARCFOX brought the ARCFOX-1 mass production concept model and ARCFOX-7 electric super sports car to the auto show. According to reports, ARCFOX-1 is not only equipped with the world's exclusive multi-screen interconnection, but also breaks through the traditional manufacturing bottleneck that mass-produced cars cannot be customized, and realizes the free combination of more than 6000 colors and configurations. The ARCFOX-7, which makes extensive use of cutting-edge track technology, has an all-carbon fiber composite body. It only takes 3 seconds to accelerate from 100 kilometers, the maximum speed is 260 kilometers per hour, and the cruising range exceeds 300 kilometers.
At this auto show, GAC Trumpchi not only announced the new energy brand and slogan, but also released four new energy products including Trumpchi GE3, concept car EnSpirit, GS4 PHEV, and GA3S PHEV. Among them, GE3 is a breakthrough product of GAC Trumpchi's new energy pure electric platform. The pure electric range exceeds 310 kilometers, the acceleration time from 100 kilometers is only 9.3 seconds, and the DC fast charge can reach 80% in half an hour.
It is Volkswagen Group that is more competitive than its own brand car companies. The reporter saw at the Volkswagen booth that three of Volkswagen's world premieres were electric cars. Among them, the Volkswagen brand I.D. CROZZ is a pure electric cross-border multi-purpose concept car. As a zero-emission vehicle, its cruising range is up to 500 kilometers.
"The Chinese market is rapidly changing, full of vitality, and at the same time has great innovation, and is in the world's leading position in the field of electric vehicles." Volkswagen Group CEO Mullen emphasized the important position of the Chinese market in the global layout of Volkswagen Group and said that it will launch More new energy vehicles. "Electrification, digitalization, and mobility have become the focus of the future. The group will invest 30 billion yuan in research and development of new energy vehicles this year, and provide 1.5 million pure electric vehicles by 2025, and the range of electric vehicles will reach 500 kilometers." Lun said.
"The number of new energy vehicles in China has exceeded 1 million, which has caused great international repercussions. Both governments and manufacturers have felt the challenge of taking the lead in the Chinese market." Professor of Tsinghua University, National New Energy Vehicle Focus Special expert group leader Ouyang Minggao said that major international automakers have stepped up their technological transformation efforts. Volkswagen is very aggressive in its transition to pure electric drive. Toyota, Japan, which once disdain to make electric vehicles, also began to adjust its technical route last year. The establishment of the electric vehicle business unit, the global trend of electrification of automotive products has become more and more obvious.
Intelligence is everywhere
At the unique Lynk & Co booth, the reporter saw that the Lynk & Co 01 quasi-production version is not only equipped with a touch screen that supports gesture control, an intelligent voice system, a vehicle mobile interconnection system, and real-time online human, vehicle, and cloud interaction Experience, also supports multi-platform interconnection systems including CarPlay and CarLife, forming a complete ecosystem through Lynk & Co’s own in-vehicle application store.
Lynk & Co’s senior vice president Wei Silan told reporters that as the world’s first car brand with a car sharing technology architecture, the first model 01 supports the sharing function based on trusted groups and membership-based communities, and its unique digital key is car sharing. provide support.
At the Changan Auto booth, the reporter witnessed the signing ceremony of the strategic partnership between Intel and Changan Auto. "Intelligence is becoming a new trend in the future of automobile development." said Li Wei, vice president of Changan Automobile. Intel is leading in the fields of intelligent interconnection and artificial intelligence. Changan Automobile has obvious advantages in intelligent driving technology. Strategic cooperation in artificial intelligence and big data.
In fact, the CS55 launched by Changan has already been marked with a smart label. Tan Benhong told reporters that CS55 is equipped with "Xiaoan" intelligent voice interaction system, which can actively identify and judge the potential needs of users through visual, auditory and artificial intelligence systems, and realize two-way active and smooth communication between vehicles and users.
As the inventor of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz's new generation of S-Class sedan has increased the monitoring range of the stereo camera and radar sensor to 250 meters in front, making intelligent driving a step further, and its intelligent piloting and distance limiting function can not only automatically maintain with the vehicle in front on the highway Follow the vehicle in front at a reasonable distance and at high speed. When the vehicle is close to bends, crossroads, roundabouts and high-speed toll stations, it can also be automatically identified by the multi-functional stereo camera and radar sensor equipped with the vehicle, and predict in advance based on the map and navigation information. It helps the vehicle slow down and then resumes the driving speed when it leaves, effectively improving the driving experience.
“At this Shanghai Auto Show, GAC Group’s domestic debut of the EnSpirit concept car is our new innovation in the field of automotive intelligence.” GAC Group Chairman Zeng Qinghong said that during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, GAC Group will focus on “electricity, New breakthroughs have been achieved in the three major directions of internationalization and networking.
Facing the trend of SUV, electrification and intelligence, at this auto show, new brands such as Hanteng, Zhengdao, Yundu, Singularity, Ikoniq, etc. have also taken this as the goal and launched a series of Electric SUV products with Internet thinking show the world the surging power and bright future of China's automobile industry.