European automakers plan to debut key new cars at the Shanghai auto show next week after the world’s largest auto market recovered faster from the COVID-19 pandemic than their home region.
BMW and Mercedes-Benz will display new electric models as they step up their challenge to Tesla and battery-powered cars from China’s domestic brands. The two German premium automakers have reported record first-quarter vehicle deliveries, driven largely by explosive demand in China.
France’s Citroen also aims to capitalize on robust customer demand in China with the reveal of its new flagship, the C5 X.
The show starts on Monday.