The 2014 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition concluded on April 29, but not before playing host to over 850,000 visitors and more than 1,100 display vehicles from around the world. Simply nothing compares to this event and as the reputation of the Expo continues to rocket, global manufacturers have certainly taken notice.
Incredibly, Auto China was the destination for 118 world debuts – an automotive industry record.
AADA CEO Patrick Tessier was there.
‘Every year the Expo continues to demonstrate that China is a serious player in the global automotive market place’ he said.
While Chinese-made vehicles still experience much scepticism down under, Tessier went on to observe that ‘Many of the leading European manufacturers are beefing up their investments in Chinese manufacturing, which has improved exponentially in quality.’
Aside from almost every well-known Western and European car maker, China’s growing line-up of local brands was hard to ignore. From established best-sellers, to imaginative concepts, China’s home grown heroes will continue to snare more of the millions of cars sold in the country every year.
The theme of this year’s Beijing Auto Show was Driving to a Better Future – and if the 2014 Expo is anything to go by, China will continue to play a major role in shaping the auto industry landscape for years to come.