The 14th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition Successfully Closes

Release date:  17:25  March 15 , 2017    From:
On Nov. 27, 2016, the 14th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition (hereinafter called Auto Guangzhou) successfully closes. This 9-day exhibition had received 667,000 visitors in total. Thanks to the support of all walks of life and the participation of auto-makers at home and abroad, the 14th Auto Guangzhou wound up as a great success. Committed to keeping "high quality, international and comprehensive", this auto show was organized under the theme of "new technology and new life" and with focus on such new technologies, concepts and modes as pure electric drive, intelligent interconnection, unmanned drive, time-sharing rental and car-sharing. It is an annual event that brings together the auto-makers and that combines advanced auto technology with sustainable development. 

Heavyweight cars are intensively released

This Auto Guangzhou covered an area of 220000㎡ with a total of 1130 cars on display, of which there are 19 concept cars and 56 globally debuted cars, including 7 from transnational corporations. On the media day, a total of 69 press conferences were held and attended by 9549 reporters from 2412 media at home and abroad. As Chinese economy has entered a new normal and the government strives to advance the supply-side structural reform, the success of the Auto Guangzhou, which is hailed as the weathercock of Chinese auto market, has marked huge progress in the industrial structure upgrading, auto technology innovation and continuous improvement of auto quality, and indicated that Chinese auto industry is moving into a new era. 

EV is building a complete industrial chain

New energy cars represented by EV as a developmental trend of the industry have been increasingly recognized by auto-making enterprises. At this Auto Guangzhou, there were a total of 146 new energy cars, of which 49 came from domestic enterprises while 97 were from abroad. As the first to exhibit EVs at a top auto show in China, the 3rd Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show received high attention from auto-makers at home and abroad. It attracted many EV enterprises to the Show, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, GM, Tesla, Volvo, Renault, Kia, GAC, SAIC, BAIC, Dongfeng, Chang'an, BYD, Great Wall, JAC, Chery, Geely, Brilliance, DENZA and Hanergy. In addition, there were some related enterprises that are engaged in the production of charging equipment, charging piles and power batteries, such as Panasonic, Kstar, PLB, GSPE, Anyo Charge, Richcomm, and Chilwee. All these exhibitors are continuously building a complete industrial chain of electric vehicles. 

Commercial vehicles continuously grow in popularity

The biyearly exhibition of commercial vehicle was highly valued by main auto-makers at home and abroad, which all made a high-profile appearance at the exhibition and a couple of new product releases to launch well-targeted models for such segments as trunk logistics, urban logistics, long-distance passenger transport, and urban public transport. In addition to traditional commercial vehicles, this show featured new energy vehicles and motorhomes, which, as new additions, aroused the interest of the press and audience toward the exhibition and increased its popularity as a result. 

Parallel-import cars become a new hotspot

This Auto Guangzhou hosted a 3-day parallel-import car exhibition for the first time in 11.2 Hall, District B on November 18-20. Covering an area of 3000㎡, it attracted 9 main parallel importers to the scene such as GAC Business, Aoyuanao, Junye, Dragon Line, Nanling, Chenli, Qing Feng Auto Group, Lited Group and Jingang Group, of which dozens of parallel-import cars on display won high attention of the audience. This new exhibition zone saw a total of 60000 visits during the exhibition period and became a new hotspot with high popularity. The parallel-import car exhibition was pioneered on the basis of policies for Nansha Free Trade Area to better satisfy the diversified and different demands of consumers. It would benefit the supplies to the market and make parallel-import cars an alternative choice for consumers in addition to home-made cars and authorized import cars. 

The high-end forum leads the development of the industry

The 2nd Guangzhou International Electric Vehicle Summit 2016, which was organized by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Industry Committee, coincided with the Auto Guangzhou. Under the theme of "intelligent drive and EV in future", the summit raised deep discussions on industrial focuses such as patterns and trends of Chinese EV market, technology of power batteries, nationalization of motor electrical control system, charging facilities and business modes. In addition to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Guangzhou Municipal Government, GAC, Chang'an, BYD, Chery, Qiantu, Tesla and Tsinghua University, this summit was attended by some representatives from South Carolina and Illinois as well as American and Chinese EV component enterprises. This summit continued in devotion to the development of the EV industry and building a high-caliber international platform. During the exhibition, a total of over 30 forums and related events were held. 

Mobile terminate service increases the efficiency of admission

This Auto Guangzhou increased its service on mobile terminals in line with the user's habit. E-tickets for admission was promoted by opening the WeChat ticketing channel for the convenience of the audience. According to statistics, the number of e-tickets purchased by the audience in this show doubled as compared to the previous session. As for admission of reporters, the database was further optimized to improve the verification efficiency of e-certificates and make it more convenient for reporters to get admitted and make timely coverage on the scene. Statistics showed that the number of e-certificates used in this show doubled as compared to the previous session. 

The Auto Guangzhou has been growing with the attention and support of auto-makers, the press and audience at home and abroad. It has turned into a comprehensive international auto show widely recognized by the industry. We will remain committed to building a high-profile exhibition platform for Chinese auto industry by keeping innovative craftsmanship. The 15th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition is scheduled to open at China Import and Export Fair Complex from Nov. 17 to Nov. 26, 2017 (Nov. 17 as the media day). We are looking forward to joining hands with auto-makers to create new glory of Chinese auto industry.