Foreign brands' China-only cars prevail at Shanghai Motor Show 2013

The five-door BMW concept X4. Photos: Xinhua, AP

While it may be a cliché to describe this year's Shanghai Motor Show as the biggest and best ever, it's true that it has grown more important than ever on the world stage.

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 10:47am

Let the spirit move you

The Rolls-Royce Wraith.Photo: Bloomberg

One of the highlights of last month's Geneva Motor Show was the Rolls-Royce Wraith, the ultra-luxury carmaker's new gran turismo. And it wasn't long before it made an appearance in the city where there are more Rolls-Royces per head than any other. On Wednesday, the car was in Hong Kong for a preview before going on display at next week's Shanghai Motor Show.

12 Apr 2013 - 10:00am

China car sector set to overheat

A man rides an electric tricycle past a truck loaded with new Volkswagen cars on a street in Nanjing. Photo: Reuters

I frequently criticize Chinese firms for a herd mentality that often sees them rush blindly into emerging industries, but this time I need to redirect my criticism on foreign companies that are taking the same approach to the nation's massive car market.

15 Mar 2013 - 4:22pm