Preview: 2013 Shanghai Auto Show Closes the Season with a Bang

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Icona Vulcano concept at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

Are you sad that the 2013 International auto show season is over?  Wait!  The 2013 Shanghai Auto Show starts next week and runs Apr 21-29th.  Shanghai will have a full list of new vehicle introductions that are focused solely on the Chinese market.  However, there will also be several new cars and concepts that are global and ones we need to pay attention to.

Icona, a Shanghai based exotic car maker, plans to unveil its Vulcano model and go after the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari with an exotic hybrid powertrain.  You can also expect new introductions from Audi and BMW, as they show off their model expansion with the A3/S3 sedan and X4 Sport activity coupe.

Honda and Acura are making a strong appearance with something on both sides of the spectrum.  Honda will show a new mid-size MPV concept, and Acura is bringing a compact crossover concept which is likely based on the Honda Urban SUV concept that was shown in Detroit this year.  Nissan will debut the interestingly names and wild looking Friend-Me crossover concept (see gallery below).  You can also expect new car reveals from Citroen, Skoda, and MG.

Our own Nathan Adlen is traveling to Shanghai and will bring us the scoop from the show.

Please enjoy this insider TFLcar video from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show:

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or scouring the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.