17 April

Steering to A New Era

The 15th(2018) Beijing International Automotive Exhibition
Press Release

The 15th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2018) will take place at China International Exhibition Center New Venue (Tianzhu) and China International Exhibition Center Old Venue (Jinganzhuang) simultaneously from April 27 to May 4. Organized each even year in Beijing, Beijing International Automotive Exhibition has become a worldwide recognized, extensively influential top-level auto exhibition in the world, which is also one of the most important platforms for car display and industrial communication at home and abroad. The number and quality of exhibitors, the number of exhibits, media coverage and attention all prove Auto China (Beijing) to be the leading global automotive exhibition.

Auto China 2018 is sponsored by China Machinery Industry Federation, China National Machinery Industry Corporation, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and China Association of Automobile Manufacturers; jointly organized by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Committee, China National Machinery Industry International Corporation, China International Exhibition Center Group Corporation and Society of Automotive Engineers of China. At present, the preparatory work of the exhibition has entered the final stage. It has the best number of brand exhibitors with an amazing performance to be a wonderful visual feast.


A.Exhibits at the show
Auto China 2018 will have a total exhibition area of 220 thousand square meters, which will be the most diversified auto show in the world. CIEC New Venue will mainly display passenger cars, commercial vehicles, deluxe modified vehicles and media, and CIEC Old Venue will focus on auto parts and new energy vehicles. As one of the most notable top-level auto exhibitions in the world, Auto China 2018 has attracted over 1,200 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions in the world. There are 1,022 vehicles in total to be exhibited at Auto China 2018; there are 105 world premiers (16 among which are from global companies), 30 Asia premiers, 64 concept cars and 174 NEVs (124 of which are local NEVs).

OEM Exhibitors
Global OEM brands for Auto China 2018: Volkswagen brand (SAIC Volkswagen, FAW-Volkswagen, Volkswagen Import), Audi and FAW – VW Audi, Skoda and SAIC Skoda, Mercedes Benz and Smart, BMW Group & MINI, Peugeot and Dongfeng Peugeot, Citroen and Dongfeng Citroen, DS, Renault and Dongfeng Renault, Ford and Changan Ford, Lincoln, GM and SAIC GM (Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac), Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover and Chery JLR, Toyota, FAW Toyota and GAC Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda, Acura and GAC Acura, Nissan and Dongfeng Nissan, Infiniti and Dongfeng Infiniti, Mazda, FAW Mazda and Changan Mazda, MITSUBISHI and GAC MITSUBISHI, Subaru, Changan SUZUKI, GAC FCA, Hyundai and Beijing Hyundai, KIA and Dongfeng Yueda KIA, JMC, LUXGEN and so on.
Luxury brands such as Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Aston Martin, McLaren will all participate in the exhibition. Moreover, it is the first time for Alfa Romeo to participate in the Beijing Automotive Exhibition.
On the east side outside Hall E3 and Hall E4 of CIEC New Venue, deluxe modified vehicle area is planned to be established to render the charisma of the automobile diversification.
Domestic manufacturers are: FAW Group, Dongfeng Group, SAIC Group, Changan Group, BAIC Group and GAC Group. All these major domestic automobile groups have arranged their sub-brands and joint ventures to exhibit at Auto China 2018. Geely, the Great Wall, Chery, Brilliance, BYD, JAC, Qoros, Zoyte, Soueast Motor, Haima, Lifan, Huatai, Leoppard, Dongfeng Venucia, Changan MPV, Hanteng, SWM, Chery will bring their most advanced technologies and products to the exhibition
With continuous emergence of new technologies and new models, automobile companies are increasingly showing brand influence with technological strength and vigorous vitality. The leading brands in the new era of the market are the high-end brands, particularly SUVs such as Lynk & Co and WEY. FAW-Hongqi will also bring its exclusive commercial vehicle to the exhibition, which can be a highlight of the show.
In the brand of electric vehicles, in addition to Tesla, Denza, Changjiang and Qiantu, new forces such as NIO, Polestar, Singulato, Aiways, Weltmeister, Byton, Hybrid Kinetic, GWKULLA, YUDO, JAC VW will also make the first landing at Auto China 2018.

Commercial Vehicle Exhibitors
The commercial vehicle exhibition area in the south square of CIEC New Venue is around 10,000 square meters, which has attracted commercial vehicle enterprises including SAIC, Foton, Norinco Group, JMC, Changjiang etc. Exhibits cover technologies and products of heavy truck, light truck, passenger commercial vehicle, new energy commercial vehicle, special vehicle and so on.

Auto Parts and Components
The parts and components exhibition area is allocated in the CIEC Old Venue (Jinganzhuang) from April 25-29. An exhibition area of 70,000 square meters is expected to set up, with six major exhibition divisions including engine, chassis, electronics, new energy components, smart mobility network, general and related parts. Majority of global and multinational well-known parts and components manufacturers are exhibiting at the show with their latest frontier technologies to reveal the developing trend of the industry.

The Second (2018) Beijing New Energy Vehicle Exhibition
The Second (2018) Beijing New Energy Vehicle Exhibition will be held in the CIEC Old Venue (Hall 8) from April 25 to April 29th, with a total area of more than 8,000 square meters. Various domestic and international brands will present at the show, namely BAIC, SAIC, GAC, Changan, the Great Wall, JAC, Chery, BYD, Geely, Huatai, Zoyte from China; also global brands such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Porsche, Denza, Beijing Hyundai. New force like Weltmeister will participate in the auto show for the first time. The exhibition will give full play to the outstanding achievements of the development of new energy vehicles and provide consumers with wide selections for car purchase.

B. Time Arrangement
The exhibition period of CIEC New Venue is from April 27-May 4, 10 days in total.
April 25-26 are media days mainly for domestic and worldwide journalists, it is not for sale to visitors. April 27-28 are trade days and April 29-May 4 are public days.
The first media day, opening hours: 9:00-18:00
April 26-May 3, opening hours: 10:00-18:00
May 4, opening hours: 10:00-15:00
The CIEC Old Venue opens from April 25-April 29, 5 days in total.
April 25, opening hours: 9:00-17:00
April 26-28, opening hours: 10:00-17:00
April 29, opening hours: 10:00-15:00

C. Simultaneous Activities

April 25 and 26 are the media days of Auto China 2018, there are 93 press conferences held during the 2 days. At the appointed time, the leaders of domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers will be at the scene to witness the release of their latest products and technologies covering by the global media. Meanwhile, almost a hundred of summits, technology forums, public welfare activities and trade matching activities will be organized accordingly.
Themed as Steering to A New Era, the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition Summit will be held all day in the conference hall of CIEC New Venue on April 25. At that time, the global automotive leaders will gather in Beijing to explore opportunities and challenges facing the automotive industry. Simultaneously, over 20 technology forums will take place at CIEC Old Venue, discussions will be developed from the current hot topics such as the development of auto parts industry, lightweight, new energy and hybrid power, smart mobility, group standards.
Meanwhile, the organizing committee along with international organizations, government departments, automotive industrial organizations and car manufacturers from Germany, the United States, ASEAN, South America and Arabia, also purchasing groups of embassy/consulate from over twenty countries such as Belarus, Iran, Mexico and Poland will hold more than 30 sessions of trade matching events.
Auto China 2018 will continue to hold charitable activities with China Social Welfare Autistic Children Rescue Fund, to promote public awareness to understand and focus on the special community of autistic children, also to support the poverty. Besides, Nissan Dream Classroom will carry out ‘Youth Automotive Technology Culture Tour’ event. The event begins at April 26th following by the painting course for pupils from April 29 to May 5, for the purpose of making them understand automotive culture, learn automotive knowledge as well as develop their creativity and practicality.

D. Operation and Service

This exhibition will continue the previous successful experience and service measures, such as ticket-sale via Taobao, tickets delivery, off-peak visiting period etc. By doing these to strengthen the onsite security, catering, communication, information consultation, guidance and volunteer service.
The online media registration channel has opened on March 23rd through the official website and official wechat of Auto China 2018. Welcome journalists at home and abroad to register with requested documents. The organizer will provide delivery service according to certain demand.
The ticket system of Auto China 2018 continuously adopts the RFID technology, which is extensively used during the grand events such as the Olympic and the World Expo. A chip containing ticket information is embedded in the PVC media of the ticket, bound by an auxiliary ticket and printed by a variety of anti-fake technologies to eliminate counterfeit tickets effectively. Please purchase the tickets through official channels and keep the (pre-sale) tickets properly, do not damage the chip inside.
From now, visitors can book tickets through official website/wechat of Auto China 2018. The appointed Taobao online store is http://shop70989749.taobao.com/ opening to the entire China for tickets sale and delivery. 
For more information, please check the official website/wechat of Auto China 2018, or through the official website of CIEC (http://www.ciec-expo.com/).
In addition to the aforesaid channels, the organizers do not authorize any third party to provide online ticket purchase service or entity ticket sales service. Please choose the channel of ticket purchase carefully, otherwise the organizers will not take responsibility for any related dispute.

E. Transportation and Others

1. In order to release the transport pressure and make it easier for visitors, Auto China 2018 continues to take the off-peak opening time, except the early open at 9:00 am on the first media day (April 25); the rest of days open at 10:00 am and closed at 6 pm (closed at 15:00 on May 4th).
2.Due to limited parking spaces available for general visitors around the CIEC New Venue, we suggest visitors to choose public transport. Metro line 15 to the CIEC New Venue can be transferred from multiple metro lines in Beijing. It is available to connect with metro line 5, 8, 13, and 14 from the city. The subway is the most convenient and fastest way to visit Auto China 2018.
3. The direct bus from Dongzhimen is also one of the most effective transport solutions to visit the auto show. The public can take bus no. 915 / 916 / 923 / 955 along the Jingmi Road from Dongzhimen to get off at the CIEC New Venue station. Visitors living nearby metro line 5 can take bus no. 933from Tiantongyuan North Station to the CIEC New Venue directly.
4. Due to the almost saturated daily traffic volume of Beijing airport expressway, it is recommended that visitors who come by cars can choose to go via Beijing-Chengde expressway or the Airport north line to CIEC New Venue.
5. The organizers of Auto China will continue to set up onsite temporary toilets, medical services for ambulances, mobile communication vehicles for onsite services, free drinking water points and centralized catering service areas.In addition, an information service desk is set up at the main location of each channel to provide various information services for visitors. Each hall has public security service station, and a security command office is established at the exhibition to keep secure.

The organizers are cordially inviting people from all communities to visit the exhibition, to share the innovative spirit of China's automotive industry and to experience the new achievements and innovations of the global auto industry. It is the perfect time to perceive a better automobile life.

We are looking forward to meeting friends from auto and related industries in China and abroad at Auto China 2018. Wish Auto China 2018 a great success!


China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Committee
China National Machinery Industry Corporation
China International Exhibition Center Group Corporation
Society of Automotive Engineers of China


Official Website of Auto China 2018:http://www.autochinashow.org/