Bill Howard reports: The Shanghai auto show is a good look at where the car world is headed: small, space-efficient, energy-efficient, electrified or plug-in — plus honking big SUVs for the elite who can afford the taxes. The US may get a four-year respite under the Trump administration, but by 2021 we’ll be back to concerns about efficiency and climate change.
From electric supercars, the world’s biggest auto market is showcased in Shanghai. Photo/Video: Menglin Huang
Shanghai is the last major stop for the international auto shows until they pick up in September with the odd-years-only Frankfurt auto show. Here are the most significant cars of Auto Shanghai 2017, which runs (public days) April 21-28.
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