Auto-industry journalism by Mark Andrews
Published car reviews, and articles about the Chinese automotive industry that have appeared in magazines, newspapers or online.
Carsales. 2023 NIO ES8 and EC7 revealed.
A look at the new Nio EC7 and second generation Nio ES8 unveiled at the 2022 Nio Day.
Auto Express. New BYD Seal 2023 review.
Test drive of the BYD Seal EV car in China as featured in Auto Express magazine.
Carsales. 03/12/2022. BYD Seal 2022 Review.
Review of the BYD Seal EV on the Australian website Carsales. One of the best new Chinese cars.
CKGSB Knowledge. Ample Charge
A company review of CATL the world’s largest car battery producer that is supplying Chinese EV producers and some international OEMs.
SCMP Style Magazine. Road Warriors.
A look at some of the most desirable cars shown at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at Monterey Car Week.
Carsales. MG4 2022 Review.
Test drive of the Chinese version of the MG 4 known in China as the MG Mulan as seen in an article in Carsales.
Autocar. Audi A7 L first drive.
Test drive review of the China-only Audi A7L saloon (sedan) as seen in an Autocar article.
The Drive. Lincoln Zephyr Review.
Lincoln Zephyr Review. By Mark Andrews The Drive. 16/09/2022 The Only New Lincoln Sedan on Sale Is Built for China. Here’s Why It’s Significant Think Lincoln sedans died when production of the Lincoln Continental ended? Think again. There is a new four-door Lincoln...
Wired. A New Approach to Car Batteries Is About to Transform EVs.
A look at how car producers are trying to increase the range of EV through cell to chassis technology.
Carsales. BYD Dolphin 2022 Review.
Test drive review of the BYD Dolphin in China with an eye to its export to the Australian market.
Car News China. Nio ES7 first test drive and review: Ready for Europe.
Test drive of the Nio ES7 (EL7) electric SUV done in China.
Carsales. Nio ES7 2022 Review.
Review of the Nio ES7 (EL7) Chinese electric SUV as tested in China.
DirectIndustry. How Digitization is Changing the Way to Manufacture Cars.
How technologies such as large scale die-casting, digitalization and new battery technologies are changing auto production.
Carsales. China: World’s biggest car market grinding to a halt.
How the Covid lockdowns in China especially Shanghai have affected the car industry and what effect this will have on Australia.
Wired. This Chinese EV Sells At Just Over $5,000. So We Tried It.
Review of the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV the cheapest EV in China in a joint venture with General Motors.
DirectIndustry. Shanghai’s COVID-19 Lockdown: Effects on Auto Industry.
How the lockdowns in China including Shanghai are affecting the automotive industry in China.
Carsales. Nio ET7 2022 Review.
Test drive of a Nio ET7 Premier Edition electric sedan car in Shanghai with an eye to the Australian market as seen in Carsales.
Autocar. Nio ET7 Premier Version review.
Test drive of the Nio ET7 electric saloon in China which is a Tesla Model S competitor heading to Europe soon.
Car News China. Nio ET7 flagship first review & test drive.
A detailed review of the Nio ET7 electric car and why it is such an important car for Nio’s future plans.
Carsales. BYD Atto 3 2022 review.
Review and test drive of the BYD Yuan Plus (Atto 3) as on sale in the Chinese market.
DirectIndustry. Chinese Nio’s Plans for European Expansion.
A look at Nio’s expansion plans in Europe as laid out at the Nio Day 2021 event and a look at the new ET5 car.
Carsales. Zeekr 001 2022 review.
A review of the Zeekr 001, a new EV from China’s Geely Group, aimed at world markets as seen on the Australian website Carsales.
Autocar. Zeekr 001 review.
Review of the Zeekr 001 a new electric car from Geely as seen in Autocar magazine.
Car News China. Zeekr 001 exclusive first test drive.
A detailed look at the Zeekr 001 and why it is such an important electric car for Geely and its future.
Autocar. Volkswagen ID.6 X 2021 review.
Review of the China only electric Volkswagen ID.6 a large SUV car as seen in Autocar magazine.
Carsales. Volkswagen ID.6 2021 Review.
Test drive of the Volkswagen ID.6 X a six/seven seater EV in Shanghai, China.
Autocar. China in your hand: Wuling Mini EV driven.
Test drive of China’s cheapest EV and a look at some of the other cheap EVs on sale in China.
CKGSB Knowledge. Shifting Gears.
How digitalization is changing all aspects of cars in China from production to sales and aftersales care.
Autocar. Hongqi E-HS9 2021 review.
Review of the all electric Hongqi E-HS9 SUV from China’s oldest car brand.
Car Design News. Guangzhou Auto Show round up 2021.
The ten most interesting new car designs from the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show in China.
Carsales. Auto Guangzhou: five wackiest cars.
A look at the five wackiest cars on display at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show in China.
Carsales. Tesla Model Y 2021 Review.
A drive of the long-range Tesla Model Y in China looking at the car with respect to export of models from China to Australia.
Autocar. XPeng P5 Review.
Test drive of the XPeng P5 the world’s first production car with Lidar done in Beijing, China.
DirectIndustry. Who are the Three Main Chinese Electric Car Companies.
A profile of Nio, XPeng and Li Auto the three leading EV startups in China and what their competencies are.
Car Design News. GM’s new Shanghai studio to play a key role in its electrification plans.
A look at General Motors new Shanghai design studio, its equipment and how it fits it with GM electrification plan.
Car Design News. Arcfox’s Alpha S aims to break boundaries of design.
Shan Wei from BAIC Group talks about the design of the Arcfox Alpha S and doing two versions one of them, Huawei Inside, including Lidar.
Car Design News. Space Zeeker: Lynk & Co’s Zeekr 001.
Interview with Lynk & Co design head Stefan Rosén about the Zeekr 001 a new EV from the Geely Group which aims to be exciting.
Car Design News. Supply Lines: the latest innovations from Shanghai.
A look at Grupo Antolin, Faurecia and Grammer, three suppliers at the Shanghai Auto Show, and how they are helping car designers.
Car Design News. Chinese design talent dominates in Shanghai.
A look at the Shanghai show for Car Design News with a focus on the designs of Chinese brands.
Car Design News. SAIC design chief unpicks the MG Cyberster.
Shao Jingfeng from SAIC Design talks about the design influences for designing an electric two seater, the MG Cyberster.
Autocar. HiPhi X Founders Edition 2021 review.
The HiPhi X a new luxury EV from start-up Human Horizons looking to take on Tesla at the upper end of the market.
Car Design News. Xpeng launches P5 with Lidar technology.
A talk with designer Eric Zhao about designing the world’s first production car with Lidar, the Xpeng P5.
Auto Express. 2021 Shanghai Motor Show: report and the best cars.
Auto Express article on the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show and some of the most noteworthy cars on display plus how the show is a return to normal in a post Covid world.
SCMP Post Magazine. Tesla, recharge: can China’s EV brands dethrone Elon Musk?
A look at whether Chinese start-ups such as Nio, Xpeng and Li can take on Tesla not only at home but internationally in the EV market.
Autocar. Xpeng P7 Super Long Range Premium
Review of the Xpeng P7 EV car including a look at its NGP autonomous driving function for the highway.
Car Design News. The top performing institutions in the history of the China Awards.
A look at the best universities and institutes for design in China through the eyes of the Car Design News China Awards.
Autocar. R ER6 2020 Review
A look at the ER6 an EV from the new electric car brand R from SAIC which may make it to Europe as an MG.
CKGSB Knowledge. The Tesla Model.
A look at how Tesla is tackling the Chinese market and succeeding thanks to their new Shanghai factory.
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