The 10-day 19th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition closed on April 28, during which 128 new cars debuted and received 810,000 visitors, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.
The show attracted the participation of more than 1,000 well-known global auto exhibitors, displaying 1,310 vehicles, the report said.
The 2021 Shanghai auto show is the world's first international A-class auto show held as scheduled this year, boosting confidence in the global auto market and providing upward acceleration for China's march toward auto power, the report said.
The huge potential of China's auto market has attracted foreign auto companies to continue to increase their investment in Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta, the report said, citing Zhou Minhao, president of the Shanghai Council for the Promotion of International Trade.
The choice to debut new technologies and models at the Shanghai auto show also provides sufficient conditions for the debut and development of Chinese independent brands and their going-out efforts, he said.
With the Shanghai auto show comes to an end, the next major auto show this year is the Guangzhou International Auto Show, which will be held from Nov. 19-28.
After that, the 17th Beijing Auto China 2022 will be held in both the new and old halls of the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing from April 21 to April 30, 2022, with an estimated total exhibition area of 230,000 square meters.
Auto China has been held in Beijing every two years since 1990 and has been held 16 times since then.
At the beginning of 2020, the Covid-19 epidemic brought a huge impact to the global auto industry, and the whole industry once faced the crisis of a complete shutdown.
However, Auto China 2020 was still successfully held and became the only international top-level auto show held in the world that year.