The Chengdu auto show will begin next Friday with the participation of China's major new energy vehicle (NEV) makers, while Tesla will remain absent.
The Chengdu auto show, to be held from August 25 to September 3, will feature more than 200,000 square meters of exhibits, the event's organizers said in a WeChat post today.
A total of 129 brands will display nearly 1,600 models at the auto show, according to the post.
The auto show will be held at the Western China International Expo City, with August 25 as media day.
The Chengdu auto show has become one of China's four A-class auto shows and is the most visible bellwether for the western Chinese auto market, its organizers said.
Organizers of the show today released a map of exhibitor booths, showing BYD (OTCMKTS: BYDDY), Nio (NYSE: NIO), Xpeng (NYSE: XPEV), and Li Auto (NASDAQ: LI) will participate, while Tesla is absent.
Specifically, Nio's booth is in Hall 10 at H1010, Xpeng is in Hall 10 at H1009, and Li Auto is in Hall 11 at H1102.
BYD's booth is in Hall 3 at H301, its Yangwang brand is at H307, Denza is at H309 and Fang Cheng Bao is at H308.
This will be Fang Cheng Bao's first time at an auto show. BYD officially unveiled the brand yesterday, saying its first model, the Bao 5, will make a real-life debut at the Chengdu auto show.
On April 19, 2021, on the first day of the last Shanghai auto show, a female owner boarded the roof of a car at the Tesla booth, accusing Tesla of brake failure.
After that, Tesla was absent from auto shows in China until June of this year.
The 2023 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area International auto show (Auto Shenzhen 2023) was held on June 16 in Shenzhen, where Tesla was present.