The Chinese get their act together
We’ve had at least a decade of hearing ‘the Chinese car industry is going to take over the world’, but it’s spectacularly failed to materialise. China does hold massive sway over the car industry, mainly in getting European makers to build more profligate SUVs with giant chromed nostrils. But their domestic product has mainly amounted to lots of EV start-ups that sink without trace and pathetic clones of the Land Rover Evoque. Could 2019 be the year we start to see some originality and longevity from this industrial and intellectual powerhouse?