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January 2, 2023

A Chinese Car Caught Fire At The Guangzhou Auto Show

The long delayed 2022 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (aka Guangzhou Auto Show) was off to a fiery start when one of the concept cars presented at the show caught fire.

A report from Chinese news website Jiemian said a concept car from IAT Automobile caught fire. Footage embedded in the article shows a small vehicle being doused in water from fire crews as heavy smoke and flames reach upward. Another video from behind a curtain shows tall flames going way over the concealing curtain.

Other reports out of China provide a few additional details about the incident. Pandaily published a statement from IAT Automobile:
“During the construction of our booth at the auto show, the working area accidentally caught fire for unknown reasons,” IAT Automobile’s statement reads. “The open flame has now been extinguished and no one was injured. We are actively investigating the cause of the accident, and a formal statement will be given when the cause is found out.”
China’s Sina News reported on the aftermath of the incident. It reports that water stains can be seen around the booth and that the smell of something burning remains in the air. Meanwhile, company representatives told a reporter to delete photos he took of the scene.

IAT Automobile is a research and development company based in China that largely works as a supplier to other major automotive manufacturers. It was founded in 2007 and has already found itself entrenched in many areas of automotive development, from design to driver assistance technologies.


  1. Ano madadabi mo Kuchi888? Reliable pa rin ba chinese cars mo? Harhar!!!

    1. Yan ang concept ng chinese cars! Ang future nila masusunog lang! Harharhar

  2. Parang Hyundai at Kia engines din...

  3. What kind of car caught fire? Car with combustion engine or BEV?


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