In our glance at the rear view mirror, here’s a brief overview of some of the motoring highlights we’ve covered in April 2019: Auto Shows The New York International Auto Show and Auto Shanghai aren’t as well known as shows like Geneva, Detroit or Frankfurt, but still delivered their fair share of exciting automotive fare.  The biennial Auto Shanghai took place from April 18-25 and it alternates with the Beijing Auto Show as China’s biggest automotive showcase. Making possibly the biggest splash at the show design-wise was the Lexus LM minivan with its giant cheese-grater of a front grille. Love or hate the exterior styling, there's no shortage of luxury inside this opulent seven-seater MPV, including an umbrella-storage compartment just like you find in a Rolls-Royce, an optional mini fridge for the champagne, and reclining rear seats.

The New York show from April 19-28 saw the following major launches: The Hyundai Venue is the Korean car maker’s new entry-level SUV which is e...

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