Highlights of Beijing Auto Show 2012

The 2012 Beijing International Auto show is being held at China. Two things to be noticed. 1) The girls at the beijing auto show 2) The hot cars which is displayed. This time the 2012 beijing auto show has been successfully done with two days (april 23, 24 for press and april 27-may2 for public display) with full of hot cars being displayed from various International automakers. One of the main reasons to watchout for Beijing auto show is that these chinese people and their goods never fail to amaze me. Be it automobiles, gadgets or anything. So, here at AutoBikeIndia.com we always wanted to cover major events like how we did for India Auto Expo held at delhi, but this time instead of making several individual post on the new launches from various automobile makers, we thought of listing all the new launches in single post. Highlighting some of the jaw-dropping cars which were displayed in 2012 Beijing auto show at China. Check out the list of hot launches :

Honda concept S

Honda Concept S is a hybird minivan which was showed at Beijing Auto Show 2012. Honda says, its inspired from a hybrid powertrain that features a spacious cabin. Adding to it, the Honda concept S is in production to unveil the chinese market through its Dongfeng Honda Automobile by next year. Global launch will follow that.

Honda Concept C

Along with the Honda Concept C, Honda showed us the Honda Concept C another sedan in the making. When showcasing, Honda explained that the Concept C refers to the Cool, Challenge and China.

Audi A6 L e-Tron Concept

Audi at Auto China 2012 showed us the hybird version of the current Audi A6 plugged with a e Tron moniker. So, what’s special about this hybird concept of Audi A6 L e Tron is that which is powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery in the rear which can make the vehicle travel upto 80km at a constant speed of 60kmph in pure electric mode.

Audi said us the first production will be at 2014 after tha new A3 series and the A6 eTron has a definite styling factors such as razor blade like front grille, 21 inch alloy wheels, LED lamps, tweaked instrument panel etc. The engine is borrowed from the production A8 hybrid model which comes with a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol that produces 208hp (211PS) and an electric motor with a peak output of 70kW (94hp/95PS).

Volkswagen E-Bugster Speedster Concept

Volkswagen (people’s car) manufacturer showed the Beetle E-Bugster Speedster. The bug (people in U.S call the beetle as Bug), The E stands for the electric, ster for the Speedster. So the E-bugster is a coupe that looks so awesome with much lower roof and 19 inch alloy wheels. You need to charge this E-bugster with the power cord which is present near the logo and compatible with both 120v and 240v chargers. In just 30 minutes, it gets charged up to 80 %. With zero emissions, it compromises of an 85 kW (114HP) electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack at the rear space.

Fiat Viaggio

Fiat Viaggio was displayed at Auto China 2012 and Viaggio is the first vehicle that Fiat will produce in china with its local partner GAC. Fiat Viaggio is a compact sedan which competes heavily with Ford Focus. Fiat Viaggio offers chinese people with two variants. 1.4-liter T-Jet turbocharged petrol engines producing 120HP and 150HP matched to either a 5-speed manual transmission or the latest Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDTC) developed by Fiat Powertrain. Expected to get in sales by Q3 2012.

Ford EcoSport Product Version

After the first time ford showed us the Ecosport at Auto Expo Delhi, here at Beijing Auto show – Ford showed us the production version of its new small crossover. We have seen lot of test mules and spy shots of Ford Ecosport at the Ford HQ in Tamilnadu, chennai. Now ford has officially displayed the production version of its Ford Ecosport a compact SUV.

Ford showed us the top end variant of Ecosport, the Ford Ecosport Titanium that boasts 16-inch alloy wheels and a chrome grille on the outside along with various technologies and interiors such as Ford SYNC infotainment system with voice control.

Lamborghini Urus SUV Concept

Lambo’s SUV Urus, the name Urus derived from the wildest domestic cattle Aurochs. The lamborghini hasn’t revealed anything about the front mounted engine, but said it produces 600HP and the lowest CO2 emissions in its class. One of its first kind with 4 seats instead of two and can be a family sole car.

Jaguar XJ Ultimate Edition

Jagur revealed their ultimate edition of XJ series. The flagship XJ model is exclusively the first one to offer with new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine producing 335hp (340PS) linked to 8 speed automatic transmission. Top class interiors mainly the rear seats with separated leather trimmed consoles featuring adjustment, ventilation and lumbar functions. Improved suspensions to comfort rear passengers.

Hyundai Langdong and New Santa Fe

Hyundai launched its renamed Hyundai Elantra in the Auto China 2012 marking the 10th anniversary of Hyundai’s joint venture in china. Along with the Hyundai Elantra, it showed the New Santa Fe SUV along with 2 concept models. First one is Shouwang BHCD-1 – a luxury sedan prototype. The second concept is i-oniq electric sports car, fitted with a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine generating a maximum of 61PS (60hp), which is linked to an 80 kW (107h) lithium-ion electric motor that is powered by a 55 kW generator through a single ratio gearbox.

i-oniq can travel 120km (75 miles) and up to 700km (435 miles) with the assistance on the petrol engine, emitting just 45 g/km of CO2 emissions. The concept model can reach a top speed of 145 km/h, which is equal to 90mph.

Audi Q3 Vail Concept

Seen previously at the detroit auto show, the Audi Q3 vail is named as Audi Q3 Jinlong Yufeng ‘Golden dragon in the win’ at Chinese auto show 2012. The Liuli Yellow color for the exterior with matching interior makes it go to awww. Designed around the sports theme with accessories makes Audi Q3 vail fitted with Audi’s 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five delivering 306hp (310PS) matched to 7 speed S tronic dual clutch transmission. It can go from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.5 seconds. Top speed is 250kmph.

Geely Englon SC7 concept

Geely Englon SC7 made its first appearance with a four cyclinder engine.

Daimler & BYD’s New Joint Venture Denza Brand

Daimler (parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Chinese automobile maker BYD’s first joint venture brand Denza launched in Auto China 2012. They mainly target electric cars. The german automaker will provide its knowledge in vehicle architecture and BYD will supply batteries and e-drive system to the joint venture.

BMW i8 Spyder

The top end two seater BMW i8 spyder hybrid was showcased at Auto China 2012. The concept version of i8 Spyder is light weight carbonfiber construction and hybrid powertrain. Equipped with a 3 cyclinder turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 220HP and 300Nm.

Toyota Yundong Shuangqing Hybrid Sedan

Toyota has launched its sedan type named ‘Yundong Shuangqing’. Completely built at Toyota R&D in China. No further details have been revealed by Toyota yet. Will update in few days.

Volkswagen New Lavida Sedan

A compact sized Sedan from Volkswagen named it Lavida at Auto China 2012 drawing its inspiration from the larger saloon model. Offers 3 petrol engines including a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a 1.6-liter four-pot and a 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI unit with 140-horses. Manual 6 speed transmission or 7 speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.

Chrysler 300c Ruyi Sedan

Chrysler brand is back on Chinese land with its 300C sedan called Ruyi at Auto China 2012. It blends the american modern design and technology, traditional rich chinese symbols. Comes with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota Dear Qin

Another compact hatchback from Toyota at beijing auto show 2012.

Aston Martin Dragon 88 Limited Edition

Aston martin limited edition model showcased the hand drawn ‘year of dragon’ special edition at 2012 beijing auto show. The Dragon 88 Limited Edition concept is reserved for the DBS, Virage and V8 Vantage S models, of which only 88 will be built. The 24-carat gold applied to the signature Aston Martin wing badges, the embroidered dragon logo on the front seat headrests, the gold color stitching on the leather seats and three bespoke paint finishes for the exterior.

Bentley Mulsanne Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition

Based on the Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday named the Mulsanne Diamond Jubilee brings Bentley Mulsanne edition to China through the Auto China 2012. Mulliner Diamond Jubilee Edition is powered by the twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V8 that churns out 505HP and 1,020Nm (752 lb-ft) of torque at just 1,750 rpm.

Land Rover Evoque Special Edition

The Range Rover Evoque Special Edition that was created by Victoria Beckham and Land Rover’s design team has finally been unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show.

Apart from this, local chinese car manufacturers and some joint ventures with other international automobile manufacturers’ cars was also showcased.

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One Response to "Highlights of Beijing Auto Show 2012"

  1. Raj says:

    Awesome.. when can we expect such models in India..?

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