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Old 23rd April 2012, 18:42   #1
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Default Beijing Motor Show 2012

Lets have the all news/updates on this show here in this thread.

Some from my side:

Toyota

- Dear Qin a compact car whicyh would be launched globally next year.
- Source: Beijing motor show: report and pics - Beijing motor show 2012 - Picture Gallery - Autocar.co.uk
- Toyota Unveils Concepts at Beijing Motor Show - MarketWatch

VW

- Showcased E-Bugster (115 PS Power with an electric motor)
- New Lavida saloon (But I think its only for China)
- Source : Volkswagen At The 2012 Beijing Motor Show

Fiat

- New Viaggio Sedan revelead.
- Source: 2012 Beijing Auto Show - 2013 Fiat Viaggio revealed | Latest Autos & Car News | OnCars.in

Nissan:

- Revealed the future global sedan. (Similar to Altima)
- Source: Beijing: Nissan unveiled its future global sedan


Ford:

- Ecosport was unveiled for China.
- Specs are same, but the news pieces did not quote if it was a production version.
- Source : Beijing: Ford Ecosport revealed
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Lamborghini Urus SUV is revealed in China.

More info: Lamborghini Urus super SUV officially unveiled in China
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VW Revealed E-Bugster Concept.

Its an Electric Bettle with drop down top. Looks good. Hope it makes to production soon.

More photos and details here

Volkswagen E-Bugster concept lowers its lid in Beijing
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Honda came up with two surprises in Beijing. Presenting the Concept C and Concept S.

Honda surprises with wild Concept C and Concept S showcars in China

Honda Worldwide | April 23, 2012 "Honda Exhibits World Premiere of Two Honda Brand Concept Models at 2012 Beijing Motor Show"
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Some pics of the Urus. Internet is abuzz of car being available in 2015 and being powered by a V10 or V12 producing over 600 horses. Hope it hits production lines with the same design.(Remember the concept Kizashi and the one that finally landed on Indian shores?)
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Urus looks too futuristic, am sure Lambo will tone it down for general customer acceptance. I have always observed that Concept cars always look much futuristic than their production counter parts.
A-Star was another example where the concept looked super!
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The Concept C looks and is probably based on the Acura TSX and the Concept S looks and is a blend of the Honda Fit and Honda Odyssey! Nothing new Honda. You guys can do better than this.
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Is Lambo thinking of making an off-roader?
If yes, then I think they too are getting diluted!
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The Concept C looks and is probably based on the Acura TSX and the Concept S looks and is a blend of the Honda Fit and Honda Odyssey! Nothing new Honda. You guys can do better than this.
Usually, its the other way round. Most Acura's are based on Honda's car. Example - TL, TSX based on Accord. ILX based on Civic. MDX based on Pilot.

But it seems this is just for china as confirmed in their press release. If they don't launch it elsewhere, nothing is lost.

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Ecosport production version unveiled.

Ford EcoSport urban CUV unveiled in China

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http://www.autocarindia.com/News/297...-revealed.aspx

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I dont understand, is China really that big of a market, I mean just looking at the cars unveiled there, they are all super luxury or super expensive versions, not only that Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Bentley all are throwing Limited Edition Versions. To add more confusion BMW and Merc are sending out Long wheel base models of even entry level products like the 3 and the C.

Isn't China supposed to be a Communist country where all the money belongs to the state and well fare for all is decided by the state.

And what is really befuddling is the fact that India is so close by and we have so many rich and super rich people, we do not even get to see these big brands. Take the Auto Expo for example, I would say except for the launch of the Eco Sport nothing global was introduced.

I am sure all these brands will do quite well in India too, so why this preferential treatment to China, what do the experts think?
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I loved the Honda concepts. The interior volume of Concept S is huge.
The Lambo SUV has to be ugliest and it looks like an angular version of ZDX or the BMW equivalent.
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More pictures of the Honda concept:

I personally like those lines; something new from Honda.By recent trends, If familiar faces's in a car makers profile is the norm we can see these design cues definately making into the upcoming new Accord.


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SOURCE : Honda launches two new concept cars in Beijing
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The Concept C from Honda is definitely the new Accord that will debut end of the year in the US. ALTHOUGH the car will have a toned down appearance, i think its got a lot going for it. It seems shorter than the extra long current gen accord.
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Honda came up with two surprises in Beijing. Presenting the Concept C and Concept S.
Could this be the base/platform for a new mini-MPV by Honda? Something that would cost around 8-12 lakhs, seats 7, etc. Something like the Ertiga? Looks like a good platform to start with, for emerging markets like ours.

The Concept C looks like the future Accord in the making. I wouldn't expect this to be launched here though.

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Urus looks too futuristic, am sure Lambo will tone it down for general customer acceptance. I have always observed that Concept cars always look much futuristic than their production counter parts.
A-Star was another example where the concept looked super!
You aren't really familiar with Lamborghini, are you? They have seldom toned cars down for production.

Ford is also an exception to the concept-to-production process. They ensure that most of the concept's designs are carried forward into the production car. Compare the concept Fiesta from a few years ago and the end result. Even the EcoSport looks like a production-ready concept.
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