Beijing Auto Show

Beijing Auto Show

Beijing Automotive launched the 700R Concept at the Auto China 2008. The concept features a a clean and attractive design with some interesting details.

Beijing 700R concept

The 700R features on the front knifelike headlamps; stylized, outboard air intakes; and a teensy main grille slit come together to give the car a good face. Out back, a similar motif finishes the car off, and the result is very attractive overall.

Could this be the first real Chinese car?

Source: Autoblog

Nissan revealed the new Teana premium sedan at the 2008 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.

"When we introduced Teana in 2004, it sent a clear signal that Nissan was serious about growth in China," said Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Company Ltd. "The all-new Teana again demonstrates our commitment to high quality and world-class products for the Chinese consumer," continued Ghosn.

Teana was designed under the concept of modern luxury and relaxation. Defined by a bodyline that is a graceful and sweeping arc, the new Teana embodies sophistication. Known as a pioneer of the "modern living" concept through its first generation, the Teana evolves the interior design to focus on relaxation for all passengers.

Teana is available with the combination of the highly regarded V6 engine (VQ25DE and VQ35DE versions) and XTRONIC CVT. This combination provides both high performance yet refined long distance cruising. For China, a four-cylinder in-line engine (MR20DE) is also available, designed to maximize fuel economy and performance.

Volkswagen is presenting the New Bora in a dual world premiere at Auto China 2008 in Beijing. The New Bora is to be recommended especially for families as a practical, high-end, versatile and dynamic companion for every day of the year.

Volkswagen Bora

The new models should contribute to further solidifying Volkswagen’s successful position as market leader in China. In 2007 the Volkswagen brand sold more than 780,000 vehicles – a new record. At the same time, this sales record validates the Volkswagen strategy of systematically bringing German knowhow into harmony with Chinese culture.

At its market introduction, FAW Volkswagen will be offering the New Bora with two modern Euro-4 gasoline engines. Both engines are distinguished by very refined performance and low fuel consumption. The four cylinder engines can be paired with a six-speed automatic (Tiptronic) as an option.

Buick unveiled the 2008 Invincta show car at the Auto China 2008. The four-door midsize sedan with a coupe-like roofline presents a bold direction for Buick’s new generation of vehicles in the world’s two largest vehicle markets – the United States and China.

Buick Invicta

Invicta has evolved from Buick concepts such as the 2004 Velite convertible and 2007 Riviera coupe, both of which received accolades for their thoroughly modern adaptation of classic Buick themes. Invicta Invicta was designed collaboratively by GM centers of expertise in Warren, Michigan, and Shanghai, China. The name, which is Latin for “invincible,” returns to Buick after a 45-year hiatus in the United States.

Invicta is powered by Buick’s first direct injection turbocharged engine, a four-cylinder powerplant that produces 250 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission for maximum fuel efficiency.

Buick Invicta

Invicta’s designers drew inspiration from the Riviera concept. Invicta features modern and sleek proportions with exterior lines that flow uninterrupted around the vehicle. For example, Invicta’s cat-eye headlamps transition into the Buick heritage-inspired sweepspear design cue, which flows seamlessly along the body sides and merges into the taillamps. Similarly, one can trace the top of the headlamp casing to the roofline and the rear of the vehicle without interruptions.

Press release after jump.

Porsche unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show the 2009 Cayenne Turbo S, the most powerful Cayenne of them all. Sales will begin in August 2008 at a price of EUR 111,400.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

The Cayenne Turbo S is powered by a 4.8 liter V8 engine with twin turbo forced induction that delivers 550 hp at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 750 Nm from 2,250 rpm to 4,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a Six-speed Tiptronic S converter automatic gearbox.

It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 4.7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 174.0 mph.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

All models of the Turbo S have a chassis which benefits from air suspension, not to mention suspension leveling and ride-height control, along with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which – once again as standard – is combined with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and Servotronic speed-sensitive variable power steering.

Press release after the jump.

Audi Q5 will be unveiled tomorrow at the Beijing Auto Show, but here are the first official images just a few hours before its official debut. After the Q5’s launch on the Chinese market Audi will also bring the Q7 SUV. The production of the Q5 on the Chinese market will begin in August 2009.

Stay tuned for more info!

Audi Q5 first official images
Audi Q5 first official images
Source: Autoblog.nl

The 2009 Q5 will make its world debut tomorrow at the Beijing Auto Show. The company also announced it will build a plant in Changchun, northern China, to assemble its new compact SUV.

Production of the vehicle is due to start in August 2009, the newspaper said in an extract from an article in Friday’s edition. The Q5 is due to be launched in Europe this summer and in the US at the start of 2009.

Ford Fiesta five-door version to debut in China

Ford will unveil the five-door version of its small car Fiesta at the Beijing Auto SHhow. Designed and developed in Europe for sale in Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and the Americas between 2008 and 2010, the all-new Fiesta is the first major product of Ford’s new global product development process.

The all-new Ford Fiesta’s dynamic character is accentuated by its bold kinetic design. Its distinct character is further accentuated with major strides in craftsmanship, quality of materials and product choice while continuing to represent Ford Fiesta’s traditional strengths of practicality, value for money, agility and safety.

All- new Ford Fiesta clearly embodies the exterior hallmarks of kineticdesign, which has so convincingly infused emotion into the core of the Ford range in Europe and Asia.

The reveal in Europe in March of the three-door and five-door Fiesta hatch and now the China reveal of the five-door Fiesta hatch confirm that all-new Ford Fiesta will bring the most appealing elements of Verve Concept to production reality.

Chinese carmakers Anhui Jianghuai Automobile and Shenyang Brilliance Jinbei Automotive will debut three cars destined for sale in Europe at the Beijing auto show. All three cars - a hatchback, a sedan and a station wagon – were designed and engineered by the Italian design and engineering company Pininfarina.

Anhui Jianghuai will debut a five-door hatchback code-named A107, and a four-door sedan code-named A108 at the show, which takes place April 20 to 28.

BMW’s Chinese partner Brilliance will unveil a BS4 station wagon that was designed and engineered by Pininfarina. The BS4 station wagon has the same 1.8- and 2.0-liter gasoline engines offered on the BS4 large-segment sedan, which went in production in China in August 2007. Pininfarina also designed the BS4 sedan.

Chery unveiled the Pininfarina designed A3 lower-medium sedan and its A3 Sport hatchback variant in 2006. At the Beijing show, Chery will unveil gasoline and diesel hybrid powertrains for its A3 range.

Two of the greatest future rivals, the Mercedes GLK and the Audi Q5 will make their world debut this week-end at the Beijing Auto Show.

Audi will unveil its Q5 SUV in Beijing because it sees China as a key growth market. Last year, China became Audi’s second-biggest market after Germany as sales grew 24.8 percent to 101,996 units.

Like Audi, Mercedes wants to take advantage of the growing popularity of SUVs in China. After showing concepts for its new GLK class at the Geneva and Detroit auto shows this year, Mercedes will unveil the production version in Beijing.

Audi parent Volkswagen group will debut two models developed for the local market by its joint ventures in China. One will be a family-sized sedan code-named the Model X, based on the Jetta/Bora. The other will be a more upscale sedan called the Lavida that eventually will replace the Santana. Both cars are based on the fourth-generation Golf platform and will go into production in the summer.

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