The new 3-series variant - available for the Chinese market only – has its wheelbase extended by 110mm compared with the standard car. It’s available in the BMW 335Li, the BMW 328Li, or the BMW 320Li guises and will be built in China’s new Shenyang production plant.
The stylish Chery TX SUV concept previews a replacement for the Tiggo SUV in Chery’s line-up and is perhaps the most credible car yet seen from a Chinese domestic manufacturer.
Chrysler marked its return to the Chinese market with a Chrysler 300 Ruyi design concept, which “blends modern American design and technology with tradition-rich Chinese symbols”. Like the Chrysler, the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept gets dragon imagery inside and out.
The Numero 9 previews the styling direction that the next three DS models – a VW Jetta sized premium saloon, an SUV and a BMW 5-series sized executive saloon flagship - will take.
Daimler and Chinese car maker BYD (Build Your Dreams) revealed the Denza concept at the Beijing motor show. The venture aims to combine BYD’s battery technology with the manufacturing, technological and design clout of Mercedes-Benz.
British tuning company Eterniti has revealed its 180mph Eterniti Artemis (formerly known as the Hemera) at the Beijing motor show. Described by the firm as the “world’s first super-SUV”, the Artemis is powered by a Porsche Cayenne-sourced 4.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which has been tuned to produce 591bhp and 553lb ft of torque.
The four-door, five-seat Viaggio will be the first model to built in a new plant in China as part of a joint venture between GAC and Fiat. It goes on sale there in the third quarter.
The Fiesta-based SUV is built in China at Ford’s Chongquin plant and will include the marque’s new turbocharged three-cylinder engine. In the Ecosport, it will produce 118bhp and 125lb ft of torque.
Geely’s McCar is the second-generation of mini motorbike-carrying concept the Chinese manufacturer has shown following the first-gen concept seen at last year’s Shanghai show.
Geely will add its larger, D-segment EC8 saloon to its line up in the UK later in 2013 if the launch of its two initial models is a success.
The Concept C - the C standing for “cool, challenge and China” - features angular styling inspired by a dragon. A production version is expected to be launched next year solely for the Chinese market. The Honda Concept S – which stands for “stylish, smart and surprise” - is powered by an unspecified hybrid powertrain.
The JAC Heyue SC, one of the homegrown stars of Beijing, is China’s latest attempt at creating a credible sports car. It’s powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 162bhp and 160lb ft of torque, and mated to a manual gearbox.
The new Jaguar XJ Ultimate is the most luxurious – and expensive – version of Jaguar’s big saloon ever launched. Between the pair of fully adjustable rear seats sits a folding solid aluminium business table, a champagne chiller and storage for champagne flutes.