Beijing 2012: Auto Show Round Up

By Brandon Turkus

April 24, 2012

As this year's Auto China show in Beijing begins to slow down, it's becoming more and more obvious that the Chinese show is not one to be missed. Helped along by the ever-increasing number of cars the Chinese economy consumes, auto makers the world over have taken notice of Auto China, and brought some serious hardware to reflect that.
There were a few major themes at this year’s show. Luxury played a big part, as the Chinese market continues to gobble up executive sedans and luxury cars at an alarming rate. Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Land Rover, Lamborghini, and Porsche all debuted production cars or near-production concepts at this year’s show.
The other major theme, which we mentioned above, was the production-readiness of this year’s show. Most of the “concepts” were in reality based on production cars (Rolls-Royce Ghost Six Senses Concept, Audi A6L e-tron Concept, Seat Ibiza Cupra Concept). Only Mercedes-Benz’s Concept Style Coupe, Peugeot’s Urban Crossover Concept, and Honda’s Concept C and Concept S really met the typical concept criteria.
It was an exciting show this year, and we’ve wrapped it all up for you right here.
2013 Ford EcoSport
2013 Jaguar XJ Ultimate
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Special Edition
2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
2013 Nissan Sylphy
2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS
2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase
Audi A6L e-tron Concept
Audi RS Q3 Concept
Chrysler 300 Ruyi Design Concept
Honda Concept C
Honda Concept S
Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept
Lamborghini Urus Concept
Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe
Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept
Rolls-Royce Ghost Six Senses Concept
Seat Ibiza Cupra Concept