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2012 Beijing International Auto Show – Ni Hao!

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Ni Hao! 你好! Welcome to Beijing and Beijing welcome you. The 2012 Beijing International Auto Show is now started!

2012 Beijing International Auto Show Floorplan
2012 Beijing Auto Show floorplan

Automobile enthusiasts who have been spending the entire April chasing Motor Show starting from the 2012 Bangkok International Motor Show to the 2012 New York International Auto Show, now it is time to finish the third race in April. The 2012 Beijing International Auto Show will be held from April 23 – May 2, 2012. There will be 10 days of automotive ingenuity in Beijing, China. From April 23 – 26 is VIP and media day and April 27 – May 2 will be opened to public.  For those who are around or who do not wish to miss this opportunity, book your ticket and fly to Beijing now! Otherwise, stay tuned at Carsut.com for virtual tour.

This year, the show features 1125 brand new vehicles from all automobile industry sectors including the Lamborghini Urus Concept that stormed out earlier last few days. There will be 120 new vehicles will make its world’s debut at Beijing and these vehicles will be exhibited at nine stadiums from E1-E5 and W1-W4 respectively. So, what are the cars that really worth to see?

Beijing Auto Show
Car manufacturers at the E1 Stadium: GAC Changfeng Motor, LIFAN, GAG Group, Brilliance Auto, ZXAUTO, BAIC, and FAW.

Perhaps there are many Chinese car brands that don’t sound familiar to us. Apart from automobiles, the show also features a few sections for car accessories, car audio, and of course, each booth is lured by a great number of sexy and pretty girls.

Beijing Auto Show
Car manufacturers at the E2 Stadium: SAIC Motor, SGMW, Shanghai GM, Great Wall, Zotye Auto, and Jonway.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
2013 Chevrolet Malibu 1.6T

At E2 stadium, Shanghai GM will take the wraps off the new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu 1.6T that has grown 2.7 inches wider compared to the previous model. The going-to-be debut Malibu 1.6T is powered by a 1.6-liter Ecotec engine that delivers 186bhp and 235Nm of torque to the front wheels, which is more than enough for most drivers in China. Another car that adds color to the Beijing Auto Show is the Cadillac ATS. The ATS has a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 200hp and it is will be available in 2013 to compete with Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, and Audi A4.

2013 Cadillac ATS
Cadillac ATS

Roewe will be putting the spotlight on the E50 electric car that will be listed on the China car market somewhere in October. Surprisingly, the Roewe E50 has a range of 190km per charge and top speed of 130 km/h. However, the China Government will market the E50 as a city car although the top speed seems adequate for speedway. Other than E50, the Chinese luxury marque is also showing off the Roewe 550 plug-in hybrid that is capable of conserving 50% more fuel compared with its conventional version.

Roewe E50
Roewe E50

Roewe 550
Roewe 550 Plug-in Hybrid

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