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2012 Beijing International Auto Show (Part 2)

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2012 Beijing International Auto Show
Exhibitors at the E3 Stadium: South East Motor, Mitsubishi, Haima, Subaru, BOSE, Hawtai Auto, Chery, and Toyota.

At the E3 Stadium, there are a few famous Japanese car brands including the all-time best seller Toyota. The largest auto maker is putting the Toyota NS4 and Toyota FT-EV III on the concept stage and banking on the all-new Camry, Prius, Prius C, and Toyota 86.

One of China’s biggest car manufacturers Chery is showing off the Chery TX concept car. The launched of the TX concept has given an opportunity to people to believe that SUV can be powerful, masculine, and with style.

Chery TX Concept
Chery TX Concept

As for Subaru, all cameras are pointing at the 2013 Subaru Legacy. The biggest update to the 2013 Subaru Legacy is a new base 2.5-liter DOCH Boxer four-cylinder engine that delivers 173 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. As for transmission, the Legacy is paired with either a six-speed manual or Subaru’s automatic CVT. The ASEAN version looks similar to the US version and it will be a strong competitor for Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

2013 Subaru Legacy
2013 Subaru Legacy

E4 Stadium

2012 Beijing International Auto Show
The E4 stadium is flooded with all kinds of luxury brands including Zhong Ou, BRABUS, Lotus, Bosch, Koenigsegg, Aston Martin, GMG, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Maserati, Ac Schnitzer, Lorinser, Carat, Mitsuoka, Krystal, Chrysler, and Fiat.

The British luxury car maker Rolls-Royce is also taking part in the show with the Ghost, Phantom Drophead, Phantom Series II (Extended Wheelbase), and a classic Rolls-Royce to capture lights from media’s camera. Few steps close to the Rolls-Royce booth is the Japanese sports car maker who builds unconventional sports cars – Mitsuoka, who is putting the spotlight on the Orochi and Himiko.

Koenigsegg cars at Beijing Auto Show
Two Koenigsegg sports cars are sitting calmly, waiting to make their debut

The Italian sports car maker Ferrari styled their booth with several prancing horses, including Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari Californiaand the fastest Ferrari to date that takes only 3.1 seconds from 0 – 100 km/h, the F12 Berlinetta. The F12 Berlinetta makes its first ASEAN debut and it will definitely a rare toy.

Ferrari at 2012 Beijing International Auto Show
Ferrari at 2012 Beijing International Auto Show

Ferrari F12 Engine
The heart of a Ferrari F12 – A 740 CV engine that makes the car fly up till 340 km/h

Other than that, some other luxury cars can be seen at the E4 stadium are the Lotus GTE, Lotus Evora IPS, Fiat Viaggio, Fiat 500 Gucci style, Chrysler 300C, and BYD-Daimler Tiger EV.

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