The top slot of the auto industry were decided at the Beijing Motor Show 2012 as the car market has shown a double-digit growth in the year 2009 and 2010 and the car sales reached a milestone of 18.5 million cars making China the largest Automotive market across the globe. That gave the Beijing and Shanghai car expos to decide on the top ten slot; i.e. why the car manufacturers cannot afford to miss the show and unveil their amusing commodities. Here’s a rundown of the Top cars from the show.
1. Lamborghini Urus
No doubt making a good-looking SUV is a tricky business, but Lamborghini new SUV’s URUS has brought everyone down on its knees with the panache Urus SUV concept. The company has confirmed that the car will go into production by 2015. As for the design, it is extremely close to what the finished product will look like; the interiors is just a concept but the exteriors are real. Lamborghini Urus will give you a heady feeling as the engine is expected to come with more than 600 horsepower- it is speculated that the car is upgraded version of Gallardo’s V10; V8 can also be a possibility. The adjustable ride height features give it a off-road ability; Lamborghini is going to produce about 3000 copies a year- and this will double Lamborghini’s current yield in one shot.
2. Mercedes Concept Style Coupe Concept
Mercedes Benz concept style coupe has been officially named as CLA-Class; essentially a notched down version of the CLS, the coupe is more near to C-Class in terms of size and is based on the A&B Class platform. Mercedes is only going to change the essentials in the production version, so the market is expecting a attention grabbing body work and A-class interiors to be loyally incorporated. The Paris show to be held in September will see the production version and one can buy the car within a year for a price a tidbit less than the C-Class.
3. Range Rover Special Edition with Victoria Beckham
Land Rover’s has signed up the Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl turned fashion designer as a design consultant for the Range Rover Special Edition. The company is going to roll out just 200 models across the globe, the price tag is around $ 130,000 with the star points being the rose gold speckles on the 20-inch alloy wheels and switch gear, a matte gray exterior and Vintage Tan leather with baseball sewed in. As for the target audience, the picture becomes clear when you hear that the company is going to give out VB- designed purses and four piece leather luggage set.
4. Audi RS Q3 concept
The Audi RS concept which depicts elegance with a beasty engine- a rare combination is now going to be incorporated in Audi’s Q family car Audi Q3. In the Audi RS Q3 case the 2.5L five cylinder powered turbocharged engine found under the hood of TT-RS and RS3 is retouched to produce a whooping 360hp power. The 20hp more is good to sprint 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds and the car comes with 20-inch alloy wheels finished in matte Ordos blue is a head turner. As per the company it is merely testing waters but market rumor says that you should be able to buy one next year.
5. BMW i8 Spyder
BMW with the i8 Spyder fulfilled two purposes: firstly, the car portrays a drop-top trim of BMW’s first in class hybrid supercar, which is due in 2014, and secondly it gives the viewer an idea about the interiors of the production ready car. The wheelbase is shortened and the car comes as a two-seater instead of four has helped the company to pull up proportions strings. The result is awe-inspiring The car comes with a 1.5L,220hp engine placed at the rear end and a 129hm motor at the front, giving it a sprint capability of 0-62 mpg in less than 5 seconds. Was this too much to take in, wait till you hear this-lift the rear deck and you will find a pair of electric scooters, to make you reach your destination easily after you have parked the car.
6. Ferrari's new Enzo
The market was abuzz with news that the heir of Enzo is going to be a hybrid car, but how the concept will work has been made clear at the Beijing Auto Show. The car is a revamped version of F12 Berlinetta 6.3L V-12 engine mated with an electric motor along with a seven-speed- dual-clutch gearbox. The result is a 10% better performing car with a whopping 40% low CO2 emission car than a car only deriving power from V-12. It is said to be the fastest and cleanest Ferrari ever!
7. Citroen DS9
On record, the Numero 9 is still in the concept category, but the company Citroen confirms, it will turn out to be one of three DS models that includes a small sedan and an SUV, aimed at China at the initial stage. It was juxtaposed to the original DS at the Beijing Auto Show and has more than a tint of the car’s drawn out elegance. The car proportions are novel, with a around 193 inches of length and wider, much lower wheel base. The car comes with 1.6L turbocharged rotating the front wheels and a 70-hp electric motor powered by lithium-ion battery pack, spinning the rear. The Citreon DS9 is aimed to go against the likes of Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series.
8. Porsche Cayenne GTS
Felt like the Beijing Show was the market to display your sporty SUVs and Porsche did just that by showing off its new Cayenne GTS- a sharp, low and zooming take on the Cayenne .The 4.8L V8 engine found under the hood of the car has been trimmed to produce 420 hp – a 20 hp surge and 0-60 mph sprint in 5.7 seconds. Porsche flagship PASM suspension is incorporated; however it is lowered about an inch for a stiff body control and squatter stance.
9. Vokswagen E-Bugster Cabriolet
The irony of this concept is that we've already seen undisguised spy shots of the production-ready Beetle Cabriolet, rendering it rather pointless. Still, it scraped into the Top slot because it's such a damn fine thing to look at. Based on the E-Bugster concept shown at the Detroit show in January, but with the roof removed, this speedster version is propelled by the same 114-hp electric motor with batteries where the back seats should be. Don't expect to see an electric Beetle anytime soon, though -- the powertrain is just for show. But a two-seat Beetle with a chopped-down windscreen to sit alongside the four-seat Beetle Cabriolet is reportedly under consideration. The concept was already caught on lenses before its official unveiling at the show, and the images went viral. What made it grab a position in the top slot, is that the concept is mind-boggling good. Cabriolet is based on the E-Bugster concept unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this January, however the concept car has the roof removed; the car is propelled by the same 114-hp electric motor with batteries housing where the rear seats should be. The market is not going to see the concept car soon and the powertrain is just for the show. However, a Beetle with a cut-down windscreen is being considered.
10. Jaguar XJ Ultimate
XJ ultimate is the most lush and lavish model from the Jaguar’s portfolio, the car is a high end version. The car comes with a longer wheelbase, hence the space at the rear end has gone high. When we talk about the luxury features incorporated, they will blow your mind, the car comes with fold-out iPads integrated into the front seats, the keyboard is wireless and a table that swivels out of central console to reveal a set of glasses. The car is propelled by a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine that produces340/360 hp power and this is the engine that will be seen under the hood of Jaguar F-Type Roadster.