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Beijing Motor Show 2006 - Highlights

17 November 2006

While Auto China 2006 showcased an abundance of concept cars, in particular CUVs, one notable type of vehicle which wasn't being displayed much was the ever popular, small sedans for the Chinese market. The newly released Saibao V, a C-segment sedan was about the only noticeable vehicle in this segment - along with Suzuki SX4 sedan - to be displayed at the show, and this might be an indication of

Chery Lui concept

17 November 2006

The second of the three main show attractions from Chery, the Lui is a 5door SUV-based CUV. Like the R3, Lui - which translates into 'He' in a Italian - was also styled at Torino Design, and following the characteristics of its name, Lui displays a strong, sturdy and masculine form. With a slim DLO, a large body proportion and strong wheelarch volumes, Lui targets the medium size SUV's such as the

Toyota Auris Space concept

28 July 2006

The Auris is one of the most important new car debuts at Paris. For this is the car that will replace the Corolla, the world's best selling car.

Venturi Eclectic

28 July 2006

At Paris this year an unusual highlight was a three-seater zero emission city vehicle able to run on a combination of electricity, solar energy and even wind power.

Ford Mondeo Wagon concept

28 July 2006

This is the preview of the new 2007 Mondeo, which is likely to debut at Geneva next spring.

Lancia Delta HPE concept

28 July 2006

The Lancia Delta of 1980 was the first compact front wheel drive Lancia, sharing its platform with the same size Strada from parent company Fiat, and was one of the most distinctively elegant cars in the class as well as one of Giugiaro's best designs.

Hyundai Arnejs concept

28 July 2006

A near-production concept for a C-segment car, at first sight, Arnejs - pronounced 'Ar-nez' - reminds one of other C-segment vehicles such as BMW's 1-series, the previous Ford Focus and even Mazda's Sassou concept.

Renault Nepta concept

28 July 2006

The Nepta follows a relatively long line of luxury orientated car types that Renault has shown as concepts over the years: the Initiale of 1995, the Vel Satis of 1998, the Talisman of 2001 and the Fluence in 2004.

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

28 July 2006

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione has been a long time coming.

Renault Koleos concept

28 July 2006

The Koleos concept of 2000 signposted that Renault was set to move into the SUV crossover sector. Six years later the Koleos concept being shown at Paris suggests that this move is now imminent.