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So what will people make of the new Eterniti Artemis? The new London-based car maker set out two years ago to produce ‘The World’s First Super-SUV’, but have they managed to achieve anything more than a tuned Porsche Cayenne?
MG Motor has caught the imagination of more than just Auto China visitors today, with its new MG Icon Concept. Fans on the car maker’s Facebook page are already pledging their support to buy their own Icon, should MG decide to bring it to production.
After Friday’s leak, Lamborghini has now provided details of its new extreme performance SUV concept with four generous seats, a versatile luggage compartment, variable ground clearance and, of course, permanent all-wheel drive.
Last night Jaguar released a 17 second teaser video, entitled ‘The most luxurious Jaguar ever’. They provide no further information apart from saying it will be ‘unveiled at Beijing 23/04/2012’, but we can see from these glimpses that an XJ saloon provides the basis for what is likely to be a limousine version for Chinese customers.
As expected, the Urus borrows heavily from the Lamborghini Estoque Concept and adopts the coupe-like proportions of a BMW X6 – although we expect it to occupy a much larger footprint in width, if not length.
Lamborghini has sent out a teaser invitation for the Auto China Motorshow in Beijing next week, where it will unveil its long-awaited third model line – thought to be a high-performance crossover (not SUV), more in the mould of an X6 M rather than a seven-seater Q7.
One of the stars of this month’s Auto China show in Beijing, is bound to be Audi’s crowd-pleasing RS Q3 Concept, a purely one-off show car (for now) which combines the Q3’s SUV body with the turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine from the TT RS.
With 355bhp the RS Q3 will sprint from zero to 62mph in 5.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 165mph.
We were really captivated by the stunning looks of Citroen’s DS9 concept, in fact so much so that I had to tweet a few pictures of it late last night. Due to be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show later in the month, the DS9 is Citroen’s fourth ‘Déesse’ (goddess) model and the first that really lives up to its name.
The BMW 6 Series Concept first appeared back in September, but of course everyone already knew this was as near as dammit the actual production 6 Series Coupé due to go on sale in 2011.
Rather than launch it as a Coupé, BMW have chosen to initially launch the new 6 Series design as convertible – a somewhat unusual decision given that most of us are heading into winter, but the car won’t go on sale here in the UK until 26 March 2011, which should give enough time for the snow and ice to depart although it’s still unlikely to be the most encouraging weather for top-down motoring.
With less than two weeks to go before the Paris Motor Show, BMW has revealed the Concept 6 Series Coupé, a low-slung 2+2-seater sporting 20-inch multispoke wheels milled from a solid aluminium block. Based on the current 5 Series’ underpinnings and the design language of the Gran Coupé shown in Beijing, we expect this ‘concept’ to be on sale as the fully-fledged production 6 Series in early 2011.
Porsche’s entry-level Panamera introduces new lightweight V6 engine.