If your big gas guzzler has been having diesel fuel pump or diesel injector problems and you are in the mood to get rid of the big vehicle and downsize to something sporty than the Beijing Auto Show was the place for you. The show has come and gone, and it brought some great new sporty cars. The vehicles in the show were either geared towards improved fuel economy or edgy designs.
The biggest head turner at the show was the Lamborghini Urus. Executives at Lamborghini expect the Urus to more than double all Lambo sales. The car may be named after an extinct cow, but it surely will move more like a cheetah with an estimated 600 hp under the hood. The Urus won Autoweeks top honors at the show.
BMW’s i8 Concept Spyder was also a show stopper. This topless two door is actually a plug-in. Looks like Tesla has a competitor for high class plug-in. You’ll be able to go 0 to 62 mile per hour in 5.0 seconds while still getting 75 miles per gallon.
One of my favorite looking cars from the show was from a Chinese car manufacturer, Jianghuai Automobile Company. The JAC Heyue SC Coupe has styling that is classic but not too overdone. The one area the car is lacking is in its guts. It only has a 162 hp 2.4L engine.