At this year's auto show in Beijing, the cars displayed were either environmentally friendly, fast or small—and sometimes all three. Take a look at some of the automotive highlights from the 2010 Beijing International Auto Show.
Posted May 3, 2010
Geely's Gleagle GS Coupe is powered by a 1.3 liter turbocharged inline four engine that produces 127 horsepower.
A concept compact coupe with gullwing style doors, the IAT Wu Feng II is said to be capable of reaching a top speed of 200km/h and go from 0-100km/h in 7 seconds.
The BMW Vision concept car helps to demonstrate the automaker's EfficientDynamics engineering philosophy.
No auto show is complete without a display of prancing horses. The Ferrari 599 GTO is the Italian stable's fastest road car.
The Subaru Tourer Hybrid Concept is a gas-electric car of the future that first debuted at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.
Another hybrid concept from Chang'An Automobile, the C201 will feature a 6-speed transmission and can hit 100km/h in 7.8 seconds.
Almost every Chinese manufacturer seemed to have at least a hybrid or electric vehicle on display. Dongfeng's I-Car concept is a plug-in electric with a 60km range.
The Ford Start has a 1-liter, 3-cylinder engine and is still a concept. Ford is gauging global interest before making a decision on production.
The Green-i EV is a plug-in electric concept car from Chang'An Automobile
Another Geneva debutant making its presence felt at Beijing is the Hyundai i-Flow concept. Power driving this eco-mobile will come from a 1.7 liter turbodiesel hybrid.
Just unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid prototype has already lined up 900 potential buyers.
The EK2 is Geely's plug-in electric car, which may be streaming out of production lines as soon as 2011.
Its appearance in last year's October military parade by Chinese President Hu Jingtao brought the Hongqi (Red Flag) CA7600L global attention. It's available only through special order at 500,000 euros. It's also bullet-proofed.
The Citroen Revolte concept was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A compact city car, the Revolte will be powered by a rechargeable hybrid drivetrain and has no CO2 emission.
The Roewe 350 made its world debut at the Beijing Auto Expo. Roewe was created by SAIC to build cars based on the MG technology it bought in 2006.
The Dutch master — Spyker C8 Aileron. Spyker Cars is better known as a hand-built automobile manufacturer. In February, it closed the deal to buy Swedish carmaker Saab.