The Smart Fortwo Dragon Edition, the SsangYong XIV2 and the new Mazda CX-5 have been officially presented to the public at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show in China.
The Smart Fortwo Dragon Edition is the company’s tribute to the Chinese Year of the Dragon and just like almost every other automaker, Smart couldn’t stay aside from the largest auto market in the world. The special edition of the Smart Fortwo isn’t that different from the standard one and the model has received gold wheels and gold inserts on the front fascia and on its sides, but there is no official word on the price list of the small vehicle just yet.
The SsangYong XIV2 was also unveiled at the same 2012 Beijing Motor Show and the crossover is expected to make it onto the production line. The profile of the SsangYong XIV2 is similar to the Range Rover Evoque, but that’s the only thing the two models have in common. The XIV2 is powered by a 1.6 liter petrol unit which is generating 123 HP and emitting 127 g/km of CO2. The model is 4,166 mm long, 1,820 mm wide and 1,566 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. The SsangYong XIV2 was presented to the public in Geneva last month.
Besides the two vehicles above, the new Mazda CX-5 was also brought to the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The Japanese crossover will arrive at the local dealerships in the next few months and the price tag will be set just below 250,000RMB and the model is expected to be a major hit in China.