The Guangzhou Motor Show has just ended. BMW are hinting at their front-drive future.
And if you can click here you can see it’s one of a few cars revealed that are not cross-overs so be thankful for small mercies. As a matter of comparative interest I have also posted the BMW 1 and 2 series coupés. They are very alike, aren’t they?
Qoros are still battling away. This time they have given the saloon some plastic trim and a raised ride height. It’s for people who want the appearance of an off-roader but the comfort of a saloon.
If you are wondering what Pininfarina are doing, it’s repeating history. They are offering consultancy across the Chinese auto industry, much as they did in the 1950s and 1960s in Japan. The DX3 doesn’t look very Italian. Here is the SEM DX3 which is about halfway in size between a Mazda CX-3 and CX-5. For all its busy styling there is nothing very distinctive about the car. There’s a hokey C-pillar, as usual.