• Nov 3rd 2009 at 4:00PM
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Cimex Conin Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Though automakers too numerous to list operate plants and build cars in Mexico, the country South of the Border doesn't really have a homegrown auto industry to speak of. One model doesn't exactly constitute as an "industry," but the Cimex Conin concept certainly seems like a step in the right direction.

While Autoblog's own staffers seem divided on the merits of the classic Lamborghini LM002 (don't believe the rest of 'em, Lambo's off-road supercar will forever be epically cool), the Italian SUV has aged into a truly iconic design. Since the Conin looks like a dead-ringer for the LM002, we'd argue that the its boxy SUT shape would look perfect storming the deserts in Baja... or, ya know, picking up the groceries at the local Food City.

Details on what actually underpins or powers the Conin are scarce, but we surmise it will be rear- or four-wheel drive and sport a range of fuel efficient gasoline and diesel engines. We'll take one to park next to the 'ol Subaru Brat in our own fantasy garage.

[Source: Autoblog Spanish]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      What makes this look Latino? The fact it's made in Mexico? So are a lot of other cars you racist bastards. Get a life
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm Mexican and I am offended that you assume I, and other Mexicans such as myself, would be offended because of this article.

        This PC stuff has gone way overboard. I get nervous whenever I have to make mention that my truck is black.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was wondering how long it would be til someone cried Racist!
      • 5 Years Ago
      To me it looks more like a 21st century take on the King Midget:


      • 5 Years Ago
      I would buy one TODAY if it was offered here in the United States!

      We're sorely missing an inexpensive, rough-and-tumble, bare-bones on/off-road vehicle here. Jeep has gone way too upmarket, Consumer Reports put an end to the Suzuki Samurai, and Hummers are a total joke. Something cool like this would sell like hotcakes!
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      ummmm how is this "Latino"

      Is this something only white people understand?
      • 5 Years Ago
      get some standards autoblog...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agree. This is something a junior industrial designer could model in solidworks, and render in photoworks. Nothing about this is remotely impressive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks cool! And it reminds me of one of those lego pieces that you put together.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Front end looks to have a hint of GTR
      • 5 Years Ago
      BTW I just saw Fast and Furious (4). There was a scene near the end where the mexican guys that were driving into town go to a catholic church. There was a vehicle in the entourage that looked like a LM0002 but I couldn't tell. Was it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      A Mexican designed purpose built vehicle?

      I see the cartels are getting into the auto industry too. Interesting.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Im almost ashamed to admit that I like it.

      Ok, I'm fully ashamed to admit that I like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Totally a rip off of the LM.
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