BAIC Concept 900Chinese company BAIC showed up to the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show with a pair of concepts, the 500 (above) and 900 (right). And while we don't have much in the way of information about these vehicles from the People's Republic, they're still pretty neat and worthy of some attention.

According to CarNewsChina.com, the 500 concept looks to be purely a design study – a sort of homage to the Beijing BJ212 SUV, and it's unclear if this thing will ever see production. Still, it looks rough and ready – there are lots of styling elements here that take cues from off-road stalwarts like the Land Rover Range Rover and Toyota FJ Cruiser, albeit in a much more, uh, Chinese package.

The 900, on the other hand, takes the shape of a svelte sedan, and Ward's Auto reports that it's even built on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class platform, using V6 power from the German automaker. Ward's states that the 900 concept previews the next-generation design DNA for BAIC's premium models, and features large, carbon fiber gullwing doors that, obviously, will not make it to production.

Have a look at both concepts in our galleries above and below, and let us know what you think of the BAIC pair in the comments.


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      Karl T
      • 1 Year Ago
      "....they're still pretty neat and worthy of some attention....." Whose a## is AB trying to kiss? And why??
      Soccer Mom
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am not sure which one of them looks even remotely cool. One looks like a Chinese replica of Toyota FJ Cruiser with bits from the LR Defender concept glued on top of it. Another one looks like a homework of a 1-year design student who merged Mercedes and Audi together without adding a bit of new things.
      Val
      • 1 Year Ago
      This 900 thing is definitely a twin rip-off - audi A8 and infiniti got skinned. But who cares.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      These two vehicles look a heck a lot better than Mitsubishi's little turd of a mirage sedan!
      JRS_4500
      • 1 Year Ago
      They look like cheap kit cars.
      scionxd48
      • 1 Year Ago
      Daimler-Benz has 2 joint ventures with BAIC, so it makes sense that the 900 is based on the E-Class.
      ddirkdiggler302
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like toyotas but flashier?
      erzhik
      • 1 Year Ago
      Take a Range Rover, FJ Cruiser and a G class. Slice 'em and dice 'em, and you got yourself a BAIC 500.
      Uhwhat?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Toyota made that blue truck 10 years ago its called the FJ Cruiser. Way to think it through! #giveupalready
      cadetgray
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stuttgart called....they just arrested an industrial spy....something about a CLA grille gone missing...lol
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      Copy, paste..., profit
      Lunch
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool? Why is this USSR car in the show?
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