The annual Guangzhou Auto Show is here!
What is the most popular model on the media day of the Guangzhou Auto Show? Check out the photo below, taken at lunchtime.
You should be able to recognize that this is a Civic, right? The Civic is the center of attention for one reason—its Honda logo is red.
I guess the male media friends in the whole venue lined up to step on the clutch, shifted the gear, and then opened the hood to have a look. Of course including me.
A brief summary: 5th gear is a bit difficult to shift, you have to get familiar with it, don't shift to 3rd gear.
Leaving aside the price and the shift feel alone (is this condition a bit rogue), Dong Chejun feels that the Civic TYPE R is far inferior to the Lotus EMIRA at the booth next door.
Dong Chejun’s favorite in the game——Lotus
Just fiddle with it a few times, and you will find that the gears of EMIRA are much clearer than those of Civic TYPE R, and the gears are very simple and powerful.
The pedals are the same as on the Exige and Elise before them, small and compactly placed.
As soon as your ass falls into the driver's seat of EMIRA, you will inevitably close your eyes, use your hands and feet, and operate it.
▲The show car is a bit dirty, please forgive it
It's a pity that we can't stay inside for too long, as there are still many people queuing up behind us.
I have to say that the colors of the Lotus show cars are very pleasing, whether it is EMIRA or the ELETRE below.
Different from EMIRA with a touch of roughness, the cockpit of ELETRE reveals a touch of refinement, especially the small screen in front of the co-pilot.
Although it is definitely not as practical as those large-size co-driver screens with built-in iQiyi, it is small and exquisite, and the embellishment is just right.
I don’t know if you have noticed that Lotus, like Ferrari, likes to dig various holes in the body. ELETRE already has a lot of them, but the EVIJA next to it is even more exaggerated than it.
Of course, what is more terrifying than EVIJA's aerodynamic components is its built-in 2000 horsepower and 1700 Nm of peak torque, but unfortunately we can't experience it on the platform.
The Lotus booth can be said to be the best booth at this year's Guangzhou Auto Show in my mind. Whether it is fuel or pure electric, it has achieved the ultimate.
Go to the NIO booth and make friends with fellows, and you won't be under pressure to buy a car.
The most sci-fi booth – Jidu
When you come to Jidu's booth, the first thing you can see is a huge robot hand, which is also in line with Jidu's definition of their product – a car robot.
At this Guangzhou Auto Show, Jidu CEO Xia Yiping brought their first product, the mass-produced version of ROBO-01.
Generally speaking, the design of the mass-produced model is the same as the previously released limited version of the lunar exploration. It still adopts the design of no door handle, and retains the U-shaped steering wheel, integrated large screen, interactive headlights, active tail and other designs.
Immediately afterwards, Jidu brought their second product ROBO-02. Then the car was immediately surrounded by three floors inside and three floors outside.
Jidu did not disclose too much information. In appearance, it is probably that the ROBO-01 is stretched into a coupe shape, and the lines should be lower.
The most tasteless booth – BMW
The protagonists of the BMW booth this year have changed from last year's iX and i4 to this year's i7 and M2. The two new favorites were surrounded by water, while the iX and i4 next to them were rarely taken care of.
This is natural, and of course take this opportunity to make some new friends.
It's just that the static experience in the showroom is not what the i7 and M2 are good at, especially this M2.
It needs to be turned on.
Some people may say, isn't the interior of the i7 not good-looking? Good-looking, of course good-looking. But these bright-looking light strips feel a bit plastic to the touch.
As for the big screen in the back row… If you want to watch a drama, try to use 16:9 as much as possible, otherwise there will be cropping.
The most reluctant to leave the booth – Buick
Although the process is very happy, your legs will tell you that walking around the entire Canton Fair complex with a computer camera on your back is not an easy task.
After about 4 hours of running since I entered the venue at 9 am, I felt that I needed to put down my camera and take a break. So I came to the Buick booth.
For nothing else, I'm all for the second row of seats in the Buick Century.
Expand the leg rests and recline the seat. Through the screen at hand, you can conveniently control the intensity of the massage and the position of the seat (including the passenger seat). On the top, I really can't bear to come down.
On the other hand, at noon, there are fewer people at the Buick booth, so that you can lie on it for a while without being kicked off.
▲On the GL8 next to it, you can even sit in the chair first, and then turn yourself in. (Anti-bar: I don’t mean to say that Odyssey or other models are not allowed)
The hottest booth at this year's Auto Show – Alter
Yes, that's the Alt whose show car caught fire the day before the auto show. Today I went to clock in.
Jokes aside, their family still released a smart digital car platform and a concept pickup.
In fact, as a supplier, Alter's business is mainly based on the exterior design of cars. In the first half of 2022, the company's new energy vehicle design business accounted for 84% of its revenue.
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