This is a printing of the missing portion of a May 14, Page 1 story.
When Automobili Lamborghini SpA unveiled its newest supercar concept — a carbon-fiber sports utility vehicle — it didn't take it to Paris or Los Angeles or Tokyo or Detroit.
“It's time to have a real world premiere here at China Auto in Beijing,” said Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of the Italian sports car company, as he unveiled the Urus in Beijing on April 23.
And Lamborghini was not the only luxury-car maker debuting new concept and production cars during the annual show. While the emphasis on China's growth as an auto market has focused on volume, China also has steadily become a showplace for high-end vehicles, as a rising middle-income and wealthy consumer base puts its money on top name brands.
“It is projected that by the end of the decade, half of all luxury purchases in the world — all categories, not just cars — will occur in China,” said Don Butler, vice president of marketing for General Motors Co.'s Cadillac brand.