A FANCY CHI­NESE PA­TROL

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While build­ing cars un­der the au­tho­ri­sa­tion of more well-known man­u­fac­tur­ers (in South Africa, at least) is par for the course in China, Nis­san has taken things a step fur­ther.

Venu­cia is a lux­ury brand, jointly founded by Dong-feng and Nis­san in 2012. These ve­hi­cles are cur­rently un­der­pinned by Nis­san com­po­nents.

This large luxo­barge is called the X Con­cept, and like most of the con­cepts launched at Bei­jing, not much is known about it apart from how it looks.

Given its size, we’re guess­ing the Pa­trol is some­how involved. Venu­cia says it doesn’t mat­ter any­way, as the X is merely meant to be an in­di­ca­tor of what de­sign di­rec­tion the com­pany is tak­ing.

While there seems to be a hint of Range Rover at the rear, the rest is strik­ingly modern.

Hope­fully Venu­cia won’t wait too long to start man­u­fac­tur­ing au­to­mo­biles that look like this.

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