Samsung eMX Concept Teaser Photos Released

Largely unknown to the European and American consumers, the Korean group Samsung also has an automotive division. Far from being just a whim of the electronics giant, the auto division, 80 percent owned by French manufacturer Renault, is a constant presence in Asia and Oceania and is now getting ready to unveil its eMX concept at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show.

The eMX (Eco Motoring Experience) concept will form the basis for the future Samsung SM3 sedan, a vehicle meant for the markets in Asia and Oceania. The concept was developed with the aid of Renault and it involved some 400 engineers from Renault-Samsung facilities in Japan, France and South Korea, reported.

The concept makes use of a 2.0l turbocharged engine, capable of putting out 205 horsepower, the same powerplant Renault uses on the GT version of Laguna. The engine is said to turn into a 2.0l naturally aspired engine for the series version, which will develop less power (estimated at 136 horsepower), currently used on the Samsung SM3 and the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy.

The design of the eMX is not as radical or futuristic as some might expect. The design follows the lines of modern day coupe; what's different about it is that it brings a fresh new look and feel to the current generation SM3, which doesn't stand out in any way.

The manufacturer did not release any other details about the eMX concept, but with the Seoul Motor Show opening its doors on April the second, there are sure more information to follow.

Samsung and other exhibitors will have a lot more floor space for themselves at this year's edition, as in early February US manufacturers GM and Chrysler joined BMW, Nissan and Volvo and said they will not attend the event.
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