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A model poses next to a Lexus ES 300h at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing on April 24.

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A model poses next to a Mini Cooper at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in China on April 24.

                           

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A model stands next to a Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe at Auto China 2012 in Beijing on April 24.

China's leading car show opened in Beijing on April 23 with automakers from around the world presenting more than a thousand car models. The automobile exhibition, also known as Auto China Show 2012, will run until May 2. Associated Press reports that automakers are looking to China to drive revenue amid weakness in the United States and Europe. But explosive sales growth that hit 35 percent in 2010 fell to just 2 percent in the first quarter of this year.

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The latest BMW concept vehicle i8 Spyder is on display during the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Chinca on April 24.

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A Fiat 500C is on display at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing on April 24.

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A Cadillac CIEL is on display at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on April 24 in Beijing, China.

 

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