Beijing auto show features everything from @Ants to Urus

The huge growth in the Chinese automotive market means Auto China 2012 in Beijing takes its place among the world's most important international auto shows.

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China's international auto show in Beijing starts on Friday, April 27, but we have an early look at the production cars and concepts that will be on display.

The show features cars from Chinese automakers and their joint venture partners, the latter including such well-known brands as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Jeep.

Cars of the Auto China 2012 show in Beijing

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Some of the concepts will be the basis for new, global production models. Many employ electric or hybrid power trains.

Get a look at Chinese market production models from BAIC, Geely, GAC, and Brilliance, companies that may eventually hit the U.S. market.

Auto China 2012 runs from April 27 to May 2 in Beijing.