China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns
Published on Apr 20, 2014 10:33 AM
BEIJING (AFP) - Leading automakers are gathering in Beijing on Sunday for the kickoff of China's biggest car show, but lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions in the world's largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix.
More than 1,100 vehicles will be showcased at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which opens to the public on Monday.
General Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen and Hyundai are among the global manufacturers set to attend, along with SAIC and Dongfeng, China's number one and two domestic automakers.
The expo comes as a growing number of Chinese cities are restricting the number of cars on the road in a bid to battle pollution and congestion - moves that analysts warn could cut into purchases.
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