Beijing Auto Show to Host 89 World Premieres

The Beijing Auto Show, which will be held between April 25 and May 2, will see 89 vehicles make their global debut, thus being a marker of China’s importance in the automotive world.

According to Wang Xia, the head of the show’s secretariat, the event will see Foreign and Chinese automotive producers display a total of 990 vehicles, including 89 world premieres, 65 concept vehicles and 95 new energy vehicles. The event will take place at the Beijing China International Exhibition Center.

"China has become the world's fastest growing and most important auto market against the backdrop of the global financial crisis," Wang was quoted as saying by Xinhua. "Multinational auto giants all eye China as a major source of growth."

The exhibition site will have a surface of 200,000 square meters and will host over 2,100 car producers from 16 countries or regions, who will offer an incredibly wide range of vehicles.

China has become the world’s largest automotive market last year, and this year’s statistics show that the country continues to follow the growing sales trend set in 2009.

Last month, China’s passenger cars sales saw a 63.2 percent increase as compared to the figures posted in March 2009, managing to reach 1.26 million units. In February, sales of cars, SUVs and MPVs grew by 55.3 percent as compared to the same month of 2009, reaching 942,900 units. January saw the Chinese passenger car market boom by 115.5 percent to 1.32 million cars. The overall statistics show that the first quarter sales totaled 3,522,900 cars, a figure that can be translated into a 76 percent increase over the value posted last year.
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