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Beijing Auto Show

China overtook the U.S. in 2009 to become the world’s largest auto market with car sales surging a whopping 46 percent that year.

Since then, China's auto sales have softened considerably with growth of just 5.2 percent in 2011. The country saw 14.5 million car sales last year, about 2 million more than the U.S. This year, analysts forecast car sales will grow around 10 percent.

Foreign brands have been rushing in to expand factories and introduce new models to serve the world’s top market. And this week the world's top auto executives have been gathering in China for the Beijing auto show.

We’ve put together photos of new models and concept cars introduced at the event. Click ahead to see some of the hottest new models.

By Juliana Yeh & Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani
(Posted April 25, 2012)

Photo: Getty Images