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Gleaming machines at the Beijing Auto Show 2016

Justin Chan | Special to CNBC
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The glitz and glamour of the automotive industry is on display as global automakers show off their wares in China's capital for the 14th edition of the Beijing Auto Show.

The luxury SUV sector is in focus this year, as strong sales results in China last year led industry leaders to intensify production of large vehicles to satiate demand.

Also on display at the auto show are China's "Tesla killers" - electric cars designed and produced by domestic manufacturers. LeEco's LeSEE concept car is a high-profile example.

Click ahead to see the hottest wheels at the Beijing Auto Show 2016

—By Justin Chan | Special to CNBC

Chang'an EADO

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Domestic automaker Changan shows off its debut electric vehicle, the EADO Plug-in EV.

Launched in the domestic market in early 2015, the EADO EV is a product of Changan's 18 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) investment in producing new-energy vehicles over the next 10 years.

Changfeng Leopaard

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With a Chinese name that is translated as both "Leopaard" and "Leopard," this SUV made its debut at last year's auto show. It made a reappearance in 2016 outfitted in a rugged trim.

The SUV sector has taken China's auto industry by storm, clocking up annual growth of 52 percent in 2015.

Kia Niro

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Making its debut at the 2016 auto show, the Niro marks Kia's push into eco-friendly cars. The Niro is Kia's first hybrid-crossover SUV.

Riding on the huge popularity of SUVs in China, the Kia Niro is aimed at buyers looking for a fuel-efficient, family-friendly car.

FFZERO1 Concept Car

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One of the most outrageous designs at this year's auto show, FFZERO1 concept car is an electric vehicle that looks like it came straight out of a sci-fi movie set.

Created by California-based Faraday Future, it's a preview of what can be expected from the automotive company's upcoming billion-dollar production facility in Nevada.

Qiantu Motor K50

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This sleek supercar concept was first shown to much fanfare at the 2015 Shanghai Auto show.

Fans are now one step closer to possibly owning the K50, dubbed "China's first supercar," after the automaker unveiled the production version of the supercar at this year's Beijing show.

Chery FV 2030 Concept

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The dramatic FV2030 concept car, shown here with its gull-wing doors open, is emblematic of Chery's leap into the future.

The crossover SUV concept car's unique design caught the eyes of many visitors at the auto show, who were drawn by the sharp contours and dramatic lines of the vehicle.

Audi R8 LMS

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Audi proudly displays its sporting heritage with its R8 LMS supercar.

The track-ready machine will not be on sale in China. However, prospective buyers will see the launch of the German automakers' TT RS coupe, which makes its debut at the Beijing Auto Show.

Lexus LC500h

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An electric blue Lexus LC500h takes center stage at the Lexus booth at the 2016 show.

The hybrid supercar, based on the Japanese carmaker's LF-LC concept vehicle, is set to go on sale in 2017.