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Auto China 2014

Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China's biggest car show, the 'Auto China 2014' Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, but lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions in the world's largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix.

Auto China 2014
A worker cleans a Ferrari ahead of the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 19, 2015. China is crucial to foreign carmakers as the world's biggest auto market, but slowing economic growth and a corruption crackdown are denting its appeal as they gather for the country's premier industry show. (AFP/Getty Images)
Auto China 2014
A Nissan Zero Emission car on display at the China International Exhibition Center new venue during the 'Auto China 2014' Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing on April 20, 2014. Leading automakers are gathering in Beijing for the kickoff of China's biggest car show, but lackluster growth and environmental restrictions in the world's largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. More than 1,100 vehicles are being showcased at the auto show, which opens to the public on April 21. (AFP/Getty Images)
Auto China 2014
This photo taken on April 20, 2014 shows visitors checking out a Lincoln car on display at the China International Exhibition Center new venue during the 'Auto China 2014' Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing. Classic American luxury brands Lincoln and Cadillac are taking on Germany's long-dominant Audi in China, but face a market leader fortified by enviable brand awareness built over years as officialdom's favourite car. (AFP/Getty Images)
Auto China 2014
Visitors gather to look at a GAC Fiat car on display at the 'Auto China 2014' Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing on April 21, 2014. Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China's biggest car show, but lackluster growth and environmental restrictions in the world's largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. (AFP/Getty Images)
Auto China 2014
A visitor takes a picture of an exhibition made with Buick car parts on display during the 'Auto China 2014' Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing on April 21, 2014. Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China's biggest car show, but lackluster growth and environmental restrictions in the world's largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. (AFP/Getty Images)
Auto China 2014
An Aston Martin limited series Lagonda luxury car model is unveiled at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 20, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Auto China 2014
An Audi Q7 e-tron car is pictured during a presentation at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 20, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Auto China 2014
A Toyota FV2 concept car is displayed at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 20, 2015. Global car makers showed off hundreds of vehicles in China's commercial hub Shanghai on April 20, as the world's biggest auto market continues to attract despite a sharp deceleration in sales growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Auto China 2014
A concept car of Chinese company Pateo is displayed at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 20, 2015. Global car makers showed off hundreds of vehicles in China's commercial hub Shanghai on April 20, as the world's biggest auto market continues to attract despite a sharp deceleration in sales growth. (AFP/Getty Images)