Local brands in spotlight at Shanghai Auto Show

Car enthusiasts are being treated to a display of nearly 900 car models at the ongoing 2007 Shanghai International Auto Exhibition. Over 1,300 exhibitors from more than 20 countries are at the car show.

This year, two-thirds of the cars on show are developed in China. The carmakers say, the locally produced vehicles have made big strides in performance, technology and quality. Also under the spotlight are a series of debuts of luxury cars from international brands.

This year’s Shanghai auto show is larger than ever, with the exhibition area topping 140 thousand square meters – that’s 20 percent more than that of last year.