The Guangzhou Auto Show may not have the glamour of Paris or L.A. It may not have the power of Geneva or Detroit. It may not even have the stature of Beijing or Shanghai. However, in the rapidly growing Chinese auto market, local manufacturers are making Guangzhou Auto Show one of the nation's most important.

Among the coolest whips on display are creations from Geely and Great Wall (the Dakar-ready SUV you see on this page, for example). These shared space with killer concepts from GM—the American company enjoys great success in China—and Korean companies Hyundai and Kia. In addition, British automaker MG's foothold in China strengthens with some neat reveals.

Here are the 10 Coolest Cars from the 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show

[via Autocar]