Acura will show a global concept in Shanghai (Photo: Honda)

Honda will show a car concept at the Shanghai auto show that will indicate the direction of a new model it will be launching in the important Chinese market at a later date.

The Japanese car group said its Acura brand will show a global concept as well as a Chinese version of its next-generation flagship model, the RLX.

The Shanghai auto show, which takes place every other year, starts with a press day Saturday, April 20. The event opens to the public on the 23rd and runs through April 29