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World premieres promised at London show

16 February 2006

  • UK Motor Show returns to London
  • Land Rover and Vauxhall plan unveilind
  • Show runs from July 20-30 in Docklands

2006 british motor show

Motor shows in the UK look to be back on the international map, with a string of manufacturers confirming their attendance at this summer's event, and a clutch of world premieres promised, too.

The show will be held in London at the ExCel centre in Docklands, and seems to be attracting far more interest than the struggling Birmingham-based event was managing.

So far, show organisers say Bentley, Brabus, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler Jeep, Citroën, Daihatsu, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Toyota, TVR, Vauxhall, and Volvo have all confirmed that they will be at the show.

Although details are still being kept under wraps, it is also thought that a number of cars will make their first appearance at the event, including the new Land Rover Freelander and Vauxhall Corsa.

Visitors will also be able to experience the talents of 4x4s on a specially designed course, or test a car on a 1.4-mile test track. As long as they can reach the pedals, children will also be able to try their hand at driving a car.

Spend some more over the standard ticket price and you can watch live stunt driving in a 3000-seat arena, or dance the night away at one of the nightly Dock Rock concerts.

The British International Motor Show runs from July 20 to July 30. Tickets for the restricted first day cost £30, while entry is otherwise £8 during the week or £12 at weekends. Visit www.britishmotorshow.co.uk to book or call 0870 060 0245.

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