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This Week's Motor Show Live

Sun, 23 May 2004
The Sunday Times Motor Show Live at the NEC, Birmingham opens to the public from 27th May to 6th June.

Exhibitors include:-

Aston Martin: NEW DB9

Ariel: Atom 160bhp

Audi: Fantastic NEW A6, NEW A8 W12 + many more

Bentley: Arnage facelift, Continental Coupe + many more

Caterham: Superlight 500 + many more

Chrysler: NEW 300C, NEW Crossfire roadster + many more

Citroen: NEW C2 VTS, C3 XTR + many more

Daewoo: NEW Nubira station wagon, Lacetti + many more

Daihatsu: Copen + many more

Ferrari: NEW 612 Scaglietti

FIAT: Trepiuno concept, new diesel engines + many more

Ford: NEW Ford GT40, Fiesta ST, Fiesta RS, Mondeo TDCI 155, Thunderbirds + many more

Gibbs: Aquada amphibian + 7 seater V8 (in the lake outside)

Honda: HSC concept car (NSX replacement); IMAS hybrid + many more

Hyundai: NEW Tucson SUV + many more

Invicta: Invicta S1

Jaguar: XKs, XJs, S-Type including diesel and X-Type

KIA: NEW Picanto + many more

Land Rover: NEW Discovery III + many more

Lexus: NEW RX400h hybrid, IS200 facelift + many more

Lotus: Toyota powered Elise 111R, new Exige + more

Marcos: "All NEW car"

Maserati: NEW Quattroporte + 4200 coupes

Mazda: New MX-Flexa (Mazda 4) Kusabi concept car + many more

MG/Rover: V8s, recent facelifts and City Rover

Mercedes: NEW McCaren Mercedes SLR

MINI: NEW convertible, MINI facelift, + MINI Open Aur Theatre

Mitsubishi: NEW Grandis 7 seater MPV + many more

Morgan: NEW Roadster with 220bhp 3.0 V6 replaces Plus 8

Nissan: NEW Nissan Murano SUV + many more

Noble: NEW M400 + many more

Peugeot: NEW 407 + many more

Porsche: NEW £310,000 Carrera GT + many more

Renault: NEW Modus, Megane 225, 7-seater Grand Scenic + many more

Rolls Royce: NEW 100EX convertible, Phantom, + many more

SAAB: Apparently 337 cars on the stand!

SEAT: NEW Toledo concept car, NEW Altea, Ibiz FR + many more

Skoda: NEW Octavia + many more

SMART: NEW ForFour + many more

Subaru: Impreza and Legacy range (can DRIVE a WRX STi)

Suzuki: NEW Concept S, NEW Landbreeze concept, S-Ride concept

Toyota: NEW 7-seater Corolla Verso + many more

TVR: NEW Sagaris, NEW Typhon + many more

Vauxhall: NEW VXR brand of performance Holdens + NEW Tigra CC + Insignia conxept

VW: NEW Trek Polo soft-roader, Polo GT, Phaeton + many more

Volvo: NEW V50, updated S60, V70, S80.

No Alfas, no BMWs, no mainstream Mercedes, no Lamboghinis, no Protons.


One of the new features of Motor Show Live is Taster Test Drive: a chance to test-drive cars as well as look at them.

Cars available to drive are: Daihatsu Charade, Copen or Terios Sport; Honda Jazz, Civic or Civic IMA; Hyundai Getz, Matrix or Coupe; MG Rover 45, 75 Tourer, ZT or ZS 180; Nissan Micra; Subaru Impreza, Forester or Legacy, and Vauxhall new Astra or Meriva.

Taster Test drives are accompanied by a co-driver on a specially designed outdoor circuit. They are free to holders of a general admission ticket and available on each day of the show. Visitors simply need to come with a valid drivers licence and head towards the booking area to register.

Caterham Experience: Be driven for 3 laps around a spacial slalom circuit.

LandRover Indoor Off-Road Course.

Outdoor 4x4 Experience.

BSM driving course for 14 - 17 year olds.

Metropolis 'city of the future' display with Octane and Guru.

The show is open to the public 28th May to 6th June. General admission is £16 (children/senior citizens £9).

The public may also attend on Public Preview Day, Thursday 27th May. General admission is £40.

Opening hours 9.00am to 7.00pm. Car Parks open from 7.30am. Parking costs £8.50 a day.

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th, Press Day and Business Day respectively, are not open to the public.

For more information and to book tickets now, visit or phone 0870 730 2004.


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