The Motor Show continues to succeed despite the Internet. We all know that cars are coming before the show reveals them, with teaser pisc and Zebra liveried prototypes seen driving about and all put on the 'net for us. Yet the Motor Show still works. I guess by releasing new cars gleaming under lights, with attractive models standing by is a compelling package. Having them all together in one location is helpful to say the least and it puts some excitement back into the car.
Some cars seen at the show, starting with basic and ascending:
The GM Karl (Viva in the UK) is a small, cheap and OK styled super mini. It should sell well at its price point.
The last Micra was what the Americans would call homely. The next one to be based on this will be anything but. I expect it to sway a few customers over to Nissan.
The new MINI Clubman looks to be a much better package than its predecessor. Not looking too mini these days though. Still, it is the way cars go with each new model.
Infiniti is working on eye catching style to get noticed. It has ambitions in Europe and this is the sort of car trusted with lifting the marque there.
The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 is a concept years away but will see the light of day as the marque gets into new niches. It was the star of the show for me.