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British International Motor Show preview

AFTER years in the doldrums, Britain’s motor show is back with a bang with five new models being launched which will have a big impact on the fleet sector.

Taking centre stage will be the new Vauxhall Corsa supermini which makes its world debut at the show.

Honda is also taking the wraps off its Civic three-door range for the first time. It will be shown in sporty Type S trim alongside the hot Type R concept.

There are also three key models for user-chooser drivers in the form of the Ford Focus coupe-cabriolet with its folding metal hardtop, the sporty SEAT Leon Cupra and Land Rover’s all-new Freelander range.

They join a host of new cars making their UK debuts, including Alfa Romeo’s Spider, BMW’s V10-engined M6 Convertible, Chevrolet’s Captiva SUV, the Chrysler Sebring upper-medium saloon, Dodge’s Nitro SUV, Jaguar’s supercharged XKR and the Mazda MX-5 with a new retractable metal roof.

For fleet managers, Business Day next Wednesday (July 19) will give you the chance to see the cars in the metal, and talk to key fleet sales contacts from the manufacturers.

There are also several conferences taking place during Business Day covering topics such as climate change, risk management and staff issues.

Here you will find a list of manufacturers that will be displaying cars as well as the names of your fleet contacts for Business Day. And if you can’t make Business Day, the show runs at ExCeL in London’s Docklands until July 30.

  • For more information, visit www.britishmotorshow.co.uk

    Exhibitor list:

    Alfa Romeo
    On show: UK debut for Spider, plus 147, 159, Brera and GT.
    Business Day contact: Tony Dittli, fleet director.

    BMW
    On show: The M6 convertible makes its world debut, plus new Z4 and Z4 Coupe.
    Business Day contacts: Full corporate team on the stand.

    Cadillac
    On show: The BLS and CTS.
    Business Day contact: Alistair Welham, head of marketing.

    Chevrolet
    On show: UK debut for the Captiva SUV.
    Business Day contacts: Maurice Howkins, fleet sales director; Paul Adler, fleet brand manager.

    Chrysler Group
    On show: The Dodge Nitro SUV and Chrysler Sebring saloon will be shown for the first time in Europe.
    Business Day contact: Laurence Good, sales director.

    Citroën
    On show: UK debuts for C6, and C Buggy and C AirPlay concepts.
    Business Day contact: Ian Hughes, head of corporate sales.

    Ford

    On show: UK debuts for the Focus coupe-cabriolet, Galaxy and S-MAX.
    Business Day contacts: Full corporate team on stand.

    Honda

    On show: World debut of the three-door Civic, UK debut for Legend executive saloon.
    Business Day contacts: Stephen Hollings, head of corporate sales, and the full corporate sales team will be on the stand

    Hyundai
    On show: UK debuts of Brabus-tuned Tucson and Talus concepts.
    Business Day contact: Jeff Peyton-Bruhl, national sales manager.

    Jaguar

    On show: Global debut for XKR.
    Business Day contacts: Dave Spencer, corporate sales manager and full corporate team.

    Kia
    On show: UK debuts for C’eed concept, new Carens MPV and Sorento SUV.
    Business Day contact: Bob Austin, head of corporate sales and remarketing.

    Land Rover

    On show: World debut of the new Freelander.
    Business Day contacts: full corporate team on stand.

    Lexus

    On show: UK debut of LS460 luxury saloon.
    Business Day contact: Andy Simpson, national corporate and remarketing manager.

    Mazda
    On show: World debut of MX-5 Roadster Coupe, UK debut of the Mazda3 MPS and BT50 pick-up.
    Business Day contact: Adam Pumfrey, fleet and remarketing director.

    Mercedes-Benz
    On show: UK debuts for new E-class, CLK63 AMG and R-class.
    Business Day contacts: Full corporate team on stand.

    MINI
    On show: UK debut of the high power MINI GP.
    Business Day contacts: Full corporate team on stand.

    Mitsubishi
    On show: European debut of the “i” minicar, which may come to the UK.
    Business Day contact: Andy Wertheim, fleet and used car manager.

    Nissan
    On show: European debut of the URGE sports car concept.
    Business Day contact: Dave Murfitt, fleet director.

    Peugeot
    On show: European debut of the BMW/PSA 1.6-litre 150bhp turbo petrol engine in the 207.
    Business Day contact: Chris Cheetham, fleet marketing manager.

    Renault
    On show: UK debut for the Clio Renaultsport 197.
    Business Day contacts: Keith Hawes, fleet director; Jonathan Darke, UK rental manager, Nick Tame, national fleet sales manager.

    Saab
    On show: UK debut of the Saab 9-3 Convertible BioPower.
    Business Day contacts: Maurice Howkins, fleet sales director; Paul Adler, fleet brand manager.

    SEAT

    On show: World preview of the Leon Cupra and UK debuts for Leon and Altea FR.
    Business Day contacts: Andy Webb, head of fleet and business sales; Perry Clarke, national business sales manager.

    Toyota
    On show: UK debut for revised Yaris and RAV4.
    Business Day contact: Alan Jennings, national fleet sales manager.

    Vauxhall

    On show: World debut for all-new Corsa, plus full UK range.
    Business Day contacts: Maurice Howkins, fleet sales director; Paul Adler, fleet brand manager.

    Volvo

    On show: World debut of 2007 model S60 and UK debuts of XC90 and S80 saloon, plus C30 concept.
    Business Day contact: John Wallace, corporate sales and leasing manager.

  • Also on show: Aston Martin, Bentley, Daihatsu, Lotus, Rolls-Royce.
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