London Motor Show 2016: the nuts and bolts

What makes a sunny weekend in the park even better? How about throwing in some stunning models, some topless, some being unveiled for the first time – we’re talking about cars obviously!

London’s Battersea Park set the stage for the revived motor show back in the nation’s capital, and Lookers wheeled up to the party with Jaguar, Land Rover and Volkswagen and their top of the range machinery.

It might have been the sun that had everyone envisioning cruising down the streets of London topless as crowds swarmed around the brand new Jaguar F-TYPE convertible and the all-new Range Rover Evoque Convertible. That’s not to say the Range Rover Sport and Discovery were feeling underappreciated as the SUVs gathered a huge amount of interest, as well as the first ever SUV from Jaguar, the F-PACE.

The Jaguar XE, Jaguar F-PACE and Jaguar F-TYPE
All models from Jaguar Land Rover sported the British colours for the theme of the show.

If the sun was too much to bear, visitors were able to step inside the Battersea Evolution where most of the car brands displayed their state of the art products. Some of the brands included Tesla, Lambourghini, Maclaren, and not forgetting Lookers very own Volkswagen who brought along to all-new Golf GTE and Tiguan. 

Over 40 manufacturers were in attendance with over 130 models polished and gleaming for thousands of visitors to view. Travelling far and wide to witness the return of the capital’s car show after almost a decade, the sunny May weekend exceeded expectations with tickets sold out on both the Saturday and the Sunday with more than 6,000 visitors on the Friday.

Commenting on the success of the show, Chairman Alec Mumford said:

“We are absolutely delighted with the number of visitors and their reaction to the new London Motor Show. Not only were exhibitors selling cars and securing valuable customer prospects, but visitors were very enthusiastic about bringing the Motor Show back to London and were looking forward to next year’s event.”

The details have already been confirmed for the 2017 staged again at Battersea Park from 4th to 7th May. 

Watch our highlights

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