The London Motor Show has been held at the Battersea Evolution Centre from the 6th to the 8th May. The 2016 London Motor Show presented some of the latest models from the world’s top car brands.
The UK did not have its own dedicated motor show since 2008. The organisers of the show were supported by 35 different automotive brands, including Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Ford, Nissan, Jaguar, Land Rover and BMW.
During the three days, 130 models, from superminis to supercars, were exhibited. There were several UK launchings at the show such as MG’s first SUV: the GS. The £154,000 McLaren 570GT had its first public appearance and the Infiniti Q60 was exhibited for the first time in the UK too, along with the striking Kahn Vengeance supercar.
New models were available to test drive and there was also a display of innovative vehicles showcasing motoring’s exciting future such as the Riversimple RASA – The Welsh built two-seater hydrogen powered car. There was also a replica of the 1,000 mph Bloodhound SSCland speed record car.
High-profile speakers such as Sir Stirling Moss "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship", Tiff Needell the British racing driver and co-presenter of the famous Top Gear TV show and Nigel Mansell the British former racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and the CART Indy Car World Series (1993), were here to host the 2016 London Motor Show. There were book signings plus the opportunity to sit next to some of these motorsport heroes during test drives.
A live demo of autonomous emergency braking was one of the unique events of the show. The stop the crash zone offered visitors the opportunity to experience the benefits of AEB in controlled real-world scenario and see the effects tyre tread depth can have on braking performance.