Party in the Park

A sell-out weekend marked the London Motor Show, held at the Evolution Centre in Battersea Park last weekend, as a huge success.

Officially opened by show patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, more than 6,000 visitors attended on Friday before both Saturday and Sunday were completely sold out.

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.

‘Encouragingly our exhibitors were very happy with the level and quality of visitors and many have already expressed interest in taking space next year, many asking for more space.’

This year’s event introduced road tests for selected cars, with nearly 100 booked, while there were confirmed sales of the Tesla Model S and the Mituoka Brooklands. MG also reported serious interest in its SUV model, which was launched at the show.

A number of exhibitors have already booked stand spaces for the 2017 event, which will again be held at the Evolution Centre from 4-7 May.