Vauxhall Motors has confirmed it will be exhibiting at this October's new-look London Motor Show, leading another 34 marques who show strong intent to exhibit at the Earls Court event.
“The British public loves its cars and deserves an annual motor show, and as a major British manufacturer I believe we should be at Earls Court in October,” said Nick Reilly, chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors, who had already expressed his personal wish that Vauxhall attend.
Vauxhall's confirmation allowed the organisers Clarion Events to put a positive gloss on the show which will take place without the presence of Volkswagen, Audi, Daewoo, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Seat, Skoda, Subaru and Isuzu.
Andrew Morris, managing director of Clarion Events, organiser of the London Motor Show, added: "In this difficult time for the motor industry, we are proud to have the support of manufacturers for what promises to be the best Earls Court show yet.
“The withdrawal of a small number of car companies has given us the opportunity to effectively reinvent the show's format. With valuable space freed up, we can ring the changes with innovative theme displays to wow visitors."
This year's show will run for 12 days from October 17 to 28. Details of the new theme displays will be announced soon.