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New Phantom spirits into Motor Show Live

Few global launches are scheduled for this year's version of the British international motor show, but Rolls-Royce, Suzuki, Fiat and Volkswagen – among others – will be rolling out a selection of crowd-pleasers.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom (pictured right) will make its official UK debut at The Sunday Times Motor Show Live, running at the NEC, Birmingham from May 28 to June 6.

Suzuki will be bringing its full range of cars and SUVs including the latest Ignis 3-door reintroduced by Suzuki as well as two new concepts, the S-Ride (pictured left) and the new appearance of the Swift.

The restyled Fiat Multipla and new Doblò Family seven-seater, together with the new Panda SUV and Trepiùno concept car – which Fiat says is themed by back to the future – are all making their UK debuts at the NEC.

Also on the Fiat stand will be the new Idea (pictured right), which is Fiat Auto's first entry in the mini-MPV market, a segment which is now being targeted by most major car manufacturers.

Three versions of the recently revised Stilo range will also be on show. The new range features a revised model line-up offering eight new versions, new styling for the five-door, new colours, revised interiors, a new engine and transmission, and enhanced standard equipment levels.

Volkswagen will be demonstrating the full breadth of its passenger car range at the NEC this year. Main attractions will include the UK debut of concept C, the three-door Golf, Polo Dune, Phaeton (pictured left) long wheelbase and Phaeton V10 TDI.

The company is also showcasing its range of MPVs, with an area of the stand dedicated to five multi-purpose models – including the new Caddy Life, which makes its UK debut.

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