At this year's London Motor Show, the accent was on muscle. Subaru unveiled the 280 hp P1 - an Impreza rally car on steroids. Vauxhall showed off its Lotus-derived VX220; TVR displayed the production Tuscan sports car; and Ace launched its Aceca coupe. In more mundane product segments, the Korean and Japanese automakers underlined their interest in the English market. Hyundai unveiled a seven-seat minivan, and Mazda launched its restyled 626. Daewoo promoted its Mirae minivan-sports coupe concept, and Nissan showcased its Skyline performance sedan.
Ian McAllister, Ford's United Kingdom chief, talks about the new Fiesta.
Dietmar Schumacher, head of product marketing for the Audi A2, poses with the entry-level model.
From left, English rugby player Ben Clarke, rally driver Tommi Makkinen, TV personnality Carol Smillie and the founder of the United Kingdom Mitsubishi importer, Michael Lang, celebrate the distributor's 25-year anniversary.
TVR chief Peter Wheeler displays the production Tuscan sports car, which made its world debut.
Subaru's new P1 is a United Kingdom-only sports car that builds on the success of the Impreza rally car. Its goal is to stop the market for unofficial 'gray import' vehicles in the United Kingdom.
The Mitsubishi Challenger receives a makeover for the 2000 model year.
Ace launched the Aceca coupe, which will feature two engines: a4.6-liter, 305-hp Ford V-8 and a 3.5-liter, 350-hp Lotus twin turbo from the Esprit.
Vauxhall's Nick Reilly announced that GM's new roadster would be called the VX220, not Speedster, in the United Kingdom.