Japanese and Korean automakers underlined their interest in the British market with a string of world debuts at the London Motor Show last month.
Mazda introduced its upgraded and restyled 626. Sharper lines bring the 626 into line with the styling of the new Premacy minivan. Mazda hopes the fresh look will make the 626 more competitive in the fleet market.
Hyundai's new seven-seat minivan, the Trajet, made its world debut; it goes on sale next April.
Subaru displayed its powerful Impreza P1, which offers 280 hp, a 0-to-62-mph time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph. Subaru will pit the Impreza against the Mitsubishi Lancer and BMW M3.
Nissan's flagship Skyline GT-R will be priced at $88,000 in England, the only European country in which the model will be offered.
Proton unveiled its first Gti, a 133-hp, 1.8-liter version of the compact hatchback it developed with Lotus.
'The 16-valve engine has already proved itself in the one-make Proton coupe race series,' said a company spokesman. Rear suspension is multilink with McPherson struts at the front.
Daewoo displayed the Mirae for the first time in Europe. The Mirae minivan/sport coupe concept was designed and developed at the Korean automaker's technical center at Worthing, on the south coast of England.
Mitsubishi staged the European debut of its updated Challenger sport-utility.