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SMMT confirms there will be no British motor show in 2012
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14 October 2010

The 2012 British motor show has been cancelled, its organisers have revealed.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the decision had been taken following consultation with the UK motor industry.

This year’s British motor show, which was due to take place in the summer, was cancelled in March 2009 due to the economic downturn and dwindling manufacturer support.

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“In recent years the show has played a less important role in influencing new car buyers and vehicle manufacturers are focusing their limited resources on events and activities that have a more direct impact on brand awareness and consumer decisions,” said SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt.

“The UK has a strong, diverse and highly competitive motor manufacturing industry, home to globally successful companies and iconic products admired around the world,” he continued.

“Both SMMT and the industry are committed to displaying the achievements of the sector and providing our customers with an opportunity to experience the full breadth of models available in the UK.”

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