The next London motor show will take place on 5-7 May 2017, with a press and exhibitor day prior to the show’s public opening. It will return to Battersea Park, where last year’s show took place.
While not connected to the British motor show - a title which is owned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) - last year’s event was the first time a show aimed at attracting a broad range of car manufacturers had been held in London since 2008.
According to event organisers, a limited number of tickets will go on sale on 15 October, although when the rest of the tickets go on sale is as yet to be confirmed.
One car has already been confirmed to make its debut at the London motor show: MG's upcoming small SUV, which will rival the Nissan Juke. Although the car’s name hasn’t yet been revealed, MG’s head of sales and marketing, Matthew Cheyne, has confirmed that the car, which is internally codenamed ZS, will make its debut at the show.
It will be the second MG model to make its official world debut at the event, after the Chinese brand revealed its GS SUV at the last show, which took place earlier this year.
Also at the 2016 show, reborn supercar maker TVR teased its upcoming model, and although no official announcement has been made, it’s very likely that the brand will have some presence at the 2017 show.
MG is the first car maker to announce a presence at the show in 2017. However, last year’s model debuts are likely to have given the fledgling event some traction, so a similar, if not greater, number of models making their debut and big manufacturers displaying at the show are expected.