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Top marques for the London Motor Show

WHITE STUFF: Bentley's Bentayga 4x4

THE London Motor Show 2017 proved a huge success last week, as thousands of automotive enthusiasts descended on Battersea Evolution for the motoring extravaganza.

LUXURIOUS: The leather-bound interior of the Bentayga

MG kicked off the show in style by launching its all-new XS compact SUV, which is set to rival the Nissan Juke when it goes on sale in late 2017. The car lined up alongside the MG3 supermini and MG GS at the show and commanded plenty of attention.

THE WHEEL DEAL: Voice Motoring Editor Rodney Hinds can only dream

Crowds then gathered at Sutton to see a new bespoke Mustang CS800, which adds a whipple supercharger, a bigger intercooler, new injectors, a larger throttle body and an entirely new exhaust to take it to over 800hp. Sutton’s new Range Rover Sport also gave visitors plenty to shout about, with the unique styling kit turning plenty of heads.

GRILLING: The Grand Cherokee SRT

Liberty Walk was one of the most eagerly anticipated attendees at The London Motor Show before the doors were opened, and the tuner more than lived up to its billing by pulling the wraps off a bespoke McLaren 650S.

RED ALERT: The Voice's Yemi Williams admires MG's new XS


The Ancaster Group served up a superb display in the last reveal of the day, as the all-new Nissan Micra was unveiled for the first time in the UK. The hatchback is a hugely important model for Nissan and Ancaster’s model drew plenty of attention from the Battersea crowds.

INSIDE JOB: The Voice's Motoring Editor Rodney Hinds takes in the new Nissan Micra's interior

Leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen had a presence in the Luxury Pavilion, with the Lamborghini Aventador S, Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge, BAC Mono, Maserati Levante, Bentley Bentayga and Ferrari GTC4 Lusso all hogging the limelight.

TOP QUALITY: The Aston Martin stand proved popular

The opening evening saw over 1,800 guests congregate for the Motor Show Ball in aid of charitable organisation Ben.

TEAM WORK: The Voice team enjoying the London Motor Show - from left: Yemi Williams,
Thierry Lagrin, Rodney Hinds and Getnet Hailu

Alex Mumford, chairman of The London Motor Show 2017, said:

MUSTANG FAN: A young car enthusiast casts his eye over the American beauty

“The London Motor Show’s opening day was absolutely spectacular. The incredible reveals from MG, David Brown Automotive, Clive Sutton, Liberty Walk and Ancaster Group on Thursday really set the tone for what’s going to be a superb weekend. Over 130 of the most exciting cars in the world went on display.”

BLACK BEAUTY: The Rolls Royce Ghost was a stunner

One of the many automative celebrities present at the show was television presenter Tiff Needell. The former co- presenter of Top Gear and of Fifth Gear looked particularly impressed during the dramatic Nissan Micra reveal.

BLUE HEAVEN: The new Golf caught many an eye

The Wheel Deal’s personal favourites included the classy Aston Martin Vanquish and Bentley Bentayga which costs a cool £140,000.

WINGS TAKE FLIGHT: The Voice's Getnet Hailu is all smiles in the BMW i8

As impressive, but less costly, were was BMW i8 and Ford Mustang.

WHITE LIGHTENING: The Lamborghini Aventador S

The London Motor Show, absent for too long, provided something for everyone; top marques and something to keep young enthusiasts entertained. Here's to the 2018 edition!

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