Auto agenda: Korean Motor Show
Friday 01 April 2011
The Korean Motor Show opens to the public April 1 and runs through April 10, giving over a million attendees a chance to see the latest models from names such as Hyundai, Kia and Ssangyong.
8th Korean International Motor Show
The Korean Motor Show hosts several high-profile unveilings from major Korean automakers such as Hyundai, Kia, Ssangyong and GM Daewoo. Over 1 million visitors are expected to attend this year's show, which is run in conjunction with several seminars on the automotive industry.
8th Top Marques Monaco
Monte Carlo, Monaco
With the strapline "see it, drive it, buy it!", this is an auto show unashmedly geared to the superwealthy, who converge upon the principality for the four-day forum of top-end cars and - bizarrely - watches. Over €100 million worth of cars sold last year, and with the auto market recovery well underway, that figure may rise with the eighth edition.
14th Auto Shanghai
The 14th edition of this biennial event is expected to showcase how far China has come - even in the two years since it was last held, China has overtaken the US to become the world's largest auto market. No wonder then, that automakers are pulling out all of the stops, with new models expected from national and international names alike, all designed to tap the country's massive (and growing) market. Media days are April 19-20.
World Car of the Year winner unveiled
The Audi A8, the BMW 5 Series and the Nissan LEAF are all contenders for this prestigious prize, awarded by a panel of automotive journalists from around the world on the eve of the New York Auto Show. Look out also for the winner of the World Performance Car award, which could go to the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG or the Porsche 911 Turbo.
111th New York International Auto Show
April 22 - May 1
New York, one of America's oldest and most venerable auto shows, is putting on a brave face this year despite being overshadowed by Auto Shanghai. Expect several new launches for the North American and international markets, along with interactive elements such as the EV pavilion and Disney's Cars2 exhibit.
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