Weekly auto agenda: Dubai International Motor Show
Friday 11 December 2009
The Dubai International Motor Show closes the year with a selection of supercars. Then, New Delhi kicks off 2010 ahead of the North American International Auto Show, one of the year's biggest events.
Dubai International Motor Show
The Dubai show returns for the 10th year, showcasing new products and regional launches from the major manufacturers. Luxury or performance marques expected to be on display include Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce and Westfield. Show organizers don't appear daunted by the region's recent negative press, promising to coat a Lexus in gold.
Bugatti 100th anniversary exhibition in Brussels
Autoworld Brussels will host an exhibition displaying 30 of the prestige carmaker's most iconic models. From King Léopold III's own Bugatti to the present-day Veyron Grand Sport, this exhibition marks the end of the centenary celebrations - Ettore Bugatti founded the marque December 15, 1909.
10th New Delhi Auto Show
New Delhi, India
The biennial New Delhi Auto Show will draw nearly 1.8 million visitors to the subcontinent's premier motor exhibition. More than 2,100 exhibitors from 25 countries will showcase their wares as they vie for a niche in one of the largest underdeveloped car markets in the world. Two of the key unveilings at the biennial show will be Toyota's brand new small car dedicated to the Indian market as well as the debut of the Prius on the subcontinent.
2010 North American International Auto Show
North America's capital of cars hosts one of the largest global shows in the motoring calendar. Last year, 650,000 attendees poured through the doors of the Cobo Center in Detroit; as the car industry begins to bounce back this year, organizers are expecting the wraps to be taken off more than 30 new models. Winners of the Michelin Challenge Design and the EyesonDesign Awards will also be announced.
2010 North American Car of the Year Award
Fifteen cars are shortlisted for this award, due to be presented at the North American International Auto Show, which kicks off on January 11. The jury is composed of 50 automotive journalists, writers and broadcasters from across the US and Canada. Last year's winner was the Hyundai Genesis.
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