Nowhere's an unusual sight... a TVR testing in the desert. For the first time in its 56-year history, the Blackpool-based firm has been conducting the hot-weather trials which all mainstream manufacturers carry out on their models.
Dodge's Caliber small family car will form the basis for an all-new model from sister company Jeep. Auto Express has learned that parent firm DaimlerChrysler is to create a new SUV on the Caliber platform, and the chassis has been developed to take a four-wheel-drive transmission for that very reason.
It's the third different month in three shows! The British Motor Show was traditionally always held in October, but last year it shifted to May to avoid clashing with the Paris exhibition and to try to bring in more world debuts.
British Motor Show attendance at the NEC has been on the slide for years. From a high of 908,000 in 1978, only 461,000 turned up last year. We spoke to bosses to see how they felt about losing the show. Here is their statement...