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Sunday, 28 September 2008

2008 Canary Wharf London Motor Expo - British Makes

Date: 15 June 2008
Venue: Canary Wharf, Docklands, London
Tube: Jubilee Line, DLR

Just around 1 month before the 2008 British International Motor Show, the Canary Wharf London Motor Expo was held. It was not too big if compare to the BIMS as it was not so international and it was held mostly open air. As there are quite a number of the car models were shown, I grouped them into the makers' nationality in order to show you all better.

The first category will be British makes. That will be Land Rover, Jaguar and Aston Martin which are among the biggest in Britain, and another one will be Beira, which is a small car manufacturer which is not so famous. But unfortunately, Land Rover and Jaguar were both bought over by Indian car manufacturer, Tata, just few months back.

Land Rover

Land Rovers are well accepted by British and Middle Eastern people, and quite a lot of fans around the world for its rugged appealing, luxurious equipments, good performance, size, powerful engines.
As the world nowadays are struggling on fuel prices, Land Rover are still good sellers around. Land Rovers are always known as gas guzzlers, meaning that they consumes a lot of fuel due to its huge engine capacity to cope with rugged environments. Both Diesel and Petrol options are available. This orange unit which the boy is carrying below is the Land Rover G4 Challenge model.
The British Police are using the Range Rover for patrol as well.
As this year is their 60th Anniversary, Land Rover specially build a 60th Anniversary Defender SVX to mark its success over the years. To read more about its 60 years of history, you can click here.
This is the Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST which is quite popular on the streets nowadays.
This is the Discovery TDV6 HSE.
And the Range Rover Vogue SE which is the most expensive among the few shown.
This is the Defender 110Xs Station Wagon. Defenders are the most classic of all Land Rovers as the first one looks much alike it.
Land Rover also sets up the Land Rover Experience for the crowd to experience its capabilities.

So much for Land Rover though...

Jaguar

Jaguar, another British brand which has loads of histories. It all started since 1922 which is much earlier than the Land Rover. Read more about it here.

As I see Jaguar cars on the road everyday, I didn't really take too much photos of them and now I really regret it. Well then I can only show you the latest model of Jaguar, the XF, which attracts the world to it for quite a while. Unfortunately, there's only 1 photo of the XF.
This is the XK-R which is has a super charged 4.2L V8. It really roars.
That's all for the Jaguar. Seems quite unfair though.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin, the official Bond car across the years of James Bond movies since the DB5. It was founded in 1913 in London. This is the latest Aston Martin DBS in James Bond movie, Casino Royale and the upcoming Quantum of Solace.
The DB9 Volante which was introduced at the year 2004.
and the V8 Vantage which was launched in the year 2005.
Aston Martin is one of the lucky ones to be placed under the roof. Guess it should be because of it's exclusivity? but why Jaguar is at the outside? not so exclusive? Well...

Breckland Technology

Breckland Technology, I never heard of it myself as well. After I searched its website, I found that Breckland builds low volume sports cars and it had long been recognized around. I first known this company by its exhibited latest model, Beira V8. It will only be launched at November later this year.
The Beira will run on both petrol and LPG by its GM LS2 6L V8 Engine. Read Spec here. That's all for the British Make segment. Next posts will be German makes, and others...

7 comments:

KitKat said...

I love Rangies and Astons, but too much Ah Bengs in Miri makes it a rare sight.

Jeremy said...

u mean cos of too much ah bengs there arent much LRs and AMs in Miri?

KitKat said...

Yup, Ah Bengs luv thse Skyline/350Z stuff... Yucks... Luv the Jags as well...

Jeremy said...

ah.. i love japs' models as well.. some... not all.. Well, my dream car... well, it's a BMW definitely, M3 specifically. Actually any M3 will do. hehe.. next one will be the E39 M5 or just ordinary 2002 facelifted E39 will do. but those cars really burn money.. damn...

goooooood girl said...

Good good good......

KitKat said...

BMW = Banyak Masuk Workshop / Burn My Wallet...

Jeremy said...

Well, can't deny that though. haha...