With a supercar paddock, live stunt arena and a zone for mini drivers to cause lego-model-building mayhem, the London Tech and Motor Show in association with Excel exhibited some wheelie great cars last weekend!
Establishing their titles as ones to watch were the Suzuki Jimny in the off-roading market, and the Jaguar I-Pace on the electric front, which created tons of buzz from automotive admirers at the show.
World Urban Car of the Year: Suzuki Jimny
The Suzuki Jimny is a mud-busting hit for many macho off-roaders wanting to test out the terrain of the rough and tough kind.
From 2015 – 18, this rock-wrestling SUV was a “Top Three in the World” finalist in the World Urban Car category and at the New York International Auto Show in April, the Jimny at long-last swiped the trophy!
Fans who have followed their pride and joyous Jimny for 50 years since it came into production were pleased to hear of its success in the competition lineup.
“I’m ready for adventure!”
Back in the 70s, the Suzuki 4WD model pleasantly surprised daring drivers with its ALLGRIP technology and it has been refined even more so over the years.
The evolutionary ALLGRIP technology on the car can detect when tyres are losing their grip on slippery roads and snowy surfaces, automatically distributing torque to the rear wheels. It can also handle all conditions with an ample departure angle to help you tackle steep slopes.
If you want to hear from Hippo about the Jimny, watch the Suzuki model battle it out with the Dacia Duster here.
Wildchild whizz bucket of the show was the blisteringly quick Bloodhound – the world’s most advanced straight-line racing car.
This supersonic pocket-rocket was designed for attempting to break the Outright World Land Speed Record held by ThrustSSC, a twin turbofan jet-powered car which achieved 763.035 mph – 1227.985 km/h – over one mile in October 1997.
Watch the Bloodhound blast-off here
The Bloodhound is powered by a jet engine and a Nammo rocket, which gets twice as hot as the inside of a volcano when it’s hurtling down the highway and it hopes to reach a top speed of 1,050mph to soon smash the world record.
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World Car of the Year: Jaguar I-Pace
Another electric announcement at the New York International Auto Show was that of the Jaguar I-Pace taking its place as World Car of the Year and outshining opponents the Audi e-Tron and Volvo’s S60 and V60 twins.
World Car of the Year: The Jaguar I-Pace
Top cat of the electric market, the I-PACE has a state-of-the-art 90kWh lithium-ion battery and delivers a range of up to 292 miles (WLTP cycle). It’s capable of charging from 0-80% in just 40 minutes (100kW DC), or overnight using a domestic wallbox, it takes just over ten hours to achieve the same state of charge.