World Famous Motors to be Exhibited in Seoul.The first Seoul motor show will be held at Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in southeastern Seoul from May 3-10.
The Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA) will host the motor show. 17 international auto manufacturing companies will participate in the event in order to exhibit over 100 new models.
Japanese companies consider this motor show a good opportunity to help enter the Korean market. BENZ will also try to gain access to the domestic auto market with its new models.
For consumers who have had few chances to see foreign cars, this is a great oportunity to see new auto trends technologies in the international motor industry.
Japanese automobile companies, including Toyota, will make their Korean debut at the motor show. Toyota will exhibit its luxury sedan, the Lexus. The sporty Coupe, a concept car that was very popular in the Tokyo Motor show last year, will be shown as well.
In addition, Honda, Mazda, and Mitsubishi will also show their cars. These Japanese automakers are also reportedly attempting to enter the Korean market.
Audi and Volkswagen, both set to enter the Korean market in May, will attract people with their TT Coupe and new Beatle. BMW will exhibit its sport car Z8, which became famous after appearing in a James Bond 007 movie. DaimlerChrysler will show their PT Cruiser, a mini-van in a uniquely traditional shape. Mercedez Benz will show its new C Class, a low-priced model, for the first time in Korea.
As for motorcycles, BMW will show thier R-series and Harley-Davidson will exhibit the Softail and Sportster.
Bridgestone, Michellin, Yokohama, and Hankook Tire will participate in the exhibition as well.
by Suh Ik-jae