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Sydney Set for Bumper Motorshow

The Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) opens at 5pm on Friday in Darling Harbour and will showcase some of the most significant new vehicles ever launched in this country.

AIMS will host two major global premieres of locally-developed vehicles from Ford and Mazda which headline a number of other expected world-first reveals.

The Motor Show also showcases more than 40 vehicles making their debut in either Australia or the Southern Hemisphere.

Sydneysiders today got a taste of the broad range of vehicles on offer at AIMS with a display of three unique examples in Darling Harbour.

Mitsubishi’s electric i-Miev – the first all-electric vehicle offered by a major Australian brand – appeared alongside the hand-built Hulme supercar from New Zealand as well as a Renault race car air-freighted straight from France.

The three cars represent a broad cross-section of what is on offer at the Motor Show, which opens to the public this Friday.

i-Miev leads the Motor Show’s extensive green vehicle line-up, highlighting the industry’s push for more environmentally-sustainable motoring.

Hulme’s CanAm offers purists the chance to get up close to a pure-bred supercar which accelerates from 0-100km/h in less-than 3.5 seconds thanks to its 7.0-litre Chevrolet V8 engine.

The Renault Megane Trophy heads a variety of race cars at AIMS. The mid-engined machine’s sleek lines were developed using aerodynamic lessons learnt in Formula 1.

AIMS director Russ Tyrie believes the wide variety of vehicles on show, coupled with a large number of new models, means everyone will find something which appeals.

“The stage is set for one of the most significant motor shows of our time thanks to the breadth of new models that will be revealed this Friday,” Mr Tyrie said.

“Vehicles like Mitsubishi’s iMiev point to where our industry is heading at a rapid rate. The new locally-developed models from Ford and Mazda show just how highly-regarded Australian input is to the rest of the world.

“It is also encouraging to see cars like the Hulme CanAm as they excite people and showcase the true heritage of the automobile.”

The Australian International Motor Show will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour. The show opens at 5pm on Friday, 15 October and runs until 6pm on Sunday, 24 October.

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