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UK's Sexy Green Car Show Cancelled


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Seeming to prove that it ain't easy being green, the Sexy Green Car Show, which was to be held in May in London, has been cancelled according to AutoCar; they claim the show is an apparent victim of the sudden drop in fuel prices. Of the cancellation, Rob Mackenzie, managing director of IMIE who organize the Sexy Green Car Show (previously held at the Eden Project in Cornwall, U.K.) and the British Motor Show, said, "I've never known an exhibition concept launch were the reception was so strong. There was almost universal support across the market."

Suzuki Great Britain and Renault UK are two of eight car companies affected by the decision; AutoCar report the suddenness of the announcement has left some automakers with vacancies in their May schedule. Suzuki reports four cars at or beneath 120g/km CO2 emissions, including a new model called the Alto (103 g/km) and the recently introduced Splash 1.0-liter.

It's unclear whether the show will occur later in 2009, but it doesn't seem likely given Mackenzie's assertion that "the focus is on rescheduling the event for 2010."

[source: AutoCar]

 
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