Mar. 29 - Motor show in South Korea featuring companies from 14 countries is expected to attract more than a million spectators and 15,000 foreign buyers. Sunita Rappai reports.
Cars, cars and more cars - thousands flock to the Seoul Motor Show on Friday. Featuring 384 auto-related companies from 14 countries, the high profile show is expected to draw more than a million spectators and around 15,000 foreign buyers. BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Ford are among the big names showcasing their latest technologies and trends here under an environmental theme. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) PUBLIC RELATIONS EXECUTIVE OF SEOUL MOTOR SHOW KIM SUN-AH SAYING: "The motto of this motor show is 'With Nature, For the People', so many eco-friendly vehicles are attending this show." Nine new cars including this Hyundai HND-9 - designed to deliver a 'modern luxurious driving experience' according to the Korean car maker - were also unveiled for the first time. The range of vehicles thrilled many car enthusiasts - even if the prices were a little out of reach. This man says he's happy to see vehicles and sport cars which he can't view usually and would love to take them home - but they're too expensive. The biennial auto show, which first oepend in 1995, runs until May 7.