pickup twins, the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50, and Subaru showing a Forester WRX-style concept that will be converted into a turbocharged headliner for showrooms next year.
‘‘Today is our most significant motor show ever,’’ said Ford Australia’s president Marin Burela on opening day.
‘‘Australia is playing a key role in the global Ford product story. Today’s show is the springboard to the future.’’
His verdict is backed by Mazda Australia managing director and chairman of the motor show organising committee Doug Dickson.
‘‘This show is different. It’s time for a contemporary approach,’’ Dickson says.‘‘It presents the very best the global motor industry has to offer.’’
The show finishes on Sunday.