Astrid opens Motor Show
Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt (Flemish liberal) the Princess Astrid on Wednesday opened the Brussels Motor show at the Heizel.
Together with Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt (Flemish liberal) the Princess Astrid on Wednesday opened the Brussels Motor show at the Heizel.
The Motor Show is being held for the 86th time this year.
After cutting the ribbon the Princess also took a look at the show.
The environment is centre stage in this year's show.
All vehicles are given an ecoscore between 0 and 100.
The higher the score, the more environmentally-friendly the car.
The automobile association Touring wants to show drivers how they can drive in a more environmentally-friendly fashion.
In this way motorists can save up to 10% on petrol.
The show also has a world first: the Citroën C5.
This year the Motor Show is open for the public at large from Thursday 17 January until 27 January.
The two-yearly show attracted 350,000 visitors in 2006.
During the show many dealers offer special price arrangements.
Last year the number of new cars on Belgian roads fell by 0.3%.
However, in all 525,000 new cars were registered.