We write the year 1905. The first Automobiles, which can be called from today’s perspective, as such, see the light of the world. In Geneva we have recognised the signs of the times: The first Geneva auto salon will be held – at that time still under the name “National automobile and Bicycle exhibition”. From the beginning, flocks of exhibitors and visitors from a particular Flair to the shores of Lac Léman.
In the next 114 years, numerous automotive milestones celebrated its Premiere. Opel captain, Jaguar E-Type, Lamborghini Countach, Ford Capri, Audi Quattro, VW Scirocco, or the Ferrari F50 are just a few of them.
Live on the screen instead of on-the-spot
In recent years, become car fairs, but is increasingly becoming a relic of the 20th century. Century. For one, journalists and visitors can keep track of all the revelations via Livestream from the comfort of office or the Sofa. On the other hand, the Exhibitor is no longer content to share the attention with the competition and organize their own Events, their premieres to the Public.
the classic car meets fairs directly into the Mark: The once world famous Detroit Motorshow in the rust belt of the USA is about to fall, since especially the German car manufacturers Audi, BMW and Mercedes, their performances have been deleted.
Around 30 new exhibitors in Geneva,
And even flagship events such as the Frankfurt IAA suffer from visitors and exhibitors shrinkage. This year, brands such as Aston Martin, Alpine, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dacia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault and Rolls-Royce, the trade fair district is expected to remain.
Also in Geneva, is not to find the full range of car manufacturers: brands like Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land Rover, Mini, Opel and Volvo have cancelled for this year, its appearance in the Palexpo halls. However, new exhibitors, around thirty in the Calvin city.
Nobe Cars from Estonia, for example, from its chic, three-wheeled electric scooter. Also, local heroes are represented: in addition to permanent guest Frank cattle tank Rinspeed from Zumikon ZH servant with his Concept of post-scooter producer in Kyburz with its cool electric roadsters at the Start of this year.
mass cars and single pieces.
The organizers expect this year over 600’000 visitors who want to marvel at the 150 world premieres – including the BMW X7, the Renault Clio or Skoda Kamiq.
in addition to the special mood but there are also practical reasons for the constant popularity of the Geneva salon: While the feet runs at other major exhibitions, sore, to go from hall to hall, are the ways in Geneva shortly. Nobel-car bodies for Rolls-Royce bumper be to bumper mass of cars of VW, or exclusive pieces of Pagani and other supercar builders.