The 80’th edition of the International Geneva Motor Show (Salon International de l’Auto) is an annual auto show held from 4 to 14 March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The show is hosted at the Geneva Palexpo, a convention center located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. The Salon is organized by the Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, and it is considered to be one of the most important international auto show from Europe.
First held in 1905, the salon has hosted almost all major internal combustion engine models in the history of the automobile, along with benzene-and steam-powered cars from the beginning of the century. Exotic supercars often steal the spotlight during their debuts at the show. Prototypes, new equipment, technical breakthroughs, international partnerships, as well as political and social debates, have been announced at the exhibition. The show is considered as a level playing field for the world’s automakers, aided by the fact Switzerland lacks an auto industry of its own.
This year we expect new surprises:
– Cadillac brand will make its return on the European market with a European premiere – the new coupes CTS and CTS-V the new SRX crossover and, of course, with the Escalade’s hybrid version.
– Concepts: Alfa Romeo Pandion, Alfa Romeo Spider, Citroen DS High Rider, Hyundai i-Flow, IDEA Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz F800 Style, Opel Flextreme GTE, Peugeot 5, Peugeot SR1, Protoscar Lampo2, Tesla EYE.
– Debuts: Alfa Romeo Pandion Concept, Alfa Romeo Spider Concept, Audi RS 5, BMW Hamann Tycoon Evo M, Citroen DS High Rider Concept, Citroen DS3 Racing, Hyundai i-Flow Concept, IDEA Hybrid Concept, Jaguar XKR Black Pack Edition, Jaguar XKR Speed Pack Edition, Kia Sportage, Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition, Mazda Atenza, Mazda MX-5 20th Anniversary, Mercedes-Benz Carlsson C25 Development, Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept, MINI Countryman, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan Juke, Opel Flextreme GTE Concept, Opel Meriva, Peugeot 5 by Peugeot Concept, Peugeot SR1 Concept, Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, Porsche TechArt 911 Turbo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Protoscar Lampo2, Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet, Renault Wind, Rinspeed UC?, Tesla EYE Concept, Volkswagen CrossPolo, Volvo S60.