The 88th International Motor Show closed its door on Sunday night 18th of March after hosting more than 660,000 visitors. The media coverage of more than 10,680 media representatives were present during the two press days confirmed an exceptional position of the Geneva Motor Show as a global communication platform.
“We are very satisfied with this result in view of the unattractive economic climate and the media and political atmosphere that is often hostile to cars” commented Maurice Turrettini, President of the Geneva Motor Show.
Prior to this the Volvo XC40 was awarded the Car of the Year 2018 prize by a jury of professional journalists.
The throngs of visitors to the red-carpeted halls of the Geneva International Motor Show were unanimous in their view: the relocation of certain stands (notably Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land rover) had contributed to better circulation and a more comfortable environment for their visit.
In a nutshell, Geneva Motor Show had 180 exhibitors, more than 110 World and European Premiers, 70 press conferences, 900 models and more. Among these models, visitors got the chance to discover numerous powerful “supercars” based on electric propulsion (Techrules, Polestar, Lvchi), more accessible models plus all of the energy efficient vehicles in the show, the service station of tomorrow which allows one to fill their vehicle with hydrogen, cars that can fly (Pal-V, Italdesign), and the “Back to the Future” exhibition containing the concept cars presented at the Geneva International Motor Show over the last dozens of years which were fascinating to see again in today’s light!
The 89th International Motor Show will be held from March 7 to 17, 2019.