Thursday, March the 08th, 2012 - Sunday, March the 18th, 2012
Geneva Motor Show is one of the Most important Auto Show in Europe and world wide. For sure is the most appreciated event by the automakers, media and car fans.
The proof is the huge number of World and European premieres- this year the number is no-more-no-less than 156 premieres and that means that all important brands prepares themselves from long time and wait this event-, the big number of concept cars and the fact that some brands present here their exclusive, unique and breathtaking supercars - see Gumpert and Lamborghini Aventador J, to name just a few.
And let's not forget the tuner area and,of course, the new technologies presentations or... there are so many categories that you have to see the Exhibitor's categories.
About Geneva Auto Show history we can say that the event is organized from 1924 so it was the witness of the auto development since the birth of the car as we know it...and that means and engine and 4 wheels.
8TH - 18TH MARCH
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 - 19:00
1. MOTOR CARS 3 OR 4 OR MORE WHEELS
2. ELECTRIC CARS AND ALTERNATIVE POWERED CARS
3. SPECIAL BODYWORK FOR MOTOR CARS, DESIGN, ENGINEERING
4. CONVERTED CARS (TUNERS)
5. ACCESSORIES AND PARTS FOR MOTOR CARS
6. OEM : ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS
7. WORKSHOP INSTALLATIONS FOR THE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF MOTOR CARS
8. MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RELATED TO THE CAR INDUSTRY
9. ANIMATION / ATTRACTIONS
More info- on the event site: http://www.salon-auto.ch/en/
Geneva Motor Show was impressive this year also! And also... huge success! The most mediated auto show event deserves its reputation. All automakers were present and very well represented.
Each brand wanted to bring something new, so everybody-who's-somebody (read 90% auto sites) anticipated that it will be "over 180 premieres". They said "over" because nobody have the patience to count down all the cars. Only to count down to 180 takes you 3 minutes from your life, so imagine what means to name all the premieres...
Others said that the number is between 140 and 156... so choose...
Geneva Motor Show confirms its reputation of one of the most important auto show in the world. And such un important event must be very well organized. Here, again, everything is organized at the best level. It is about hard work, experience (is at its 82nd edition) and the best way to respect the show history. So, excellent job!
Very, very, very decent girls...
You have to go at a monastery to find more decent girls.
If I have to vote the show from 1 to 10, i will vote 10(-). Why not full 10? Because it take me a long time and a long distance to find/ spot eye catchy hostesses....
Indian giant Tata promises great things with Jaguar and Land Rover but do not forget that it need a car for the masses of India. Here is a concept that promises a bright future for Indian crowds.
Given the great expansion plans for UK brands that have, we think this concept would have a chance to win all major cities of the globe not only Indian crowds. Megapixel is the successor of Pixel, a similar concept introduced last year. We know, sounds like Bollywood.
Megapixel is described as a global city car and genuine four-seat hybrid. Well, we think that the glove was thrown directly...
On a motor show can not miss VIPs: Arnold Schwarzenegger has come to Geneva to continue defending the popularization of hybrid and electric, a topic that has always been specially dedicated.
The Green Pavilion is the space that the Geneva Motor Show has been reserved for vehicles powered by alternative energy. Here visitors can learn more about the Renault Zoe , the new Mercedes Vito E-Cell , the Toyota Prius range... More than 20 exhibitors wanted to be present in it.
There has been the actor and former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to defend these new technologies...
For the first time in the history of Volkswagen, Cabrio version gets a badge with a GTI, sunbathers can now also enjoy the performance of the Golf GTI.
Motor changed, but under the hood we still find a 2-liter petrol engine with 210 hp and 280 Nm of torque. To put down the capacity efficiently on the road, the model also gets a standard XDS differential, good for optimum grip and stability. A sprint from 0 to 100 km / h takes 7.3 seconds, speed dial falters at 237 km / h.
Visually, the GTI Cabrio suffer some modifications, like the Golf GTI was. It is to include custom bumpers,...
Volkswagen brought the Cross Coupe to its stand in Geneva, a harbinger of a Evoque competitor?
Volkswagen shown earlier the Cross Coupe Concept in gray, but brings in Geneva a new version of the model. This time is showed off in red and the crossover SUV is equipped with a hybrid powertrain that a diesel engine creates along with some electric motors a total of 306 hp.
This plug-in hybrid emits only 46 grams CO2 per kilometer, but if the Cross Coupe is used only for short trips would use itself will succeed with a zero emissions driving. You can plug a regular batteries namely...
That F12berlinetta is brand new, has no less than 740 hp and 690 Nm, sprint in 8.5 seconds from standstill to the 200 and has a top speed of 340 + km / h, we knew that already, but there are still many other significant date about Ferrari V12's hottest ever. Look.
Around 225,000 euros excluding taxes. Nice if you live in a tax haven, but in the Netherlands, this amounts to 370,000 euros. Is that much? If you assume that the 599 GTB is 404,704 euros in the price list (the FF does 372,377 euros). And it is also less than a C-class coupe Brabus. Basically just a bargain!
After the onset of the U.S., behold Geneva Motor Show 2012 was a very good opportunity for Ford proud to announce a European launch of their first large series electric cars, Ford Focus Electric.
Production version of Renault ZOE was not the only important electric car at Geneva Motor Show 2012 - French Switzerland are countered by those of Ford, also bringing their first electric car in Europe large series, Ford Focus Electric, a model that already is on sale in the U.S. market.
European Version Ford Focus Electric announced a range of 160 km
Recently, the American Environmental...
You remember the Italians's song "Blue" from Eifel 65 ? dabba dee dabba da da ba the dabba dee da ... Is it any connection between it and the Volkswagen Polo BlueGT?
Those of Volkswagen have "threatened" since last year with them new technology "cylinder shut-off", the first on a only 4-cylinder engine, presented in Frankfurt 2011. Now we see in real life implementation of this cylinder deactivation technology, on the new version of Volkswagen Polo BlueGT.
Sign "Blue" is backed by a blue car, a bluntly ecological character statement of technology under the hood: ACD - Active Cylinder...
Electric, hybrid, diesel ...
Honda lands at Geneva Motor Show with the European version of the new CR-V, the first engine of the new series "Earth Dreams Technology", an unedited version of the Jazz and vehicles that have never before been allowed to see in Europe.
Honda EV-Ster prototype: a two-seater roadster with electric motor
Among the all-new concepts, Honda brings to Geneva is the prototype EV-Ster, a two-seater roadster with electric motor. High measures what the Lamborghini Aventador J, 1.1 meters long but is quite small: 3.57 m. At first their numbers are far from...