Geneva Motor Show, A Brief Overview

Mar 1, 2018 | Geneva | 0 comments

The whole world knows that leading automotive manufacturers try to finish their concepts and new models till spring arrives and Geneva International Motor show starts working. It is the oldest and the biggest auto exhibitions in Europe.

Today “A-class” Geneva Motor Show held since 1905 is considered to be a landmark in the world automotive fashion. The giants of industry such as Mercedes, GM, Audi, Ford, Renault, Peugeot, Kia, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Subaru and Hyundai always show their concepts and new models following mass-market requests or willing to blow up the minds of customers with courageous new ideas. The Salon is held at the exhibition center Palexpo located 10 minutes’ walk from the International airport Cointrin.

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Every year Geneva Motor show attracts more than 800,000 visitors, 10,000 journalists and photographs and 250 exhibitors.

Geneva Motor Show since it was first held in 1905 is well-known and loved by automotive manufacturers for its mixture of democratic atmosphere and chic. It has always been the stage for luxurious auto treasuries and the most unusual concepts together with “cars-for-people” and new technologies.

Photo: Maria Talanova / suissepic

At the first Motor Show in Geneva the cars with internal combustion engines and steam engines were presented. Car “Clement” was the first exhibit of the first Geneva Motor Show. “Great Gastby” time of 20s was marked as the epoque of the first cabriolets which were shown by Mercedes and Maybach. Growth of public attention to the Show put it into a new Palais des Expositions in 1926 which was specially built to the event.

In 1927 Fiat 509 Sport became the star of Geneva Motor Show, the four-door car Ford A was represented in 1928, Mercedes SSK was in 1929, a high-speed car Maybach Zeppelin was in 1931. Geneva opened the auto market for “Fiat 500 Topolino” and Jaguar XK 120. A series of world’s bestsellers of Ford, Nissan, Peugeot, Citroen etc. were also first presented here. It happens that Geneva Motor Show defines automotive trends for upcoming years.

So enjoy new SUVs, crossovers, station wagons, hatchbacks, sedans, coupes and cars with other body types including electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles from 8 to 18 March, 2018 at Palexpo (10h00 until 20h00 and on weekends from 9h00 until 19h00).

Photo: Maria Talanova / suissepic

Tickets cost CHF9 and CHF16 and available at

In 2018 a new tourist ticket also available to public for CHF64. It includes 1 day pass and a night at one of Geneva’s hotels.

Kristina Pominova for @suissepic