01.02.2017 - News The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is on the Starting Grid
The Geneva International Motor Show is preparing to open its doors to the public. The largest annual exhibition in Switzerland will once again welcome all the major manufacturers as well as the top automotive designers and constructors of exclusive high performance vehicles, plus numerous suppliers of equipment and accessories to the sector. The 2017 programme will include all the new technological developments in the automotive world, the highlighting of energy efficient automobiles with the aid of a special App, numerous automotive anniversaries, plus another TAG Heuer special exhibition.
The 87th edition of the Motor Show will feature more than 180 exhibitors within the 106,000 square metres of exhibition space where 6 halls will be dedicated to automobiles plus another hall is reserved for automotive suppliers and national representatives to the sector. Some 900 vehicles, from the most powerful developing over 1000 horsepower to the energy efficient vehicles putting out 0 emission, will be on display for visitors to admire.
All the vehicles at the Motor Show which emit a maximum of 95 grams of CO2/km and figure in the Energy Category A, can be easily found with the App. “Salon Car Collector” which was developed by the Swiss Federal Energy Department, the presenting partner of the Motor Show, with its campaign “co2auplancher”.
The organisers of the Motor Show are coordinating a programme of more than 65 press conferences that will take place during the first Press Day. The premiers and new models will once again well exceed the numbers presented.
A number of exhibitors will be celebrating anniversaries at this year’s Motor Show. They include: Zenvo, a Danish constructor of supercars who will celebrate 10 years of existence; Italdesign, the famous automobile design house founded in 1968 by Giorgetto Giugaro, who is participating for the 30th year at the Geneva International Motor Show; Sbarro will be taking part for the 45th time; Mazda has honoured the Motor Show with its presence for the 50th year; and Toyota who has been present at the Show for 50 years via its Swiss importer Emil Frey. This year’s first-time exhibitors will include Alpine (France), David Brown Automotive (UK), Dendrobium (Canada) and Eadon Green (UK).
TAG Heuer will return for the third year with a special exhibition tracing the history of its involvement in motorsport.
To enhance your visit:
The weekends are the days traditionally the most crowded. If at all possible a visit during the week is strongly recommended. It will also be less crowded (and less expensive) after 4:00 p.m. The quietest days will be Thursday March 9th, Monday morning March 13th, and all day on Tuesday March 14th.
There will be a reduction of 50% on the price of entry tickets sold at Palexpo and at the automatic ticket distributors of the TPG (public transport company of Geneva) after 4:00 p.m. This offer cannot be accumulated with any other special offer.