The Show in 2016
The show adopts a new logo featuring the words "GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW", thereby better reflecting the event's global reputation.
The Geneva International Motor Show is Europe's only annual international motor show ranking among the global top five (alongside Frankfurt, Paris, Detroit and Tokyo) to be recognised by OICA (the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers). This special status enjoyed by the show is due not only to its excellent organisation and Geneva's international reputation but also to Switzerland's position as a country which has no car manufacturers of its own and so does not need to thrust any particular market players centre stage. As a result, all the car manufacturers participating in this event rightly feel they are operating on a level playing field in terms of their exposure and visibility. Apart from its ideal location in the very heart of Europe, the show's venue is literally right next to Geneva International Airport, a railway station and a motorway exit. Its design featuring all seven exhibition halls under one roof also gives it a very human scale, which is much appreciated by automotive industry leaders who gather at the show each year as well as the media and visitors who travel to the event from all over the world to discover the latest offerings and technological advances.
In hommage to the brand’s creator, Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916 – 1993) who would have been 100 years old in 2016, the manufacturer revealed its supercar, the Centenario, during the 86th Geneva International Motor Show. This ultra-exclusive edition with its carbon fiber monocoque structure has a V12 6.5 litre naturally aspirated engine, 770 bhp, 7 gears and 4-wheel drive. A simply insane car!
DS Automobiles DS3 Performance
In 2015, the Geneva International Motor Show had the honour of welcoming DS Automobiles into its midst making its official entry as a PSA Group brand, whereas previously the DS was the upmarket range from Citroën.
For the new brand, Geneva 2016 was marked by the World Premier launch of the DS3 Performance saloon and cabriolet. The DS3 had undergone a complete facelift: a 1.6 turbo engine, 208 bhp, short shift transmission, adoption of a autoblocking differential of the Torsen type, lowered chassis, widened wheelbase, optimized front-end geometry,… This model combines sport and comfort as well as efficiency and performance.