Top 10 Ultimate Auto ShowPosted On: September 23, 2013 By : AutoLife Team
“HUNDREDS OF MOTORING SHOWS TAKES PLACE WORLDWIDE EACH YEAR. BUT THERE ARE JUST A FEW BIG ONES THAT HOG ALL THE ATTENTION. “
For any auto enthusiast, auto shows are one of the most exciting events in the calendar. The best thing about these shows is that it offer enthusiasts a first-hand look at all the latest, classic or concept vehicles the market has to offer. It’s a great way to see, touch or even sit in some of the most popular cars in the market. It’s also at these top notch auto shows where the most exciting vehicles are born.
So here is a guide to the best and most anticipated motoring shows in the world. Only if we could attend all and bring home live coverages straight from the show floor.
The Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, also known as Auto China, is a biennial international automobile show held in Beijing around April since 1990. Auto China is an ideal platform for both domestic and international auto companies as China is currently the largest and fastest growing auto market in the world.
North American International Auto Show
Also known as the Detroit Auto Show, this is the most important American auto show and is mostly held in January every year. The show is particularly important because the metro Detroit area is home to the Big Three American automakers – Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. The North American International Auto Show is also an important show for major automakers from around the world.
Tokyo Motor Show
Japan is among the leaders of the global auto industry and the Tokyo Motor Show promises to showcase the best of what that country has to offer. From four wheelers to motorcycles, green cars to super cars, technology to design, Tokyo Motor Show normally sees more concept cars than actual production car introductions. The Tokyo Motor Show is a biennial auto show held in November-December at Japan.
EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori), or the Milan Motorcycle Show is an annual trade show held in November at Milan, Italy. The show is frequently used by motorcycle manufacturers to debut new models and features the latest motorcycle technology. EICMA is the biggest event in the world dedicated to two-Wheels.
Geneva Motor Show
The Geneva Motor Show is held annually around March. It doesn’t have the most debuts or the biggest attendance, but year after year it always manages to draw plenty of interest from nearly every major auto manufacturer. Without a home country to dominate the proceedings, there’s guaranteed to be an interesting mix of both production and concept vehicles from every corner of the world.
sema — short for Specialty Equipment Marketing Association — is the biggest aftermarket auto event in the world, held in Las Vegas around November. However, this is an industry only show and is not open to the general public. The show fills multiple convention halls and shows off everything from high-performance OEM specials to custom wheels and graphics from local shops.
The Frankfurt Auto Show, also known as the IAA (Internationale Automobil- Ausstellung), is the world’s largest motor show. It is held biennially in Frankfurt every odd-numbered year in the month of September. It is at this show where you can find many new releases and concept cars that strive to embrace the technology and design of the future.
The Indian Auto Expo is a biennial automotive show held in New Delhi, India around January-February. It is Asia’s largest motoring event in terms of visitor footfalls. From providing a platform to the Indian automotive industry, today it also provides a platform to the global industry to launch itself in the fast growing Indian market.
intertmot is a global trade show for motorcycle manufacturers that takes place every two years around October. The show is a popular event among motorcycling enthusiasts and manufacturers for major unveilings of several new production models and concepts. An impressive number of world premieres is presented regularly at the show.
Paris Mondial De L’ Automobile
The Paris Motor Show, or as it is officially known – Mondail de l’Automobile – is a biennial auto show held in Paris around October. The Paris Motor Show is one of the most important auto shows as automakers are seen showing off their latest concept cars, green cars and supercars. The show was the first motor show in the world, started in 1898 by industry pioneer, Albert de Dion.