The Geneva International Motor Show closed its doors after 11 days exhibition. The infatuation of the visitors for this international automobile showroom was confirmed by the 682’000 entries recorded one hour before the official end of the Show. During the two Press Days before opening to the public more than 11,300 media representatives from all over the world were busy transmitting their enthusiasm for the exciting new conceptions of design and performance that were being presented. The 86th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show will take place from March 3-13, 2016.
At the closing of the Geneva International Motor Show last Sunday evening, its President, Mr. Maurice Turrettini conveyed his satisfaction with this year’s Show: «Once again the Geneva International Motor Show has enhanced its image as an outstanding international showroom that brings together not only the largest automobile manufacturers, but also provides a stage for smaller constructors, designers, suppliers and preparation specialists.” All of the exhibition halls were completely full and the special exhibition of the Swiss watch manufacturer TAG Heuer was dedicated to its involvement in motor sports and thrilled the visitors with displays ranging from Formula E (for electric) racing cars to the new Nissan GT-R Nismo and mythical historic Formula 1 cars from McLaren. The watchmaker has been a sponsoring partner of McLaren for exactly 30 years
The total number of visitors this year, 682’000, is slightly higher than last year (+1.8 %). “We cannot greatly increase the number of visitors as, within the existing infrastructure, the comfort of visitors is paramount and would suffer with even larger numbers,” explained André Hefti, the Managing Director of the Motor Show. He affirmed that “Our goal is quality, not quantity.” The Geneva International Motor Show is one of the 5 major motor shows in the world certified by the OICA (International Organisation of Automobile Constructors) with Frankfurt, Paris, Detroit and Tokyo. The 86th edition will take place from March 3-13 2016