This year's Geneva International Motor Show will open its door to the public from 7th to 17th March 2013 and will be a hotbed of exciting industry reveals. Organisers are promising a more welcoming and enhanced experience this year with visitors enjoying a spacious, reconfigured and modernised venue. Naturally, environment is key, the show's carbon footprint will be partly offset by the site's newly installed solar panel system.
Within the framework of the show expect world premiers from Fiat, Audi (the new RS Q3), Alfa Romeo, McLaren, Volkswagen (the Golf VII GTD), Toyota, Rolls Royce, Honda, Ferrari, Bentley and many more.
For the first time, this year’s show will include a program of conferences and talks on the mobility issues of today and tomorrow. These will consist of a wide range of topics including technology, ecology, security, politics, publicity and motor sport. The sessions will be open to the public and and free for all show visitors.
The Salon International de l'Auto is held annually in Switzerland at the Palexpo convention centre, a short ride from the Cointrin International Airport. First held in 1905, the show has hosted almost all major internal combustion engined automobiles in history, and even a few benzene and steam powered ones!
The show is renowned for being a neutral global platform for launching supercars, prototypes, new equipment and technical breakthroughs as well as providing the perfect background for forging international partnerships and encouraging debate.
For the second time, the Car of the Year will be crowned at the show, the industry's oldest prize and akin to Hollywood's Best Picture Oscar. We are all waiting with baited breath to see who the winners Argo-ing to be.