Cars are machines that get us anywhere we want in minimum time and with a great comfort. But there are people who find cars to be much more than that: a true work of art that combines comfort, design and technology. These car enthusiasts want to know all about cars, so attending a car show is the ideal opportunity to get updates on new technologies, trends and innovations in the automobile industry.
Auto shows gather car enthusiasts from all over the world into one place with one goal: to give them a glimpse of all the upcoming innovations, technologies and automobiles before they hit the market. Having a whole range of new models from the world’s most popular car manufacturers in one place can be of great help to those who are planning to buy a new car soon. There’s a representative from every car brand on site, so that visitors can ask all sorts of questions about any car model (fuel economy, specifications, comparison to prior model, financial deals, exclusive promotions).
Every year, there are hundreds and thousands of car shows held around the world. Some of them managed to become extremely popular, because they never failed to attract the attention of car lovers from all around the world. Below is a list that includes the 5 most famed auto shows that are regarded as the largest and biggest ones in the whole world.
Tokyo Motor Show
Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Honda and Acura are the most popular Japanese car brands and the Tokyo Motor Show is where these brands (and many more) get to promote their newest models. And since these car brands are extremely popular all over the world, this auto show gathers a plenty of car enthusiasts. New ideas about designs and engineering, innovations and new technologies are being shown off to visitors from all corners of the world. Held in one of the biggest and most developed cities in the entire world, the Tokyo Motor Show is definitely a must-visit for every car driver.
Geneva Motor Show
The Geneva Motor Show is one of the most popular auto shows in the history. This auto show has been the place where some of the most popular exotic car models of all time have been introduced, but it has also been the place where social and political debates have been announced. Every year in March, the Swiss city Geneva hosts over half a million of visitors who want to be the first to see the upcoming cars on the market. Since the Geneva Motor Show has become an event of vital importance for the country, it is often the place where new concept and production models are introduced.
Frankfurt Motor Show
Germany is known for producing some of the most durable, reliable and quality cars in the world, but also for having the biggest (in all possible terms) auto show in the world. The Frankfurt Motor Show is held annually, with commercial cars being displayed in even-numbered years in Hannover and passengers cars in odd-numbered years in Frankfurt (that is since 1991). This auto show is known for introducing some of the most popular car models, including BMW X6, Renault Laguna, Opel Agila, 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder, Renault Megane and many other hybrid, electric and production vehicles.
Woodward Dream Cruise
With over a million classic car lovers gathering annually on an event that counts over 40,000 muscle (American) cars and hot rods, the Woodward Dream Cruise is surely one of the world’s most popular auto shows. Detroit, the Motor City, hosts this event on a 16-mile stretch of the legendary Woodward Avenue on the third Saturday of every August. This auto show has initially been a project of a group of volunteers who wanted to raise money for a soccer field in Ferndale, but the number of participants was ten times larger than they expected and it grew up to be one of today’s biggest auto shows in the world.
Mondial de l’Automobile
Mondial de l’Automobile, or Paris Motor Show, is known as the first auto show ever. If you are a fan of good wine, art and luxury already, Paris is the city you want to visit. Hosting one of the world’s biggest auto shows is just one more reason to visit Paris, as if anyone would need a reason more. Over the years, France has become a very successful car manufacturing country, distinguished by luxurious models with incredible comfort. The Paris Motor Show has displayed a plenty of now iconic car models for the first time. In 2012, 1.2 million of visitors came to visit Mondial de l’Automobile, which is by far the most visited auto show.