The exhibition opened on March 8 and continues till March 18, for those of you who will be in Geneva at the time. Visitors will be the first to discover the latest technologies and models from more than 30 of the world’s leading car manufacturers.
This year, a total of 180 premiers are being presented by 260 exhibitors; 140 World and European Premiers in the automobile sector – specialized body designers/builders and preparation/tuning specialists; as well as 40 World and European Premiers in the accessory sector – parts, OEM providers and garage equipment suppliers.
This year, the Opel (Vauxhall) Ampera/Chevrolet Volt won ‘Car of the Year 2012’, beating the six finalists: Citroën DS 5, Fiat Panda, Ford Focus, Range Rover Evoque, Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen Up!
The seven finalists for the ‘Car of the Year 2012’ were selected from the 35 most significant novelties of the year by a total of 59 automobile journalists from 23 European countries.
The key criteria for Car of the Year include innovation and value for money but also safety, quality and design as well as environmental aspects.