As the big debuts from Detroit and Chicago settle into the history books, all eyes turn to Switzerland for the 86th Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS). Without any major native automakers to hog the limelight, Geneva is considered “neutral ground” for the industry, and consequently, a fantastic opportunity to battle for the attention of a worldwide audience. One look at the growing list of highly impressive vehicles scheduled to drop cover this year confirms just how fierce the competition will be. Long story short – this is gonna be good.
Of course, that’s pretty much par for the course in Geneva. First held in 1905, GIMS is now widely recognized as one of the most important auto shows of the year, regularly attracting a huge diversity of vehicles, from economical commuters, to top-shelf exotics. While all the mainstream manufacturers are sure to make an appearance, smaller niche makes will be there as well, including Radical, Rimac Automobili, and Spyker, among others.
All told, 200 exhibitors from 30 different countries will set up shop, spread out over seven individual halls and more than a quarter million square feet of space. Over 100 premieres will take place over two press days, covered on-site by 10,000 auto journalists. Once the gates open to the public, upwards of 700,000 visitors will file through the halls.
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Updated 02/26/2016: The 2016 Geneva International Motor Show kicks off next week, so to get you hyped, we’ve updated this guide with more of the debuts slated to drop cover. Check it out!
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