The 2014 Geneva International Motor Show will be staged March 6-16 at the Geneva Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. As always, the 84th edition of the Geneva Motor Show saw many significant automotive debuts, headlined by Maserati’s stunning Alfieri concept, Porsche’s latest Le Mans prototype, the 919 Hybrid and the 650S from McLaren. Organizers expect more than 700,000 visitors, in addition to the latest technologies and designs from more than 250 exhibitors.
Highlights of the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show included:
- Maserati debuted their Alfieri 2+2 concept, which may or may not be the next GranTurismo;
- McLaren unveiled coupe and spider versions of the 650S, which will slot between the 12C and P1;
- Rolls-Royce presented the Ghost Series II;
- Audi debuted the next generation of the TT and RS5 DTM;
- Porsche offered their Le Mans challenger, the 919 Hybrid and the 911 RSR;
- Alfa Romeo showed off the 4C convertible;
- Volvo wowed with its Concept Estate that echoes the design of the Volvo 1800 ES.
This year’s event included an exceptional exhibition in collaboration with the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), organizer of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The display brought together 20 former Le Mans race cars, including the 1929 Bentley Speed Six, 1988 Jaguar XJR9, 1991 Mazda 787B, 1998 Porsche GT1 and 2013 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, among others.
The Geneva International Motor Show 2014 will be open on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on the weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To better spread out the number of visitors during the day and to also enhance their comfort through less crowding, a discount of 50% on the price of an entry ticket will be made after 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.salon-auto.ch/en.
Geneva International Motor Show 2014 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture)
[Source: photos: Newspress]