Five Luxe Auto Shows You Must Attend Before You Die

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An auto show is a car enthusiast’s playground. It is a great way to learn about the innovative technology in the automobile industry. At the high-tech exhibition, attendees have the opportunity to discover new trends, eco-friendly advances and see new ultra-luxe designs in person. More importantly, this is the moment car manufacturers unveil impending models.

An auto show is one of the few times, car buffs can observe all of their favorite automobile manufactures in one building. Representatives and spokespeople from a variety of brands such as Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, to name a few, gather to give car consumers an opportunity to inquire about the vehicles as well as car-related specifications.

In addition to being able to converse with car manufactures’ personnel, an auto show also includes special exhibitions as well as panel discussions from a variety of industry experts. The exhibitions feature a number of haute experiences like virtual reality racing games and outdoor off-roading experiences. Panel discussions often include the world’s top automakers examining the future of the automobile industry.

Attending an auto show can also be a fun family outing. More recently, auto show curators have included activities that are not only fun for adults, but also for their children. Little ones can enjoy activities specifically created for them including simulators, video games, movie cars and more.

While auto shows may seem like an event only for car connoisseurs, it’s also a great event for those who are in the market for a new vehicle. With the help of personnel, industry experts, work shops and exhibitions, consumers will be able to make an educated decision on his or her next model. Shopping for cars via the Internet may have become frequent and the new norm; however, it will never replace catching a glimpse of the vehicle in person.

Though there are a number of auto shows that take place around the world, here are the major auto shows around the world certified by the International Organization of Automobile Constructors.

The International Motor Show in Germany

Renault R-Space at the IAA motor show on Sep 13, 2013 in Frankfurt.
Renault R-Space at the IAA motor show on Sep 13, 2013 in Frankfurt.

This international motor show is undeniably the king of all auto shows. It is split into two sectors. Commercial vehicles are shown in Hanover, Germany on even numbered years, and on odd numbered years, passenger vehicles are put on display in Frankfurt. This year, the show will commence Sept. 17th through the 27th. It has been reported both Infiniti and Audi are slated to unveil ultra-luxe vehicles.

For tickets and more information visit here. 

Paris Auto Show

Jaguar presents hybrid super car C-X75 designed by Ian Callum on September 30, 2010 in Paris.
Jaguar presents hybrid super car C-X75 designed by Ian Callum on September 30, 2010 in Paris.

Paris’ auto show is perhaps the most visited show in the world. In 2014, the exhibition concluded after welcoming 1,253,513 visitors. It also features more than 47,000 fans via Facebook. The workshops are organized by the French Automobile Manufacturers’ Committee (CCFA), who ensure to address concerns of the world of automobiles by addressing economic, social and technical subjects essential to the field.

The next show is slated for Oct. 1st-16th, 2016. You can find ticket information here. 

North American International Auto Show in Detroit 

Spokesmodels unveil the new Acura NSX Concept II at The North American International Auto Show January 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.
Spokesmodels unveil the new Acura NSX Concept II at The North American International Auto Show January 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

Nicknamed the “Motor City,” Detroit’s auto show attendance is a close runner up to Paris’ attendance with total of 808,775 visitors this year. Attendees observed interactive displays, while digital screens created a sensory extravaganza. In addition, people helped raise $5.3 million for children’s charities.

Save the date for next year’s show, which will be Saturday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Jan. 24

 International Geneva Motor Show

Various makes and models of cars are on display at the 82nd International Motor Show on March 12, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Various makes and models of cars are on display at the 82nd International Motor Show on March 12, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The 86th Geneva International Motor Show will take place March 3rd-13th, 2016. This year’s show drew in more than half a million visitors. At the show, Volkswagen debuted the Sport Coupé Concept GTE, which noted to have ergonomically optimized design and new interactive HMIs in the front and rear.

You can find ticket rates here.

Tokyo Motor Show

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The 44th Tokyo Motor Show will be open to the public starting Oct. 30th through Nov. 8th, 2015. There will be 14 manufacturers and15 brands of domestic passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles will exhibit in this year’s show. From abroad, 17 manufacturers and 27 brands. Third installment of “Smart Mobility City 2015” will provide visitors with real experiences of the near-future “city of tomorrow.”

If you’re interested in attending, visit here.

Photos via Shutterstock 

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