Tag Archives: Shows

Get the most out of auto shows with these tips

While test drives are an important way to narrow down that list of potential new cars, they aren’t necessarily the most efficient way because all those competing cars are seldom at the same dealership. That’s where auto shows come in as an an invaluable resource for car shoppers because they really allow you to compare an entire vehicle class under ... Read More »

California Inc.: Car industry is rolling into town with L.A. auto shows

The auto industry is coming to town. AutoMobility L.A. will run Monday through Thursday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, followed by the L.A. Car Show at the same venue. (Los Angeles Times) Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the ... Read More »

Early Model 3 review shows off the best and worst features on Tesla’s new EV

If you’ve been wondering why we still haven’t seen a thorough and enlightening Model 3 review, the simple answer is that the number of Model 3 vehicles out on the road is infinitesimal. The reason for this, not surprisingly, is that Tesla, as some astutely predicted months ago, has experienced some challenges with respect to Model 3 production. Despite Elon Musk ... Read More »

New challenges for the world’s auto shows as some car makers stay away

A Rolls-Royce Ghost on the opening night of the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show. Alex Atack / The National. Motor shows have been around for more than a century and are traditionally the chief place where carmakers whip silk sheets off their latest offerings, watched by a massive audience and a huge media throng. The 1989 Frankfurt motor show drew 1.2 million ... Read More »

An auto show’s lingering impact

This Bentley Continental GT at last month’s Frankfurt auto show could still be influencing buyers next September. An auto show’s glitz lingers in lucrative form for car dealers for many months afterward. That’s the conclusion of a study by Foresight Research, which surveyed 621 new-vehicle buyers in the top 25 markets who attended an auto show and were influenced by ... Read More »

The future of auto shows is in doubt; Frankfurt is the latest example

The relevance of auto shows as a showcase for brands and new model debuts is being questioned as automakers are increasingly holding their own events or choosing to attend smaller, but more diverse, interactive showcases such as the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The shift is underlined by the list of brands that will skip next month’s Frankfurt auto show.  The absentees will ... Read More »

Pia Wurtzbach shows off ‘first brand new car that’s all my own’

Pia Wurtzbach via Instagram Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is truly one beautiful example that dreams do come true. Most of the things she only once dreamt of having now came to life for her—from becoming a beauty queen to having her own brand new car. In a recent Instagram post, 27-year-old former beauty queen comfortably sat on the driver’s ... Read More »

Comexposium partners with Amara Group for Indonesian auto shows

Comexposium Group has announced a joint venture with Amara Group, also known as API – PT Amara Pameran International, a major player in events organisation in Indonesia. This new partnership that will be finalised in August and includes notably GIIAS (GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show), the leading auto show in Indonesia. GIIAS gathers more than 360 exhibitors including the leading ... Read More »

Domestic car sales down 11.24% in June, shows SIAM data

Domestic passenger vehicle sales declined by 11.21 per cent to 198,399 units in June from 223,454 units in the same month last year. Domestic car sales were down 11.24 per cent to 136,895 units as against 154,237 units in June last year, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Motorcycle sales last month, however, rose 2.18 per cent ... Read More »

Volo Auto Museum to end car shows, plans expansion

The fifth annual VooDoo A-Go-Go car show will be the last show held on the grounds of the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road. Museum officials’ expansion plans are behind the decision to end car shows, although twice annual car corrals are expected to continue. Courtesy of Richard Coyne Schultz The last car show on the grounds of the Volo ... Read More »