Tag Archives: Auto

Howes: Diminishing auto show forcing change, radical remake after 30 years

(Photo: Robin Buckson, The Detroit News) Detroit’s gonna have to wait a dozen days before the fate of its hometown auto show is official, but this much is clear: the nearly 30-year run of the North American International Auto Show is reaching the end of the road. Automakers are choosing off-site locations to reveal major new products, mostly because they can maximize ... Read More »

Howes: Creative opportunities abound in Detroit as carmakers ditch auto shows

If auto shows are a thing of the past, what’s next for the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit? CREDIT NATHANAL PHOTOGRAPHY / FLICKR – HTTP://BIT.LY/1XMSZCG After nearly 30 years, big changes are in the wind for the North American International Auto Show. Daniel Howes, Detroit News business columnist, says that it’s crucial for the organizers of the show, the ... Read More »

Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed will get to see and hear the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera in action this week. On the face of it, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a small specialist show held in a rural corner of southern England. In reality, this motorsport-themed event is attracting global manufacturers by offering far more than ... Read More »

Auto sales zoom in June, aided by new car launches, low base due to GST

Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki’s domestic sales (excluding vans, commercial vehicles) rose 45.32% last month. Photo: Reuters Mumbai: Automobile sales that grew in May picked up further speed in June, aided by new model launches and the low base of the previous year. India’s top five carmakers, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, Tata Motors Ltd, Mahindra and ... Read More »

WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO AUTO SHOWS?

Audi is the latest manufacturer to say it’s leaving the Detroit auto show, at least for now. When BMW unveiled a redesign of its M5 sport sedan in 2011, the car had to jockey for attention among nearly 50 production vehicles debuting at the Frankfurt auto show. Last year, the automaker went a very different route to generate buzz for the sixth- generation M5 without ... Read More »

FCA GROUP WON’T BE AT PARIS AUTO SHOW

It’s a story that’s been repeating itself in the past few weeks: manufacturer X decides it won’t be at auto show Y, for reason Z. This week a major automotive company announced it will take a pass on one of the world’ most prominent car shows, the Paris Motor Show, taking place in October 2018. image: https://adserve.atedra.com/static/zone.php?z=9012&u=www.auto123.com/en/news/fca-missing-2018-paris-auto-show/64717/&dc=19483&vi=baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad&ord=adstanding_iframe_9012_1527768368679_76449 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ... Read More »

Electric Vehicles Dominate the 2018 NY Auto Show

The world of electric vehicles (EVs) is expanding, and very new auto shows are bringing a new lineup of EVs to the market. This year was no different, as the 2018 NY International Auto Show brought several EV cars to the show floor. The models vary in price, performance, and features—some with drive assist technology and others completely autonomous. Here ... Read More »

Move the Detroit auto show to October? It’s complicated

While organizers consider moving the auto show from January to October, new data on media coverage suggests the old format ain’t dead yet. The North American International Show generated far more press coverage around the world than any other U.S. auto show or Las Vegas’s trendy CES electronics show, and nearly as much as the traditional 500-pound gorilla, the Frankfurt auto show ... Read More »

Mao’s Red Flag Maker Shows Green Car: Beijing Auto Show Update

The Beijing International Automotive Exhibition is a barometer of the state of the world’s biggest passenger-vehicle market. New cars are launched, startups vie for attention against their multinational rivals. This year’s show is significant for some key reasons: China is beginning to open up its auto market after two decades of restrictions on how much foreigners can own in local ... Read More »

Geneva Auto Show: Bentley enters hybrid territory with Bentayga SUV

Attendees look at a Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentayga luxury vehicle ahead of the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, March 5, 2018. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg(Bloomberg) On Monday, at a private party prior to the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley Motors Ltd. unveiled the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid. This is the first vehicle in Bentley’s family of cars to ... Read More »