For car enthusiasts, auto shows are a place to get an up close view of new and soon to be released models of automobiles before they ever hit the showrooms. Those seeking to add to their auto collection or simply purchase a new vehicle to use every day find that auto shows are ideal opportunities to be the first to own the latest and greatest. Other car enthusiasts feel that the rare and exotic cars, along with the prototypes on display, are the main draw. For those who want to plan their shopping schedule now, here are 6 automotive shows to watch in 2018.
March 6-18, 2018
Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
The Geneva motor show is the first major event of the European automotive calendar, and one of the biggest car shows in Europe. This established show is organized by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA), and visitors can catch an early preview of the cars that will be rolling out later in the year.
The Minneapolis Convention Center
The Twin Cities Auto Show brings more than 600 vehicles from 36 foreign and domestic brands under one roof. This family friendly show features new model automobiles in every category, from compacts and family sedans to SUVs and luxury cars. Drivers who enjoy trucks will enjoy this auto show, where they can learn more about trucks that offer better mileage, greater utility and top of the line luxury features.
March 21-25, 2018
The first Atlanta Auto Show was held in 1909, making it the first not just for Georgia but the entire Southeastern portion of the United States. The Atlanta Auto Show Committee was led by Asa G. Candler, the found of the Coca-Cola Company. The original show featured 64,000 square feet of show floor, and today the Atlanta International Auto Show comes in at over 400,000 square foot of show space. Over 500 new and pre-production vehicles will be on display this year.
April 25-May 4, 2018
China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition will take place at the China International Exhibition Center this spring which offers a vast 220,000 square meters of show space. The Beijing Auto Show was first held in 1990 and has grown into a widely anticipated event.
October 2-14, 2018
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
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The biennial Paris Motor Show is in its 120th year. It is widely considered to be one of the most important auto shows, and many new production automobiles and concept cars are debuted at this event.
November 26 – December 9, 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA
The Los Angeles Auto Show was founded in 1907 and is one of the best attended annual shows globally. The future of the automobile industry is gathered and displayed on over 870,000 square feet of exhibit space. After the industry and trade event has concluded, the event opens to the public for ten days of admiring and shopping for the newest cars soon to be on the market.
The Detroit Auto Show 2018 was not on this list because the event has concluded, but be sure to read our recap of this exceptional automotive show. Trust us, you will not be disappointed!