GENEVE 88TH INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW – WIN TICKETS!
by Chené Koscielny
Fast cars, flying cars, super cars, driverless cars, energy efficient cars, all the latest trends and every gadget a petrol head needs – await you at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show.
The annual Geneva International Motor Show, which takes place from Thursday 8th until Sunday 18th March 2018, will feature 180 exhibitors across 6 different exhibition halls.
This will include major automobile manufacturers, prominent designers and creators of exceptional vehicles, plus the suppliers of equipment and accessories to the Swiss automotive market.
5 MUST-SEES AT THE GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
RACING SIMULATORS – HALL 3
Experience the thrills and spills of racing on 5 exclusive racing simulators at the TAG Heuer (official timekeeper of world of motor racing) stand.
There will be simulators to provide the experience of driving a race car or to perfect the techniques of economical driving.
FUEL STATION OF THE FUTURE
The “Union Pétrolière” (Swiss association of oil companies), who will be exhibiting for the first time, will present their perception of the service station of tomorrow. This will include, among other features, the provision of hydrogen for vehicles powered by this fuel.
Don’t take our word for it, but we have it on good authority that Airbus will be presenting a ‘flying car’ – definitely worth checking out.
THE STARS OF THE SHOW
The ‘star’ models of the exhibition will be released closer to the event. The « Car of the Year 2018 » will be announced on the site www.gims.swiss or on Facebook GimsSwiss. Finalists in this competition are: Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi A8, BMW 5-series, Citroen C3 Aircross, Kia Stinger, Seat Ibiza and Volvo XC40.
Also don’t miss the chance to win a new Citroën C Aircross SUV – from the 28th of February on the GIMS website.
If you’re after an energy efficient vehicle, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The Swiss Federal Energy Office and GIMS have teamed up for the “co2auplancher” campaign that involves the promotion of vehicles that emit no more than 95 grams of CO2/km. Download the “Salon Car Collector” app to find the most energy efficient models at the show.
If you’re keen to avoid the crowds and get cut-price tickets, visit during weekdays. Pay half price for your tickets after 4pm. Quieter days should be the 8th, the 12th (am) and 13th March 2018.
TO EAT AND DRINK:
A number of themed restaurants will cover everything from extensive menus to casual sandwiches and drinks.
For a comprehensive map of all the exhibitors – visit the Geneva International Motor Show website.
COST: 16CHF adult, 9CHF (6-16 year olds and pensioners).
TRANSPORT: A number of special trains will be in circulation to and from Geneva Airport station for a more stress free and unencumbered trip to the show. The CFF (Swiss National Railways Company) will be offering combined tickets (travel and Motor Show entry) at reduced prices. The Geneva bus company Line no. 5 will transport visitors from Geneva city centre and Geneva Airport directly to the entry of the Motor show.
Motorists who insist on driving to the Motor Show will be directed by Geneva Police traffic officers to one of the 12 parking areas surrounding Palexpo, or to the 5,600 parking places available during the week and the more than 10,000 available during the weekends (traffic info on RTS 1 FM, 91.2). Shuttle busses will be running from different stations to the Motor Show entrance at Palexpo. Visitors coming from France have the possibility to park at Vitam (ex-Macumba) in St-Julien-en-Genevois (74), which will also be serviced by shuttle busses.
FURTHER INFO: Click here for website. Click here to buy your tickets.
WE ARE GIVING AWAY 5 SETS OF 2 TICKETS TO THE 2018 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW.
To enter, answer this easy question:
Which watch company is one of the main exhibitors at the show?
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 2nd of March 2018.
Winners will be announced on Facebook and by email.