Geneva Motor Show 8 to 18 March

The 88th Geneva International Motor Show is about to open to visitors. Not only is it one of the biggest motor shows on the international calendar, but it also promises plenty of exciting new vehicles. Baroque Ground has all the details.


The year 2018 marks the 88th time in motoring history that the Geneva Motor Show will take place. This year’s show promises the biggest global motoring brands, as well as top designers and accessory suppliers. A variety of international vehicles will be showcased, giving visitors an excellent idea of what the trends are in the high tech automobile industry.

For this year’s show, there will be 900 cars on display, as well as 180 exhibitors, 110 World and European Premiers, not to mention 10,000 media representatives and 700,000 visitors.


The show opens its doors on Thursday 8 March and runs for 11 days. It will be officially opened by Swiss Federal Councillor Mr. Guy Parmelin, in the presence of the Swiss representatives of brands featured in the exhibition, ambassadors from different brands around the world as well as various prominent local and regional personalities.


Changes evident this year include a new Aston Martin stand in Hall 2, and in Hall 6, Citroen will join the Peugeot stand and Jaguar and Land Rover will also be in that hall, on the other side. For the fourth year in a row, watchmaker Tag Heuer will feature racing cars from Formula 1 and Formula E as well as racing simulators. These will be in Hall 3.


The stand for Car of the Year 2018 will only be announced just before the Press days, which take place just before the show. Vehicles in the running for this prestigious award include the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi A8, BMW 5-series, Citroen C3 Aircross, Kia Stinger, Seat Ibiza and the Volvo XC40.


Visitors will also discover the advantages of energy-efficient vehicles in an exhibition created by the Swiss Federal Energy Office (OFEN). This is part of OFEN’s campaign called ‘co2auplancher’, which includes a Salon Car Collector App that offers visitors the chance to win an energy-efficient car.

The show will be open to visitors daily from 10 am to 8 pm during the week, and from 9 am to 7 pm on weekends. To facilitate getting to the show, a number of special trains have been scheduled to and from Geneva Airport Station. In addition, visitors can take buses from Geneva city center and the airport directly to and from the show.


If you would like to find out more about the show, including what events are taking place, let Baroque Ground assist. Mail us now,, and we will provide you with all the information you require. If you are travelling to Geneva for the show and need any travel assistance whatsoever, our sister company, Baroque Travel can help. Email them right away,