Auto Shows Schedule

By Gayot Editors

While we can always ogle over cars online or in publications, nothing quite compares to the experience of seeing manufacturers’ latest production models and concept cars up close and in person.

At world-class car events such as the North American International Auto Show and the Paris Motor Show, automobile enthusiasts, along with press and other industry insiders, are given a rare glimpse of the futuristic models that top designers have been dreaming up.

Here you’ll find a monthly comprehensive list of the best auto shows around the globe, where the concept cars displayed today may wind up in your garage tomorrow.


1. Motor Show Brussels

Place de Belgique 1 1020 Brussels Belgium

The 95th auto show will feature more than 80 exhibitors and a “Dream Cars” special show.
It’s known for debuting European models and this year marks the debut of the BMW 5-Series, Alpine Vision, Belgian-built E-Car 300-Series EV and one-off Rolls-Royce Wraith Weekend a la Mer edition. Guests can also expect the world debuts for the Skoda Octavia, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Isuzu D-Max.

Reserved for luxury and supercars only, the Dream Cars show includes displays by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, Porsche, Maserati, Bentley and Noble.

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2. North American International Auto Show

1 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226 U.S.A.

See more than 750 vehicles on display and experience North America’s largest automotive showcase.

There’s arguably no bigger stage in the world for new production and concept cars than Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, taking place at the Cobo Center from January 14 to 22. Each year, car companies show the new concepts coming soon to dealerships. This year marks the tenth year of the ultra-luxury automotive event, The Gallery, the official kick-off to NAIAS on January 7. As usual, it will take place at the MGM Grand Detroit with dinner served by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck in the Ignite Lounge.

In contrast to the powerful, gas-guzzling vehicles of previous years, the cars at recent auto shows have a stronger eco-minded emphasis on new technology and all-electric driving, showcasing a trend towards alternative fuels and a greener future. There will also be more self-driving and semi-autonomous vehicles on display at NAIAS as Silicon Valley’s experimental quirks become mainstream for consumers worldwide.

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1. Canadian International Auto Show

222 Bremner Blvd. Toronto ON M5V 3L9 Canada

The show is the largest auto show in Canada featuring more than a 1,000 cars.

There will be an unveiling of 41 cars including the global premier of the 2018 Hyundai Accent, the North American debut of the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar concept (also a global auto show debut) and the North American reveal of the Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport.

The display of 16 concept vehicles will showcase the future of automotive technology and performance.

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2. Chicago Auto Show

2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60616 U.S.A.

The nation’s largest auto show.

The wide range of vehicles showcased at this event include sports cars, concept cars, dream cars that are either newly manufactured in the market.

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1. International Geneva Motor Show

Route François-Peyrot 30 1218 Geneva Switzerland

More than 900 models and 180 exhibitors will take over the Palexpo centre.

The 87th edition includes special events like the TAG Heuer exhibition, the Swiss watchmaker known for his performance technologies for motor sports. The exhibition will include race cars and race simulators. The official app, Salon Car Collector, will guide the visitors to all of the vehicles at the show in the Energy Category A, which emit a maximum of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

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1. Auto Shanghai

168 East Yinggang Rd. 322000 Shanghai China

Auto Shanghai is the nation’s oldest auto exhibition and one of the most important international auto shows.

China is the top producer of cars in the world so naturally visitors will find all kinds of cars from big name brands. Past exhibitors include Volkswagen, BOSCH, FOTON, JAC, BRIDGESTONE and AISIN.

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2. New York International Auto Show

655 W. 34th St. New York NY 10001 U.S.A.

Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display at North America’s first and largest-attended auto show dating back to 1900.

More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers will feature never-before-seen concept vehicles and the latest debuts. Get your tickets and don’t miss out on seeing these dream machines up close and personal.

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1. International Motor Show Germany

Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327 Frankfurt Germany

The International Motor Show Germany is the largest motor show in the world.

The theme for the 67th International Motor Show is “Future Now” focusing on new mobility concepts for cars. The key aspects of the show’s theme include connected and automated driving, electric mobility, and new mobility concepts for the cities of the future.

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1. Tokyo Motor Show

3 Chome-11-1 Ariake 135-0063 Tokyo Japan

The “Beyond the Motor” theme for the 45th Tokyo Motor Show means guests can expect a focus on concepts and technologies.

The biennial auto show is known for focusing more on concept cars versus production vehicle debuts so it’s considered one of the motorshow’s biggest shows.

Last year’s show included a large number of displays by Japan’s domestic automakers both of futuristic concept cars and production vehicles plus a more prominent presence of overseas brands.

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1. Los Angeles Auto Show

1201 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 U.S.A.

The show features more than 1,000 cars to view, 100 to test drive and the latest in customized rides and technology.

Attendees will witness firsthand the international unveiling of automakers’ latest models and see who takes home the prize during highly anticipated award ceremonies. Last year’s show included a Tesla exhibit, customized exotic rides and nearly 100 new models available for test drives.

The new “GO” exhibit features the latest motor technology like electric scooters and tech complements for vehicles including apps. Guests can also bring their kids to check out the play zones, virtual reality demos and video games.

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