This year’s Geneva Motor show is no more. The Swiss government banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people after the recent news about the Coronavirus. The event was scheduled to begin next week, but the ban stands at least until March 15th.
“We regret this situation, but the health of all participants is our and our exhibitors’ top priority. This is a case of force majeure and a tremendous loss for the manufacturers who have invested massively in their presence in Geneva. However, we are convinced that they will understand this decision,” said motor show chairman Maurice Turrettini. If you bought a ticket, no worries, refunds are already being made.
The Geneva Motor Show is one of the most important events about cars in the world. Every year the most prominent company’s in the segment unveil their new creations, concepts, and production vehicles.
This year would be no different. As we reported last week, BMW, Polestar, Fisker, Hyundai, and others had plans to unveil new cars at the event. But now some of them are planning to hold digital press conferences this coming week.