Some Car Makers Reject Their Participation In The Paris Motor Show

According to preliminary information, several car makers refused to participate in the auto show, which in early October will be held in Paris.

The Paris Motor Show is the largest and oldest automobile exhibition in Europe, which takes place in even years. In 2018 Volkswagen, Opel, Volvo, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Nissan will not take part in it, the Reuters reports.

Instead of its own exposition, VW is going to organize ‘various communication activities’ in the French capital. Under the influence of Dieselgate, the German company significantly reduced its presence at the traditional automotive shows, primarily to minimize costs.

Another representative of the Volkswagen Group – Audi will miss the Detroit Motor Show in January 2019. Among the reasons they call competition with the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the wish to optimize the timing of new models presentations.

With the development of unmanned technologies, car enthusiasts began to lose interest in traditional car exhibitions: there has been a decrease in the number of visitors at such events.

People are increasingly interested in new electronic equipment and consumer services. Therefore, the public is more eager to attend such high-tech shows as CES in Las Vegas or the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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