What are the Top Car Shows of 2015? Here Are The Auto Shows That You Should Not Miss
Whether you’re hoping to get a glimpse of the next big thing from your favorite auto manufacturer or love to check out concept cars, the 10 top car shows throughout the globe showcase the very best of automotive innovation, technology, and beauty. Whether you’re in the U.S. or overseas, there are 10 car shows in 2015 that you shouldn’t miss if cars and driving are your ultimate passion.
1.The North American International Auto Show
This car show is held every January in Detroit, Michigan, which many consider the birthplace of American automotive innovation. The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) features over 200 different automobile exhibitors from all over the world, including companies such as Kia, Nissan, and Volvo. Millions of people attend this show to see new car models before they premiere in showrooms and to see cars that offer a glimpse of the future, such as this Toyota FT-1:
(Photo by Reuters/Rebecca Cook).
2. The Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show took place in February of this year and carries the distinction of being the oldest and largest exhibition out of all the auto shows in the U.S. Millions of visitors have attended this auto show, which began in 1901. The Chicago Auto show offers car lovers to see a not only concept cars, but trucks and SUVs as well. This year’s show featured a number of electric cars, such as this 2015 BMW 2015 i3, which is an all-new model that premiered :
3. The Tokyo Motor Show
The Tokyo Motor show is held twice a year, and this year’s shows are scheduled for October and November. While this show isn’t the largest of its kind in the world, it is one of the top car shows and draws a great number of people from all over the world because the vehicles that are on display there. One of the biggest draws at this show is the motorcycles on display, like this Yamaha R25 “superbike” which premiered at last year’s show:
This year’s attendees are sure to see more innovative motorcycles, cars, and trucks from a number of European and Japanese car manufacturers, as well as tools, parts, and car company exhibits.
4. The International Geneva Motor Show
This event is one of the most famous auto shows in the world, and the show, which took place in March, featured a huge number of concept, electric, and premiere vehicles that visitors could take a look at up close. The show first took place in 1905 and has been a crossroads exhibition for people all over the world. Just as in past years, the show people the chance to view some of the most unique concept cars in the world, like this rare ABT FIA Formula electric race car, which will be featured in the world’s first electric car race later in the year:
5. The New York Auto Show
Car lovers who wanted to get up close and personal with some of the auto industries’ newest car models attended the New York Auto show this April. This show, which has been going on for over a century, allows people from all over the U.S. and the world to see, touch, and even test drive innovative new cars, like this Infiniti Q70L:
6. The Los Angeles Car Show
This is one of the top car shows on the west coast and will take place in November, and its exhibits are one of a kind. Not only will you be able to see, touch, and drive new concept and new car models, but this car show features games and creative car-themed exhibits that the whole family will enjoy. Last year’s show included a number of new car models, such as this Jaguar F-Type Coupe:
7. The Paris Motor Show
This famous show will take place in October of this year. The Paris show is oldest car show in the world, premiering in 1898. The show takes place every two years, on even-numbered years. If you’re a lover of French design, then this is the only car show in the world that gives French auto makers a chance to shine. The show features a number of concept cars as well, such as this McLaren P1 Concept car that premiered at 2012’s show:
8. The SEMA Auto Show
The 2015 SEMA Show will take place November, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you’re in the industry, there are a number of educational exhibits and lectures to attend for both international and domestic buyers. This show is not open to the general public.
9. The EURO Auto Festival
This is a smaller car show that will take place in October of this year. Despite its small size, this one of the top car shows that highlights European cars and draws those who love them. This year’s featured model is the Porsche, and enthusiasts from all over the world are expected to bring their vehicles. Special driving and events are also present at this festival, which is now in its 18th year. One of 2013’s winners was this 1958 Jaguar XK 150 FHC: (Photo by EURO)
10. Race Retro
Race Retro, which is held in February in Coventry, England, is a show that pays tribute to British motorsports, including cars, formula racers, and motorbikes. Guest celebrity drivers and other speakers are on hand to give lectures, and you will get the chance to see some classic vehicles from England’s motorsport history up close, such as this classic formula one Lotus: