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Motoring shows started in the West gaining ground in the East

Motor shows, which started in the West over a century ago, are gaining ground in the East

Published on May 3, 2014 1:57 PM
 

The motor show is nearly as old as the car itself. The earliest ones were Paris, Berlin (precursor to Frankfurt) and Detroit, held in the late 1890s.

These soon became regular events, followed by others in the Continent and North America.

But after a century-long dominance by the West, shows in the East are beginning to have an equal share of the international limelight.

In 2009, Porsche picked the Shanghai Motor Show to unveil the Panamera, its first four-door saloon.

 
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Upcoming shows

THE WEST

  • Paris: Oct 4 to 19, 2014
  • Los Angeles: Nov 21 to 30, 2014
  • Detroit: Jan 12 to 25, 2015
  • Geneva: March 5 to 15, 2015
  • Frankfurt: Sept 17 to 27, 2015

THE EAST

  • Chengdu: Aug 29 to Sept 7, 2014
  • Seoul: April 2 to 12, 2015
  • Shanghai: April 20 to 29, 2015
  • Tokyo: Nov 27 to Dec 6, 2015 (tentative dates)

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