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2020 Geneva motor show - all the digital debuts

3 Mar 2020 | Glenn Brooks

The cancellation of the Geneva motor show meant that most vehicles which would have been world debuts were instead revealed via online premieres. Concepts, prototypes and production models originally due to have their public premieres are listed below.


Management briefing - 2020 Geneva motor no-show

25 Feb 2020 | Glenn Brooks

This year's Geneva Salon will be remembered as being cancelled due to the coronavirus. What would we have seen? There was no stand-out star, although there were to be many important prototypes and production models making their world debuts. Please note that our preview was written before cancellation.


Management briefing - 2019 Geneva motor show overview

6 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

There were more surprises at this year's Geneva motor show than has been the case with previous events. For brands such as Alfa Romeo and Fiat, that worked a treat with the Tonale and Centoventi concepts having a high level of media coverage. We also learned a great deal about these and other makes' future vehicle plans, highlights of which are noted below.


2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor show are discussed below.


Management briefing - 2019 Geneva motor show preview

27 Feb 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Volkswagen won't be revealing the Mark VIII Golf at this week's Geneva motor show, which is great news for Renault, which can garner much publicity for the new edition of Europe's second best selling vehicle.


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Garrett Motion Q2 net loss of US$9m

31 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Garrett Motion has posted a second-quarter net loss of US$9m and net sales down 40.5% to US$477m.


Garmin reports Q2 revenue down 9% to EUR870m

31 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Garmin has recorded second-quarter revenue down 9% to EUR870m.


Switzerland opens St Gallen hydrogen filling station

15 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Switzerland's H2 Mobility Association says the country has opened what it says is the world's first Avia hydrogen filling station in St. Gallen.


ABB joins eCharge4Drivers consortium

8 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Along with 31 other stakeholders, ABB is to collaborate with eCharge4Drivers to conduct demonstrations across key EU cities to understand consumers’ perspectives on EV charging infrastructure.


Geneva show cancelled for second year

29 Jun 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Switzerland's largest public event has been cancelled for the second year in succession, with the next Geneva International Motor Show pencilled in for 2022.


Garrett Motion appoints Sean Deason as CFO

10 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

Garrett Motion has appointed Sean Deason as Chief Financial Officer.


Autoneum restarts manufacture

3 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

Autoneum has restarted component production in its plants, but is predicting a net loss for the first half of this year.


Geneva show cancelled as coronavirus spreads - Updated

28 Feb 2020 | Simon Warburton

Organisers of next week's (3 March) Geneva Motor Show have cancelled the event after a Federal Edict banning gatherings of more than 1,000 people came into immediate effect, following the increasing impact of the coronavirus in Europe.


Harman pulls out of Geneva Show on coronavirus

26 Feb 2020 | Dave Leggett

Major supplier Harman has pulled out of exhibiting at next week's Geneva Motor Show. The Samsung-owned company said the decision reflected the rapid expansion of the coronavirus crisis and said the safety and well-being of its employees is its top priority.


Geneva show issues coronavirus guidelines

26 Feb 2020 | Simon Warburton

Organisers of the Geneva Motor Show have issued wide-ranging advice for exhibitors and visitors attending next week's event in the Swiss city in the light of the current coronavirus epidemic, which has hit Italy particularly hard.



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