Opel To Skip 2018 Paris Auto Show

The 2018 Paris Auto Show kicks off in less than a month, but despite claiming to be the world’s largest automotive event, several important automakers have chosen not to attend this year’s edition.

Opel (and British twin Vauxhall) is one of them, according to AutoNews, which believes they should put more emphasis on their own events when it comes to launching new products, as the message gets sent out more clearly.

Speaking to the news outlet, one of the company’s spokespersons confirmed the decision. “We made the decision to put a stronger emphasis on our own events for the upcoming product launches”, he said, adding that both Opel and Vauxhall will return to traditional car shows “when it makes business and communications sense”.

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Another reason that could stand behind Opel/Vauxhall’s determination to miss out on the 2018 Paris Auto Show could be the fact that they have no new vehicles to present, apart from the GT X Experimental Concept. Their lineup is fairly comprehensive, counting no less than three distinct crossovers, alongside a selection of cars that span between the B and D segments.

If you’ve been following the news, then you already know that Opel/Vauxhall, which are part of the PSA Group since last year, aren’t the only automotive brands that have chosen to skip the Paris Auto Show. Absent from the 2018 event will be, according to previous reports, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ford, Infiniti, Jeep, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo.

It appears that Aston Martin, Lamborghini, McLaren and Rolls-Royce won’t have their stands at the event that will take place in France’s capital, either.

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  • Mr. EP9

    Did they really have anything worth showing?


    the end of motorshows is near

    • MarketAndChurch

      and that is sad. I can imagine a future where you only have two auto shows, one in Geneva, and the other in Beijing or Shanghai.

      • Then there is smaller shows like Goodwood for performance cars and Monterey Car Week for supercars, but yeah it’s sad. I love going to auto show but lately there is less reason to go to one.

  • Liam Paul

    I mean do they even have anything worth showing ?

  • Peter Gaskin

    Autoshows died out in Australia many years ago. It started with state shows, then the 2 biggest states decided to hold shows in alternative years and now nothing. Given Opel / Vauxhaul are still several years away from completely changing their vehicle line up, I am not surprised that they do not want to give competitors a glimpse of their future model line up.

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