Geneva Motor Show: DS, Jaguar and Land Rover missing at the 2019 edition


Although the Mondial de Paris was able to save the furniture in 2018, its diversification has called the mind the one most manufacturers were absent. and This phenomenon of dissatisfaction for fairs Do not touch that event in Paris, as the Frankfurt was also affected by some defects last year.

After the Mondial and Frankfurt also touched Geneva

surprisingly, today the Geneva Motor Show, which no longer seems to be unanimous at the manufacturers. Absences for the 2019 issue are beginning to multiply as we learn about Jaguar and Land Rover after Ford and Volvo, who first pulled out will not move,

Both British brands justify this decision with a Overall desire to reduce costs, A spokesperson for the brand said the effectiveness of each show has now been investigated and the event in Geneva is not enough. Not to mention that in the second and third quarters of 2018 the Jaguar Land Rover Group saw a significant decline in sales.

No novelty with DS?

According to our sources, not all French manufacturers will be represented in Geneva next spring, since DS will miss the call. The brand has not officially communicated on this issue, but this decision would be justified by the lack of any significant innovation. While the DS3 Crossback was presented at World, the premium brand is from PSA prefers to mobilize its resources at launch of the vehicle. And the DS8 will reserve for the Shanghai Show. This sedan will be mainly dedicated to the Chinese market.

On the side of the PSA, he It remains to be seen whether Opel will make the moveIn the knowledge that the German brand was already present this year and will be the most important novelty of the year the Corsa, which was presented at the Frankfurt fair in the fall. Finally, among the missing potential of this edition of 2019, we can mention the case of Mini, which did not come to Geneva or Paris in 2018. But perhaps the British brand 2019 will try to celebrate 60 years of the historic Mini.

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