BMW, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and other automakers will be unveiling their new model cars online after the 2020 Geneva Motor Show scheduled to start this week was canceled over the Coronavirus epidemic.
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and other automakers will debut their latest cars online as the Geneva show has been canceled
Car manufacturers make use of motor shows to reveal their latest creations and publicize their companies and vehicles. This has seen the Geneva Motor Show catering to high-end supercars and brands.
In a video posted last week Friday on the auto show's website, the Chairman, Maurice Turrettini was heard saying,
This comes as a preventative measure in response to the coronavirus epidemic raging in Europe and now in Switzerland
BMW will be unveiling its new concept car dubbed BMW Concept i4 through live streaming which will be orchestrated by the company's CEO, Oliver Zipse. The date as gathered by Naijauto is on March 4, at 2:15 am ET.
BMW, in a release, said,
While we certainly understand this decision, we also regret that the fair cannot take place as usual.
British luxury car company, Bentley, also revealed the intention to put out a press conference online but hasn't come up with the date and logistics.
Bentley, while reacting to the cancellation said,
Bentley welcomes the decision of the Geneva State Council to cancel this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
This is a decision in the interests of the health and safety of all participants and our colleagues
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The BMW Concept i4 will be unveiled through live streaming
A spokesperson for Porsche revealed that plans are ongoing to broadcast a press conference on the digital platform come Tuesday, March 3, where their new 911 series will be unveiled.
Mercedes-Benz and Audi are proposing to live stream their vehicle debut as well.
Automaker Fiat Chrysler, are examining alternative ways to launch their vehicles that were supposed to be debuted at the motor show. According to an email statement, the company is looking to reveal an electric car.
Other car manufacturers who were expected to unveil their latest vehicles are yet to respond to the motor show that got canceled.
The 2020 Geneva Motor Show was canceled by the organizers after the Swiss government issued a statement on Friday, banning any event that will pull in more than 1000 people, following the coronavirus outbreak that is spreading rapidly in Europe and other parts of the world.
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