The effects of the low price for gas can be felt at this year's motor show in Geneva. Instead of pushing electromobility, carmakers are presenting luxury cars and SUVs.
With more international car manufacturers prioritizing rival events in Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing, the Tokyo event is rapidly becoming a domestic-focused, second-tier show. Julian Ryall reports.
The world's major carmakers are cautiously upbeat about the industry's prospects for 2017, despite facing fundamental change from tighter emissions rules, electric vehicles and autonomous driving.
The car show on Lac Léman’s shores was always something special. Smaller, more dignified and exclusive. But Thomas Neufeld says this year it’s become a magnet for the purveyors of pure horsepower.
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