Bologna Motor Show
The Bologna Motor Show (known as the "Salone internazionale dell'auto e della moto di Bologna" in Italian) is an auto show scheduled to be held annually in December, in Bologna, Italy. It is recognized as an international show by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles and it has grown in stature, following the last Turin International Motor Show, which was held in June 2000.
|Bologna Motor Show|
Alfa Romeo 147 GTA at the 2003 Bologna Motor Show.
|Previous event||3 December 2016 – 11 December 2016|
|Next event||2 December 2017 – 10 December 2017|
|Organised by||GL events Italia S.p.A.|
The 2009 and 2012 editions were the shortest events in its history, whereas the 2013 and 2015 editions were not held due to unfavourable economic conditions in Europe initially, and a lack of planning by new organizers and interest by exhibitors, respectively.
As its name in Italian suggests, the Bologna Motor Show also plays the role of an annual Motorbike Exhibition, incorporating bicycle exhibitors for the first time in 1994.
Another highlight is its various motorsport competitions, which see the participation of leading drivers and motorbike riders. From 1988 to 1996, the main event was a Formula 1 single elimination competition, with competitors like Rubens Barrichello, Johnny Herbert, Gabriele Tarquini and Giancarlo Fisichella. From 1997 to 2007, it featured the Euro Formula 3000, with drivers like Thomas Biagi, André Lotterer and Marco Bonanomi.
The 42nd Bologna International Motor Show will take place from December 2 to December 10, 2017.
The 41st Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 3 to December 11, 2016.
On 6 November 2015, it was announced that the 40th Bologna International Motor Show would not be held. Previously run by GL Events, the new organizer Bologna Fiere has arranged for the event to be part of the 2016 international calendar of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA).
The 39th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 6 to December 14, 2014.
On October 8, 2013, it was announced that the 38th Bologna International Motor Show had been cancelled, due to a lack of exhibitors caused by the general economic crisis in Europe.
The 37th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 5 to December 9, 2012. This edition was akin to that held in 2009, affected by prevailing poor economic conditions.
The 36th Bologna International Motor Show took place in BolognaFiere, Bologna, Italy from December 3 to December 11, 2011.
The 35th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 2 to December 4, 2010.
The 34th Bologna International Motor Show was shortened to five days due to the overall crisis affecting the automotive industry at the time, and took place from December 4 to December 8, 2009.
The 33rd Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 5 to December 14, 2008.
The 32nd Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 7 to December 16, 2007. This edition of the show was the largest ever, featuring the highest number of exhibitors.
- Alfa Romeo 147 Ducati Edition
- Audi A3 Cabriolet
- Citroën C5
- Citroën C5 Airscape Concept
- Citroën Nemo Concept
- Ford Focus Style Wagon (facelift)
- Hummer H3 Black Edition
- Hyundai i10
- Mahindra Goa GLX 2.5 CRDe six seater (European launch)
- Mahindra Bolero 2.5 CRDe EURO4 single cab pickup (European launch)
- Mahindra Goa DX EURO4 (European launch)
- Mazda5 (facelift)
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X (European launch)
- Opel Zafira (facelift)
- Peugeot Bipper Tepee Concept
- Porsche Boxster RS60 Spyder
- Renault Modus (facelift)
- Renault Grand Modus
- Martin Motors Bubble (European launch, licensed from Shuanghuan)
- Subaru Impreza STI N14 by Prodrive
- Subaru Impreza 2.5 STI AWD (European launch)
- Tata Ace Electric
- Tata Elegante concept (European launch)
The 31st Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 5 to December 17, 2006.
- Diesel Chevrolet Lacetti
- DR 3
- DR 5
- Fiat Panda Panda
- Ford C-Max (facelift)
- Great Wall Hover Limousine (European launch)
- Katay Gonow Troy (European launch)
- Katay Gonow Victory (European launch)
- Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster (European launch)
- Maserati MC12 Corsa
- MY2007 Opel Astra
- Martin Motors CEO (European launch, under licence by Shuanghuan)
- Škoda Roomster Scout
- Smart Fortwo
- SsangYong Actyon Sport SUT (European launch)
- Tata Indica 1.4 DICOR 16v
- Tata Indigo SW 1.4 DICOR 16v
- Tata Safari 2.2 DICOR
- Tata TL Sprint
- Toyota Auris (European launch)
- Volkswagen CrossTouran
The 30th Bologna International Motor Show took place from November to December 10, 2005.
The 29th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 6 to December 14, 2004.
The 28th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 4 to December 14, 2003.
The 27th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 8 to December 9, 2002.
The 26th Bologna International Motor Show took place from November to December 10, 2001.
- Alfa Romeo Centauri Concept
- Town Life
- Alfa Romeo 146
- Audi A4
- Daewoo No.1 Concept
- Maserati Ghibli
- ODA Spider
- Škoda Felicia
- Zlatko Cosmopolit
This edition of the Motor Show saw the motorbike manufacturers exhibiting their products for the first time. Ducati thus took the opportunity to present their 916 Senna superbike, which Ayrton Senna himself had endorsed months prior to his fatal crash in May 1994. In addition, this edition also saw the inclusion of bicycle manufacturers and a kermesse competition with the participation of leading Italian professionals Gianni Bugno and Claudio Chiappucci.
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