Bologna Motor Show
|Bologna Motor Show|
Alfa Romeo 147 GTA at the 2003 Bologna Motor Show.
|Previous event||6 December 2014 – 14 December 2014|
|Next event||5 December 2015 – 13 December 2015|
|Organised by||GL events Italia S.p.A.|
The Bologna Motor Show (known as the "Salone internazionale dell'auto e della moto di Bologna" in Italian) is an auto show that is 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. The 2009 & 2012 editions were the shortest events in its history, and the 2013 edition was not held. This was due to a lack of interest by exhibitors, caused by the unfavourable economic conditions in Europe.
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.
The 40th Bologna International Motor Show is scheduled to take place from December 5 to December 13, 2015.
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 Nemo concept
- Ford Focus Style Wagon (facelift)
- Hummer H3 Black Edition
- Hyundai i10
- Mahindra Goa GLX 2.5 CRDe 6-seater (European launch)
- Mahindra Bolero 2.5 CRDe EURO4 single-cab pick-up (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.
- Alfa Romeo 166 (facelift)
- Mercedes-Benz B-Class
- Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
- Mitsubishi Grandis
- Škoda Octavia Wagon 4x4
- Volvo XC90 V8
The 28th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 4 to December 14, 2003.
- Alfa Romeo 147 GTA Selespeed
- Citroën C3 X-Treme concept
- Ferrari 360 GTC
- Kia KCD-I Slice concept
- SEAT Altea Prototipo concept
- Volvo V50
The 29th Bologna International Motor Show took place from December 8 to December 9, 2002.
- Alfa Romeo 156 GTAm
- Dodge Razor concept
- Fiat Barchetta
- Fiat Doblò Sandstorm concept
- Fiat Panda Simba
- Lancia Y Vanity
- Maserati Trofeo
The 26th Bologna International Motor Show took place from November to December 10, 2001.
- Alfa Romeo 156 GTA/Sportwagon GTA
- Audi A4 Convertible
- Audi S6
- Citroën C3
- Fiat Stilo
- Honda S2000
- Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (R230)
- Mini Cooper S
- Mitsubishi Pajero
- Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution concept
- Opel Signum2 concept
- Peugeot 607
- SEAT Ibiza
- Subaru Impreza
- Volkswagen Polo
- Volkswagen W12 concept
- 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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