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Geneva International Motor Show - 2017 Report
Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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The 4 Takeways at Geneva 2017

Once again an enormous success for this 87th edition. The Geneva International Motor Show had registered more than 690,000 entries as of two hours before the official closing on Sunday evening. This 87th edition was set in motion by the election of the Car of the Year, won by the Peugeot 3008, then the presentation of 175 new models and concept cars to a gathering of 10,700 media representatives from all over the world.
Visitors had the pleasure of viewing more than 900 exciting vehicles on display within the framework of what has become the largest event for this country
Again now, last former shows, a very low level of promotion about lighting in the booths and press releases of car makers in spite of many interesting headlamps and rear lamps equipped the new production and concept cars exhibited. With the arrival of LEDs, the designers have now the possibility to present daring and imaginative new lamps.

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The four takeaway points we immediately retain from my visit are:

1 Use headlamps and rear lamps in the concept cars to accentuate the signature of the brand

Ranger Rover Velar

Opel Crossland X

Volkswagen Arteon

Volvo XC60

2 Accentuation of module use

Lexus LC 500h

Volkswagen Arteon

Citroen C Air Cross Conc.

Jaguar i-Pace

3 Accentuation of the brands signature with rear lights

Jaguar i_Pace

Audi A5

Peugeot 5008

Range Rover Velar

4 Animation and Dynamics

Audi Q8

Peugeot Instinct

DS 7

Mercedes X-Class