Automobile Barcelona grows by 46% for its centenary edition

Automobile Barcelona, the International Motor Show organised by Fira de Barcelona that will celebrate its centenary edition from 11 to 19 May, 2019 will finally have a total of 44 marques that will present their latest cars to the attending public, which represents a growth of 46% compared to its previous edition. The event, the first fair in Spain to commemorate 100 years, will take place in the emblematic Montjuic grounds and will occupy almost all of the pavilions, taking over three halls (2, Z6 and 7) and expanding the exterior area.

Thus, the event will again be a great international showcase for the major car manufacturers. The show will finally count on the presence of Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cupra, Dacia, EasyMile, Ferrari, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Ford, Hispano Suiza, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz Vans, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pal-V, Piaggio Commercial Vehicle, Porsche, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Pits for test cars will be located on both Avenida Reina Maria Cristina as well as on Rius I Taulet.

The president of Automobile Barcelona, Enrique Lacalle, has claimed that “the Centenary edition is going to be historic, with 46% more brands than two years ago, again making Barcelona the capital of the motoring world for the duration of the fair. The Centenary will include great new developments: 44 brands, national, European and worldwide presentations; an exhibition of 25 vehicles that marked an era and that will offer visitors a walk through history; and also a look to the future with the latest technological developments that will change mobility in the coming years, such as driverless autonomous vehicles which can be tested during the event. In this edition you will even get to see a flying car”.

Immersive centenary show
To celebrate a century of existence, Automobile Barcelona has prepared a program of activities including a new audiovisual show that will take visitors on an interactive and immersive journey through 100 years of the history of automobiles, Barcelona and its transformation and the future of mobility. It is a unique experience with 3D and holographic projections, and music with surround sound in an installation of more than 1,500 m2 in Hall 2.

Finally, in Connected Street, visitors can experience the most disruptive technologies in the automotive field.

Automobile Barcelona is the only trade fair in Spain with the international recognition of the OICA (Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles), and it has the support of the main associations in the sector, such as Anfac and Aniacam.

On 9 and 10 May (reserved for professionals and the media), there will be a significant presence of the ACEA, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. Tickets can be purchased on the website of the trade fair from 10 euros.

A video presentation of the immersive Centenary show is available here

Barcelona, 9 April 2019