The Motor Show, renamed Automobile Barcelona on the occasion of the city that will host it, this year will blow the candles in a more special way: it will become the first fair event to reach the centenary in Spain. And this is cause for celebration. Therefore, efforts have been doubled to make it superlative: this year, the edition will register a increase of brands until reaching 37, which is an increase of 25% compared to 30 of last year. In turn, the exhibition space has also been raised by integrating the palaces 2 and Z6 of the Monjuïc enclosure.
Among the brands that have requested their participation so far include the main firms in the sector: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land-Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Piaggio professional, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, as well as the return of myths like Hispano Suiza.
Enrique Lacalle, president of the show, assured that "the growth in the number of brands and exhibition space […] confirms that we are facing one of the most important automotive events of the year"In turn, the leader promised the possibility of" taking a tour through the history of the event ", of" discovering the latest jewels in the industry "and of" being surprised by the technological innovations that will transform mobility and our lives in a not too distant future".
José Vicente de los Mozos, president of Anfac (National Association of Manufacturers of Automobiles and Trucks), said that "Automobile Barcelona 2019 will be the opportunity to have a showcase and an important speaker for the automotive industry in Spain". The objective? "Show the commitment of the companies with the industrial fabric of the country, with innovation and with the competitiveness before the new mobility of the future, more efficient and intelligent".
The event will give the kick-off the next May 11 and end on the 19th of the same month.