12 October 2022
8 minutes read
Car lovers, lovers of the steering wheel: the time has come for the Paris Motor Show !
After being cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Paris Motorshow will make its comeback at the Porte de Versailles from 17 to 23 October: an opportunity for the Lion Brand to prove, once again, that allure is truly part of its DNA.
A look back at several demonstrations of Peugeot style and presence throughout the history of the legendary Paris Motor Show.
2022 — The Sphere: a breathtaking display
This year, the new 408 will be presented at the Show in a breathtaking display that seems to defy the laws of gravity. How can the new PEUGEOT 408 turn upside down or twist to move in such an unprecedented way? The answer is the transparent "Sphere" that surrounds the car and shows it from every angle.
A short history of the Motor Show
An amusing anecdote: to be exhibited at this first show, the cars had to travel the distance from Paris to Versailles to Paris (about 40 km) to prove their ability to move independently.
The event was a success: 140,000 people came to discover this first Paris Motor Show in the Jardin des Tuileries.
In 1901, after a one-year postponement due to the Universal Exhibition, October became the traditional opening month of the Paris Motor Show, which took up residence in the Grand Palais for over 60 years. After a resounding success, the effects of the crisis of the 1930s were felt: in 1938, the Show welcomed only 538 exhibitors. The post-World War II period saw a flourishing return with 810,000 visitors for the 1946 edition.
Due to its success, the Motor Show moved to the Parc des expositions de la Porte de Versailles in 1962. Since 1976, it has been held every even-numbered year. It is now the largest car show in the world with more than one million visitors.
Peugeot's style is part of the history of the Paris Motor Show
A prestigious event par excellence, the Motor Show has always been the place for all kinds of audacity and trends. Peugeot has made no mistake about it and has regularly stamped its mark and its style by taking advantage of the event to present some of its most emblematic vehicles. Here are a few examples to enjoy without moderation!
As pioneer in the automobile industry, Peugeot, which has already distinguished itself in competition, is also present at all the exhibitions. The Lion brand shows its know-how and technical mastery: the Motor Show is an opportunity to present its innovations to the public.