The Lyon Motor Show opened its doors from September 28 to October 2, 2023. On the program, 35 new vehicle models offered by European and foreign manufacturers, but also a space dedicated to eco-mobility and hydrogen . A 50 meter long test track has been set up to test the latest generation of 2 electric wheels.
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Like most of the major trade fairs in Lyon, the Salon de l’automobileautomobile of Lyon took place within Eurexpo in Chassieu, east of Lyon. Within the halls, the show was organized around five areas bringing together new vehicles, used vehicles,ecomobilityecomobilitymotorsport as well as services and accessories associated with automobiles.
Many manufacturers present in Lyon
If the Stellantis group was well represented with its brands Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Opel and Peugeot, the Renault group did not miss the meeting with a stand dedicated to the diamond brand, but also a Dacia stand presenting the Extreme range with an adventurer spirit, and an Alpine stand with the A290 show car. This was the opportunity to discover the Citroën ë-C4, the new Fiat 600e and the new Peugeot e-208.
German manufacturers were also well represented, notably Mercedes-Benz, Smart, BMW, Mini, Ford and Porsche without forgetting Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat. The Japanese also made the trip, including Subaru, Nissan, Suzuki and Mitsubishi.
As electric cars are increasingly coveted by French motorists, many specialized brands have made the trip including Aiways, Vinfast, MG and BYD, without forgetting a notable visit from Tesla, usually reluctant to participate in car shows.
For purists, prestigious brands like Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bentley, Maserati and McLaren were also present. Many other manufacturers participated in the event.
A complete overview of the current automotive world
In parallel with the show, exhibitions of French automotive heritage were offered such as that dedicated to the Berliet foundation, or that dedicated to Volkswagen Buses from the 50s to the 70s as well as a presentation dedicated to the “Youngtimers” phenomenon.
The space devoted to eco-mobility made it possible to learn abouteco drivingeco driving thanks to a 15-minute course with a trainer specializing in techniques to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle wear. This space was also an opportunity to discover the “retrofit” allowing a thermal car to be transformed into an electric car by replacing its engine and part of its technical equipment.
The mobility track allowed you to discover two-wheel models from another era, but also to test electric scooters and other electrically assisted bicycles. Road safety, logically present with a 200 m stand2outlined the means of combating accidentsaccidents of the road in particular thanks to simulators and virtual reality glasses.
A center dedicated tohydrogenhydrogen was also present. This was an opportunity to better understand the technologies surrounding hydrogen, which are often little known to the general public. It was also possible to admire the Mission H24 H24 racing prototype developed in partnership with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and GreenGT.
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