The 2014 Paris Auto Show opens its doors to the press on October 2 and we expect plenty of newsworthy cars and concepts. As the biggest European auto show of the fall, Paris will likely host the world debuts of several vehicles that will go on sale in early 2015.
After a long, cold winter, the 2014 New York Auto Show should provide some comforting warmth with plenty of hot new cars and trucks. Given the show's late date on the calendar this year, spring will be in full swing by the time the show kicks off at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan on April 16.
This year's Geneva auto show promises plenty of all-new models along with the usual parade of one-of-a-kind concepts. Although many of the vehicles on display won't ever see production, the designs shown in Geneva often find their way into showrooms a few years down the road. Look for world debuts starting March 4.
With Arctic temperatures the norm this year in the Windy City, the 2014 Chicago Auto Show seems like a great excuse to spend some time indoors. Thankfully, there's plenty of room to stretch out, as the Chicago show is held in one of the biggest venues in the nation. The preview starts on February 6, so check back then for all the latest news and photos.
New York Auto Show official site
Press Days: 04/16/14 - 04/17/14
Open to the Public: 04/18/14 - 04/27/14
Paris International Auto Show official site
Press Days: 10/04/14 - 10/05/14
Open to the Public: 10/04/14 - 10/19/14
SEMA official site
Press Days: 11/04/14 - 11/07/14
Open to the Public: N/A
Auto shows are nearly as old as the car itself. Originally promotional venues for new manufacturers, today's auto shows have become annual showcases for the media and public alike. There are currently four major domestic auto shows (Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York) and four major international events (Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris, and Tokyo), along with a handful of smaller regional shows. Although auto shows are still designed primarily for consumers, some major market shows host media preview days prior to their public openings. During media days, manufacturers put on elaborate introductions to showcase their new models and concept cars, and we show it to you here. See our auto show calendar for all upcoming events.