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The Automobile Barcelona closes this Sunday with 360,000 attendees

Date: March 4, 2024 Time: 03:52:24

The Barcelona International Motor Show closes its 42nd edition this Sunday with some 360,000 visitors, 20% more than in the previous 2021 edition, and in the words of the event’s president, Enrique Lacalle, with “the objective achieved “. In his words, this year the Automobile Barcelona has had “more sales, more visitors and more brands. All the objectives have been met. Everything has worked correctly”.

Lacalle has considered that the coincidence of the motor show together with the motorcycle show, ‘MOTOh!’, which has been held from May 11 to 14 also at the Montjuïc fairgrounds, has been positive and has brought together a large number of public Looking ahead to the next edition, which will take place in 2025, Lacalle has assured that those responsible for the Fira and the motor show will fight “so that more brands come” from manufacturers.

In this year’s edition, 31 brands have been present, while in 2021, in the midst of the pandemic, there were 22, an increase that has been due, in part, to the significant presence of Chinese car manufacturers, who have shown vehicles.” with attractive aesthetics and prices”. “The Europeans have to wake up,” Lacalle has considered.

“We want to reach the top” of brands, with as many as possible showing their products in the next contest in 2025, he pointed out. The motto of the show that closes its doors today was ‘Electrifying’, and the offer of electrification in the sector has been shown, for which 50% of the visitors have opted, according to a survey carried out by Fira de Barcelona.

As reported by Fira de Barcelona in a statement, during the show 36.2% of visitors did so with the intention of purchasing a vehicle and, of these, more than half sought an electrified car, 34.9 % say they are interested in a hybrid or plug-in hybrid car, and 17.1%, 100% electric, while 20.9% prefer a gasoline engine.

“The path is clear, that of nature, the environment and sustainability”, indicated the president of the show, who has admitted that some brands in the sector continue to have chip supply problems, but that this has not been noticed at the event .

Automobile Barcelona, ​​​​​​which opened its doors to the general public on the 13th of this month, is organized by Fira de Barcelona with the support of the Spanish Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfac), and has occupied halls 1 and 8 of the Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc venue, Plaza del Univers, as well as Maria Cristina avenue, the surroundings of Rius i Taulet street and the Font Màgica area. This show is the only one in Spain that has the international recognition of the Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA).

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