Sumary of Munich Mobility Show Promises Futuristic Concepts, But Not Much For The Car Buyer:
- tobias sageister International car shows were thought to be a thing of the past, on their way to oblivion before Covid-19 struck because of exorbitant costs and public disinterest, and finally put out of their misery by the industry’s coronavirus global shutdown.
- In other words, if you’re looking to find what’s new and exciting in the world of cars and SUVs, you’re likely to be disappointed.
- As a veteran of the Geneva, Frankfurt, Paris, Detroit international car show shuttle, I found concepts were displayed by manufacturers which often had nothing new to offer except grandiose promises with little chance of ever seeing the light of a driveway.
- And in this “mobility” show, expect the usual corporate hype and bluster but with some familiar meaningless buzz words thrown in like ecosystem, bandwidth, holistic approach and disruptor.
- The Bloomberg news agency, in an article headlined “Auto shows are back and CEOs have deals to do” reminds us of the last big transaction when Groupe PSA merged with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), but these shows are the time when deals are actually announced after long-draw-out behind the scenes negotiations.