Washington Auto Show reps in Geneva at Motor Show
Representatives from the Washington Auto Show (WAS) traveled to the Geneva Motor Show last week to meet with auto OEM executives and with their WAS counterparts from other global auto shows. WAS officials hobnobbed with executives of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs dêAutomobiles (OICA), the global automaker organization that certifies tier one auto shows, to include Washington and Geneva. WAS reps use events like the Geneva show to meet with OICA members and other industry stakeholders such as NADA, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers about the ongoing positon of Washington on the global industry auto show circuit.
The WANADA delegation was led by WANADA Chairman Charles Stringfellow and included WAS committee members John Bowis, Chevy Chase Cars; Daniel Jobe, Capitol Cadillac; and George Doetsch, Apple Ford/ Lincoln. Also on hand were John OêDonnell, WAS producer; Barbara Pomerance, communications consultant; and Bob Yoffe, WAS manager.
Among the hot cars at the Geneva show this year were the Volkswagen Sedric concept car, a fully self-driving vehicle that answers the driver/passengerês spoken directions. Also shown was the 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek, a small SUV with its first redesign since the model was introduced in 2012. Another U.S.bound SUV at the show was the Volvo XC60 crossover, with many features designed to help avoid crashes.Download Bulletin PDF